September 7

 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,  1Peter 1:3

 

The book of 1 Peter is a wonderful letter and a model for us.  Peter begins by explaining who Christ is and what we have received through him.  He says that God has given us a new birth to a living hope through Christ’s resurrection.  Likewise, the Father out of pure mercy has given us everything, apart from our merit.  These are genuinely evangelical words that must be preached.

May God help us.  How little of this message we find in other book!  Even among the best, such as those written by Jerome and Augustine, we find hardly anything.  Therefore, we must preach about Jesus Christ, that he died and rose from the dead and why he died and was resurrected.  We must preach so that the people will believe in him and through faith be saved.

This is what it means to preach the true gospel.  Any preaching that is different than this is not the gospel, no matter who preaches it.

 

Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed The World

 

A 2005 Gold Medallion finalist!

 

Martin Luther served as a catalyst of the Protestant Reformation in sixteenth-century Europe. This book teaches children about his fascinating life, influence, and teaching while encouraging them to see how God uses them in His kingdom today.

 

Children learn the historic background to a significant time in the church. They discover that, like Martin Luther, they can learn about the reality of Christ’s life and death on their behalf, His grace and mercy, and His desire for them as baptized, redeemed children of God.

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