New Bible Study: The Life of Martin Luther
If you were to die tonight are you sure you would have eternal life? The Bible tells us that we can be sure. It says, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” (1 John 5:13)
Some people believe that God rewards the good work that they do by allowing people who have done enough good work to go to Heaven.
If this were true, then how could you know for sure that you have done enough good work to go to Heaven?
Martin Luther revealed that the Bible teaches that we are saved only by God’s grace through God-given faith (Ephesians 2:8-9). The Bible tells us that God saved us by His work, not by our work (Titus 3:4-6).
Bring your questions to our Bible study this Sunday at 9:00 A.M. at Siloah Lutheran Church. Your children can attend Sunday School, while you learn more about the life of Martin Luther. For more discussion about this topic, tap here.
According to "A Summary of Christian Doctrine by Edward W. A. Koehler", page 95.
"The immediate result of Adam's fall into sin was the loss of the image of God. Having sinned, Adam was no longer holy. Being guilty, he was no longer innocent. He had exchanged the fellowship with God for the fellowship with the devil because Scripture says that "he who sins is of the devil" (1 John 3:8).
Read the following quote from "A Summary of Christian Doctrine by Edward W.A. Koehler":
"Because of all this,(the fall) Adam was under the just wrath and curse of God (Genesis 2:17). The happiness and bliss of paradise was lost. Depravity, misery, and death were gained. (a) Consequently, humanity's holy relationship to God ended. Adam's heart had departed from the Lord.
There was no longer a reverential fear, a son-like love, or an implicit trust in God. Adam was "afraid" of God. He hid from the Lord's presence among the trees (Genesis 3:8). He mistrusted God. He lied to him and blamed God for his sin (Genesis 3:10-12).
Consequently, all humanity is now spiritually dead (Ephesians 2:1) and an enemy of God (Romans 8:7). We all know that there is a God to whom we are responsible, yet this is not a blissful knowledge. It is one of dread and fear."
Meeting Our Neighbors
This was a joyful experience. We reunited with a former student and her children, prayed with a man who just had heart surgery, and met many people along the way. One of those people even helped canvass.
Everyone received the heartfelt message that Jesus paid for our sins so that we can live for eternity with Him in Heaven. Afterward, we shared our testimonies about how God used us to share His love with others.
Praise Fest 2017
We thank God for the combined choirs of Siloah, St. Marcus, and St. Phillips churches, featured in the veiled photograph above. Their spirited performances glorified God on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017.
Eighth Grade Completion Ceremony, June 7th, 2017
The gymnasium was packed with relatives, teachers, and well-wishers during this wonderful celebration. We pray for the continued success of our students, and we thank God for their achievements.
K5 Completion Ceremony, June 7th, 2017
The above photograph only shows a portion of the people who attended the K5 completion ceremony. We look forward to seeing these students return as first graders this fall. Have a great summer!