On October 31, 1517, a monk named Martin Luther nailed a document to the door of the church in Wittenburg, Germany. This seemingly innocent act set in motion the debate that led to what we call the Protestant Reformation. This movement recovered the basic truths of God’s grace from the religious tradition that had obscured it for centuries.
This year, on the 500th anniversary of this momentous event, we want to remember these five important truths. This won’t be a dry, historical walk through the past, but a remembrance of old truth that has lasting value. What Martin Luther rediscovered is what Jesus proclaimed about himself as he walked the streets of Jerusalem, what the Apostle Paul thundered from Mars Hill in Athens, and what the Holy Spirit uses to change our lives now.
Starting October 1st, we will revisit this good news that is the foundation of our hope for the future and our reason for living now. We won’t say anything that Christians have not been saying for 2,000 years, but we know that this old message has a tremendous and lasting impact.
October 1st– “The Scriptures Alone” 1 Timothy 3:16-17
October 8th– “By Grace Alone” Ephesians 2:1-10
October 15th- “Through Faith Alone” Romans 4:1-8
October 22nd- “In Christ Alone” Romans 3:21-26
October 29th- “For the Glory of God Alone” 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1