History

Luther film ‘package’ includes DVD, Bible study

“Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World” is now available with a six-week Bible study.

Video: Professor Luther – The student of scripture

Scripture changes the one who studies it. The Law and the Gospel are the two great teachings of the Bible.

Video: The Cranach Bible

Luther translated the Bible into German, because he believed that the Bible is the cradle in which Christ lies.

Video: The Care of Souls: Luther’s Driving Focus

Teaching starts at home, where Luther was surrounded by his family as he worked at the family table.

Video: 16th Century Physicians Mask

Doctors wore masks to protect themselves from the plague. Everyone, including Luther, was affected by the plague.

Video: Ex-monk Marries Ex-nun: Martin and Katie Luther

God gave marriage as a benefit for all. Luther married to protect his family name, to spite the pope and to teach doctrine, but found love in his rib, his Katie.

Video: The Common Chest Ensures Everyone’s Needs Are Met

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation provides an excellent opportunity to recall and learn the importance of Luther’s teachings on the truth of God’s love for people by grace alone, by faith alone, by Scripture alone, through Christ alone.

Video: The Cross Alone Is Our Theology

Using pieces from “Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation” the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, teaches interesting and important facts about the Reformation.

Video: The Pope Supported the Sale of Indulgences; Christ Gives Grace for Free

Indulgences were really from the pope. He was fund-raising for a building program. The solas teach us that we are saved by grace alone, by faith alone, as revealed in Scripture alone.

Video: 16th-century Indulgence Box: Trying to Buy Salvation

“As soon as the coin in the coffer rings, the soul from purgatory springs.” Indulgences led to the posting of the 95 Theses. Christ alone sets the soul free.

Video: Relics – There’s Only One that Counts

Eighteen of the 12 Apostles are buried in Germany? What are relics? Why did people view them and why was Luther against them? Was there any relic Luther treasured?

Video: Wittenberg, Germany – The City of Luther and the Reformation

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses in Wittenberg, Germany. Find out more about the city at Luther’s time and how Luther grew into a biblical scholar.

Our History: We Teach

Histories have been kept on 13 of our founding congregations, and each had a day school right from the start, demonstrating the importance of Christian education within these Lutheran communities.