Romans and the Reformation 7: Sunday Selah

Romans and the Reformation Day 7 - Sunday Selah  Review and Reflection on Worship During this study, we have looked at several passages in Romans through the lens of five key phrases from the Protestant Reformation which express core truths about the biblical teaching of the gospel of Christ. We discussed how we can apply each one to our understanding of God’s salvation and His continual work in our Christian lives: Sola…

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Romans and the Reformation 6: Soli Deo Gloria “The Glory of God Alone”

Romans and the Reformation Day 6 - Soli Deo Gloria “The Glory of God Alone” Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (Romans 5:1-‬2) ‬‬‬‬ Imagine for a moment that you are stranded in what…

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Romans and the Reformation 5: Sola Scriptura “Scripture Alone”

Romans and the Reformation Day 5 - Sola Scriptura “Scripture Alone” Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness…

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Romans and the Reformation 4: Solus Christus “Christ Alone”

Romans and the Reformation Day 4 - Solus Christus “Christ Alone” If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” For there…

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Romans and the Reformation 3: Sola Fide “Faith Alone”

Romans and the Reformation Day 3 - Sola Fide “Faith Alone” For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” (Romans 1:16-17, ESV) Have you ever found yourself…

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Romans and the Reformation 2: Sola Gratia “Grace Alone”

Romans and the Reformation Day 2 - Sola Gratia “Grace Alone” As author and systematic theology professor Ryan McGraw writes, our theology must be “scripturally grounded, Christ focused, faith driven, grace-saturated, and God-dominated” (What Are the Five Solas? - Ligonier.org). Rather than being confined to the four walls of the academy, these truths should deeply affect our personal lives practically. Today, we will examine the first of the solas—grace alone. What is…

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Romans and the Reformation 1: Introduction to the Five Solas

Romans and the Reformation Day 1 - Introduction to the Five Solas For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance…

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