Martin Luther wrote in his famous hymn, “A mighty fortress is our God, A bulwark never failing; Our helper he amid the flood, Of mortal ills prevailing.”
Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers discuss what theological and cultural contributions the Protestant Reformation gave to the Church and Western Civilization.
Shane Vander Hart: The Reformers rediscovered the Gospel, and we must keep it the center of our churches, our families, our worship, and our lives.
On October 31, 1517, a German monk named Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenburg Castle church sparking the Reformation.
Shane Vander Hart: Christians should pray, dig into God’s word and vote their conscience and encourage their brothers & sisters in Christ to do the same.
This Easter morning consider the words of an Easter hymn written by Martin Luther “Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands” written in 1524.
German theologian and Protestant Reformer Martin Luther in an Easter Sunday sermon published in 1525 makes 12 observations about Christ’s resurrection.
Shane Vander Hart: Christ took upon Himself what was ours and gives to us what was rightfully His. We should be eternally grateful as a result.
There is only one gospel of grace. Ministers of that gospel have a duty to warn the flock about false prophets and false religions. On a website called “For the Sake of the Gospel,” (FTSOTG), some Christian leaders—led by Jerry Johnson, John Ankerberg, and R.C Sproul, Jr.—have sounded a clear warning for Christians to distinguish […]
Today is an important holiday. Well, not a holiday really, a commemoration. 494 years ago, a 33-year old Catholic monk and professor of theology, posted an invitation to debate certain abuses in the Church. It is marvelous that such a modest document should have had the world-shaking impact that it did. Reformation Day commemorates Luther’s […]
Doing sermon prep a couple of weeks ago I came across this prayer from Martin Luther. I wanted to share it with you: I do not come because my soul is free from sin and pure and whole and worthy of Thy grace; I do not speak to Thee because I’ve ever justly kept Thy […]
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask . . . . Ephesians 3:20 Martin Luther in a comment related to the verse above said, “He is like an eternal, unfailing fountain. The more it pours forth and overflows, the more it continues to give. God desires nothing […]
In this current political season, R.C. Sproul gives a great reminder about where our trust should ultimately be. Hint – it’s not in princes (or politicians). He writes: Yes, we must always work for social reform. Yes, we must be “profane’ in Martin Luther’s sense of going out of the temple and into the world. […]
Martin Luther (1483-1546) preaching on John 4:10 said about the gift of preaching: Would to God that we could gradually train our hearts to believe that the preacher’s words are God’s Word and that the man addressing us is a scholar and a king. . . . If someone announced: “I know of a place […]
From The Bondage of the Will by Martin Luther (1483-1546): In John 6:44, Christ says, "No man can come to me, except the Father which has sent me draw him." This leaves absolutely no room for "free will." The Lord goes on to explain the Father’s drawing, "Every man therefore that has heard, and has […]
Great quote from Martin Luther from the book, The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation by Michael Reeves. Sinners are attractive because they are loved; they are not loved because they are attractive. That is the unfathomable fact of God’s love that He would love the unlovely, the wretched, those living in immorality.. […]