Join Pastor E.B. for a closer look at the Reformer himself, Dr. Martin Luther, and how God's Word led him to challenge Roman Catholic doctrine and practices in the Christian Church of his day! As we near the 500-year anniversary of Luther's nailing his "95 Theses" to the doors of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, on October 31, 1517, this DVD study will explore the events that led one man to spark a revolution that not only sought to reclaim the Truth, but would forever alter the life of the Church!
Part 1: The Man
10:45-11:30am, 5 weeks, Sept. 24 - Oct. 22
As a forlorn sinner feeling lost and desperate before a stern and exacting Judge, Luther despaired of all hope for eternity. But as one who came to cling to the Spirit-delivered truths of justification by faith and the liberty believers experience by God's grace, he rebounded to become a triumphant ambassador for the Gospel. The details of Luther's life—his childhood with his parents Hans and Margaret, his university pursuits, his decision to become a monk, his protestation of Catholic practices, his voluminous and erudite scholastic output, his life in hiding, and his roles as husband and father—are all considered in this study. A Man Named Martin offers a fresh look at an individual who, down through the centuries, has increased in importance and vitality to the Christian church.
A limited-seating screening of Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World (2017 Luther Movie) has been planned for 1pm on Sunday, October 29 (between Part 1 and Part 2 of this Bible study) in the fellowship plaza! Lunch (brats, sauerkraut, brisket, German potato salad) will be served at 11:30am. Tickets are free and include both the meal and the film; however, there are only 75 seats available. Don't wait to get your ticket!
NOTE: After ordering your free ticket(s), you will be prompted to create an account or check out as Guest-- you may choose either option (an account is NOT necessary). When you have placed your order, you will be able to view/print your ticket(s); also, you will immediately receive an email with a link to view/print your ticket(s). Please print your ticket(s) for admittance.
Part 2: The Moment
10:45-11:30am, 3 weeks, Nov. 5-19
As a follow-up Bible study to A Man Named Martin—Part 1: The Man, this three-part Bible study takes a close look at the widespread teachings of the late Medieval Church that were superfluous to the Bible or not scripturally grounded. Among them were purgatory, penance, celibacy, prayers for the dead, transubstantiation, the treasury of merits of Christ, devotion to Mary and the rosary, the institution of the papacy, and the one most often linked to the Reformation: the sale of indulgences.
We hope you will join us!
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