Martin Luther

Martin Luther was a German priest and professor of theology who initiated the Protestant Reformation. Here is a collection of resources about his life and theology.

  • Luther and the Reformation Teaching Series with R.C. Sproul

    Centuries after his death, Martin Luther is celebrated as an intellectual giant, a brave opponent of corruption, a shaper of culture, indeed, as one of the most significant figures in Western history. Many people, however, are unaware of the events of Luther’s life that led him to make a courageous stand for the gospel in the sixteenth century. In this series, R.C. Sproul provides a thorough introduction to the life and thought of Martin Luther. With an eye to the lessons we can learn today, R.C. Sproul traces the major events of Luther’s life and explores the gospel recovered by … View Resource

  • Martin Luther (Part 1) Audio Message by R.C. Sproul

    Our Lord has not left His church without leaders to point us back to the great truths of God revealed in Scripture. Seven of these men are held in especially high esteem because of their witness at critical points in church history. Dr. R.C. Sproul explores the lives of these men, showing us how they model integrity to a world bereft of true heroes. View Resource

  • Martin Luther (Part 2) Audio Message by R.C. Sproul

    Our Lord has not left His church without leaders to point us back to the great truths of God revealed in Scripture. Seven of these men are held in especially high esteem because of their witness at critical points in church history. Dr. R.C. Sproul explores the lives of these men, showing us how they model integrity to a world bereft of true heroes. View Resource

  • A Survey of Church History, Part 3 A.D. 1500-1600 Teaching Series with W. Robert Godfrey

    We live in a world that has been profoundly shaped by events that occurred in the sixteenth century. In addition to landmark developments in economics, government, and culture, this crucial century witnessed a powerful renewal of biblical Christianity. Amid opposition and uncertainty, faithful Christian leaders expressed a passion for the gospel and a commitment to the authority of Scripture that have influenced generations of believers. In this third installment of his journey through church history, Dr. W. Robert Godfrey brings to life the stories of those who dedicated their lives to proclaiming the truth of God’s Word in the Protestant … View Resource

  • Here I Stand Audio Message by R.C. Sproul

    When is compromise never an option? At what point do you take your final stand? Dr. Sproul takes us to when Luther faced a crisis moment when his convictions were challenged by leaders of the church, and reminds us of that momentous occasion when he declared, “Here I Stand.” View Resource

  • The Insanity of Luther Devotional

    Romans 1:16-17

    Once we begin to understand something of the gravity of our sin and the purity of God’s character, it can be easy for our knowledge of our depravity to paralyze us. This need not be the case, for the good news of the gospel is that while we are sinners in and of ourselves, God fully receives us as righteous if we trust in His Son alone for salvation. In so doing, we enjoy peace with God the Father and have no reason to fear His eternal wrath. View Resource

  • Reformation 500 Celebration Conference with Various Teachers

    The five-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation calls for celebration and remembrance lest we forget this event and the doctrinal truths that sparked it. On October 30, 2017 we hosted a special evening celebrating the Reformation. Sinclair Ferguson, Stephen Nichols, Burk Parsons, and Derek Thomas joined R.C. Sproul in covering the Reformation in brief messages that highlighted the gospel, what it means to have peace with God, the historical setting of the Reformation, and other topics. View Resource

  • Luther Today: 2017 Regional Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    We can learn much from Martin Luther and his uncompromising advocacy of the gospel. On August 11, 2017, Ligonier Ministries hosted a regional conference in Wittenberg, Germany, “Luther Today.” Our featured speakers were Dr. W. Robert Godfrey, Dr. Steven J. Lawson, Rev. Matthias Lohmann, Dr. Albert Mohler, Rev. Steffen Mueller, and Dr. Stephen Nichols. Together they considered the doctrine proclaimed by the Reformers, the means by which the Reformation was sustained, and lessons for the church in the present. View Resource

  • Martin Luther’s Death and Legacy Blog Post by Stephen Nichols

    Martin Luther died on February 18, 1546. One month before, he wrote to a friend complaining of the infirmities of his age, “I, old, weary, lazy, worn-out, cold, chilly, and, over and above, one-eyed man.” He then sighs, “Half-dead as I am, I might be left in peace.” View Resource

  • Fortress for Truth: Martin Luther Blog Post by Steven Lawson

    Martin Luther was a giant of history. Some believe he was the most significant European figure of the second millennium. He was the pioneer Reformer, the one God first used to spark a transformation of Christianity and the Western world. He was the undisputed leader of the German Reformation. View Resource

  • Martin Luther’s Last Words Blog Post by Steven Lawson

    In his last moments, Luther was asked by his friend Justus Jonas, “Do you want to die standing firm on Christ and the doctrine you have taught?” He answered emphatically, “Yes!” Luther’s last words were: “We are beggars. This is true.” View Resource