Oct 29, 2018
Pastor Mike Anderson -- On October 31 of 1518, on the eve of All Saints Day, Martin Luther posted 95 theses on the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. The theses were a public declaration of Luther’s opposition to what was happening in the Catholic Church. Specifically, the church was charging indulgences for one to obtain the forgiveness of sins. For Luther this was antithetical to the gospel, which Paul summarizes quite succinctly by saying, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” As we conclude our sermon series, “Growing a servant’s heart”, at the heart of the transformation of our lives is when new discover we are saved by grace, through faith, based on God’s Word. And God’s Word was revealed in the person and work of Jesus Christ setting us from free from the law of sin and death to serve him alone. We are saved to serve. We serve not to get God’s approval but because we have God’s approval.