We Need A Good Priest -- Always
Halloween, All Saints' Day, Reformation Sunday
from the book
Holidays Are Holy Days
Sermons For Special Sundays
Alex A. Gondola, Jr.
The purpose of this sermon is first to present Jesus Christ as our Great High Priest, as described in the book of Hebrews; and second, to answer a question: If we're Protestant: "Why ever would we need a priest?"
Let's begin with some history: The Sunday before October 31 is always Reformation Sunday. On the Eve of All Saints' Day (our Halloween) in 1517, an obscure Augustinian priest and college professor named Martin Luther nailed 95 theses, 95 questions for discussion, to the door of the Wittenburg, Germany, Castle Church. In those days church doors were often used as bulletin boards. Nailing things on them was not sacrilegious.
Luther merely wanted to start an academic discussion. He didn't envision kicking off the Protestant Reformation that tore Europe apart. He didn't envision becoming what some scholars say is the third most important person to live in the last millennium. But start a religious revolution he did.
One thing Martin Luther and millions of ...
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