Many preachers during Luther’s era did not write their own sermons, so they depended on lessons and sermons from others. Luther considered many of these borrowed sermons not fully evangelical. Thus, he wrote his Postils to provide preachers with biblically sound sermons from which they could preach for each Sunday of the year. In this volume, Luther’s sermons cover Epiphany to Easter.
“For where this is not done, we make a temporal, unfruitful work out of the mass, however good it may be in itself. For what help is it to you, that God is God, if he is not God to you? What benefit is it that eating and drinking are in themselves healthful and good, if they are not healthful for you, and there is fear that we never grow better by reason of our many masses, if we fail to seek the true fruit in them?” (Page 185)