Taken from the intimation sheet: 26 October 2014
I spoke at the Youth Emphasis service last Sunday evening about our identity as saints in Christ. When we come to faith in Jesus, we are ‘set-apart’ as God’s people; we are cleansed in His eyes, made new, and kept as His holy people for His holy purposes. Saints are not morally perfect people, nor are they super-Christians who died a long time ago. All believers are, by the grace of God, saints. It is a glorious title which ought to offer every Christian comfort and joy.
This was a truth reclaimed by the Church at the time of the Reformation. Our society celebrates Halloween this Friday, but it’s also Reformation Day – the day that Luther is said to have nailed his 95 Theses to the Church door in Wittenberg in 1517.