We begin our fifth annual reformation lecture series. This year we examine the life of Martin Luther.

In this lecture, we review the background of the times in which Luther lived. We see some of the major beliefs of the church of his day and also look briefly at the forerunners of the reformation that we studied last year.

Finally, we consider the early days of Luther’s life and look at his visit to Rome and the issue of the sale of indulgences, which ultimately led to the nailing of the 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenburg on October 31st, 1517. We hear some of the theses and conclude from all this once again that salvation is not and cannot be by works but is entirely through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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