Reformation Sunday – “Thy Faith Hath Saved Thee”

Luke 7:36-50 — On the 31st October 1517 an Augustinian monk nailed 95 theses to the door of a church in Saxony.  What were those theses all about? Why are we still talking about them five centuries later? 

As we mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation we consider what prompted Martin Luther to pen this famous list of debating points. We learn about the theology of indulgences and how it connects with the story of the sinful woman who anointed the feet of Jesus.

This nameless woman came to Jesus because she had been forgiven of her sins and she’d been forgiven on account of her faith.  Jesus said it plainly, “Thy faith hath saved thee.”  This is the great Gospel truth that the Reformers recovered and spent their lives proclaiming. Salvation is by faith alone in Christ alone.