We need a new Reformation in the church in America today, beloved! If by God's grace that were to occur in our time, what would it look like; how would we recognize it? Here is a glimpse of that prayerful reality.
This would profondly effect, initially and dramatically, three key areas:
1. a return to the gospel of justification by faith alone;
2. a return to the sufficiency and authority of Scripture in polity, personal devotion, and public ministry;
3. a return to the supremacy of God in corporate worship and individual life.
There would also be the tangible, visible fruit of real reform, in two important areas, sanctificaiton and evangelism:
1. Sanctification: how we as Christians live and function according to His truth.
2. Evangelism--a renewed burden and boldness in heralding the gospel; compelling lost souls to be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ our Lord.In God's soveregn electing love of His own, how tremendous it would be to see many respond in repentance to faith in Christ as Lord and Savior through the preaching of His gospel of grace. May ths symbol be a constant reminder to pray for Reformation for the church in America today--and for each of us to say, "Lord, let it begin with me."
Luthersrose was the symbol that represented the great Reformer's burden, passion, and convictions during the Reformation. It is rich with meaning that any believer in Christ will admire and treasure:
*THE BLACK CROSS represents the utter sinfulness of man and the great sacrifice of Jesus Christ for us on the cross for our iniquities.
*THE RED HEART represents the great love of God in the Lord Jesus Christ poured out for us for our salvation. That we are saved is all of grace, all of Christ, not of our works.
*THE FIVE PEDALED WHITE ROSE represents the purity of our new life in Him, the sinlessness of Christ Himself, and the five great truths of our redemption: by faith alone, through grace alone, because of Christ alone, on the Word alone, to the glory of God alone.
*THE DEEP ROYAL BLUE BACKROUND represents the reign of the Lord Jesus Christ as King of Kings and Lord of Lords-that He is the one true Sovereign of all.
*THE GOLD RING around the emblem represents the eternal life that we have in Christ Jesus our Lord. The crown of life, the crown of righteousness, the crown of exaltation, the crown of glory, and the crown which is imperishable.
this has been an encore presentation