The theme “Stand Firm” was chosen for our schools for this academic year. It coincides with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, in which Martin Luther said, “Here I stand, I can do no other.” He stood up for what he believed, and that’s a good thing, right? We want our children to have the courage of their convictions. On the other hand, standing firm doesn’t always result in happiness and unity. What if standing firm makes someone angry?
(This sermon was preached at the annual Unity Service at St. Paul – the one weekend each year that we have only a single service, in order that all our members may worship at the same time and place.)
- 1 Corinthians 15:57 - 58