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500 Years Later - Amazed at What Our God Can Do!

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

I love history…

  • we can see where we have come from...


  • it gives us perspective on what our God can do in the future.

500 years ago, Martin Luther asked for a theological debate by posting 95 theses. He could never have imagined that people all over the world would look back on that event and claim it as part of their spiritual ancestry. He could never have imagined people in the “New World,” discovered just 25 years earlier, would be celebrating his request for a debate.

Martin Luther could never have imagined all this. But our God could. Our God gifted this man at that time to make a difference for eternity for us who live 500 years later..

500 years from now…

If God allows the world to continue, what are you and I doing that will make a difference for eternity in the lives of people living 500 years from now? You and I can’t even begin to imagine, but our God knows.

Looking back at what God did through Martin Luther after 500 years reminds us that the “little things” that we do can have a ripple effect through history, impacting more lives that we could have ever imagined.

This Reformation weekend, let’s look back 500 years and let’s look forward 500 years.

  • Let’s remember what we have in “Christ Alone” (this week’s message based on Acts 4:1-12).
  • Let’s rededicate ourselves to be God’s tool to proclaim “Christ Alone.”

May Christians 500 years from now look back in amazement at what our God could do through simple Christians like Martin Luther and us.

Celebrate Reformation at St. Paul’s

Reformation Services: Sat @ 5 pm, Sun @ 7:45, 9:15 & 10:45 am, Wed @ 7 pm
The Bridge: 10:15 am

For our Reformation Celebration, the 10:45 service will be the same as the 7:45 & 9:15 services.
Remember to “fall back,” setting your clocks back an hour on Saturday night.

Celebrate Reformation Downtown on Sunday at 3:30 pm

Join us for a district-wide celebration on Sunday, November 5 at 3:30 pm at the Miller High Life Theatre on Kilbourn Avenue in Milwaukee.

Christmas Kids – Sat Dec 9

Learn more about and register for our Christmas for Kids here.

Our Gospel Reach is Expanding

This week Pastor Nathan Strobel accepted our call to serve as our fourth pastor in the role of Resident Missionary. He will continue to serve as Dean and Vice President of Student Life at Wisconsin Lutheran College until the end of this year. We look forward to his help in bringing people closer to Christ in 2018!

Join Us Online

If you can’t join us in person, join us live at The Bridge here on Sunday at 10:15 am. You can view our library of messages here.

Hope to see many of you as we celebrate 500 years of “Christ Alone”!

Pastor Pete

PS. If you haven't already seen it, the latest Messenger is now available


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