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Looking back at the festival [of the Presentation of the Augsburg Confession]. It is right and proper that we today return once again to the subject of the festival. The inexpressible great grace that we have in the Augsburg Confession, indeed, such a magnificent confession we have in our entire Book of Concord, we cannot stop talking about it; that which is due to a true confessor of such a glorious confession, we cannot stop talking about it; we are not able to go back to hold it in front of ourselves often enough and ever remain there. So let us then, etc. Luke 5:1-11 Peter, a glorious example of a true confessor of the Augsburg Confession; 1. he listens to what the Lord says; our Confessions go back to Holy Scripture in all articles; a true confessor recognizes God's Word alone as the source and norm of all doctrine and pays no attention, a. to new revelations, as the enthusiasts, b. to reason, c. to doctrines of men, as the papists; 2. he believes what the Lord says; therefore we also should depend on these words, receive the words of the Lord as they are, also shine them, no matter how foolish they are, in the eyes of reason and are ridiculed so much by the world, i.e. the doctrine of the Lord's Supper, which is considered by many in this country as all together old fashioned even by many who call themselves Lutheran; 3. he does what the Lord says; a true confessor is not only one who confesses pure doctrine with the mouth, but one who also adorns it by a godly way of life. Peter loaned his little boat to the LORD and thus helped spread his kingdom, he was faithful in his earthly vocation and cast out his net at the word of Christ, he was humble1, left everything and followed after Him. In the sense as Peter and the others called to the apostolic office, though we should not forsake everything, but nevertheless we should, if not physically, then in the heart, forsake everything, not hang our hearts on temporal things, and as true confessors of the pure confession follow after Christ in a holy way of life. G[ünther]