Today is Reformation Sunday and a reminder of the gracious path to abundant and everlasting life in Christ.
On this day in 1517, Martin Luther, a German Monk, reminded the church we can never pay the debt for our own forgiveness of sins.*
Jesus paid for that.
It is finished.
This is the truth of Ephesians 2:8-9 – we are saved by grace alone, through faith alone and none of us can do enough good works to earn this amazing gift of grace.
This kind of amazing and redeeming grace should reform our hearts and lives to the point that others will see that Jesus has truly set us free.
Those who have a revelation of how amazing this undeserved favor of God is, do not make light of it by continuing to live a rebellious and sinful lifestyle. Instead, those who are experiencing the benefits of God’s gracious gift of forgiveness and mercy, are moved to living empowered by grace.
“Reform” defined – To improve by alteration, correction of error, or removal of defects; put into a better form or condition.
Redeemed by the blood.
Reformed by the Spirit.
Transformed by The Word.
Called to share the grace,
shine the light,
proclaim the truth,
so all others can hear
and receive it.
Jesus altered my heart, my lifestyle, and my state of mind.
He gave me a place at the King’s Table for now and all of time.
Rise up royal sons and daughters.
It’s your time to rise and shine.
God has redeemed and reformed us for His glory and purpose, to advance His kingdom mission in the world where we live.
May we all be awakened to release all the power of God’s Spirit and His gracious good gifts.
Reformer’s arise for such a time as this.
*Martin Luther forever changed Christianity when he nailed his ’95 Theses’ to a church door sparking the Protestant Reformation.