What Would Luther Say?

We will focus on quotes from Martin Luther that remind us of what the Bible has to say of some of life’s most important issues. For six weeks we’ll answer the question, “What would Martin Luther say about….?” Our Luther emphasis will extend into October and help us prepare to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation of the Christian faith that came about because of Martin Luther’s teachings and actions. Here’s our September schedule:

SEPTEMBER 10 – “Biblical Faith vs. Blind Faith” Matthew 5:3-12

SEPTEMBER 17 – “Truth Decay” John 14:15-21

SEPTEMBER 24 – “How Life Begins and Ends” John 1:1-14

OCTOBER 1 – “Why Do Bad Things Happen?” Matthew 13:24-30

OCTOBER 8 – “Where Does Our Hope Come From?” John 3:16-21

OCTOBER 15 – Guest: Pastor Mark Vander Tuig, LCMC Service Coordinator

OCTOBER 22 – “Am I Ready for What’s Next?” Luke 6:46-49

OCTOBER 29 – “One Small Stand, One Giant Leap” John 19:6-12

 

LUTHER QUOTES:

“In matters of faith, Luther said that Christians should be invincible, unbending and very stubborn; indeed, if possible, harder than adamant. But in matters concerning love we should be softer and more pliant than any reed and leaf and should gladly accommodate ourselves to everything.”

“The Sin underneath all our sins is to trust the lie of the serpent that we cannot trust the love and grace of Christ and must take matters into our own hands.”

“He has redeemed me, a lost and condemned human being. He has purchased and freed me from all sins, from death and the power of the devil, not with gold or silver but with his holy, precious blood and with his innocent suffering and death.”

“Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf of springtime.”

“I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen.”