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:

Author: Jason

Rev. Jason Wells is the executive director of the New Hampshire Council of Churches. Prior to this position he served Episcopal congregations in New Hampshire for 13 years after his ordination in 2004. Jason is also a board member of the ACLU-NH. He is a former president of the Greater Concord Interfaith Council and has served on the Episcopal Church's committee on ecumenical and interfaith relationships. Jason received a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and also holds bachelors degrees in computer science and mathematics from Southern Methodist University.