Prayer to prepare your heart based on Psalm 46: Lord God, our refuge and strength, when the restless powers of this world and the waters of hell rise up against your holy city, watch over it and keep it safe. By the river that flows from the throne of the Lamb, purify us, your new … Continue reading Prayer of Preparation for Reformation Sunday
On Sunday, October 29th, we will celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. We remember on this day that Martin Luther began a process that resulted in the recovery of the biblical gospel. Many congregations will recall the efforts of Martin Luther and will sing his famous hymn based on Psalm 46 entitled "A Mighty … Continue reading Martin Luther & The Courage to Face Your Fears
Martin Luther launched the great Reformation when he nailed “The Ninety-Five Theses” to the door of the Wittenberg Cathedral on October 31, 1517. Since then, many protestant churches commemorate this day on the Sunday closest to Reformation Day (October 31) each year. This year we celebrate Reformation Day on Sunday, October 29th. Why should you … Continue reading Why Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation?
These wonderful reflections below come from reading and reflecting upon Romans 8. Christians are not guaranteed immunity to temptation, tribulation or tragedy, but we are promised victory over them. God’s pledge is not that suffering will never afflict us, but that it will never separate us from His love...Our confidence is not in our love … Continue reading A Few Reflections for Reformation Sunday
This coming Sunday we celebrate Reformation Sunday. We give thanks to God for men like Martin Luther who helped the church recover the biblical gospel of grace. Here's two of my favorite quotes by writers who capture with force exactly what happened during this time in history (1517-1689 AD). Robert Capon graphically shares: “The Reformation … Continue reading The Reformation: A Time When Men Went Blind, Staggering Drunk…
Waken our hearts, O Lord, our God; make them ever watchful to serve You and Your purposes. Trouble us with the smallness of our vision and work. Trouble us with the greatness of Your command to make disciples of all nations. Trouble us with Your great love for sinners and our own slowness to make … Continue reading Prayer of Confession – Reformation Sunday (Martin Luther)