Weekend Preview

From Tenacity comes Everlasting Hope

This year marks 500 years since Martin Luther published his 95 theses or complaints against the Catholic Church and launched the Protestant Reformation. For the next few weeks, in our worship services, we are going to talk about themes stemming from the reformation.

Last Spring, we traveled to the Czech Republic to visit our daughter. In Prague, we spent time in Old Town Square and sat at the base of this large statue enjoying the Easter festivities in the square. It is a statue of Jan Hus (written as John Huss in English).  He was a man passionate about preaching the Bible and wanted to put more emphasis on the Bible.Czech Republic

After reading some of Jan’s sermons, Martin Luther wrote “I was overwhelmed with astonishment, I could not understand for what cause they had burnt so great a man, who explained the Scriptures with so much gravity and skill”. Huss was condemned as a heretic about 100 years before Martin Luther. He became a hero to Luther and many other Reformers.

This week’s message will focus on what it means to live for Christ with tenacity and from that tenacity comes everlasting hope. I hope you will carve out time to join us.

Gretchen