Excerpt from Siloah, Vol. 1: Sermons on Old Testament Texts as Parallels to the Gospels of the Church Year
Here, as in all his sermons, he has taken to heart the saying of Luther: Into our churches come poor little children, maidens, old men and women, who have no use for abstruse doctrines and can not under stand them. Even though they may say: He gave us a fine sermon, if one asks them what it was about, they will answer: I do not know! So we must preach to them in the simplest way, with clear plain words, that they may have it in black and white.
The Prophet (isaiah 8, 6) sings of the Waters of Siloah that go softly. May these sermons go out thus on their quiet errands before the eyes of the Lord, and do honor to Him, who is the One among ten thousand altogether lovely, and to His atoning Cross. For in none other is there salvation; for neither is there any other name under heaven, that is given among men, wherein we must be saved. (acts 4, This is their bold confession and joyous testimony.
Our Saviour sent the man born blind to wash in the Pool of Siloam (n. T. Form for Siloah), and he went and washed and received his sight. Soon after he fell in the dust at Jesus' feet, and cried: Lord, I believe, and worshipped Him. (john 9, May the gracious and merciful God bless these sermons, until many a blind eye beholds His beauty, and many a tongue confesses with John (1, We beheld His glory, glory as of the Only Begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. Unto Him be glory in the Church in Christ Jesus unto all generations for ever and ever. Amen. (eph. 3.
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