In 1522, Martin Luther translated the New Testament of the Holy Bible from Latin to German. The words and stories of the Bible were no longer limited to the scholars but available to ordinary people. The printing press put the Bible in every home as a priceless treasure. This blog is dedicated to sharing ideas for an appropriate 500th anniversary celebration in a few years. This is one of the most enduring legacies of the Protestant Reformation!
The Bible has been the world’s most popular book for 500 years! Imagine the impact of reading these words in a language you understood: “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31) or “This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.” (Romans 3:22)
The posts in this blog present the stories of the Bible in a creative way using scripture, the perspective of an artist or musician, and the words of Martin Luther, who translated the Bible for ordinary people. Reading the Bible is important but for some it is difficult to take the first step. Help us in communicating the most important truths on the planet with “The Bible in 3-D“. Visit us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/reverendluther/) and the web (www.reverendluther.org).
Mary’s Visit with Elizabeth (Luke 1:11-20)
Birth of John the Baptist (Luke 1:57-66)
Birth of Jesus Christ (Luke 2:1-7)
The Shepherds Came to See Jesus (Luke 2:8-14)
The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)
Jesus Heals Ten Lepers (Luke 17: 11-18)
Baptism of Jesus (Mark 1:4-11)
Healing of the Deaf Man (Mark 7:31-37)
The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-15)
The Calling of Matthew (Matthew 9:9-12)
Calling of the Disciples – Andrew and Peter (Matthew 4:18-21)
The Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:1-24)
Galileo and the Conviction of a Heretic (Joshua 10:12-14)
The Struggle of Nicodemus (John 3:1-21)
Hymns and Contemporary Praise Songs
Hymn – O Come All ye Faithful (1743) (Luke 2:15,16)
Hymn – Silent Night (1818) (Luke 2: 1-20) 2018 is the 200th anniversary of this popular Christmas carol!
Hymn – Joy to the World! (Psalm 98:4-9) 2019 is the 200th anniversary of this popular Christmas carol!
Hymn – Holy, Holy, Holy! (1826) (Revelation 4:8)
Hymn – Jesus Loves Me (1862) (Psalm 19:7,8)
Hymn – Great is Thy Faithfulness! (1926) (Lamentations 3:22,23)
Hymn – What a Friend we Have in Jesus (1858) (John 15:23)
Hymn – How Great Thou Art! (1885) (1 Chronicles 29:10-13)
Hymn – Awesome God! (1988) (Nehemiah 1:5-7)
Sarah Doubts God’s Promise of a Baby (Genesis 18:1-15)