Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Martin Luther says Happy Halloween? Nailed it!: Purity 253

Purity 253 10/31/2020 
Good morning!!

Today’s photo comes from a friend on the Florida coast and this sunrise from a few weeks ago is screaming new beginnings!
First, Happy Halloween! Be safe but have a blast!
Second, for those who don’t know, every Halloween is also Reformation Day! On this day in 1517, Martin Luther nailed His 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg. After centuries of the Catholic church had fallen into compromise and was literally was selling tickets to heaven. Luther translated the original Greek texts of the Bible to discover that what had been translated in the Latin to read “penance” was actually supposed to read “repentance”.
The implications were that man didn’t have to pay for his salvation with good works, man just had to “turn to” God.
Christ had paid it all and all man had to do to be saved was place their faith in Him to be forgiven of ALL of their sins and to be given eternal life.
Luther’s work rescued the gospel of salvation of grace alone, by faith alone, in Christ alone, for His Glory alone!
Unfortunately, even 523 years later, people still live in darkness, thinking they have to earn their way into God’s kingdom. It’s a lie.
Put your faith in Christ and all is forgiven. “Turn to” Him and experience the joy and peace that comes from receiving eternal life that starts now!
Third, after 5 months and 207 pages later, I have finished and submitted my Master’s thesis for my degree in Christian Counseling! It is Finished!!!
So, now what? I don’t know!!! But....
I will Rejoice! I will Rejoice! And Be Glad!
God bless you all!

Friday, October 30, 2020

Purity 252

Purity 252 10/30/2020 
Good morning and Thank God it’s Friday!

Today’s photo of a sunrise taken in Greene County welcomes us to the hope of a fun but safe Halloween Weekend.
I am taking the day off to put the finishing touches on my thesis and can not wait until I finish. It speaks of the power of God and how following Him can transform your life.
After my journey, I can simply do no other but tell of the new life that we can all enjoy through putting our faith in Jesus Christ and actually following where the Holy Spirit leads us: into a life of peace, love and joy!
God bless you all!