Romans 3:19-28; John 8:31-26
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Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
When The Truth Hurts
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This week the sermon provided an overview of some important events in the life of Martin Luther which led up to the reformation. The second half of the message was intended to help remind us why this is so much more than mere history.
The presiding bishop of the ELCA, Elizabeth Eaton, recently wrote a wonderful article with the title “What Is Lutheran?” I wanted to share the article here as it connects so well with our theme on Reformation Sunday.
Questions To Ponder
1. Is it helpful to learn about the history of Martin Luther and the reformation?
2. The sermon shared a true story about a conflict between two brothers. Do you have a personal story to share about experiencing unmerited grace?
This week you are encouraged to think deeply about the question asked by bishop Eaton in this article, “why is it important and helpful to have a Lutheran identity?” What do you value about your faith tradition? When you know the answer to those questions, share that good news with others!