Always Reforming–Ourselves, Part 2

This sermon is based on Luke 9:23-24, 57-62. SERIES OVERVIEW: Jodocus van Lodenstein is not a name you hear bantered around at parties a lot, partly because he died in the 1600’s and partly because Jodocus sounds made-up; but he was the first to capture the true calling of the church in every age. After the Reformation, a lifeless faith took hold of most of England and the Netherlands. People loved the teachings of the Reformation (they even named the “Tulip” flower after these teachings), but they had little interest in applying the doctrines of grace to their lives. But Jodocus called the church to an invigorated spirituality rooted in the Word of God. He even created a slogan to remind people of our calling: “The church is Reformed and always in need of being reformed according to the Word of God.” We can also say it this way (with apologies to Emile Coue):