2016-10-30 — Martin Luther's Coat of Arms

Reformation:
Date: October 30, 2016

Theme: Martin Luther’s Coat of Arms

– Colossians 1:20, Hebrews 10:22, , Romans 5:1-2, 1 Peter 1:3-4, Romans 8:18

– ( Pastor John Hein )

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: Bulletin

Hymns:

WS 774 : A Mighty Fortress Is Our God Hymnary.org link
TLH 16 : Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word Hymnary.org link
WS 786 : Take My Life and Let It Be Hymnary.org link
TLH 265 : Thine Honor Save, O Christ our Lord Hymnary.org link
LSB 941 : We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God Hymnary.org link

Theme: Martin Luther’s Coat of Arms

The Black Cross

Reading & Luther’s Explanation: ………………………………… Colossians 1:20
Colossians 1:20: “The Son of God has made peace through the blood of His cross.”
Luther says, “The first thing in my seal is a cross, black, within the red heart, to put me in mind that faith in Christ crucified saves us. ‘For with the heart man believes unto righteousness.’”

The Red Heart

Reading & Luther’s Explanation: ………………………………….Hebrews 10:22
Hebrews 10:22: “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.”
Luther says, “Now, although the cross is black, shameful, and intended to cause pain, yet it does not change the color of the heart, does not destroy nature. In other words, it does not kill but keeps alive. ‘For the just shall live by faith’ – by faith in the Savior.”

The White Rose

Reading & Luther’s Explanation: ……………………………………Romans 5:1-2
Romans 5:1-2: “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”
Luther says, “This heart is fixed on the center of a white rose, to show that faith causes joy, comfort, and peace. The rose is white, not red, because white is the ideal color of all angels and blessed spirits.”

The Blue Sky

Reading & Luther’s Explanation: …………………………………….1 Peter 1:3-4
1 Peter 1:3-4: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you.”
Luther says, “This rose, moreover, is fixed in a sky-colored background, to show that such joy of faith in the spirit is but a promise and beginning of heavenly joy to come. This joy, though not yet revealed, is looked forward to and held by the hope which we have.”

The Golden Ring

Reading & Luther’s Explanation: …………………………………….Romans 8:18
Romans 8:18: “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”
Luther says, “Around this background is a ring, to show that such bliss in heaven is endless. And since the ring is made of gold, the best and most precious metal, it also shows that the bliss of heaven is more precious than all other joys and treasures.”