Everyone Deserves to Read the Bible

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).

Archived Posts:

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 Boy Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:41-52)

Healing the Centurion’s Servant (Luke 7:1-10)

The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)

Jesus Heals Ten Lepers (Luke 17: 11-18)

Jesus Heals the Blind Man (Luke 18: 35-43)

Baptism of Jesus (Mark 1:4-11)

Restoring Life to Jairus’ Daughter (Mark 5:21-43)

Healing of the Deaf Man  (Mark 7:31-37)

The First Easter (Mark 16:1-8)

The Wise Men Visit Jesus (Matthew 2:1-12)

The Temptation of Christ (Matthew 4:1-11)

Calling of the Disciples – Andrew and Peter (Matthew 4:18-21)

The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-15)

The Calling of Matthew (Matthew 9:9-12)

Jesus is the Great Physician (Matthew 9:12-13)

The Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:1-24)

Jesus Walks on Water (Matthew 14: 22-33)

What did Jesus say about Marriage and Divorce? (Matthew 19:1-12)

Jesus Teaches the Children (Matthew 19:14)

The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16)

Jesus Enters Jerusalem on Palm Sunday (Matthew 21:1-11)

The Struggle of Nicodemus (John 3:1-21)

Jesus Talks with the Woman at the Well (John 4:1-26 and 39-42)

Jesus Washes the Feet of His Disciples (John 13:1-17)

Jesus Prayed for His Disciples (John 17:1-26)

Ascension of Jesus Christ to Heaven (Acts 1:6-11)

Why do we Need Brick and Mortar Churches in a Digital Age? (Acts 2:41-47)

The Stoning of Stephen (Acts 7:54-60) – The Big Picture of Pentecost

Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8: 26-40)

Strategies for Life’s Most Challenging Struggles (Romans 8:31-39)

Our Most Important Decision (Ephesians 2:4-10)

Understanding the Debate Within Churches on Sexual Identity

Bible verses about Forgiveness

Bible verses about Prayer

Bible verses about Hope

Bible verses about Holy Communion


Bible verses about the Cross

Historic WW 2 Sermon-April 8, 1945 (Romans 8:28)

Hymns and Contemporary Praise Songs

Hymn – O Come All ye Faithful (1743) (Luke 2:15,16)

Hymn – When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (1767) (Galatians 6:14)

Hymn – Amazing Grace (1779) (1 Chronicles 17:7-27)

Hymn – Silent Night (1818) (Luke 2: 1-20) 2018 was the 200th anniversary of this popular Christmas carol!

Hymn – Joy to the World! (1719) (Psalm 98:4-9) 2019 is the 300th anniversary of this popular Christmas carol!

Hymn – Holy, Holy, Holy! (1826) (Revelation 4:8)

Hymn – Jesus Loves Me (1862) (Psalm 19:7,8)

Hymn – I Know that My Redeemer Lives (1865) (Job 19:25)

Hymn – It is Well With My Soul (1873) (Psalm 46:1-3)

Hymn – Away in a Manger (1882) (Luke 2:7)

Hymn – What a Friend we Have in Jesus (1858) (John 15:23)

Hymn – How Great Thou Art! (1885) (1 Chronicles 29:10-13)

Hymn – Great is Thy Faithfulness! (1926) (Lamentations 3:22,23)

Hymn – Awesome God! (1988) (Nehemiah 1:5-7)

Hymn – These are the Days of Elijah (1994) (Romans 10:14)

Hymn – In Christ Alone (2001) (1 Timothy 4:9,10)

Hymn – How Great is Our God (2004) (Psalm 104:1)

Hymn – Here I am to Worship (2005) (John 4:21-24)

Old Testament

The Creation of the World (Genesis 2:4-8 and 19-25) (Isaiah 40: 25,26)

Sarah Doubts God’s Promise of a Baby (Genesis 18:1-15)

When Jacob Met Esau (Genesis 32:1-21 and 33:1-12)

Joseph Resists the Advances of Potiphar’s Wife (Genesis 39:7-23)

Galileo and the Conviction of a Heretic (Joshua 10:12-14)

Israel Demands a Political King (1 Samuel 8: 4-22)

Does God Have a Plan for History and Us? (Esther 2:17)


Leipzig Debate (500 Year Anniversary-June/July 1519)