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The Five Solas

Soli Deo Gloria

Or, “Glory to God Alone”. We read out of Romans 11:33-36, and in this passage study the some of the attributes of God that are written about, both by Paul and in the Old Testament passages he quotes. We also see the work God has done throughout history to redeem mankind of our transgressions against a holy God, and how all that he has done has been to His glory alone as he put on display his loving characteristics, his righteousness, and goodness.

Solus Christus

Notice: due to a technological error, the last half of this sermon hasn’t been recorded, however, you can still listen to the first portion of John 14:6 on the topic of Solus Christus. In the sermon we learn what Jesus meant by saying he is the way, the truth, and the life. In the audio, we hear about Jesus being the ONLY way to the father, and how fellowship with God is secured in the work of Jesus Christ.

Sola Fide

In our study of the Five Solas, we take a look now at Sola Fide, or Faith Alone. Our passage this week was Romans 1:17, which says “the righteous man shall live by faith.” We see how it is our faith alone saves us. Roman 5:1 teaches that we are justified by faith. In this sermon, we break down this passage of scripture and see what it means that the righteous man shall live by faith, and what that also looks like in our sanctification.

Sola Gratia

Today we take a look at what the scripture says about grace by looking at Ephesians 2:1-10. We see what the Roman Catholic Church definition is by looking at their catechism, and comparing it to what scripture says. Scripture is very clear about how our salvation is based entirely on the grace of God alone, and there isn’t a single thing that we can do to merit or earn our salvation. In our sinful state apart from the grace of God, we are well deserving of the wrath that is to come, and we will be held accountable for our wicked deeds. However, God by his love and mercy provided us a way to escape his wrath, and have our sins, past, present, and future be paid in full. All of which was paid for on the cross by Jesus Christ. And it is only by grace through faith that we are saved. And the good works that we do after we are saved are only possible because of God’s grace at work in us. We must be diligent to remember that even the smallest claim of merit robs God of some of His glory.

Sola Scriptura (Part II)

This week, we continue our study of the 5 solas with the second part of Sola Scriptura. We take a deeper look at 2 Timothy 3:16-17 and break it down to understand the attributes of the scriptures such as it being breathed out by God, and understanding how we can tell how a book of the bible is the inspired Word of God. With the understanding of what the Word of God is, we can see what authority the Word has and its sufficiency in it being all we need to equip us for everything worth doing in any area of our lives.

Sola Scriptura (Part 1)

As we approach the coming of the 500th year anniversary of the reformation, we are taking a break from Acts to study the Five Solas of reformed theology, starting in 2 Timothy 3:16-17. We look at the first Sola, Sola Scriptura, or “Scripture Alone”, what that means, and what it meant for the reformers as they broke off from the Roman Catholic church.