Sunday, October 30, 2016

Luther: the priesthood

Sunday, October 30, 2016
    Commemoration of Martin Luther, Teacher, Reformer, 1546
    Grace and peace... from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever!
    —Revelation 1:4-6 (ESV)
    Let every man then who has learnt that he is a Christian recognize what he is, and be certain that we are all equally priests, that is, we have the same power in the word and in any sacrament whatever.
    ... Martin Luther (1483-1546), The Babylonian Captivity of the Church [1520], par. 7.16 (see the book)
    See also Rev. 1:4-6; 1 Pet. 2:4-5,9; Rev. 5:9-10; 20:6
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, make me a channel of Your grace for those in need.
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