500 years ago a monk decided to take a stand against the mighty church because in his heart he knew things needed to change. Convicted by scripture, and led by the Spirit, Martin Luther stood up, spoke out, and in the process awakened people to a whole new understanding of who God is and how God loves. It wasn’t easy…excommunicated and considered a heretic, his life was often in peril. But he stood strong and the world changed. Because he took the risk, following Jesus’ heart and his…we are here today. Over the next few weeks we are going to look at what Luther stood for…and where we still stand today…not like standing still…but standing up, speaking out – for the call to reform ourselves and our world is still on today!