Martin Luther’s scholastic writings provided the theological foundation for change in the institutional church. Now his sermons reveal that love lies at the heart of biblical interpretation and application.
In what he considered one of his greatest works, a collection of sermons called the Church Postil, Luther explained how the biblical texts applied to the practice of daily living.
By reading a sermon excerpt with the scripture text that gave rise to it and the resulting prayer as your daily devotion, you’ll discover what gave Luther the courage to challenge the church like young David faced Goliath.
You’ll come away with a clear understanding of the freedom the gospel imparts, learn to discover the viability of any law by passing it through the filter of love, and discover that the truest expression of faith and love for God is found in loving one’s neighbor.
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Paul W. Meier, a second career pastor, received a Masters of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School and a Masters of Sacred Theology degree from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. He served eleven years in parish ministry before retiring.
He’s a member of the board of directors for Trinity/HOPE, an organization that feeds children in Haiti (www.trinityhope.org) and also served as the chairperson in his synod for the ELCA Malaria Campaign as it joins with others to eradicate malaria from third world countries.