Contributed on Nov 1, 2017
Solomon built his temple. The worship at the temple by the people of God almost immediately needed to be reformed. Amos and other prophets called the people back to God. The reformation continued with Martin Luther and continues in the church today,
1 Kings 5:1-5; 8:1-13 “God’s Presence” INTRODUCTION “Reformed and Always Reforming” is a phrase that catches the spirit of our Reformation commemoration. We remember that five hundred years ago the Church had strayed away from the gospel of Jesus Christ. It had become deformed and, as a ...read more
Contributed on Nov 3, 2007
Through frequently talked about, few people what freedom is--what they have been saved from and what they have been saved for.
John 8:31-38 “Really Free” INTRODUCTION As American Christians, there are two times when we celebrate our freedom. There’s the Fourth of July when we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and there’s Reformation Sunday when we celebrate the nailing of 95 Theses to the ...read more
Contributed on Nov 3, 2015
David becomes king over all Israel. He brings the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem with song making Jerusalem a place of worship.
“Celebrate” 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 6:1-5 INTRODUCTION Today is a day of Celebration. Our scripture reading for today celebrates David’s anointing as king of Israel and his bringing the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. Historically this is Reformation Sunday—a day when ...read more