Five Solas

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The unofficial launch of the Protestant Reformation was on October 31st, 1517, when an obscure monk nailed his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. This sparked a movement that changed the entire world as we know it.

The central focus of these reformers is summarized well in what came to be known as The Five Solas.

These Five Solas are just as crucial for us to understand, apply, and teach today as they were in the 16th century. Because they answer the most important question in the entire world: How can sinners be made right with God?

Soli Deo Gloria: God’s Glory Alone


Romans 11:33-36 “From Him, through Him and to Him” is really the essence of the Christian life. And an opposite mentality – “from me, through me, and to me” – is the fundamental problem with mankind and why hell exists. So let’s use this framework to look at these verses and the glory of God.

Solus Christus: Christ Alone


Hebrews 1:1-4 Christ means “anointed one”. In the Old Testament there were three offices anointed: prophet, priest and king. We will look this morning at how Jesus fulfills all three roles and stands alone as our Prophet, Priest and King.  

Sola Scriptura: Scripture Alone


2 Timothy 3;14-17 The Reformers consistently proclaimed that as the Word of God, Scripture alone is our highest authority and the standard by which we must interpret all knowledge and truth. Scripture does not claim to contain everything we want to know, but it contains everything we need to know for life. Who am I? […]