Reformation

Sermon Series: Reformation 2016

With the conclusion of our recent sermon series on The Kingdom Prayer, we now embark on a new series focused on the Reformation. Why even bother remembering the Reformation? It was, no doubt, something that happened in Europe some 500 years ago. It was also something that was religious, but also had socio-political ramifications as well. But still, it …

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Christ Alone: The Inclusive Gospel of Christ – Rev. Augustin

In the world of the first century, the gospel encountered many kinds of people. Many of the cities that the Gospel encountered were actually quite cosmopolitan, with different races, and different classes, of people interacting in their daily routine. There were Jews and Gentiles, rich and poor, slave and free, masters and merchants, rulers and …

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Christ Alone: The Distinctive Offer of Christ – Rev. Augustin

As the gospel went out into the known world, it encountered people from all kinds of religions and philosophies – particularly people from a Greco-Roman religious background. Many of the religions that the gospel encountered concerned man trying to placate the gods. The greco-roman gods were a capricious lot – given to mood swings, internal …

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Sermon: The Bible Tells Me So – Leigh

This week, as part of our ongoing series on the Reformation, Leigh shared a meditation on the theme, “Sola Scriptura“, or “Scripture Alone”. Working from this week’s scripture lessons (Amos 5:6-7, 10-15; Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31), Leigh spoke about how declaring “Scripture Alone” as foundational to our faith meant encountering Jesus through the Bible and being transformed …

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How Martin Luther Went Viral

In celebration of Reformation Day today, here’s a fascinating (though dated) article from The Economist about how Martin Luther was the first social media ninja and how social media brought on the Reformation! It is a familiar-sounding tale: after decades of simmering discontent a new form of media gives opponents of an authoritarian regime a …

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“A return…” – Happy Reformation Sunday!

Starting off unexpectedly, Rev. Augustin kicked off his Reformation Sunday sermon with the trailer for The Return Of The Jedi! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_3I3uImdwc] Reformation Sunday is, in many ways, a return to Christ. The Reformation movement returned people from struggling in many ways to reach heaven back to the fundamentals: Christ alone… Not the saints Grace alone… …

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