Martin Luther's Church Postil - The Complete Lenker Edition in One Volume

Type

Luther considered his Church Postil “The Best of all His Books”. This is the Biblical, expository, evangelical, Christ-centered preaching for which Luther should be remembered. Read these sermons and be blessed.

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

Book Contents

  • About The Lutheran Library

  • Acknowledgements

  • Contents

  • List of Scripture Passages

  • Preface by Lutheran Librarian

  • Reason for the Church Postils

  • Gospels

    • First Sunday in Advent. Christ Enters Jerusalem: or Faith; Good Works; and the Spiritual Meaning of This Gospel.
    • Second Sunday in Advent. Christ’s Second Coming: or the Signs of the Day of Judgment; and the Comfort Christians Have from Them.
    • Third Sunday in Advent. John in Prison: or Christ’s Answer to John’s Question; His Praise of John; and the Application of This Gospel.
    • Fourth Sunday in Advent. The Witness and Confession of John the Baptist; and the Spiritual Meaning of His Witness.
    • Christmas. The Story of the Birth of Jesus; and the Angels’ Song. The Flight into Egypt.
    • Second Christmas Day. The Fruits and Signs of the Power of the Word of God. The Angel of the Lord and Shepherds.
    • Third Christmas Day or Principal Service. Christ’s Titles of Honor; His Coming; His Incarnation; and the Revelation of His Glory; All Things Were Made by God.
    • St. Stephen’s Day. The Christian Teaching Concerning Reason and Faith. God’s Warning. The Teaching Concerning Reason and Natural Light.
    • Day of St. John the Evangelist. Everyone Should Honor His Calling and Be Content in It. The Lord’s Supper.
    • Sunday after Christmas. Simeon; Anna; and the Childhood of Jesus. Jesus in the Temple.
    • New Year’s Day. The Circumcision and Naming of Jesus. Angel of the Lord.
    • Epiphany. The Story and Spiritual Meaning of This Gospel. The Wise Men.
    • First Sunday after Epiphany. Jesus Among the Doctors, or An Example of Cross-Bearing. Jesus in the Temple.
    • First Sunday after Epiphany Second Sermon. An Example of Severe Suffering.
    • Second Sunday after Epiphany. Marriage at Cana. Jesus Turns Water into Wine
    • Third Sunday after Epiphany. Christ heals the Centurion’s Servant, or Two Examples of Faith and Love. The Faith and Baptism of Children. The Thankful Leper.
    • Fourth Sunday after Epiphany. Christ stilling the Tempest, or Faith and Unbelief, and Love Jesus Asleep in the Storm.
    • Fifth Sunday after Epiphany. The Parable of the Tares.
    • Septuagesima Sunday. The Labourers in the Vineyard.
    • Sexagesima Sunday. Parable of the Sower.
    • Quinquagesima Sunday. Christ’s Passion and the Faith and Love of the Blind Man. The Blind Man Received his Sight.
    • Invocavit First Sunday in Lent. The Fast and the Temptation of Christ. Temptation by the Devil.
    • Reminiscere. Second Sunday in Lent. The Faith of the Syrophenician Woman. Woman at the Well.
    • Oculi. Third Sunday in Lent. Jesus Casts out a Demon, or Christ’s Defense against his Blasphemers. The Gospel.
    • Laetare. Fourth Sunday in Lent. Jesus Feeds 5000 People Feeding the Five Thousand.
    • Judica. Fifth Sunday in Lent. The Jews Try to Stone Jesus, or Christ Defends Himself Against His Enemies.
    • Palm Sunday. Christ Entry into Jerusalem.
    • Confession and the Lord’s Supper.
    • Easter Sunday. The Fruit and Power of Christ’s Resurrection. A Fine Sermon on the Reception of the Lord’s Supper. The Resurrection.
    • Easter Sunday. Second Sermon. The Story of Christ’s Resurrection. The Empty Tomb.
    • Easter Sunday. Third Sermon. The Benefits and Comfort of Christ’s Resurrection
    • Easter Monday, or Second Easter Day. Emmaus. Explanation of this Gospel and the Lord’s Supper Christ Died and Rose Again to Pay For Our Sins.
    • Easter Monday. Second Emmaus Sermon. Three Thoughts Taught by This Gospel. The Last Day. Jesus Will Return.
    • Easter Tuesday or Third Easter Day. Christ’s Manifestation after His Resurrection.
    • Tuesday after Easter. Second Sermon. A Comforting Example and Picture of Christ.
    • Quasimodo Sunday After Easter. Jesus Appears to His Disciples, or the Nature, Fruit, and Power of Faith. Doubting Thomas.
    • Quasimodo. Sunday after Easter. Second Sermon. True Piety, the Law and Faith, and Love to our Neighbor.
    • Quasimodo. Sunday After Easter. Third Sermon. The Fruit of Christ’s Resurrection.
    • Quasimodo. Sunday after Easter. Fourth Sermon. Thomas Delivered from His Unbelief. Jesus Raises Lazarus.
    • Misericordias Domini. Second Sunday after Easter. Christ’s Office and Kingdom, or How Christ Is the True Shepherd.
    • Misericordias Domini. Second Sunday after Easter. Second Sermon. Preachers, Civil Authorities, and the Knowledge of Christ.
    • Misericordias Domini. Second Sunday after Easter. Third Sermon. The Good Shepherd and His Sheep, or Christ’s Person, Office, and Rulership.
    • Jubilate. The Third Sunday after Easter. How Christ Comforted His Disciples in View of His Departure.
    • Jubilate, the Third Sunday after Easter. Second Sermon. Christ’s Death and Resurrection. Christ Comforts His Disciples, and the Joy of the World.
    • Jubilate. The Third Sunday after Easter. Third Sermon. Christ’s Death and Resurrection. The Comfort Christ Ministers to His Disciples, and the World’s Joy.
    • Cantate – The Fourth Sunday after Easter. How the Holy Spirit Convicts the World of Sin, Righteousness, Judgment.
    • Cantate, the Fourth Sunday after Easter. Second Sermon. Sin, Righteousness, and the Cross.
    • Cantate, the Fourth Sunday after Easter. Third Sermon. Christ’s Kingdom and the Convicting and Teaching Office of the Holy Spirit.
    • Rogate. The Fifth Sunday after Easter. Christ’s Sermon on Prayer.
    • Rogate, the Fifth Sunday after Easter. Second Sermon. Five Requisites of True Prayer.
    • The Day of Christ’s Ascension into Heaven. Christ Commissions His Disciples to Preach the Gospel.
    • The Day of Christ’s Ascension into Heaven. Second Sermon. Christ Upbraids His Disciples with Their Unbelief, And His Missionary Commission.
    • The Day of Christ’s Ascension into Heaven. Third Sermon. The Hardness of the Disciples’ Hearts. Christ’s Missionary Commission, and the Signs Following.
    • Exaudi, The Sunday after Christ’s Ascension. A Sermon of Comfort and Admonition.
    • Exaudi. The Sunday after Christ’s Ascension. Second Sunday. The Holy Spirit and his Witness of Christ, and the Persecution of Christians Because of it.
    • The Day of Pentecost. The Holy Spirit to Teach and Remind the Disciples of all Christ Taught.
    • The Day of Pentecost. Second Sermon. Sermon of Comfort Christ Preaches to his Disciples; or Love to Christ and the Comfort of the Spirit.
    • The Day of Pentecost. Third Sermon. The Promise of the Holy Spirit to Those Who Love Christ, and His Comfort Because of his Departure; or Christ Gives his Disciples a Five-Fold Promise.
    • Pentecost Monday. Christ as Mediator and Savior and His Judgment on the World and Believers.
    • Pentecost Monday. Second Sermon. God’s Love and Gifts in Christ, and Christ’s Judgment on the World and Believers.
    • Pentecost Tuesday. The Preaching Office, the Preachers and Hearers.
    • Pentecost Tuesday. Second Sermon. Three Classes of Preachers; or How We Enter the Sheepfold through Christ and the Sheep hear.
    • Pentecost Wednesday. Faith and Coming to Christ, and the True Bread from Heaven.
    • Trinity Sunday. The Holy Trinity, and Christ’s Conversation with Nicodemus on the New Birth.
    • Trinity Sunday. Second Sermon. Christ’s Sermon to Nicodemus on the New Birth, and the Righteousness that Avails before God.
    • First Sunday after Trinity. Examples of Unbelief and Faith. The Rich Man and Lazarus.
    • Second Sunday after Trinity. The Great Supper and the Invitation
    • Second Sunday after Trinity. Second Sermon. The Great Supper and the Guests.
    • Third Sunday after Trinity. Christian Conduct Toward Sinners. The Parable of the Lost Sheep.
    • Third Sunday after Trinity. Second Sermon. The Doctrine of Christian Liberty; Grace and the Forgiveness of Sins.
    • Fourth Sunday after Trinity. A Lesson in Mercy – The Mote and the Beam.
    • Fourth Sunday after Trinity. Second Sermon. Right Conduct Toward One’s Enemies.
    • Fifth Sunday after Trinity. Peter’s Miraculous Draught of Fish
    • Fifth Sunday after Trinity. Second Sermon. Faith, the Care of God, Our Daily Occupation, etc.
    • Sixth Sunday after Trinity. Explanation of the Fifth Commandment. The Righteousness of the Pharisees.
    • Sixth Sunday after Trinity. Second Sermon. The Fifth Commandment Explained.
    • Sixth Sunday after Trinity. Third Sermon. Anger and Its Signs.
    • Seventh Sunday after Trinity. Concerning Faith and Love. Jesus Feeds the Multitude.
    • Seventh Sunday after Trinity. Second Sermon. An Admonition and a Consolation.
    • Eighth Sunday after Trinity. Christ’s Warning Concerning False Prophets.
    • Eighth Sunday after Trinity. Second Sermon. Beware of False Prophets.
    • Eighth Sunday after Trinity. Third Sermon. Instructions Concerning False Prophets.
    • Ninth Sunday after Trinity. Parable of the Unrighteous Steward.
    • Ninth Sunday after Trinity. Second Sermon. Defense of the True Doctrine of Faith, Works, etc.
    • Tenth Sunday after Trinity. Prophecy of the Destruction of Jerusalem.
    • Eleventh Sunday after Trinity. A Picture and an Example of a True Saint.
    • Eleventh Sunday after Trinity. Second Sermon. The Pharisee and the Publican.
    • Twelfth Sunday after Trinity. Concerning Faith and Love
    • Twelfth Sunday after Trinity. Second Sermon. Christ Heals the Deaf Mute.
    • Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity. The Two Greatest Commandments and the Good Samaritan.
    • Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity. Second Sermon. Christ Praises the Gospel Dispensation and Gives a Picture of His Kingdom
    • Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity. The Miracle of Cleansing the Ten Lepers, a Portrayal of the Christian Life. The Thankful Leper.
    • Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity. God or Mammon, How Christians Should not be Anxious about their Food and Raiment God Furnishes Everything For Us.
    • Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity. Second Sermon. Incentive to Faith God Provides for Us.
    • Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity. The Son of the Widow of Nain Raised from the Dead.
    • Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity. Second Sermon. The Resurrection of the Young Man of Nain.
    • Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity. Christ Heals the Dropsical Man on the Sabbath, and on Humility Repentance.
    • Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity. The Two Greatest Commandments, and How Christ is David’s Son and David’s Lord. The First and Greatest Commandment.
    • Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity. Second Sermon. The Law and the Gospel, Christ, The Pharisee and the Publican.
    • Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity. The Palsied Man Cured. Christ’s Kingdom, the Faith of Others, and the Power to Forgive Sins. Christ our Righteousness.
    • Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity. Second Sermon. The Righteousness of the World and of the Christian, and the Power on Earth to Forgive Sins.
    • Twentieth Sunday after Trinity. Second Sermon. The Kingdom of Christ, the King’s Son’s Marriage and the Wedding Garment.
    • Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity. Son of the nobleman of the Capernaum Healed, an Example of Faith.
    • Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity. Second Sermon. Faith in General and in Detail.
    • Twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity. Parable of the Unrighteous Steward. Doing the Father’s Will.
    • Twenty-Third Sunday after Trinity. Christ Answers the Question, If it were lawful to Give Tribute unto Caesar? I am the Vine.
    • Twenty-Third Sunday after Trinity. Second Sermon. The Pharisees’ Counsel put to Naught.
    • Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Trinity. Daughter of the Ruler of the Synagogue Raised from the Dead and the Woman with an Issue of Blood Healed; the Gospel and Christ. The Great Physician.
    • Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Trinity. Second Sermon. Two Examples of Faith, and Christ’s Call from the Dead.
    • Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Trinity. The Destruction of the Jewish Kingdom, the Abomination of Desolation, and the End of the World. Christ Looking Down on Jerusalem.
    • Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Trinity. Christ’s Coming on the Last Day, and His Judgment of the Christians and the Godless. Christ’s Return.
  • Epistles

    • First Sunday in Advent. An Exhortation to Good Works. The Day of Grace. Word and Sacrament.
    • Second Sunday in Advent. Exhortation to Bear with the Weak. The Word of Hope. Missions to the Heathen. The Holy Spirit.
    • Third Sunday in Advent. Stewards of God’s Mysteries. Faithfulness in Stewards. Man’s Judgement and God’s Christ.
    • Fourth Sunday in Advent. A Christian’s Conduct Toward God and Man. The Peace of God. Fruit of the Spirit.
    • First Christmas Sermon. Christmas Eve Service. The Appearing of the Grace of God. Worldly Lusts. The Christian Life Christ’s Ascension.
    • Second Christmas Sermon. Early Christmas Morning Service. God’s Grace Received and Good Works to Our Neighbor. The Good Samaritan.
    • Third Christmas Sermon. Christmas Morning Sermon. The Divinity of Christ. Our Heavenly Home.
    • St. Stephen’s Day. Stephen an Example of Christian Faith, Zeal and Love. Building Churches. Authority of Laymen to Preach Belief and Baptism Saves.
    • St. John’s Day. Exhortation to Piety and Righteousness. He is the Vine, We are the Branches.
    • Sunday after Christmas. The People of Law and of Grace. Justification by Faith.
    • New Year’s Day. The Law and Its Works. Faith. Unity in Christ God Saves Us.
    • Epiphany. The Conversion of the Heathen. The True Light. The Light of the World.
    • First Sunday after Epiphany. The Fruits of Faith. Our Spiritual Service.
    • Second Sunday after Epiphany. The Gifts and Works of Christ’s Members. Our Christian Duty.
    • Third Sunday after Epiphany. Christian Revenge.
    • Fourth Sunday after Epiphany. Christian Love and the Command To Love.
    • Fifth Sunday after Epiphany. The Glorious Adornment of Christians.
    • Septuagesima. Third Sunday before Lent. The Christian Race for the Prize
    • Sexagesima. Second Sunday before Lent. Paul’s Glory in His Labor and Sufferings
    • Quinquagesima. Sunday before Lent. Paul’s Praise of Christian Love.
    • Invocavit. First Sunday in Lent. An Entreaty to Live as Christians.
    • Reminiscere. Second Sunday in Lent. Exhortation to Holiness.
    • Oculi. Third Sunday in Lent. Exhortation to be Imitators of God.
    • Laetare. Fourth Sunday in Lent. The Children of Promise.
    • Judica. Fifth Sunday in Lent. Christ Our Great High Priest.
    • Palm Sunday. Christ an Example of Love. Christ’s Humiliation and Exaltation.
    • Easter Sunday. Purging Out the Old Leaven and the New Easter Festival of Christians.
    • Easter Monday. Peter’s Sermon on the Blessings of Christ’s Resurrection.
    • Easter Tuesday. Paul’s Sermon on the Power and Blessings of Christ’s Resurrection.
    • Easter Tuesday. Second Sermon. The Divine Word and the Resurrection.
    • Easter Wednesday. Also Suited to Easter Tuesday. The Fruit That Follows Belief in the Resurrection.
    • Quasimodogeniti. Sunday after Easter. The Victory of Faith and the Witness of the Holy Spirit Through Baptism.
    • Misericordias Domini. Second Sunday after Easter. Exhortation to Patience by Christ’s Example in Suffering.
    • Jubilate. Third Sunday after Easter. Our Christian Duties. An Exhortation to the New Christian Life.
    • Jubilate. Second Sermon. The Resurrection of the Dead.
    • Cantate. Fourth Sunday after Easter. The Resurrection of the Dead.
    • Cantate. Second Sermon. Our Gifts and Duties.
    • Rogate. Fifth Sunday after Easter. The Change of Our Mortal Body and the Destruction of Death.
    • Ascension Day.
    • Exaudi. Sunday after Ascension. Soberness in Prayer and Fervency in Love, and the Proper Functions of Church Officers.
    • Pentecost. The History of Pentecost.
    • Pentecost Monday. Peter’s Sermon on Joel’s Prophecy on the Outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
    • Pentecost Tuesday. The Good Shepherd.
    • Pentecost Tuesday, Second Sermon.
    • Pentecost Wednesday.
    • Trinity Sunday. The Article of Faith on the Trinity. The Revelation of the Divine Nature and Will.
    • Trinity Sunday. Second Sermon. The Trinity.
    • First Sunday after Trinity. God Is Love.
    • Second Sunday. Exhortation to Brotherly Love.
    • Third Sunday after Trinity. Humility, Trust, Watchfulness, Suffering.
    • Fourth Sunday after Trinity. Consolation in Suffering and Patience. Waiting for the Revealing of the Sons of God.
    • Fourth Sunday after Trinity. Suffering, Waiting and Sighing of Creation.
    • Fifth Sunday after Trinity. Exhortation to the Fruits of Faith. Duty of Unity and Love.
    • Sixth Sunday after Trinity. Exhortation to Christian Living. Life in Christ.
    • Seventh Sunday after Trinity. Exhortation to Resist Sin. The Wages of Sin and the Gift of God.
    • Eighth Sunday after Trinity. Exhortation to Live in the Spirit Since We Have Become the Children of God, Sons and Heirs.
    • Ninth Sunday after Trinity. Warning to Christians Against Carnal Security and Its Evils.
    • Tenth Sunday after Trinity. Spiritual Counsel for Church Officers. The Use of the Spiritual Gifts.
    • Eleventh Sunday after Trinity. Paul’s Witness to Christ’s Resurrection.
    • Twelfth Sunday after Trinity. The Twofold Use of the Law and the Gospel. “Letter” and “Spirit”.
    • Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity. God’s Testament and Promise in Christ, and Use of the Law.
    • Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity. Works of the Flesh and Fruits of the Spirit.
    • Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity. Conduct of Christians to One Another in Church Government. Sowing and Reaping.
    • Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity. Paul’s Care and Prayer for the Church That It May Continue to Abide in Christ.
    • Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity. Ephesians 4:1-6. Exhortation to Live According to the Christian Calling, and in the Unity of the Spirit.
    • Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity. The Treasure Christians Have in the Preaching of the Gospel. The Call to Fellowship.
    • Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity. Putting on the New Man and Laying Off the Old Man.
    • Twentieth Sunday after Trinity. The Careful Walk of the Christian and Redeeming the Time
    • Twenty First Sunday after Trinity. The Christian Armor and Weapons.
    • Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity. Paul’s Thanks and Prayers for His Churches.
    • Twenty Third Sunday after Trinity. The Enemies of the Cross of Christ and the Christian’s Citizenship in Heaven
    • Twenty Fourth Sunday after Trinity. Knowledge of God’s Will and Its Fruits. Prayer and Spiritual Knowledge
    • Twenty Fifth Sunday after Trinity. Christ Will Take Both Alike to Himself, the Dead and Living, When He Comes.
    • Twenty Sixth Sunday after Trinity. God’s Righteous Judgment in the Future. When Christ Comes.

Download the eBook

book cover

PDF

Apple/Kobo EPUB

Kindle AZW3

Legacy MOBI (If EPUB or AZW3 won’t work on your device)

You can expect your book to arrive within a few hours. If you don't find it, check your spam or junk mail folder. You can also request a copy of this or any Lutheran Library e-book by sending an email with the book's title and format.

Enjoy the book!

Publication Information

  • Lutheran Library edition first published: 2022
  • Copyright: CC BY 4.0
Martin Luther
Martin Luther
(1483-1546)

Related