Luther’s Eight Sermons at Wittenberg, March 1522 (Part 6)

In Luther's 5th sermon he begins to pick apart the incredible hypocrisy and contradictions of the papal man-made laws. For instance, he writes, 'You have heard how I preached against the foolish law of the pope and opposed his precept, that no woman shall wash the altar linen on which the body of Christ has … Continue reading Luther’s Eight Sermons at Wittenberg, March 1522 (Part 6)

Luther’s Eight Sermons at Wittenberg, March 1522 (Part 4)

As a pastor returning to the mess that Karlstadt had begun - in trying to bring revolution - Luther explains the method he uses to decide whether something is to be considered 'free' or a 'must'. Remember this is Luther's third sermon having returned from Wittenberg from isolation in Wartburg Castle (although he probably didn't … Continue reading Luther’s Eight Sermons at Wittenberg, March 1522 (Part 4)

Luther’s Eight Sermons at Wittenberg, March 1522 (Part 3)

Luther begins his second sermon with a summary of his sermon from the day before: ‘Dear friends, you heard yesterday the chief characteristics of a Christian man, that his whole life and being is faith and love. Faith is directed toward God, love toward man and one’s neighbor, and consists in such love and service … Continue reading Luther’s Eight Sermons at Wittenberg, March 1522 (Part 3)

Luther’s Eight Sermons at Wittenberg, March 1522 (Part 2)

Luther has come back from isolation in Wartburg to a congregation and city that has in many ways revolted against the Roman Church but they have done the right thing, in the wrong way. Luther continues his first sermon, ‘And here, dear friends, one must not insist upon his rights, but must see what may … Continue reading Luther’s Eight Sermons at Wittenberg, March 1522 (Part 2)