The Five Solas- Week 1- Sola Fide
We are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, through the teaching of the Scriptures alone, to the Glory of God Alone…
Over the five Sundays of Advent we will look at the five “Solas”- The Five Solas are five Latin phrases (or slogans) that emerged from the Protestant Reformation, much as a result of Martin Luther’s conversion to Christ through his study of the books of Romans and Galatians. The five Solas are intended to summarize the Reformers’ basic theological principles in contrast to certain teachings of the church of the day. “Sola” is Latin meaning “alone” or “only” and the first phrase we’ll look at on this first Sunday of Advent is- Sola Fide- “Faith Alone”
Justification is by grace alone through faith alone because of Christ alone. In justification Christ’s righteousness is imputed to us as the only possible satisfaction of God’s perfect justice. Our justification does not rest on any merit found in us.
Monday- Definition of Faith READ- Hebrews 11:1
What is faith?
Tuesday- Effects of Faith READ- James 2:14–18
What effect does faith have?
Wednesday- Function of Faith READ- Galatians 2:15–16
How does faith justify us?
Thursday- Object of Faith READ- 1 John 5:10–12
What is the content of true faith?
Friday- Source of Faith READ- Romans 12:2–3
Where does faith come from?
Saturday- Quickening of Faith READ- 2 Corinthians 4:6
What is the role of the Holy Spirit in our faith?
Sunday- Hope of Faith READ- Ephesians 1:18
Having looked at a survey of the Bible’s teaching on faith this week read Paul’s words in Ephesians 1 as a prayer for each of us as we prepare to worship the LORD together today.