Pastor Bryan Wolf of Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado, reads Luther’s sermon on Jesus’ third prediction of His death and the healing of the blind man on the way into Jericho. This two part text has a two part sermon, the first on faith in God’s Word, and the second on persistence in prayer.
It’s Reformation Sunday. In an age when anthropology has been substituted for historic Christian theology, I want to offer a series of videos from Dr. Rod Rosenbladt from Concordia Seminary featuring teaching from Luther’s commentary on the book of Galatians. If you would like to walk through a systematic study of Galatians, I can recommend this one. It is the antidote to what is being broadcast in this era of spiritual porn from teachers like Joel Osteen. Celebrity pastors offer fleshly excitement and cheap thrills but no biblical substance, and the consequences of this are seen everywhere in the church. Dr. Rosenbladt doesn’t offer anything slick or entertaining. He is a solid teacher of considerable experience, and it’s wonderful that he has shared these lectures.
Here is a link to the full album on Vimeo.
You can never do better than to read Spurgeon’s commentary on the Psalms, his Treasury of David. In the wee hours I could not sleep and read his commentary on Psalm 90. Read it here.
Here is what Luther wrote about Psalm 90:
Such a God (he says) have we, such a God do we worship, to such a God do we pray, at whose command all created things sprang into being. Why then should we fear if this God favours us? Why should we tremble at the anger of the whole world? If He is our dwelling place, shall we not be safe though the heavens should go to wrack? For we have a Lord greater than all the world. We have a Lord so mighty that at his word all things sprang into being. And yet we are so fainthearted that if the anger of a single prince or king, nay, even of a single neighbour, is to be borne, we tremble and droop in spirit. Yet in comparison with this King, all things beside in the whole world are but as the lightest dust which a slight breath moves from its place, and suffers not to be still. In this way this description of God is consolatory, and trembling spirits ought to look to this consolation in their temptations and dangers.