Reformation Day (Observed), 29 October 2017
As we observe the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, our attention focuses on the promise Jesus makes to those who believe in him: “if you abide in My Word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” His threefold promise and work for His people endures through the centuries. Despite the many false teachers and false disciples in every age, Christ remains the one reliable and true teacher of His disciples by His Word, which sets us truly free from sin for life in His name.
John 8:31-36, ESV
So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?” Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. 35 The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.