‘Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you.’ (2 Timothy 1:14)
Some things are of such worth that we must keep them, whatever the cost.
That was the conviction of men like Martin Luther, who led the way in a great recovery of gospel truth across Europe in the 16th century. It was a movement which became known as ‘The Reformation’. The Reformers regarded the gospel as a precious gift from God and put their livelihoods, homes, fortunes, and lives on the line to preserve it so it might be passed on to future generations.
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 in September and October as we delight in these five Bible truths and see how they challenge us to ongoing reformation today.
|17th September||SOLA SCRIPTURA: By Scripture Alone||2 Timothy 3: 14 – 4: 5|
|1st October||SOLUS CHRISTUS: In Christ Alone||1 John 1: 5 – 2: 3|
|8th October||SOLA GRATIA: By Grace Alone||Ephesians 2: 1 – 10|
|22nd October||SOLA FIDE: Through Faith Alone||Romans 3: 9 – 26|
|29th October||SOLI DEO GLORIA: Glory to God Alone||Romans 11: 33 – 12: 2|
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