Tag Archives: Martin Luther

Did The Reformers Think Their Doctrine Was New?

In the previous post, I offered a quick survey of historical church figures leading up to the Reformation. The purpose was to show that the doctrines emphasized by the Reformers were not completely new, but that the Reformation was, in … Continue reading

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What about before Luther?

Several nights ago, a group of us from the church were having a conversation about the Reformation. One of the Ladies participating asked about the time before Luther and the other Reformers. Were there any in the church leading up … Continue reading

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Reformation Reading

As October approaches, so does the anniversary of the Reformation. Yet, this year it is not just any anniversary, no, this year marks the 500th anniversary. It was on October 31, 1517 that Martin Luther nailed his 95 Thesis to … Continue reading

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Children of God

In our study of Hosea this past Sunday, we saw how Israel failed to be God’s obedient son (11:1-2) representing Him before the other nations. Thanks be to God, the true and better Israel, Jesus the Son of God, came … Continue reading

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Reformation Snapshot

As we are on the heels of Reformation Day, it seems to me a Reformation snapshot is in order. Let’s look at a forerunner of the Reformation, Jan Hus (1372-1415). Hus was priest and rector of Bethlehem Chapel in Prague, … Continue reading

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Weakness

“…but we preach Christ crucified…For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” -1 Corinthians 1:23, 25 During the sermon on Sunday, I emphasized our calling to be what Martin Luther … Continue reading

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Faith Alone

Reformation Day is this weekend and it just wouldn’t be right to let it pass by without mention of Martin Luther. Zondervan publishing has recently released the first volume in “The 5 Solas Series” entitled, Faith Alone, authored by Thomas Schreiner. … Continue reading

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Persevere to the End

Over the last few years of reading about the Reformation era, the manner in which Christians died has stood out to me. I’m referring to those who died in their older age or in prolonged sickness with their family and … Continue reading

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No Ivory Towers

This morning during the sermon I made some unplanned remarks about several figures from the reformation and puritan periods. My point was to show that they were well acquainted with suffering and were by no means ivory tower theologians. These … Continue reading

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Idolatry Today?

This past Sunday we began to look at the issue of Idolatry since we have reached chapters 32-34 in our study of Exodus. It is easy for us living in a Western culture during the 21st century to think that … Continue reading

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