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Postille: Sunday and Main Festival Gospels. Parts III and IV

$19.95 (388 pages; Paperback)

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In Exegesis and Explanation of Sunday and Main Festival Gospels, Dr. Johann Gerhard (1582-1637) continues his Postille works, delving into the Gospel texts of the Apostles and other Festival Days (Vol. III) as well as passages for Midweek Sermons (Vol. IV).

A translation by Dr. Elmer Hohle faithfully transmits Gerhard's insightful and engaging 17th century text. His Law and Gospel themed writing is both convicting and comforting as he points the reader to Christ, often very powerfully. Gerhard says, "Since Christ thus is the true Way, He will not lead us upon false ways. Since He is the Truth, He will not deceive us. Because He is the Life, He will not leave us in death. His Word is the Truth—we should believe it. His holy life is the true Way—we should walk upon it. us we shall find eternal life in Him." (p. 61)

Gerhard examines a variety of theological topics in these volumes, including: the Office of the Ministry, Christ and the Church (Bridegroom and Bride), marriage, the Christian life, angels, doubt, suffering, the burden of sin, death, hell, repentance, the joy of eternal life, the Last Day, and heaven.

Gerhard encourages those in the faith to continually study and receive God's gifts when he says, "Just strengthen your faith by hearing God's Word, and through the use of the Sacraments. Longingly sigh for God, He wants to complete the work begun and protect you unto everlasting life, where then shall be perfect assurance that we shall be with the Lord at all times." (p. 258) May this volume build up your faith through Gerhard's examination of God's Word.



  • Volume 3: Apostle and Other Festival Days
  • On the Day of St. Andrew (30 November) Matt 4:18–22
  • On the Day of St. Thomas (21 December) John 20:24–29
  • On the Day of The Conversion of St. Paul (25 January) John 19:27-30
  • On the Day of The Purification of Mary (2 February) Luke 2:22-32
  • On the Day of St. Matthew (24 [25] February) Matt 11:25–30
  • On the Day of Sts. Philip and James (1 May) John 14:1–14
  • On the Day of St. John the Baptizer (24 June) Luke 1:57–80
  • On the Day of Sts. Peter and Paul (29 June) Matt 16:13–20
  • On the Day of Mary's Visitation (2 July) Luke 1:39–56
  • On the Day of Mary Magdalene (22 July) Luke 7:36–50
  • On the Day of St. James (25 July) Matt 20:20–23
  • On the Day of St. Bartholomew (24 August) Luke 22:24–30
  • On the Day of St. Matthew (21 September) Matt 9:9–13
  • On the Day of St. Michael (29 September) Matt 18:1–11
  • On the Day of Sts. Simon and Jude (28 October) John 15:17–25
  • Volume 4: Appendage of Passages for Midweek Sermons
  • The First Sermon (Job 1:13–22)
  • The Second Sermon (Isa 57:1–2)
  • The Third Sermon (Ps 42:1–2)
  • The Fourth Sermon (Ps 68:19–20)
  • The Fifth Sermon (Ps 73:25–26)
  • The Sixth Sermon (Matt 3:1–2)
  • The Seventh Sermon (Matt 5:11–12)
  • The Eighth Sermon (Matt 7:13–14)
  • The Ninth Sermon (Matt 8:20)
  • The Tenth Sermon (Matt 13:40–42)
  • The Eleventh Sermon (Matt 16:24)
  • The Twelfth Sermon (John 8:12)
  • The Thirteenth Sermon (John 10:27–30)
  • The Fourteenth Sermon (Eph 5:32)
  • The Fifteenth Sermon (Phil 1:21)
  • The Sixteenth Sermon (2 Pet 3:10–11)
  • The Seventeenth Sermon (1 John 1:7b)
  • The Eighteenth Sermon (1 John 4:16b)
  • The Nineteenth Sermon (Heb 9:27–28 )
  • The Twentieth Sermon (Rev 2:7, 11, 17, 26–28; 3:5, 12, 21)
  • The Twenty-first Sermon (Rev 7:13–17)
  • The Twenty-second Sermon (Gen 24:2, 7)
  • The Twenty-third Sermon (Gen 35:16–20)
  • The Twenty-fourth Sermon (Ps 126:5–6)
  • The Twenty-fifth Sermon (Hos 2:19–20)
  • The Twenty-sixth Sermon (Sir 26:22–23)
  • The Twenty-seventh Sermon (John 11:25–26)
  • The Twenty-eighth Sermon (Rom 8:31–34)
  • The Twenty-ninth Sermon (2 Cor 5:1–10)