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Reformation Day Party 2011, Martin Luther


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Reformation Day Party 2011, Martin Luther

  1. 1. Reformation Day!
  2. 2. A Mighty Fortress is Our God! <ul><li>1. A mighty fortress is our God, </li></ul><ul><li>a bulwark never failing; </li></ul><ul><li>our helper he amid the flood </li></ul><ul><li>of mortal ills prevailing. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>For still our ancient foe </li></ul><ul><li>doth seek to work us woe; </li></ul><ul><li>his craft and pow’r are great; </li></ul><ul><li>and armed with cruel hate, </li></ul><ul><li>on earth is not his equal. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>2. Did we in our own strength confide, </li></ul><ul><li>our striving would be losing; </li></ul><ul><li>were not the right man on our side, </li></ul><ul><li>the man of God’s own choosing. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Dost ask who that may be? </li></ul><ul><li>Christ Jesus, it is he, </li></ul><ul><li>Lord Sabaoth his name, </li></ul><ul><li>from age to age the same, </li></ul><ul><li>and he must win the battle. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>3. And though this world, with devils filled, </li></ul><ul><li>should threaten to undo us, </li></ul><ul><li>we will not fear, for God hath willed </li></ul><ul><li>his truth to triumph through us. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The prince of darkness grim, </li></ul><ul><li>we tremble not for him; </li></ul><ul><li>his rage we can endure, </li></ul><ul><li>for lo! His doom is sure; </li></ul><ul><li>one little word shall fell him. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>4. That Word above all earthly pow’rs, </li></ul><ul><li>No thanks to them, abideth; </li></ul><ul><li>The Spirit and the gifts are ours </li></ul><ul><li>Through him who with us sideth. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Let goods and kindred go, </li></ul><ul><li>this mortal life also; </li></ul><ul><li>the body they may kill: </li></ul><ul><li>God’s truth abideth still; </li></ul><ul><li>his kingdom is forever. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What We’re Going to Do <ul><li>5:35-6:00pm. Learning about Martin Luther </li></ul><ul><li>6:00-6:15pm. Game/Activity Station </li></ul><ul><li>6:15-6:30pm. Game/Activity Station </li></ul><ul><li>6:30-6:45pm. Game/Activity Station </li></ul><ul><li>6:45-6:55pm. Game/Activity Station </li></ul><ul><li>6:55-7:05pm. Game/Activity Station </li></ul><ul><li>7:05-7:15pm. Closing time in sanctuary </li></ul>
  11. 11. Stations <ul><li>All Saints Church and Wartburg Castle (in sanctuary) </li></ul><ul><li>Escape! (in sanctuary and moving through halls) </li></ul><ul><li>Thunderstorm / Thuringian Forest (SS room) </li></ul><ul><li>Luther’s Life Timeline (SS room) </li></ul><ul><li>Augustinian Monastery (SS room) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Order of Stations <ul><li>PreK/K/1 Stations 1, 2 , 3, 4, 5 </li></ul><ul><li>2nd Stations 2, 3, 4, 5, 1 </li></ul><ul><li>3rd Stations 3, 4, 5, 1, 2 </li></ul><ul><li>4th Stations 4, 5, 1, 2, 3 </li></ul><ul><li>5th Stations 5, 1, 2, 3, 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Jr/Snr High Will help and play along too! </li></ul>
  13. 19. 16 th Century: Turbulent Times <ul><li>Recent discovery of the New World by Columbus </li></ul><ul><li>Explosion of Renaissance learning </li></ul><ul><li>Emergence of modern nation-states </li></ul><ul><li>Beginnings of the modern economy </li></ul><ul><li>Ottoman empire pressing into Eastern Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Invention of Gutenberg’s printing press </li></ul><ul><li>Widespread church corruption </li></ul>
  14. 20. Martin Luther: Early Years <ul><li>Born in Eisleben (Germany) in 1483 </li></ul><ul><li>From a blue-collar family </li></ul><ul><li>Studied in university to be a lawyer </li></ul><ul><li>Troubled conscience </li></ul>
  15. 21. Martin Luther: Spiritual Crisis <ul><li>Surviving a lightning storm (“St. Anne, I’ll become a monk!”) </li></ul><ul><li>Became an Augustinian monk in 1505 (age 22) </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual depression (hated the “righteousness of God”) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In the law </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the gospel </li></ul></ul>
  16. 22. Professor Luther <ul><li>Luther’s monastic spiritual advisor (Staupitz) counseled him to study the Scriptures devotionally and academically </li></ul><ul><li>Became a theology instructor at the University of Wittenberg </li></ul><ul><li>But his conscience still troubled him as he “beat importunately” on a range of scriptural texts </li></ul>
  17. 23. Luther’s Evangelical Breakthrough <ul><li>Meditation on Romans 1:17 “ For in it [the gospel] the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, ‘The righteous shall live by faith .’” </li></ul><ul><li>Began to understand the righteousness of faith is a gift of God by faith: “ the righteousness of God is revealed by the gospel, namely, the passive righteousness with which merciful God justifies us by faith, as it is written, ‘He who through faith is righteous shall live .’” </li></ul>
  18. 24. The Gate of Paradise <ul><li>“Here I felt that I was altogether born again and had entered paradise itself through open gates…And I extolled my sweetest word with a love as great as the hatred with which I had before hated the word ‘righteousness of God.’ Thus that place in Paul was for me truly the gate of paradise .” </li></ul>
  19. 25. Beginning to Rock the Boat <ul><li>At first, Luther’s newfound understanding of Scripture didn’t cause any controversy </li></ul><ul><li>But the application of his theology to current church practices caused an immediate eruption of controversy that spread quickly across Europe </li></ul>
  20. 26. The Famous 95 Theses <ul><li>Posted October 31, 1517 </li></ul><ul><li>Intended to start an theological discussion among academics </li></ul><ul><li>Posted on the church door (the community bulletin board) in Latin </li></ul><ul><li>Luther’s students translated them into German, had copies printed, and widely distributed them </li></ul>Not meant for public consumption
  21. 27. Why Luther Got in Trouble <ul><li>At first : Protested selling of indulgences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not the most important thesis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But instantly put Luther in the center of controversy because important church officials (including the pope) profited from indulgence revenue </li></ul></ul><ul><li>But finally : Protested that Church obscuring the free gift of grace through faith in Christ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The sum of the 95 Theses was concerned with reforming the Church to remove obstacles from God’s grace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic theological issues quickly moved to the fore in the debate </li></ul></ul>
  22. 28. A Wanted Man <ul><li>In June 1520 the pope issued the papal bull (written mandate) called “ Rise up O Lord! ” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It called Luther “the wild boar from the forest” whose tongue was a “fire” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It accused Luther of seeking to destroy the church </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Luther was now a criminal in the sight of the church and the empire </li></ul><ul><li>Luther publically burned a copy of the papal bull. This made him fugitive from the emperor and the pope! </li></ul><ul><li>In 1521 Luther was promised safe travel to his trial before the emperor Charles V in Worms (in Germany) </li></ul>
  23. 29. Luther’s Trial: The Diet of Worms <ul><li>”Luther” movie: Diet of Worms scene </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>