The sermon contained in this volume show how masterfully Luther employed the cardinal principles of effective preaching. The Reformer expounds Scripture with homespun directness, clarity, and forcefulness. He applies the words of Holy Writ to himself and to his hearers. His sermons abound in vivid and arresting illustrations.Luther gives instruction, reproof, comfort, encouragement, and ertaintly/ He warns against false prophets. His words breathe conviction and intense seriousness. Above all, the great preacher never fails to point to Christ as the one and only Savior from sin and eternal damnation.