Martin Luther's House Postil Complete in One Volume translated by Matthias Loy

Martin Luther’s House Postils are Christ-centered devotional sermons which Luther delivered to his family and students. This newly typeset edition contains the complete collection, originally published by Matthias Loy in three volumes.

Level of Difficulty: Primer: No subject matter knowledge needed.

Book Contents

  • Preface To The English Edition.
  • Dr. Martin Luther’s Preface To His House Postil

Volume 1

  • First Sunday In Advent. Matthew 21:1-9
  • Second Sunday In Advent. Luke 21:25-36
  • Third Sunday In Advent. Matt. 11:2-10.
  • Fourth Sunday In Advent. John 1:19-28.
  • First Sermon For Christmas. Concerning The History Of Christ’s Birth In Bethlehem. Luke 2:1-14
  • Second Sermon For Christmas. What the Angels Announce and Proclaim to the Shepherds about This History. Luke 2:1-14
  • Third Sermon For Christmas. The Comport To Be Derived From The Tidings Of The Angel, With An Admonition.
  • Fourth Sermon For Christmas. The Song Of Praise Of The Angels.
  • Fifth Sermon For Christmas. On The Gospel-Lesson – Luke 2:15-20. Example Of The Virgin Mary And Of The Shepherds.
  • Sunday After Christmas. Luke 2:33-40.
  • First Sermon For New Year. The Circumcision. Luke 2:21.
  • Second Sermon For New Year. The Name Of Jesus. Luke 2:21
  • Festival Of The Epiphany. Matt. 2:1-12.
  • Second Sermon For Epiphany. The Baptism Of Christ. Matt. 3:13-17.
  • First Sunday After Epiphany. Luke 2:41-52.
  • Second Sunday After Epiphany. John 2:1-11.
  • Third Sunday After Epiphany. Matt. 8:1-13.
  • Fourth Sunday After Epiphany. Matt. 8:23-27.
  • Fifth Sunday After Epiphany. Matt. 13:24-30.
  • Septuagesima. Matt. 20:1-16.
  • Sexagesima. Luke 8:4-15.
  • First Sermon For The Festival Of The Purification Of Mary. Luke 2:22-32.
  • Second Sermon For The Festival Of The Purification Of Mary. The Old Man Simeon. Luke 2:22-32.
  • Quinquagesima. Luke 18:81-43.
  • Invocavit. Matt. 4:1-11.
  • Reminiscere. Matt. 15:21-28.
  • Oculi. Luke 11:14-28
  • Laetare. John 6:1-15.
  • Judica. John 8:46-69

Volume 2

  • First Sermon For The Day Of The Lord’s Supper. The Holy Sacrament. 1 Cor. 11. 23-26. (Translated By Prof. E. Schmid)
  • Second Sermon For The Day Of The Lord’s Supper. 1 Cor. 11:27-34. (Translated By Prof. E. Schmid)
  • Thursday Before Easter. Jesus Washes The Feet Of His Disciples. John 13:1-11. (Translated By Prof. E. Schmid)
  • Sermons On The Passion Of Christ. Introductory Meditations. (Translated By Prof. E. Schmid)
  • First Passion Sermon. The Occurrence At The Mount Of Olives. Matt. 26:36-46. (Translated by Isensee)
  • Second Passion Sermon. The Seizure Of Christ In The Garden. Matt. 26:47-50. (Translated by Isensee)
  • Third Passion Sermon. Christ Refusing To Be Rescued By Peter’s Sword. Matt. 26:51-56. (Translated by Isensee).
  • Fourth Passion Sermon. The Lord Jesus Led To Annas And Caiaphas And Tried By The Jews. Matt. 26:57-68. (Translated by Isensee)
  • Fifth Passion Sermon. Peter Thrice Denies The Lord Jesus In The House Of Caiaphas. Matt. 29:69-75 (Translated by Isensee)
  • Sixth Passion Sermon. Christ is Delivered to Pilate. – Judas Hangs Himself. – The Potter’s Field. (Translated by Isensee). Matt. 27:1-10
  • Seventh Passion Sermon. Christ Accused Before Pilate And Condemned To Death. (Translated by Isensee) Matt. 27:11-31.
  • Eighth Passion Sermon. Explanation Of Several Points In The History Just Given. (Translated by Isensee)
  • Ninth Passion Sermon. Christ Led Away To Be Crucified. – Simon Bears The Cross After Him. – The Women Who Follow Bewail And Lament Him. (Translated by Isensee) Luke 23:26-31.
  • Tenth Passion Sermon. Christ Nailed to the Cross. – His Deeds, Sufferings and Words on the Cross. (Translated by Isensee) Matt 27:33-56.
  • Eleventh Passion Sermon. Christ’s Prayer On The Cross. – The Malefactor On The Right. (Translated by Isensee) Luke 23:32-43.
  • Twelfth Passion Sermon. Christ Commits His Mother To The Care Of John. – The Soldiers Do Not Break The Legs Of Christ, But With A Spear Pierce His Side, From Which Blood And Water Flow. (Translated by Isensee) John 19:25-37.
  • Thirteenth Passion Sermon. Christ’s Body Taken Down From The Cross And Laid In A Tomb. – The Soldiers Guard The Tomb. (Translated by Isensee) Matt. 27:57-66.
  • Summer Portion Of The House Postil.
  • First Easter Sermon. The Power And The Benefit Of The Resurrection Of Christ. (Translated by Prof. E. Schmid) Matt. 28:1-10.
  • Second Easter Sermon. On The 28th Chapter Of St. Matthew.
  • Third Easter Sermon. Luke 24:36-47.
  • First Sunday After Easter. (Quasimodogeniti.) John 20:19-31.
  • Second Sunday After Easter. (Misericordias Domini.) John 10:11-16
  • Third Sunday After Easter. (Jubilate.) John 16:1 6-23.
  • Fourth Sunday After Easter. (Cantate.) John 16:5-15.
  • Fifth Sunday After Easter. (Rogate.) John 16:23-30.
  • Short Exposition of the Lord’s Prayer.
  • Ascension Day. Acts 1:1-11.
  • Sunday After Ascension. (Exaudi.) John 15.26-16:4.
  • First Sermon For Pentecost. Acts 2:1-4.
  • Second Sermon For Pentecost. John 14:23-31.
  • Whitmonday. John 3:16-21.

Volume 3

  • First Sermon For Trinity Sunday. John 3:1-15.
  • Second Sermon For Trinity Sunday. Gospel Lesson: John 3:1—15.
  • Sermon For The First Sunday After Trinity. Luke 16:19—31.
  • Second Sunday After Trinity. Luke 14:16—24.
  • Third Sunday After Trinity. Luke 15:1-10.
  • Fourth Sunday After Trinity. Luke 6:36—42.
  • Fifth Sunday After Trinity. Luke 5:1-11.
  • Sixth Sunday After Trinity. Matt. 5:20—26.
  • Seventh Sunday After Trinity. Mark 8:1-9.
  • Eighth Sunday After Trinity. Mark 7:15—23.
  • Ninth Sunday After Trinity. Luke 16:1-9.
  • Tenth Sunday After Trinity. Luke 19:41—48.
  • Eleventh Sunday After Trinity. Luke 18:9-14
  • Twelfth Sunday After Trinity. Mark 7:31-37.
  • Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity. Luke 10:23-37.
  • Fourteenth Sunday After Trinity. Luke 17:11-19.
  • Fifteenth Sunday After Trinity. Matt. 6:24—34.
  • Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity. Luke 7:11—17
  • Seventeenth Sunday After Trinity. Luke 14:1-11.
  • Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity. Man. 22:34-46.
  • Nineteenth Sunday After Trinity. Matt. 9:1-8.
  • Twentieth Sunday After Trinity. Matt. 22:1—13.
  • Twenty-first Sunday After Trinity. John 4:46—54.
  • Twenty-second Sunday After Trinity Matt. 18:21—35.
  • Twenty-third Sunday After Trinity. Matt. 22:15—22.
  • Twenty-fourth Sunday After Trinity Matt. 9:18-26.
  • Twenty-fifth Sunday After Trinity. Matt. 24:15-25.

Publication Information

  • Lutheran Library edition first published: 2022
  • Copyright: CC BY 4.0
Martin Luther
Martin Luther
Matthias Loy
Matthias Loy

President of the Joint Synod of Ohio, the Columbus Seminary and Capital University, and edited the Lutheran Standard and the Columbus Theological Magazine. In 1881 he withdrew the Joint Synod from the Synodical Conference as a result of Walther’s teaching about predestination.