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Luther's Christmas Preaching Advice to Preachers

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From the Church Postil, “The Epistle for Christmas Day” Titus 2:11-15

St. Paul teaches in this Epistle what Titus and every preacher should preach to the people, namely, Christ and nothing else. The people are to know who Christ is, why He came, and what fruit He produces for us.

Luther’s Works Vol. 75, Church Postil I, ed. by BTG Mayes and JL Langebartels. Concordia Publishing House, 2013, p.187

PS We have an old framed copy of this image and we hang it on Christmas Eve until the Epiphany. It is awesome that Luther got his boys a crossbow for Christmas.

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