'Reformation' Tagged Posts

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Daily Devotions

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” vs. 1 Psalm 46:1-5 When Martin Luther wrote and posted the 95 Theses in 1517 he had no idea what the outcome might be. He knew they were provocative and a challenge for the papacy, but he didn’t realize how earth-shattering they would be. In the ensuing tumult he found comfort in the scriptures, particularly some of the psalms. In fact Psalm 46 became the basis for his…

Daily Devotions

John 8:34-36 “Jesus answered them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin…So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.’” vss. 34, 36 Martin Luther was deeply aware of his own sin! Every day he battled to get the upper hand and be free of this hideous slavery. He used every tool that the Church provided, praying regularly, daily confessing his sins, and even abusing his body with penitential acts.…

Daily Devotions

John 8:34-36  “Jesus answered them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin…So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.’” vss. 34, 36 Martin Luther was deeply aware of his own sin! Every day he battled to get the upper hand and be free of this hideous slavery. He used every tool that the Church provided, praying regularly, daily confessing his sins, and even abusing his body with penitential acts.…

Daily Devotions

Psalm 46:1-5 … “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” vs. 1  In the 1520’s as Martin Luther was facing increased resistance to his reformation writings and the forces of the Empire were poised to eliminate the fledgling Lutheran movement, he found great comfort in the words of Psalm 46. In fact it became the inspiration for his greatest song, “A Mighty Fortress is Our God,” a tune sometimes called “The Battle Hymn of the…

Daily Devotions: August 14, 2019

August 14, 2019 For full passage click: Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19 … “The boar from the forest ravages it, and all that move in the field feed on it.” vs. 13 In 1520, Pope Leo X quoted from this Psalm in a papal bull called Exsurge Domine in which he officially condemned Martin Luther and 41 of his teachings. According to Leo, Luther was a wild boar from the wilderness of Germany who was ravaging the Church, the choice vineyard of…