Monday, October 26, 2015

Sermon - Reformation Sunday, October 25, 2015

Reformation Sunday: October 25, 2015
St Stephen Lutheran Church
The Rev. Maurice C. Frontz, STS

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

It used to be that a good sermon was viewed as
‘three points and a poem.’
I won’t have a poem at the end of the sermon,
because we have enough wonderful poetry in the hymns,
so you don’t need to hear something from me.
But I do want to make three points
about how I think the heritage of the Lutheran reformation
can still inform our lives
and the life of the Church today.

I’ll start at the beginning:
with the very first thesis of the famous 95 theses
which were posted by Fr. Martin Luther in Wittenberg in 1517.
‘When our Lord Jesus Christ said, ‘Repent,’
he intended the entire life of the believer
to be one of repentance.’