10 Quotes about Easter by Martin Luther

Sermons for Lent and Easter

Martin Luther (1483-1546) was a German monk, priest, professor, theologian, and church reformer whose teachings inspired the Reformation and deeply influenced not only the doctrines and culture of the Lutheran and Protestant traditions but also the course of Western civilization. Luther wrote thousands of pages of exposition during his life, but Sermons for Lent and Easter by Martin Luther is a unique collection of sermons specific to the Lenten season.

Enjoy these quotes from Martin Luther’s sermons on Lent and Easter!


“We have adopted and practiced fasting as a good work: not to bring our flesh into subjection, but, as a meritorious work before God, to atone for our sins and obtain grace.”


“Behold how Christ resists this temptation of bread, and overcomes; he sees nothing but stones and what is uneatable, then he approaches and clings to the Word of God, strengthens himself by it, and strikes the devil to the ground with it.”


“For whom the devil cannot overcome with poverty, want, need, and misery, he attacks with riches, favor, honor, pleasure, power, and the like, and contends on both sides against us.”


“Whatever he gives, we should receive and use, and what he does not give, we should believe and expect he will bestow.”


“For his motive throughout was not his own advantage; everything he did was done for your sake and in your interest.”


“Therefore, seek and learn to know Christ aright, for the whole Scriptures confer upon us the righteousness of the true knowledge of Christ.”


“I have often said before that feeling and faith are two different things. It is the nature of faith not to feel, to lay aside reason and close the eyes, to submit absolutely to the Word, and follow it in life and death.”


“These two things, sin and death, therefore, remain with us to the end, that we might cultivate and exercise our faith, in order that it may become more perfect in our heart from day to day and finally break forth, and all that we are, body and soul, become more Christlike.”


“But you have this distinction, that the upright, in whom the law has exercised its work, when they feel their sickness and weakness, say, God will help me; I trust in him; I build upon him; he is my rock and hope.”


“But what is the Gospel? It is this, that God has sent his Son into the world to save sinners, in John 3:16, and to crush hell, overcome death, take away sin, and satisfy the law. But what must you do?

Nothing but accept this and look up to your Redeemer and firmly believe that he has done all this for your good and freely gives you all as your own, so that in the terrors of death, sin, and hell you can confidently say and boldly depend upon it.”

We hope these Lent and Easter quotes help you draw closer to God through this season of Lent! To gain more wisdom from Martin Luther’s sermon series check out Sermons for Advent and Christmas Day and Sermons for the Sunday After Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Epiphany.