The Reformation Our Savior Hawai'i Online Sunday School


To “REFORM” something means to put it back the way it was meant to be. A “Reformation” is a movement to re-form something, because it has lost its shape. Today, we'll learn about a reformation that happened in the church and a man name martin luther who started it.


What is your god sighting this week? How have you seen God at work?


Sing and Dance

God's Word

Find and highlight these verses in your Bible. Pick one to memorize.

  • Ephesians 2:8-9 For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift—not from works, so that no one can boast.
  • Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  • Psalm 51:16 You do not want a sacrifice, or I would give it; you are not pleased with a burnt offering. The sacrifice pleasing to God is a broken spirit. You will not despise a broken and humbled heart, God.
You are saved by grace.

The Story of Martin Luther

  • Faith: A God-given ability to trust in Jesus for the forgiveness of our sins and eternal life.
  • Grace: God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense. An undeserved gift.
  • Monk: a person who dedicates themselves to living for God all the time. They live in a monastery and spend hours every day in worship and the rest of the day either learning or serving.
  • Indulgence: A guarantee of forgiveness (even if you weren’t sorry) in exchange for money.
  • Protestant: Originally a negative term for people protesting against abuses in the Church. The term now refers to just about any church that isn’t Catholic. However, Lutherans are not Protestants. A Protestant is one who is still “protesting” (and therefore still considers themselves part of the Roman Catholic Church and is waiting for the Roman Catholic church to admit they are wrong.) The Lutheran Church isn’t protesting anymore, we have become “our own” church, believing that what matters is the Bible and God’s promise of eternal life in Jesus. While we desire to be “one” church, we cannot follow those we don’t agree with.
  • Reformation: The movement began by Martin Luther in 1517 in Germany to return the church to the Bible as the primary authority over faith and life. It later spread all over the world.


How are we saved? Why did Martin Luther start a Reformation? How does Jesus reform our live?



ALMIGHTY GOD, Thank you for Martin Luther standing up for the Truth found in your word. Help us to be reformed each Day and stand up for who you are. Amen.

Bible references are in HCSB.