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Epistle Sermons, Vol. II

Epiphany, Easter and Pentecost

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Author: Martin Luther
Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 117,322 / 344 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.1
LoC Category: BS
Downloads: 1,402
Added to site: 2009.04.01
mnybks.net#: 23821
Genre: Religion
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nd, we are to regard it an example for us to follow; we are to offer up ourselves for our neighbors' benefit and for the honor of God. This offering is the exercise of our love--distributing our works for the benefit of our neighbors. He who so does is a Christian. He becomes one with Christ, and the offering of his body is identical with the offering of Christ's body. This is what Peter calls offering sacrifices acceptable to God by Christ. He describes priesthood and offering in these words: "Ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ." 1 Pet 2, 5.

6. Peter says "spiritual sacrifices," but Paul says our bodies are to be offered up. While it is true that the body is not spirit, the offering of it is called a spiritual sacrifice because it is freely sacrificed through the Spirit, the Christian being uninfluenced by the constraints of the Law or the fear of hell. Such motives, however, sway

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