Category Archives: Lutheran Reformation

A Man Named Luther: A Three Part Video/Bible Study Series

Lutheran Hour Ministries has produced a video/Bible study series that recounts the life and theology of Martin Luther and his impact on the Christian church. A Man Named Martin – Part 1: The Man – Promo from Lutheran Hour Ministries … Continue reading

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Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation By Engaging in a Significant Outreach Project

People near and far need to hear the biblical truth proclaimed by the reformer, Martin Luther: “We are saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ.”  As Martin Luther says in his Large Catechism, “In short, unless God constantly … Continue reading

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The Christian Confesses His Treasure Before Everybody — Martin Luther

Martin Luther said: “For once a Christian begins to know Christ as his Lord and Savior, through whom he is redeemed from death and brought into His dominion and inheritance, God completely permeates his heart. Now he is eager to … Continue reading

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Mary and Joseph Were Missionaries in Egypt — Martin Luther

In Matthew 2:13-23, Joseph, Mary, and Jesus escape to Egypt.  Commenting on their flight and their subsequent life as refugees in Egypt as a result of persecution, Martin Luther observes, Moreover God wants to watch over his Word and church in spite … Continue reading

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Martin Luther’s Missiology (Part 9)

Luther speaks in terms of the Christian church being a “profane church.”  Not “profane” in the sense of the church being crude or using gutter language, but “profane” in the Latin sense of the term meaning to “move outside the … Continue reading

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Martin Luther’s Missiology (Part 6)

One Voice calls out in the “wilderness” for Lutherans to “Go!” There was a lone voice who called out in this “wilderness” for Lutherans to rethink their attitude toward worldwide evangelization. That lone voice belonged to Justinian von Weltz (1621-1668), … Continue reading

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Martin Luther’s Missiology (Part 5)

In last Monday’s posting, we summarized Johann Gerhard’s theological position regarding world-wide evangelization. Gerhard’s position had a profound influence on Lutherans and their “slow” response to the Lord’s commission to “Go!”  This week’s posting identifies additional dogmatic barriers that influenced … Continue reading

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Martin Luther’s Missiology (Part 4)

Why were subsequent generations of “Lutheran theologians, the intellectual children and grandchildren of Luther” resistant to responding to the Lord’s Great Commission to send missionaries to the ends of the earth?  Some reasons have already been highlighted in this paper, … Continue reading

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Martin Luther as Missionary

This paper has been published previously on “Go!” But, I have had requests to publish it again. Over the next number of Mondays, an adapted version of a paper I presented on Martin Luther will be posted.  The topic of … Continue reading

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The holy cross will not be far behind where God’s Word is bearing fruit — Martin Luther

In his Explanation of the Third Petition of the Lord’s Prayer in the Large Catechism, Martin Luther observes that all Christians can expect to suffer for the name of Jesus Christ but they do so praying for patience and for God … Continue reading

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