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Church Postil - Summerpart 1544

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

GALATIANS 3:15-22.

GOD’S TESTAMENT AND PROMISE IN CHRIST

THE JEWS GOD’S PEOPLE BY PROMISE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.

LUKE 10:23-37.

I. HOW CHRIST PRAISES THE DISPENSATION OF THE GOSPEL

II. THE SERMON OF CHRIST ON TRULY GOOD WORKS

III. A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE OF THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity;

Luke 17:11-19

The Ten Lepers

”And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off; and they lifted up their voices, saying, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.”

”And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go and show yourselves unto the priests.”

”And it came to pass, as they went, they were cleansed.”

”And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, with a loud voice glorifying God.”

”And he was a Samaritan.”

”And Jesus answering said, Were not the ten cleansed? but where are the nine? Were there none found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger?”

”And he said unto him, Arise, and go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.

MATTHEW 6:24-34.

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other: or else he will hold to one and despise the other.”

“Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”

“Be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink: nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on.”

“Is not the life more than the food, and the body than the raiment!”

“Behold the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feedeth them.”

“Are not ye of much more value than they?”

“And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto the measure of his life? And why are ye anxious concerning raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they toil not, neither do they spin: yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God doth so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?”

“Be not therefore anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? For after all these things do the Gentiles seek; for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first his kingdom and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Be not therefore anxious for the morrow; for the morrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”

“But seek ye first his kingdom and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

“Be not therefore anxious for the morrow; for the morrow will be anxious for itself Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

EPHESIANS 3:13-21.

PAUL’S CARE AND PRAYER FOR THE CHURCH

PAUL CONSOLES HIS CONVERTS

“Wherefore I ask that ye may not faint at my tribulations for you, which are your glory.”

THE CHRISTIAN’S CONFIDENCE MUST BE IN GOD

PAUL’S SUFFERINGS FOR THE CHURCH’S GOOD

CHRIST PERSECUTED IN CHRISTIANS

NO MAN CAN MERIT ETERNAL LIFE FOR ANOTHER

CHRISTIANS TO REJOICE IN PERSECUTIONS

PREACHING MUST BE FOLLOWED BY PRACTICE

“For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father [of our Lord Jesus Christ], from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.”

TRUE PRAYER CONSISTS NOT IN OUTWARD THINGS

GOD OUR FATHER

GOD LAVISH IN HIS BLESSINGS

“That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, that ye may be strengthened with power.”

WE SHOULD PRAY FOR THE POWER OF THE WORD

WORLD SEES NOT INNER MARKS OF CHRISTIANS

THE SPIRIT IMPARTS REAL STRENGTH

“That ye may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man.”

“That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.”

CHRIST EMBRACED ONLY BY THE HEART

LOVE, THE EXPRESSION OF FAITH

“That ye, being rooted and grounded in love.”

TRUE CHRISTIANS FIND CHRIST EVERYWHERE

“May be strong to apprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth.”

“And to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge, that ye may be filled unto all the fullness of God.”

CHRISTIAN PERFECTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.

LUKE 7:11-17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

EPHESIANS 4:1-6.

THE CHRISTIAN CALLING AND UNITY

THE CHRISTIAN CALLING

“To walk worthily of the calling wherewith ye were called.”

ADMONITION TO SPECIAL CHRISTIAN VIRTUES

FRUITS OF ORIGINAL SIN

THE UNITY OF THE SPIRIT

“There is one body, and one Spirit, even as also ye were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity;

Luke 14:1-11

Christ Heals the Man with Dropsy on the Sabbath and Teaches About Humility

”Which of you shall have an ox or an ass fallen into a well and will not straightway draw him up on the Sabbath day?”

”'When thou art bidden of any man to a marriage feast, sit not down in the chief seat; lest haply a more honorable man than thou be bidden of him, and he that bade thee and him shall come and say to thee, Give this man place;. and then thou shalt begin with shame to take the lower place. But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest place; that when he that hath bidden thee cometh, he may say to thee, Friend, go up higher. Then shalt thou have glory in the presence of all that sit at meat with thee.”

”For every one that exalteth himself shall be humbled; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

1 CORINTHIANS 1:4-9.

TREASURE CHRISTIANS HAVE IN THE GOSPEL

“I thank my God always concerning you, for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus,” etc.

“God is faithful, through whom ye were called into the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.

MATTHEW 22:34-46.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

EPHESIANS 4:22-28.

DUTY TO NEW AND OLD MAN

“THE OLD MAN”

THE GROWTH OF “THE NEW MAN”

“And that ye be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new man, that after God hath been created in righteousness and holiness of truth.”

TWO CLASSES OF SINS

“Wherefore, putting away falsehood, speak ye truth each one with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.”

“Be ye angry and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath.”

“Neither give place to the devil. Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have whereof to give to him that hath need.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity;

Matthew 9:1-8

A truly wonderful sermon on the forgiveness of sins, that is, the righteousness which is through faith in Christ.

Another Sermon for the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity;

(from the 1527-edition of the Church Postil)

Matthew 9:1-8

The Kingdom of Christ Consists in the Forgiveness of Sins.

One of Luther's best.

”Son, be of good cheer; thy sins are forgiven.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

EPHESIANS 5:15-21.

THE CAREFUL WALK OF THE CHRISTIAN

THE WORD, THE GUIDE OF THE CHRISTIAN

PUBLIC PREACHING OF THE WORD ENJOINED

NECESSITY OF IMPROVING THE TIME

INGRATITUDE WILL BE PUNISHED

EVIL DOCTRINES EVER OPPOSE THE CHRISTIAN

“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.

MATTHEW 22:1-14.

THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity;

John 4: 46-54

The Nobleman's Son Healed. How faith grows and is exercised

”Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will in no wise believe.”

”Sir, come down ere my child die.”

”Go thy way; thy son liveth.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

PHILIPPIANS 1:3-11.

PAUL’S THANKS AND PRAYERS FOR CHURCHES

I. THE DUTY OF GRATITUDE

INGRATITUDE DENOUNCED BY THE HEATHEN

RETRIBUTION FOLLOWS INGRATITUDE

EXAMPLES OF INGRATITUDE FOR THE GOSPEL

II. THE DUTY OF PRAYER

PRAYER FOR OTHERS

FEW BELIEVERS NO REASON FOR DISCOURAGEMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity;

Matthew 18:23-35

The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

PHILIPPIANS 3, 17 – 21.

ENEMIES OF THE CROSS OF CHRIST AND THE CHRISTIAN’S CITIZENSHIP IN HEAVEN

PURITY OF DOCTRINE ENJOINED

RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE LAW IS VAIN

RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE LAW OPPOSES THE CROSS

HUMAN RIGHTEOUSNESS IDOLATROUS

FRUITS OF FAITH

GOD’S PATIENCE WITH HUMAN RIGHTEOUSNESS

“Our citizenship [conversation] is in heaven, from Whence also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body.”

THE CHRISTIAN A CITIZEN OF HEAVEN

THE GLORIFIED BODY OF THE CHRISTIAN

“According to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.

MATTHEW 22:15-22.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

COLOSSIANS 1:3-14.

PRAYER AND SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE

KNOWLEDGE OF GOD’S WILL IMPOSES OBLIGATION

SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE ENJOINED

WE MUST PRAY FOR SPIRITUAL LIGHT

SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE BRINGS INCREASING JOY

WHY AFFLICTIONS ARE SENT

“SPIRITUAL WISDOM” DEFINED

CHURCH NOT TO COMPROMISE WITH PAPISTS

NEITHER REASON NOR FEELINGS A RIGHT JUDGE

“To walk worthily of the Lord unto all pleasing, bearing fruit in every good work; and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to the might of his glory, unto all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks unto the Father, who made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.”

ONLY GOD’S POWER CAN OVERCOME THE DEVIL

PATIENCE ESSENTIAL TO ENDURANCE

CHRISTIANS SHOULD REJOICE AND BE THANKFUL

“Who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love; in whom we have our redemption, the forgiveness of our sins.”

GOD’S GRACE INCOMPREHENSIBLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.

MATTHEW 9:18-26.

I. TWO EXAMPLES OF FAITH

II. CHRIST’ S CALL FROM THE DEAD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.

MATTHEW 24:15-28.

“And except those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved; but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.”

“Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is the Christ, or, Here; believe it not.”

“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.”

“Behold, I have told you beforehand. If therefore they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the wilderness; go not forth: Behold, he is in the inner chambers; believe it not.”

“For as the lightning cometh forth from the east, and is seen even unto the west; so shall be the coming of the Son of man.”

“Wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twenty Sixth Sunday after Trinity;

Matthew 25:31-46

Judgement Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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