On this day we celebrate Martin Luther nailing the 95 Theses to a church door in Wittenburg, and the start of the Protestant Reformation.
The benefits we enjoy from the Reformation are almost too many to count. Reading and hearing the Scriptures in our native language, the message of salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone, assurance of salvation, liberty of conscience, the priesthood of all believers, participating in worship, receiving both the bread and the cup in the Lord’s Supper, and so much more comes to us because of God’s shaping of history in the Reformation.
There are many resources to take advantage of as well!
Ligonier Ministries has made the Luther video available for free this week on Youtube. Don’t forget their Reformation sale as well.
The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is giving away several resources for free. Receive the free conference audio of What the Church Needs Now Is… Reformation! Similarly, a PDF of the book The Doctrine of Justification Opened and Applied can be gotten for free here.
Desiring God and John Calvin Books
Desiring God has the following books on John Calvin as free downloads:
Portrait of Calvin by T.L. Parker
With Calvin in the Theater of God’s Glory
John Calvin and His Passion for the Majesty of God both by John Piper
If you have never used the resources at the website Monergism, now is the time! Here is a link to literally thousands of free resources on Reformation Day! But one of the best parts of Monergism is that this is just one of countless categories. Whenever you have a question about Christian faith or belief, make sure to make Monergism one of the first places you check!
Reformation Day for Kids
A former classmate and church member of Pastor Brian has lots of resources for kids! You can find many more, for example, here, here, and here.