He Calls You So Graciously (Zwingli)

Huldreich (Ulrich) Zwingli, the Swiss Reformer, was born in 1484, the same year as the German Reformer, Martin Luther. Zwingli is often known today for his memorialist view of the Lord's Supper. However, there's a lot more to Zwingli's labors and teaching than a certain view of the Supper. He did clearly preach the truths… Continue reading He Calls You So Graciously (Zwingli)

Monks, Hermits, and the Devil’s Deception (Luther)

At one time in his life, Martin Luther was a monk in the Augustinian order, a strict branch of monasticism that emphasized separation from the world and vigorous spiritual disciplines.  However, after discovering the freedom of the gospel, Luther stopped living a monastic life because he found his righteousness and salvation in Christ, not in… Continue reading Monks, Hermits, and the Devil’s Deception (Luther)

“God Seeks Nothing Extraordinary From Us”

Here’s a great excerpt from a 1534 sermon Martin Luther preached on Matthew 22:34-46.  These are good words to think about in response to the modern-day “radical” movement. “The Lord’s reply is especially irksome, that the everyday routine works which people are commanded to do, namely, that they are to love God and the neighbor,… Continue reading “God Seeks Nothing Extraordinary From Us”