A Man Named Martin

A Man Named Martin, Part 1 of 3: The Man

In this five-session Bible study, Luther’s life and times are examined through the lens of history, religion and theology. Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz, Former Speaker for The Lutheran Hour, as well as numerous scholars, add their expertise and perspective to render an illuminating portrait of the life of this extraordinary human being.

The influence and impact of Luther’s life is the stuff of serious study. As a forlorn sinner feeling lost and desperate before a stern and exacting Judge, Luther desponded of all hope for eternity. But as one who came to cling to the Spirit-delivered truths of justification by faith and the liberty believers experience by God’s grace, he rebounded to become a triumphant ambassador for the Gospel.

Two bonus videos, ‘An Augstinian Monastery’ and ‘Katie Luther’, are included in Part 1.

To download discussion guides as well as other resources e.g. bulletin inserts, posters, etc on the videos for Part 1 The Man, Part 2 The Moment and Part 3 The Movement go to Lutheran Hour Video Resources.

01 A Man Named Martin
01 A Man Named Martin
02 ML Menu
02 A Monk’s Life
03 Pergatory
03 Pergatory
04 Martin-Luther-95-theses
04 The 95 Theses
05 The Last Years05 The Last Years 06 Monestery Tour06 An Augustinian Monastery 07 Katie Luther
07 Katie Luther

A Man Named Martin, Part 2 of 3: The Moment

The Moment examines the errant teachings and wayward traditions of the Late Medieval Church that eventually sparked the Protestant Reformation, a theological overhaul set in motion most notably by Martin Luther’s nailing of the 95 Theses to the church door at Wittenberg.

As a follow-up Bible study to 2015’s A Man Named Martin-Part One: The Man, this three-session Bible study takes a close look at the widespread teachings of the late Medieval Church that were superfluous to the Bible or not scripturally grounded. Among them were purgatory, penance, celibacy, prayers for the dead, transubstantiation, the treasury of merits of Christ, devotion to Mary and the rosary, the institution of the papacy, and the one most often linked to the Reformation: the sale of indulgences.

Joining forces in examining these aberrant teachings and the role Martin Luther had in debating and, ultimately, rejecting them is a cast of scholars, professional church workers, and pastors. Here Dr. Paul Maier, Dr. Ken Schurb, Dr. John Nunes, Dr. Joel Lampe, Dr. Susan Mobley, Dr. Joel Biermann, and others, along with host, Dr. Gregory Seltz, add insight and expertise to this fascinating period in the life of Martin Luther.

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A Man Named Martin, Part 3 of 3: The Movement

From Luther’s 95 Theses in 1517 to the Peace of Westphalia in 1648, God was at work in the Reformation. In A Man Named Martin–Part 3: The Movement, viewers will see how the Reformation transformed European society and, eventually, left a profound impression around the globe.

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