October, 2017, marked the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Our synod chose It’s Still About Jesus to be the theme of our Synod’s celebration. Our church and school here at St. Paul chose variations on this theme for this school year. As the theme reminds us of our rich history rooted and centered in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, it also reminds us who we are today.
We are a Church who traces its foundation to an understanding and acceptance of the Scriptural truths that it is Jesus alone who saves us by His gracious actions, which one receives through faith alone. We are still about Jesus alone. We have a vital message of hope and peace to bring to our community as we share our faith. It is still about bringing Jesus to people. It is all about Jesus, and Jesus is all about saving the people He died for.
The Reformation started with Martin Luther’s understanding that it was all about Jesus alone and the realization of the depths of God’s love for him revealed in the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus and His total payment for our sins. From this joyous understanding sprang the Reformation, a glorious truth to be shared. Give Jesus the opportunity to overfill your heart with His love and joy and you too will have to share Jesus with others: IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS.