Will you accept the Reformation Challenge?
Next Tuesday marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther publicly posted his complaints against the Church. While the larger movement began much before that day, this is commonly recognized as the official start of the Reformation. This was a reform movement designed to challenge certain practices within the church as being unbiblical.
One of the factors that led to the Reformation was a movement toward making the Bible accessible in the common language. So, while God certainly used people to bring much needed change within the church, the real “hero” of the Reformation is God’s Word. In my opinion, the Reformation happened because people (including Luther) began reading the Bible for themselves and they realized it contained much better news than their spiritual leaders were telling them.
Therefore, I can’t think of a better way to remember and celebrate the Reformation than by reading and reflecting on God’s Word together.
The challenge is to read or listen to one chapter of the book of Galatians each day next week (starting Monday, October 30).
There are 6 chapters, so the challenge can be completed in one week.
For those who want to listen while in the car, working out, or on the go, there will be a podcast recording available each day of the chapter reading, as well as a separate recording of a short devotional explanation and challenge.
These podcasts will be released daily and can be found on The Kirk Bible studies podcast. There are several ways to access this:
1. Go Directly to thekirk.com/biblestudies
3. Or Search “The Kirk Tulsa” in iTunes or Google Play