Luther on God's use of means

In our day, in the time of the New Testament, God has given us Baptism, the Sacrament of the Altar, and absolution to bring Christ very »

prayer for Good Friday

And they crucified him... -- Mark 15.23a (ESV) Almighty and everlasting God, You willed that Your Son should bear for us the pains of the »

a calm and quiet Lent

O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too »

the Church, a bride not a whore

The Baptist had preached repentance, but it didn't help. The Church has done the same for two thousand years, and it still doesn't appear to have »

tangible sin, tangible forgiveness

The Spirit of the Lord God is on Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent Me »