Yesterday, we celebrated Reformation Sunday. We give thanks for the life and witness of Martin Luther, the namesake of our church. We rejoice in the biblical message he recovered: We are justified before almighty God, through faith in his Son, Jesus Christ, as a gift of grace, apart from works of the law.
As I mentioned in my sermon: We live in a world that is run on conditions. The message of the Scriptures reminds us that God’s love is unconditional. What a joy to know that God accepts us, our successes and our failures, our sorrows and our joys. The heart of the Reformation was Jesus Christ, the forgiveness and peace that he brings. I am thankful for our Lutheran heritage, and we rejoice that the truth of God’s Word has been proclaimed in the world and in our hearts!
Living Lutheran today and everyday!
To prepare for worship on Sunday
(November 3), you are invited to read:
1 Kings 18:20-39