This Sunday we kick off a new sermon series called, “The Five Solas.” For the next five weeks we will press deep into five hallmarks of gospel-centered theology. The “Five Solas” are five Latin phrases that emerged during the 16th Protestant Reformation, summarizing the essential doctrines that separated Protestants from Roman Catholics.
“Sola” is Latin for “alone,” or “only,” and was coupled with other words to demonstrate how salvation and the Christian life is experienced.
The Scripture alone is our authority in all faith and practice. Confessions, creeds, and traditions are all subservient to and to be evaluated by the Scripture.
Salvation is a gift of God’s grace alone and is not earned by our own efforts.
Salvation is received by faith alone and is not obtained by our obedience or good works.
Jesus Christ alone has obtained salvation for all who believe through his death on the cross for sinners.
Soli Deo Gloria
Salvation is solely the work of God and is given for the glory of God.
We will unpack all of this in detail with an aim of drawing near to Jesus Christ by faith, uniting around the gospel, and glorifying thea God who saves.
For those who want to get a head-start, check out The Cambridge Delaration’s explanation of these doctrines.