Tuesday, October 5, 2010

FW: Remain with the Word

Preaching and Prayer…


Feed: Stand Firm
Posted on: Tuesday, October 05, 2010 7:00 AM
Author: Scott Diekmann
Subject: Remain with the Word


From the August 1845 edition of Der Lutheraner, discussing Dr. Martin Luther's final days:

At the conclusion of his last sermon, three days before his end, he took formal leave of his dear friends in Eisleben with the words: "Now after I have been here for quite a long period of time and have preached to you and now must depart and might preach no longer, so I want to bless you by this, and I have prayed that you would strive to remain with the Word, that your preachers and pastors would faithfully teach of God's grace, and I commend you to pray that God would defend you against all the wise people and all people who despise the doctrine of the Gospel, for they have often caused great harm and still might."

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