Summer Preaching Series: Luther’s Large Catechism

Beginning June 18-19, our summer preaching series will intertwine the 2nd lessons with Martin Luther’s Large Catechism explanation of the Ten Commandments.

6/19                 Galatians 3:23-29        “The First Commandment”

6/26                 Galatians 5:1, 13-25    “The Second Commandment”

7/3                   Galatians 6:1-16          “The Third Commandment”

7/10                 Colossians 1:1-14        “The Fourth Commandment”

7/17                 Colossians 1:15-28      “The Fifth Commandment”

7/24                 Colossians 2:6-19        “The Sixth Commandment”

7/31                 Colossians 3:1-11        “The Seventh Commandment”

8/7                   Hebrews 11:1-16         “The Eighth Commandment”

8/14                 Hebrews 11:29-12:2    “The Ninth Commandment”

8/21                 Hebrews 12:18-29         “The Tenth Commandment”

8/28                 Hebrews 13:1-17         “Conclusion of the Ten Commandments”

You may download a copy of the Book of Concord to read Luther’s explanation of each commandment at:

If you like to hold a book in your hand, you may order the Reader’s Edition of the Book of Concord from Concordia Publishing House at:

St Matthew's Pastor Sam Zumwalt


The Rev. Dr. Samuel Zumwalt has worked in churches for 46 years and in May 2022 celebrated the 41st anniversary of his ordination to the holy ministry. He is a member of the Society of the Holy Trinity ( In 2004, Pr. Zumwalt moved with his family to Wilmington from Texas, where he served for 23 years as pastor of small, midsize, and large congregations.