In this next sermon series, we will spend 5 weeks looking at five phrases of historic importance that need to be remembered and still matter today. They are known collectively as the “Five Solas” and they summarize teachings that we as a Church affirm and hold to. What these phrases represent are simply what we believe the scriptures teach.
The phrases themselves can be traced back to the 16th Century Protestant Reformation. They capture the heart of what was taught by the Reformers who were convinced that the church had parted from the essential teachings of Christianity especially in regards to how God saves sinners.
These five phrases which all contain a form of the word “Sola” (a Latin word meaning “alone”) summarize foundational truths of Protestant Evangelical Christianity.
The Five Solas:
“Sola Scriptura” (Scripture Alone)
“Solus Christus” (Christ Alone)
“Sola Gratia” (Grace Alone)
“Sola Fide” (Faith Alone)
“Soli Deo Gloria” (To God Alone Be Glory)
Each Sunday there will be a Bible-based sermon that supports that week’s “sola”. Our goal for this series is to strengthen our understanding of important Biblical truths that are fundamental to what we believe about the word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
This Sunday morning teaching series begins October 29 at 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30 am.
Five hundred years after the Protestant Reformation, the church as an institution and God's people still need to be transformed by the truth of God's word. It was this truth that gave birth to the Reformation but where do evangelicals stand, and what do we stand for?
On October 29, 2017, celebrating the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing the 95 Theses on the door of the church in Wittenberg, pastors, scholars, and church members will celebrate the confessional legacy of the Reformation at 4 pm at the First Baptist Church, 315 W Michigan Ave in downtown Kalamazoo.
Speakers from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, Northbridge Church, CityGate Church, Northeastern Baptist, and University Reformed Church will explore why the Reformation was necessary, what fueled the movement’s success, and the why the Reformation is relevant for all Christians today.
Join us for this historic Ted Talk style celebration, Oct 29 at 4 pm, as we proclaim and affirm with Luther’s boldness the Reformation truths on which we stand.
For additional information go to: www.herewestandkalamazoo.com