December 12, 1527

Professor Martin Luther lectures on Titus 3:9. As no public domain translation of the lecture transcript is available, our Quotation is taken from Luther's sermon on Titus 2:11-15 for Christmas Eve 1522. Quotation: [continued from the last post] Now, let us ponder the words "blessed hope." [Titus 2:13a] He contrasts that with the miserably unhappy…

December 11, 1527

Professor Martin Luther lectures on Titus 3:4-8. As no public domain translation of the lecture transcript is available, our Quotation is taken from Luther's sermon on Titus 2:11-15 for Christmas Eve 1522. Quotation: [continued from "Dec. 10, 1527 (Early morning)"] Waiting for the blessed hope. [Titus 2:13] With these words the apostle clearly distinguishes the…

December 10, 1527 (Early morning)

Professor Martin Luther lectures on Titus 3:2-4. As no public domain translation of the lecture transcript is available, our Quotation is taken from Luther's sermon on Titus 2:11-15 for Christmas Eve 1522. Quotation: [continued from the previous post] Paul also says that we are in this way "to live in the present world." [Titus 2:12]…

December 9, 1527

Professor Martin Luther lectures on Titus 2:14 - 3:2. As no public domain translation of the lecture transcript is available, our Quotation is taken from Luther's sermon on Titus 2:11-15 for Christmas Eve 1522. Quotation: [continued from January 7's post] When person yields himself to God, when he gives himself wholly to God, attempting nothing…

Early December 1527 (Part 5)

Martin Luther begins writing Confession Concerning Christ’s Supper (Vom abendmal Christi Bekenntnis Mart. Luther). Today's Quotation is taken from beginning of the first major section of the treatise (paragraphs 12-14). Quotation: [continued from yesterday] I have rightly said in my little book, [1] that those who, in everyday language, say, "under the bread is the body…

Early December 1527 (Part 4)

Martin Luther begins writing Confession Concerning Christ’s Supper (Vom abendmal Christi Bekenntnis Mart. Luther). Today's Quotation is taken from beginning of the first major section of the treatise (paragraphs 10 and 11). Quotation: [continued from the previous post] Although a passage of Scripture calls Christ a lamb and speaks of him as a lamb, in no…

Early December 1527 (Part 3)

Martin Luther begins writing Confession Concerning Christ’s Supper (Vom abendmal Christi Bekenntnis Mart. Luther). Today's Quotation is taken from beginning of the first major section of the treatise (paragraphs 7-9). Quotation: [continued from the previous post] In answer to this, [1] they reply that no harm results from their employing a variety of words and interpretations,…

Early December 1527 (Part 2)

Martin Luther begins writing Confession Concerning Christ’s Supper (Vom abendmal Christi Bekenntnis Mart. Luther). Today's Quotation is taken from the introduction of Luther's treatise and the beginning of the first part (paragraphs 4-6 of the treatise). Quotation: [continued from the previous post] In my two little books — one against the heavenly prophets, [1] the other…