Reformation Sunday this Weekend

This Sunday, we will celebrating Reformation Sunday during the morning worship service.  Some of you who may be new to BBC may not know exactly what Reformation Sunday is or why we celebrate it.

Reformation Sunday comes the Sunday before October 31.  The 31st is not just ‘free candy day’ (otherwise known as Halloween).  It was also the day Martin Luther nailed his famous 95 Theses to the church door at Wittenburg, calling for debate within the Catholic Church.  In the end, it proved to the be the first major move towards the Reformation of the church.

In the end, the debate was not about theological precision.  The Reformation was first and foremost about the gospel itself.  Did it come because of Christ’s work alone, obtained because of God’s grace alone, by faith alone?  Or did it come because of Christ’s work, plus our work?  Of course, as Luther and Calvin before us, we say – Christ alone, by grace alone, through faith alone!

If you want to learn more about Martin Luther, the Reformation, or the precious truths it recovered for the Church, please check out some of these resources:

The Reformation (mp3)

Martin Luther (mp3)

The Five Solas: Doctrines that Defined the Reformation (pdf)

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