Monday, July 27, 2009

Luther thought you could share the Gospel with song

Monday after Pentecost 7
July 27, 2009

The Lord be with you

I subscribe to the blog SEDCongregationsAblaze. On it I found an excellent short devotion by Vicar Jim Driskell of First John’s Lutheran in York, PA. It seems that I’m not the only one who thinks our hymns are an excellent tool for sharing the Gospel. Martin Luther had the same idea. Vicar Driskell quotes the great reformer,

“To be silent about God’s grace in Jesus Christ is no longer an option for the Christian. For believers to refuse to sing and speak about their faith …”

Check out the quote in the devotion and then review some of the quotes in the booklet I made and handed out at church, “Tell Ev’ry One What He Has Done.”

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor John Rickert

1 comment:

  1. You know, we teach kids to sing their faith; at what point does it become "uncool" to do that?