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A Man Named Martin
Wednesday, October 18th - Wednesday, November 15th
500 years ago, an unknown monk from a backwater town in Germany, set in motion a movement that would literally transform Western civilization.
The impact Martin Luther had on the growth and development of Christianity is enormous. But how did this unknown miner’s son change the world? In this Lutheran Hour Ministries’ Bible study, we will examine the life and times of this religious reformer. From his humble beginnings in Germany to his unrelenting work to understand Scripture and share the truths of the Bible, Martin Luther inspired a Reformation that reverberates throughout Christendom to this day.
October 31, 2017 is the 500th anniversary of Luther nailing the 95 Theses (points for debate) to the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany. He wanted to draw leaders together to discuss some issues where he thought the church had gotten off track, especially the sale of certificates of forgiveness called indulgences. Form a practical standpoint, this was fine if you were rich, but the poor were out of luck. From a Biblical standpoint, indulgences ignored the cross of Christ and his gift of forgiveness. And that was just the beginning.
Whether you are new to being a Lutheran Christian or have been one all your life, this 5 week study will help you understand what the fuss was all about 500 years ago and how many of the same issues are important still today.
Pastor John and Pastor Ralph will lead the discussion on Wednesdays, Oct 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, from 6:45-7:45pm.