Reformation Sunday sermon, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Goffstown, NH

On Sunday, October 28, I preached at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Goffstown, NH. Many denominations call this day “Reformation Sunday,” is it is immediately before the anniversary of Martin Luther’s publication of the 95 Theses on October 31, 1517.

This sermon proclaims the Gospel found in Mark 10:46-52 (the healing of the blind beggar Bartimaeus) in the light of the reformation of the institutional church and the reformation of our selves, bringing our faith and our actions into alignment. This is possible through the grace of Jesus, whose divinity and sinlessness mean that he was the only one never in need of such reformation.

The reading of Mark 10:46-52 begins at the 20:41 mark and the sermon follows immediately after that: