<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1758373551078632&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Walther's Gospel Sermons - Available Now

Compelling, easy-to-read sermons from a powerful preacher. Compelling, easy-to-read sermons from a powerful preacher.

Available now! Walther's Gospel Sermons: Vol. 1.

C.F.W. Walther's sermons reflect not only the importance of Walther as a leading theologian but also his extraordinary gift as a preacher. These compelling and comforting sermons give us a glimpse of life in the 1800s - surprisingly not so different from today.

Dr. Joel Heck, professor of theology at Concordia University Texas, is a son of translator Donald Heck. He shared some memories with us:

I have some memories of my father doing the translating of Walther's sermons. While I didn't typically know what he was translating, I can remember seeing him at his desk many times with a German dictionary next to him and a German text in front of him. He translated other sermons from the German, such as those of Schmidt, but it was usually Walther. I can still see in my mind's eye the bifocal glasses on his head, his studious appearance, and that big desk at which he worked.

Why does Walther still resonate with us today?

For a number of reasons, the main reason being his articulation of the two key teachings of Scripture: Law and Gospel. Walther also resonates because he was a student of Luther, who, in turn, was an ardent student of the Bible. Walther also resonates because of his position in history at the roots of the founding of the LCMS and during the controversy created by Martin Stephan.

Why should pastors read this book?

Because there are few people who understood Law and Gospel better than Walther, and Walther's sermons are a biblical, and often times practical, application of those two fundamental doctrines.

What will laypeople gain from reading Walther?

Reading Walther connects us with Scripture, with the fledgling years of the LCMS, and with an individual who had more to do with the nature of the LCMS today than anyone except Jesus Christ and Martin Luther. Walther's style is much more wordy than a typical sermon style today, but we can see more of the implications of a biblical concept in that style.

Donald E. Heck, translator. Donald E. Heck, translator.

~~~

You can download a sample of this book, including a great introduction to Walther as a preacher, and the complete sermon for the First Sunday in Advent.

For more information on the Walther's Works subscription program, click here.

Written by

Laura Lane

At CPH since 2003, Laura Lane is an editor for the professional book team. She has worked on numerous titles for the adult consumer and church professional markets, including The Lutheran Study Bible (CPH 2009) and The Apocrypha: The Lutheran Edition with Notes (CPH 2012).

Featured

1Thessalonians

Books of the Bible—Study Questions: 1 Thessalonians

The Book of 1 Thessalonians calls believers to live in the Gospel and fulfill their calling in the joy of the Holy Spirit. Paul reminds the...

high-school

Adjusting to School as a Lutheran College Student

College is tough. With tough classes, trying to make new friends and getting involved, it can be a lot. Then trying to find a new church...

Hymnals_open-1

Hymns as Poems: What Do They Mean without Music?

Although I think that the music is essential to the hymn in the end, taking the text out of the music can give us a clearer understanding...

Latest

luthersSmallCatechism

Discipleship and the First Commandment

Discipleship consists of fearing, loving, and trusting the one true God above all things. To be a disciple is to have a lord, and this lord...

luthers-works-56-look-inside

Luther on the Coming of Christ

Luther preached this sermon on Palm Sunday in Wittenberg, Germany, on April 13, 1522. The following is a selection from Luther’s Works,...

ministry-roles

Understanding the Differences among Commissioned Ministry Roles

Understanding what each of these commissioned ministers is trained to do lays a foundation for understanding what commissioned ministry is.