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Prayer

 

... you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. 
You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:12-13

What can be more excellent than Prayer;
what is more profitable to our life;
what sweeter to our souls;
what more sublime, in the course of our whole life,
than the practice of prayer!
-- St. Augustine

All true teachers of the Holy Scripture define
the nature and meaning of prayer, to be nothing more
or less, than a lifting up the mind or heart unto God.
--Martin Luther

Prayer is essential in the life of the Church and the lives of its members, but many of us have a very difficult time at first. Here are a couple of resources and several links that might be helpful to someone seeking to begin or enhance their prayer life. Martin Luther's last and most mature writing on prayer has been translated under the title of "A Simple Way to Pray." Although this is under copyright, copies have been posted on the World Wide Web (and also under the title "A Practical Way To Pray").

Concerning Prayer from Luther's "Table Talk"

Commentary on the Lord's Prayer, Martin Luther, 1532:
Rich Text Format | MS Word | PDF | HTML (from the Commentary on the Sermon on the Mount)

Sermon for The Second Sunday of Lent (Matthew 15:21-28), Martin Luther. This beautiful sermon about the Canaanite Woman centers on prayer, and the need to be persistent in our prayer requests to God.

First Passion Sermon (Matthew 26:36-46), from Martin Luther's Holy Week series "Sermons on the Passion of Christ." This is an excellent sermon on Christ's prayer at Gethsemane, and how His prayer should guide our prayer.

Sermon XII – On Prayer by Dr. Martin Luther

Luther, On Christian Prayer – First Sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Easter

Luther on Prayer, Pastor Julian L. Freeman, Grace Fellowship Church, Toronto, Canada
        (Opens in a new window at an exterior site.)

The Practice of the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence:
Rich Text Format | MS Word | PDF | HTML

◊ The Prayer module from "The Grace Class," with emphasis on the Lord's Prayer:
Rich Text Format | MS Word | PDF | HTML

◊ Scriptural References in the Prayer module from The Grace Class:
Rich Text Format | MS Word | PDF | HTML

◊ Prayer in the New Testament - 3rd Edition, by Doug Anderson:
Rich Text Format | MS Word | PDF | HTML

◊ Daily Prayer - 2nd Edition, by Doug Anderson:
Rich Text Format | MS Word | PDF | HTML

The Hallel - A Prayer of Praise and Thanksgiving

Origin on Prayer (PDF)

◊ Prayer By St. Augustine
MS Word | HTML

The Psalms with a Table of Psalms - The Psalter is the traditional prayer book of the faithful; it is an excellent source for many types of prayer.

◊ John the Baptist in the New Testament:
Rich Text Format | MS Word | PDF | HTML

Advice for Good Prayer, Rev. Mike McHugh

◊ The Church Sermons (Postils) of Martin Luther

These two Church Postil links open in new windows at exterior sites.

Morning_Service from the Church_Book of 1892 - For those Sundays when I'm out of town, ill, or when the weather is too inclement to safely travel to church.

See below for software links (readers for Microsoft™ Word and Adobe™ PDF).

Books About Prayer by Doug Anderson
All links open in a new page at Lulu.com, the publisher.

A Psalter – A Book of the Psalms Arranged by Luther's Categories

Betbüchlein: A Personal Prayer Book, a recreation of Luther's 1529 prayer book

Daily Prayer

Luther's Passional

Luther's Writings on Prayer: A Selection

All Books by Doug Anderson

 



Prayer Links

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

Daily Devotions
from the Lutheran Hour Ministries, Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.
People of Christ with the Message of Hope
Available as a daily email. A great way to kick off the day.

Today's reflection from Our Daily Bread

Daily Prayer Online at Sacred Space
    A few minutes of peaceful and fulfilling prayer from the Irish Jesuits.

Pray As You Go
A 10 minute devotion including music, scripture and reflective questions;
download to your MP3 player, or burn to a CD, for prayer wherever you go.
Source: Jesuit Media Initiatives, London

Oremus Office
Daily since 1993 by Steve Benner and Simon Kerchaw

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola
 

The Daily Readings from the Lectionary

The Lutheran Lectionary
A guide to the one-year Lutheran lectionary.

The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod - Three-Year Lectionary

Today's Readings
US Conference of Catholic Bishops

The Office of Readings / Mass Readings
From Universalis

Oremus Office
Published daily since 1993 by Steve Benner and Simon Kerchaw

Presbyterian Church of the USA

Other lectionaries can be found from this search of GoogleTM: Daily Lectionary
   Note: Links open at an external site in a new window.

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The Motley Crew Bible Study Group

All Motley Crew Weekly Notes concerning our study of the Gospel of Matthew through Chapter 16 have been incorporated into a single Microsoft Word™ file: Welcome to the Gospel of Matthew. Depending on your browser, you may be able to "right-click" and save the file to your computer. It is 2.7 MB in size.

The ePub and mobi files are files that can be read by several types of e-Readers, such as Amazon's Kindle (mobi), Barnes & Noble's Nook (ePub), Border's Kobo, the Sony Reader, the Cruz Tablet, the Libre eBook Reader, and others. Applications are available that allow you to read these files on personal computers, iPhones, the iPad, iPod, BlackBerry, Android, etc. The ePub and mobi files on this site were converted from text files using the Calibre program. As I do not have a Kindle, I am unable to personally test these files on such an device. This is an emerging technology and should be considered experimental in nature.

September 7, 2011 -- Matthew 28:11-20
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Martin Luther - Treatise on the Holy, Revered Sacrament of Baptism, 1519

August 31, 2011 -- Matthew 28:1-10
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August 24, 2011 -- Matthew 27:57-66
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August 17, 2011 -- Matthew 27:45-56
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August 10, 2011 -- Matthew 27:27-44
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August 3, 2011 -- Matthew 27:19-26
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July 27, 2011 -- Matthew 27:11-19
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July 20, 2011 -- Matthew 27:1-10
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July 13, 2011 -- Matthew 26:69-75
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July 6, 2011 -- Matthew 26:65-68
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 June 29, 2011 -- Matthew 26:57-64
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June 22, 2011 -- Matthew 26:47-56
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June 8, 2011 -- Matthew 26:36-46
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The Practice of the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence: Rich Text Format | MS Word | PDF | HTML

First Passion Sermon (Matthew 26:36-46), from Martin Luther's Holy Week series "Sermons on the Passion of Christ." This is an excellent sermon on Christ's prayer at Gethsemane, and how His prayer can guide our prayer.

June 1, 2011 -- Matthew 26:27-30
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May 25, 2011 -- Matthew 26:17-30
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The Hallel

May 18, 2011 -- Matthew 26:6-16
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May 11, 2011 -- Matthew 26:6-13
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May 4, 2011 -- Matthew 26:1-5
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April 27, 2011
This study session was interrupted by severe storms that swept through the Tennessee Valley.

April 13, 2011 -- Matthew 25:31-46
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April 20, 2011 -- Matthew 25:19-30
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April 6, 2011 -- Matthew 25:14-18
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March 30, 2011 -- Matthew 25:1-13
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Jewish Weddings -- First-Century Style

March 23, 2011 -- Matthew 24:42-51
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March 16, 2011 -- Matthew 24:36-41
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March 9, 2011 -- Matthew 24:28-35
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March 2, 2011 -- Review of Proposed Church Campus Expansion

February 23, 2011 -- Matthew 24:15-51
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Supporting Files

Martin Luther - Sermon for the 25th Sunday after Trinity, Matthew 24:15-28

Dr. Harold Buls - Sermon on Matthew 24:15-28

Josephus
In “The Wars of the Jews,” the Jewish historian Josephus wrote extensively about the first Roman-Jewish War, which culminated in the destruction of the Temple and the capture of Jerusalem in early September, 70 A.D. See:

Book IIIFrom Vespasian's coming to Subdue the Jews to the Taking of Gamala [April, 67]

Book IVFrom the Siege of Gamala to the Coming of Titus to besiege Jerusalem

Book VFrom the Coming of Titus to besiege Jerusalem to the Great Extremity to which the Jews were reduced

Book VIFrom the Great Extremity to which the Jews were reduced to the taking of Jerusalem by Titus [September, 70]

February 16, 2011 -- Matthew 24:6-14
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February 9, 2011 -- Matthew 24:1-5
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February 2, 2011 -- Matthew 23:27-39
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January 26, 2011 -- Matthew 23:23-26
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January 19, 2011 -- Matthew 23:13-22
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January 5, 2011 -- Matthew 23:1-12
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December 29, 2010 -- Matthew 22:41-46
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December 22, 2010 -- Matthew 22:34-40
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Christmas Carol Quiz

December 15, 2010 -- Matthew 22:23-33
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December 8, 2010 -- Matthew 22:15-22
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December 1, 2010 -- Matthew 22:1-14
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November 24, 2010 -- No Class This Week
Happy Thanksgiving!

November 17, 2010 -- Matthew 21:42-46
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November 10, 2010 -- Matthew 21:28-41
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November 3, 2010 -- Matthew 21:18-27
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October 27, 2010 -- Matthew 21:12-17
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October 20, 2010 -- Matthew 21:1-11, The Triumphal Entry of Christ into Jerusalem
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See notes and graphics in the Lenten Devotions section concerning The Passion of Christ, especially the Gospel Accounts in Parallel.
Martin Luther, A Sermon for Palm Sunday / Sermon for the First Sunday in Advent, 1521
Martin Luther, Second Sermon for the First Sunday in Advent, 1533

October 13, 2010 -- Report on Pastor Eddie's Trip to Ethiopia

October 6, 2010 -- Matthew 20:30-34
MS Doc | PDF | HTML

September 29, 2010 -- Matthew 20:17-29
MS Doc | PDF | HTML
The Three Major Predictions by Christ of His Death
MS Doc | PDF |
HTML

September 22, 2010 - Matthew 20:1-16
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Which Apostles Were Married?

September 15, 2010 - Matthew 19:17-30
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September 8, 2010 - Matthew 19:13-16
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September 1, 2010 - Matthew 19:1-12
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August 25, 2010 - Matthew 18:21-30
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Two articles on forgiveness, reported by Science Daily:
Association for Psychological Science. "Prayer Increases Forgiveness, Study Shows." ScienceDaily 1 February 2010. 12 April 2010 <http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100127134607.htm>.

Mayo Clinic. "Learning To Forgive May Improve Well-Being." ScienceDaily 4 January 2008. 12 April 2010 <http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080104122807.htm>.

August 18, 2010 - Matthew 18:10-20
MS Doc | PDF | HTML

August 11, 2010 -- Matthew 17:24-27 & Matthew 18:1-9
MS Doc | PDF | HTML
Steve Brown's Blog on The Makings of a Great Worship Hymn or Song.

August 4, 2010 - Matthew 17:14-29
MS Doc | PDF | HTML
An Exhortation To Good Works,” Martin Luther's Sermon for the First Sunday in Advent, based on Romans 13:11-14, from his Church Postil of 1521.

July 28, 2010 - Matthew 17:1-13
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July 21, 2010 - Matthew 16:21-28
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July 14, 2010 - Matthew 16:13-20
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July 7, 2010 - Matthew 16:1-12
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June 30, 2010 - Matthew 15:21-39
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June 23, 2010 - Matthew 15:10-20
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Luther - The Faith of the Syrophoenician Woman (Matthew 15:21-28)

June 9, 2010 - Matthew 14:31-36 & 15:1-9
MS Doc | PDF | HTML

June 2, 2010 - Matthew 14:22-30
MS Doc | PDF | HTML

May 26, 2010 - Matthew14:13-21
MS Doc | PDF | HTML

May 19, 2010 - Matthew 14:1-12
MS Doc | PDF | HTML

May 12, 2010 - Matthew 13:44-58
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Let Him Hear - OT-NT Occurrences | Truly I Say - NT Occurrences

May 5, 2010 - Matthew 13:31-43
MS Doc | PDF | HTML
These additional notes are from one of our members concerning belief in angels:
Belief in Angels Among the Jews

April 28, 2010 - Matthew 13:18-30
MS Doc | PDF | HTML
Martin Luther's Sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Epiphany,
Parable of the Wheat & the Tares (Matthew 13:24-30)(1521-1525)

April 21, 2010 - Matthew 13:1-17
MS Doc | PDF | HTML
Martin Luther's Sermon for Sexagesima Sunday, Parable of the Sower (Luke 8:5-15) (1521-1525)
Martin Luther's Sermon for Sexagesima Sunday, Parable of the Sower (Luke 8:4-15) (1531-1535)

April 14, 2010 - Matthew 12:38-50
MS Doc | PDF | HTML

Printouts of these web sites that were passed around during the class:

The Incense Road
The Queen of Sheba (including legends)
Map of the Arabian Peninsula from The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin. The home of the Queen of Sheba was Ma'rib, which is located 120 kilometers east of Yemen's modern capital, Sana'a.

Also:
The Queen of Sheba Visits Solomon - The Account by Flavius Josephus

 

The 40 Days of Love

Notes by the Motley Crew

 

February 17, 2010 - Matthew 12:22-37
Rich Text Format | MS Doc | PDF | HTML
Sermon for the Third Sunday In Lent, Martin Luther's Sermon on Luke 11:14-28,
a parallel passage to one we considered this week.

February 10, 2010 - Matthew 12:1-21
Rich Text Format | MS Doc | PDF | HTML

February 3, 2010 - Matthew 11:20-30
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January 27, 2010 - Matthew 10:34-42 & Matthew 11:1-19
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January 20, 2010 - Matthew 10:17-33
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January 13, 2010 - Matthew 10:1-16
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January 6, 2010 - Matthew 9:27-38
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December 16, 2009 - Matthew 9:18-26
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December 9, 2009 - Matthew 9:9-17
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December 2, 2009 - Matthew 8:28-34 & Matthew 9:1-8
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November 18, 2009 - Matthew 8:14-27
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November 11, 2009 - Matthew 8:1-13
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The Purpose Driven Life

Notes by the Motley Crew

Additional Notes Distributed During This Class:

Principles of Biblical Interpretation

The Practice of the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence:
Rich Text Format | MS Word | PDF |
HTML

Of Baptism - Dr. Martin Luther (From The Large Catechism)

Luther, Treatise on the Holy, Revered Sacrament of Baptism

 

September 23, 2009 - Read Matthew 7:1-29
Rich Text Format | MS Word | PDF | HTML
Excerpt from The Didache concerning False Prophets:
 
Rich Text Format | MS Word | PDF | HTML

September 16, 2009 - Matthew 6:16-34
Rich Text Format | MS Word | PDF | HTML

September 9, 2009 - Matthew 6:1-14
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The Prayer module from The Grace Class, with emphasis on the Lord's Prayer
Rich Text Format | MS Word | PDF | HTML
Scriptural References in the Prayer module from The Grace Class
Rich Text Format | MS Word | PDF | HTML

Two articles on forgiveness, reported by Science Daily:
Association for Psychological Science. "Prayer Increases Forgiveness, Study Shows." ScienceDaily 1 February 2010. 12 April 2010 <http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100127134607.htm>.

Mayo Clinic. "Learning To Forgive May Improve Well-Being." ScienceDaily 4 January 2008. 12 April 2010 <http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080104122807.htm>.

September 2, 2009 - Matthew 5:31-48
Rich Text Format | MS Word | PDF | HTML

August 26, 2009 - Matthew 5:21-32
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August 19, 2009 - Matthew 5:1-20
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August 12, 2009 - Matthew 4:1-25
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August 5: 2009 - Matthew 3:1-17
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July 29, 2009 - Matthew 2:1-23
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Background: "The Effect of Herod the Great and His Descendants Upon the Early Church"
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July 22, 2009 - Matthew 1:18-24
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July 15, 2009 - Matthew 1:1-17
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The Gospel of Matthew:  Rich Text Format | MS Word | PDF | HTML
Questions only from the beginning in mid-July through August 26.
Questions and Answers in the files above.

 

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Advent Devotions

Waiting in Joyful Hope!
A Pastoral Letter to the Church of Salt Lake City

In his first pastoral letter, Bishop John C. Wester asks Catholics to hold off celebrating Christmas until the season actually begins on December 24. Instead, the bishop writes, Catholics should remain faithful to Advent, a four-week season that began Sunday and focuses on prayer, reflection and the joyful expectation both of Christ’s birth and his return at the end of time.
Applicable to all Christians who want to celebrate the Advent of the King!

Devotions from the Lutheran Hour Ministries, 2009

From Nazareth to Bethlehem

Who Would Have Thought?

Daily Devotions for Advent can be sent daily to your Inbox from Lutheran Hour Ministries.
Daily Devotions are also available throughout the year.

Devotions for 2009 by Douglas D. Anderson

Come, O Emmanuel
Rich Text Format | MS Word | PDF | HTML
A Devotional for the Eight Days Prior to Christmas
Based on the Great "O" Antiphons

Sing Hosanna! Zion Sing!
 Rich Text Format | MS Word | PDF | HTML
A Devotional for the Four Weeks of Advent

Devotions for the Advent – 2009, by Doug Anderson

Advent Sermons By Martin Luther
The Kirchenpostil (Church Sermons) from 1521-1524
Except as Noted

Advent Sermons for the First Sunday in Advent
MS Doc | PDF | HTML

Martin Luther, Sermon for the First Sunday in Advent, 1521

Martin Luther, Second Sermon for the First Sunday in Advent, 1533

Advent Sermons for the Second Sunday in Advent
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Advent Sermons for the Third Sunday in Advent
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Advent Sermons for the Fourth Sunday in Advent
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Other Advent and Christmas Resources

Advent - Dom Prosper Guéranger, OSB
The History, Mystery and Practice of Advent, 1841

Calendars of Carols
For November, December and January

Advent and Christmas Carol Services

An Advent Carol and Readings Service
Pattered after that performed annually at St. John's College, Cambridge
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Lenten Devotions

Psalms for Daily Prayer During Lent
MS Word | HTML

The Seven Penitential Psalms
MS Word | HTML

The Great Litany
Especially for the Ember Days, but a good penitential prayer at any time.

The Hallel
A Prayer of Praise and Thanksgiving

The Passion of Christ - The Gospel Accounts in Parallel
MS Word | PDF | HTML

Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus | Holy Land Elevations | Probable Route of Jesus After the Last Supper

The Passion Week Chronology according to the Gospel of Mark
MS_Doc | PDF | HTML

Sermon on Contemplating the Holy Suffering of Christ - Martin Luther
MS Word | HTML

Daily Devotions for Lent
can be sent daily to your Inbox from Lutheran Hour Ministries.
Daily Devotions are also available throughout the year.

The Lent Sermons of Martin Luther
Web edition by Finn B. Andersen
Opens in a new window at an external site.

The Lenten Sermons of Martin Luther, Second Edition, edited by Doug Anderson
Link opens in a new page at the publisher, Lulu.com

Luther's Passional, edited by Doug Anderson
A small book recreating a portion of Luther's personal prayer book, Betbüchlein, concerning the Passion.
Link opens in a new page at the publisher, Lulu.com

 

The Lenten Sermons of Martin Luther

Including both the Church Sermons (kirchenpostille from 1521-1525) and the House Sermons (hauspostille from 1531-1535). I am planning an additional note on the English sources for Luther's sermons. Please check back.

I have attempted to exclude any unnecessarily provocative language that typified the controversies of those times (by all parties). As necessarily, I have summarized the main points within square brackets. In other cases, omissions are marked by three consecutive periods (ellipses, i.e., “...”).

I found the HTML versions of these sermons somewhat hard to read due to the width of the printed lines (although one solution is to reduce the size of the browser window). Accordingly, I've created Microsoft™ Word and PDF versions of these sermons in a two-column format.

Luther's Eight Wittenberg or Invocavit Sermons: PDF
Source: Matthias Loy, ed., Dr. Martin Luther's House-Postil, or, Sermons on the Gospels for the Sundays and Principal Festivals of the Church Year. Volume 2. Two Volumes. Second Edition. (Columbus, Ohio; J. A. Schulze, 1884), pp. 387-436.

Delivered the eight days beginning March 9, 1522, Invocavit Sunday, the first Sunday in Lent. In these sermons, he hammered home the primacy of core Christian values such as love, patience, charity, and freedom, and reminded the citizens to trust God's word rather than violence to bring about necessary change. These were not Lenten sermons, per se, but were important statements of Christian faith and action.

Sermon for Septuagesima Sunday (The Third Sunday Before Lent)
MS Doc | PDF

Sermon for Sexagesima Sunday (The Second Sunday Before Lent)
MS Doc | PDF

Sermon for Quinquagesima Sunday (The Sunday Before Lent)
MS Doc | PDF


Three Additional Sermons for Quinquagesima Sunday

The First Sunday in Lent
MS Doc | PDF
Invocavit Sunday. “He shall cry to me, and I will hear him...” Psalm 90: 15, 16 (Vulgate). The verse in the Vulgate begins Clamabit, but Invocavit, occurring in the Old Latin Psalter, was already established and persisted in common usage.

The Second Sunday in Lent
MS Doc | PDF
Reminiscere Sunday. “Remember, O Lord, Thy compassions and Thy mercies ...” Psalm 24: 6, 3, 22.

The Third Sunday in Lent
MS Doc | PDF
Oculi Sunday. “My eyes are ever towards the Lord...” Psalm 24: 15, 16

The Fourth Sunday in Lent
MS Doc | PDF
Laetare Sunday. “Rejoice, O Jerusalem: and come together all you that love her...” Isaiah 66: 10,11

The Fifth Sunday in Lent
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Judica Sunday. “Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the nation that is not holy...” Psalm 42: 1,2

A Sermon for Palm Sunday
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A Sermon for Palm Sunday, 1521

 

Three Sermons for Holy Thursday:
First Sermon For The Day Of The Lord's Supper
MS Doc | PDF

Second Sermon For The Day Of The Lord's Supper
MS Doc | PDF

Third Sermon for Holy Thursday
MS Doc | PDF

 

Two Sermons for Good Friday:
How To Contemplate Christ's Holy Sufferings
MS Doc | PDF

A Sermon on Confession and the Lord's Supper
MS Doc | PDF

 

Sermons for Holy Week

Introductory Meditations
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First Passion Sermon
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Second Passion Sermon
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Third Passion Sermon
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Fourth Passion Sermon
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Fifth Passion Sermon
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Sixth Passion Sermon
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Seventh Passion Sermon
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Eighth Passion Sermon
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Ninth Passion Sermon
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Tenth Passion Sermon
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Eleventh Passion Sermon
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Twelfth Passion Sermon
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Thirteenth Passion Sermon
MS Doc | PDF

The text of the Passions sermons was taken from Matthias Loy, ed., Dr. Martin Luther's House-Postil, or, Sermons on the Gospels for the Sundays and Principal Festivals of the Church Year. Volume 2. Two Volumes. Second Edition. (Columbus, Ohio; J. A. Schulze, 1884). These sermons are also found in Loy's separate edition,
Sermons on the Passion of Christ

Daily Lenten Devotions are available from the Lutheran Hour Ministry.

Lenten Devotions from LentenDevotions.Net
 From The Mount of Transfiguration to Mount Calvary – A Lenten Journey
Walking With Jesus

Both of these devotions are printed in booklet format (full sheets in landscape mode).

 

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Additional Study Resources

Here are a few web sites that can provide helpful information concerning Biblical study:

 

This is certainly not an exhaustive listing of excellent resources, but should provide a good first start to any faith-based research project. Numerous public domain translations, commentaries, etc., are available at Project Gutenberg, Google Books and the Internet Archive. When looking for a book still in print, I first go to Advanced Book Exchange, an consortium of thousands of independent book sellers (note that ABEBooks was acquired by Amazon in December 2008).

Additional Research Resources, is a page with a more complete list of additional resources, and Research Resources Checklist is what I use when I first begin a Bible study (both are always growing, and please let me know if you are aware of other great sites).

Lookup a word or passage in the Bible



BibleGateway.com
Include this form on your page

Bible Study Resources from Study Light


Bible Search


Interlinear Bible Search


Parallel Bible Search

 

 

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I've created a ZIP file containing all the files that are linked to this page as of July 24, 1020. The file is called SPLC.zip. Depending on your browser, you may be able to "right-click" and save the file to your computer. It is 64 MB in size.

All Motley Crew Weekly Notes concerning our study of the Gospel of Matthew through Chapter 16 have been incorporated into a single file: Welcome to the Gospel of Matthew. Depending on your browser, you may be able to "right-click" and save the file to your computer. It is 2.7 MB in size.

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