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16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. 17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last,[a] just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
Monday - November 1
On October 31 we celebrated a very special holiday. No, it wasn’t Halloween! It was Reformation Day! On October 31st, 1517, Martin Luther posted 95 theses (debate topics) that he wanted to discuss with his fellow church theologians. However, someone got a hold of those theses and printed them and started passing them around for anyone and everyone to read. That event was the spark that started a blazing fire that had a huge impact on world history. Many historians trace events like the American Revolution directly to the ideas of Luther’s reformation. But what Luther cared about and why he wanted to reform the church came from these two verses in Paul’s letter to the Romans. He wanted to get the church back to proclaiming the pure Gospel of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ alone. It is the Gospel of Jesus Christ that is the power of God.