March 29, 1526 (Part 7)

On Maundy Thursday, Martin Luther preaches the second and third of three sermons to prepare the congregation to celebrate the Lord's Supper on Easter Sunday. These three sermons (with some additions, probably not by Luther) will be published together six months later under the title The Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ —…

March 29, 1526 (Part 6)

On Maundy Thursday, Martin Luther preaches the second and third of three sermons to prepare the congregation to celebrate the Lord's Supper on Easter Sunday. Today's Quotation is taken from the first of the sermons preached on Maundy Thursday. Quotation: [continued from yesterday] Now there remains the part concerning the fruit of the sacrament, of…

March 29, 1526 (Part 5)

On Maundy Thursday, Martin Luther preaches the second and third of three sermons to prepare the congregation to celebrate the Lord's Supper on Easter Sunday. Today's Quotation is taken from the first of the sermons preached on Maundy Thursday. Quotation: [continued from yesterday] That is why Christ has given himself to us completely and wants…

March 29, 1526 (Part 4)

On Maundy Thursday, Martin Luther preaches the second and third of three sermons to prepare the congregation to celebrate the Lord's Supper on Easter Sunday. Today's Quotation is taken from the first of the sermons preached on Maundy Thursday. Quotation: [continued from yesterday] So everyone should know how to answer, especially when you are attacked…

March 29, 1526 (Part 3)

On Maundy Thursday, Martin Luther preaches the second and third of three sermons to prepare the congregation to celebrate the Lord's Supper on Easter Sunday. Today's Quotation is taken from the first of the sermons preached on Maundy Thursday. Quotation: [continued from yesterday] This is how Christ has ordained that when we come together, each…

March 29, 1526 (Part 2)

On Maundy Thursday, Martin Luther preaches the second and third of three sermons to prepare the congregation to celebrate the Lord's Supper on Easter Sunday. Today's Quotation is taken from the first of the sermons preached on Maundy Thursday. Quotation: [continued from yesterday] There you hear it, spoken clearly and in German: he bids you…

March 29, 1526 (Part 1)

On Maundy Thursday, Martin Luther preaches the second of three sermons to prepare the congregation to celebrate the Lord's Supper on Easter Sunday. These sermons (with some additions, probably not by Luther) will be published together six months later under the title The Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ — Against the Fanatics.…

March 28, 1526 (Part 9)

On the Wednesday of Holy Week, Martin Luther preaches the first of three sermons to prepare the congregation to celebrate the Lord's Supper on Easter Sunday. These sermons (with some additions, probably not by Luther) will be published together six months later under the title The Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ —…

March 28, 1526 (Part 8)

On the Wednesday of Holy Week, Martin Luther preaches the first of three sermons to prepare the congregation to celebrate the Lord's Supper on Easter Sunday. Quotation: [continued from yesterday] The other argument they give is that it is not necessary. [1] So Christ has to let himself be led to school and taught by…

March 28, 1526 (Part 7)

On the Wednesday of Holy Week, Martin Luther preaches the first of three sermons to prepare the congregation to celebrate the Lord's Supper on Easter Sunday. Quotation: [continued from yesterday] Because although [Christ] is present everywhere in all creatures, and I could find him in stone, in fire, in water, or even in the rope…