Yesterday at Redeemer Fellowship we explored the doctrine of "sola fide," that salvation is of grace alone and received through faith alone. If you missed the sermon you can listen through iTunes, at the church website, and it's even embedded in bottom of this post.
Sermon Summary: "God accepts us on the condition of faith alone, and not on the basis of our obedience." (Romans 4:4, 5)
I quoted the 1689 Baptist Confession Here it is again.
The grace of faith, whereby the elect are enabled to believe to the saving of their souls, is the work of the Spirit of Christ in their hearts, and is ordinarily wrought by the ministry of the Word; by which also, and by the administration of baptism and the Lord's supper, prayer, and other means appointed of God, it is increased and strengthened.
What Is Justification by Faith Alone?
by J. V. Fesko
Sola Fide: The Reformed Doctrine of Justification
by J. I. Packer