500 YEARS OF REFORMATION 1517 – 2017 Motto : Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone), Sola Fide (faith alone), Sola Gratia (grace alone), Solus Christus (Christ alone), Soli Deo Gloria (to the Glory of God alone)
Series HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION with Pastor Kurt Piesslinger, M.A.
10.JOHN CALVIN AND REFORMATION IN THE FRENCH PART OF SWITZERLAND
Calvin is a student in Paris, when he is about to be burned on the stake because of his Protestant belief. In the very last moment he succeeds in climbing down the wall of a house with some sheets. For years he is hunted by the authorities of the Roman-Catholic Church, because he preaches the Gospel without fear. In Geneva he finds his working place.
Geneva is reformed by Calvin. But a group of nobleman, the Libertines, do not like Calvin`s practical reforms and live a low moral standard. Nevertheless they want to share in the Lord`s supper in arms, but Calvin risks his life by refusing their participation.
Matthew 8:20 – And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
Matthew 26:26-28 – And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.