"Freedom of the Christian" Tagged Sermons

The Blind Beggar’s Faith – Mark 10: 46-52

The Blind Beggar’s Faith – Mark 10: 46-52 In the Gospel Story today, Jesus heals Bartimaeus on the spot with the words; “Your faith has made you well.” Do you sometimes feel pressure, when you read a healing story like this? I do. What if I need urgent healing, and my faith is not strong enough to initiate the mystery of healing? It was good for my soul to review some of Luther’s writings in this respect this month! In…

The Three Treatises of 1520 that Split the Church – Mark 10: 35-45

The Three Treatises of 1520 that Split the Church – Mark 10: 35-45 In 1517 Martin Luther nails the 95 theses to the church door. And in 1520 he writes three treatises that blow up the medieval church. In the first Martin Luther writes his address to the Christian Nobility of the German Nation. It’s an all-out attack on all that the pope and the church hold dear. They hide from reform behind three symbolic walls. The next treatise that…