For many people, the significance of October 31st is that it gives them an opportunity to pretend to be something they aren’t and get a variety of free, tasty snacks. However, for many Christians, this date holds a different and far greater significance. It’s about more than costumes and candy. It’s about a monk, a mallet, and a message that rescued the Church and changed the world.
On October 31st, 1517, a monk named Martin Luther nailed 95 theses for debate to the door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany. And that act became the spark that reformed the Church and recovered the Biblical understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Each October, at Redemption, we celebrate that spark by focusing our attention on one of the truths for which the reformers fought. In this sermon series, you’ll come to know more about the Protestant Reformation, it’s Biblical foundation, and why we still need to proclaim it’s message today.