baptist pointing“We need to study the passion of Christ, in order that we might remember that it happened for our good and for our eternal benefit. I must have regard for his bloody sweat, his agony, and his crucifixion and say, ‘That is my strength, my life, my joy.’ All this happened for our sakes and for our benefit. We must believe this and thank him from the bottom of our hearts. Whoever does that and views the suffering of Christ in this way is a Christian.”

Good Friday, 1533
Preached at home in the Luther Hall
House Postils 1.474