Setting an Example

What we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord.
2 CORINTHIANS 4:5
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Setting an Example
St. Paul says: "We do not want to lord it over your faith" (2 Corinthians 1:24) and "What we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants" (2 Corinthians 4:5). Likewise: "You should not domineer over them" (1 Peter 5:3), as if it were your inheritance. They preached the pure faith to us and also offered their example and let it serve us for this alone: that Christ might rule in us and faith remain pure, so that we don't receive their word and work as if it were their own, but that we learn Christ in both their words and works.

From the Church Postil, sermon for Advent 1 on Matthew 21:1-9 (Luther's Works 75:59-60)
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