The gospel truths at the heart of the Reformation were summed up in five Latin phrases: Sola Scriptura, Solus Christus, Sola Gratia, Sola Fide and Sola Deo Gloria. Translated into English, they assert that salvation is according to Scripture alone, in Christ alone, by grace alone, through faith alone, for the glory of God alone. Together they explain why the gospel is such good news. Each of these five solas is essential to the gospel and so they’re essential to us today. Join us as we delight in these five Bible truths and see how they challenge us to ongoing reformation today.
In John 13 – 17 Jesus gives the ultimate team talk to His disciples preparing them for how to follow Him, when He’s no longer there. They’ve spent years, soaking in Jesus’ glory, watching as He has turned their nation upside down through His teaching and miracles. And now He is leaving them, for a gruesome death and to return to His Father in glory.
‘One another’ are two words in English but only one word in ancient Greek. Yet it’s used 100 times in the New Testament to describe how Christians should relate to each other. ‘Love’ is the virtue most frequently associated with it. Jesus twice commanded his follows to ‘Love one another’ and Paul, Peter and John echoed the same instruction 14 times in their letters. But what does it look like to ‘love one another’? In this series we explore 10 of the ‘one another’ statements in the New Testament and learn what it looks like to love each other like Jesus.
In an uncertain world, everyone needs hope. Hope for the future transforms the present. Paul writes this letter (1 Thessalonians) to a young church encouraging them with the certain hope they have in Christ.