Our Reformation 2017: True Freedom
Reformation Sunday, October 29, 2017
Pastor Steve Brown
As we have been wonderfully celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation during this last year, we have been asking, “What is the reformation to which God is calling our St. Luke family?” The great majority of the answers given to this question at the April 23, 2017 St. Luke Member Forum focused on increasing our outreach temperature and behavior so as to become foundationally evangelical. This fits with what the leaders of St. Luke have sensed in our prayer times and discussions. While this sermon series will reaffirm the pillars of the 1517 Reformation, the series will primarily focus on our reformation 2017, which is to serve, invite give to meet the hopes and hurts of others. We will be engaging in a strategy to equip every church member to naturally share the message of Jesus with those who do not yet trust in Jesus.
We have been saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. We have been set free from all requirements of obeying the commands of God in order to be made right with God. Now we can do whatever we most want to do. We are free. What a follower of Jesus most wants to do is to love others as Christ has loved us.
Next Step: Find one way this week for your faith to active in love.