The Epistles of St. Peter and St. Jude Preached and Explained

Many people have a skewed view of Martin Luther because they've only been exposed to his polemic writings. However, if you really want to know Luther's heart, you need to read some of his sermons, letters, and commentaries. In the latter category, his commentary on Galatians is the most famous, but this set of commentaries on the epistles of Peter and Jude may be an even better place to start. Luther's pastoral concern shines through every page.

Outside of its historical significance, it holds up as a good commentary in its own right. Luther clearly and practically expounds the message of these epistles with excellent application to the Christian life.

God is Well Pleased with Us in Christ

"What a support to our faith this is, that God the Father, the one offended by our sins, is so well-pleased with the work of redemption! And what a comfrot this is, that we see God's love resting on Christ with whom he is well-pleased, so that we might gather that he is just as well-pleased with us, if we are in Christ!...See here, for our comfort, a sweet agreement of all three persons: the Father gives a commission to Christ; the Spirit furnishes and sanctifies to it, and Christ himself executes the office of Mediator. Our redemption is founded upon the joint agreement of all three persons of the Trinity."

- from The Bruised Reed by Richard Sibbes