Grace For Your Day October 26

The Protestant Reformation has been considered to be one of the most significant events in human history. It was a time when the whole world was turned upside down by the work of a few individuals. Before it occurred, Europe was immersed in darkness. It was covered in superstition and ignorance but, afterwards, it entered into a time of great light.

The city of Geneva even adopted a motto to express this that they put on their buildings. In Latin, it said "Post Tenebras Lux" which means "After darkness, Light".  After the misery of the Middle Ages, we now have hope again. We have something to look forward to because the Gospel has returned.

While several people are responsible for this, the work could be condensed into the lives of 5 men:
Martin Luther
John Calvin
Ulrich Zwingli
John Knox
William Tyndale

Each of them had their faults and shortcomings. They were not perfect by any means but they were greatly used of God. He used them to change the course of history which is what we want to talk about this week at Grace Fellowship Church.

This coming Sunday is called "Reformation Day" by many churches around the world. It is a day that is set aside to honour the Protestant Reformation which is what we are going to do. This is a first-time event for us but we want to lay aside a week to remember the Reformation and all it stood for. We want to take a break from the Book of Ephesians in order to remember where the term "Protestant" comes from and why it refers to us.

Our highest authority is the Bible. It is the Word of God but we would not have the Word of God in our own language if it were not for the early Protestants. We would not be able to read it in English if they had not paid the ultimate price. So we are going to study that this week at 9:30. Please join us and bring your Bible in English so we can study them together.

- Jeremy Cagle

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