Reformation 500

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Grace and peace to you!  

We are delighted to offer a wide array of experiences related to Reformation 500, our yearlong celebration noting the 500th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther’s posting of the 95 Theses – a new era of grace for our Lord’s church.

Luther was a bold renewer of the Church. More than the man Luther, it is Pastor Luther’s breakthrough message of grace that we will highlight with renewed vigor: “We are saved by grace through faith. And this is not our own doing; it is a gift of God.”

We invite you to join us in many Reformation 500 opportunities throughout this commemorative year. 

–Your Mount Olivet Pastors




Luther Quotes


“The Law says, “do this,’ and it’s never done. Grace says, ‘believe in this,’ and everything is already done.” – Heidelberg Disputation (1518)

Here, Luther is emphasizing the important distinction between law and gospel. We never will be able to save ourselves through works (law); only the free gift of the gospel attained in Christ can save us.




Fun Facts


At birth, Martin Luther’s name was Martin Luder. He later changed it to the more academically respectable Luther.

Luther once said he had not even seen a Bible until he was 20 years old.

Luther translated Erasmus’s Greek New Testament into German at the headlong rate of more than 1500 words per day. After a mere four months, it was completed and released in March 1522.