October 1 Here I Stand: Sola Scriptura
Scripture: II Timothy 3:14-17, John 20:30-31
The Reformation returned to the Bible as the only rule and norm for our faith. Reiterating that the Bible is the word of God and can be trusted in all matters. This is our definitive source of truth. In a world of fake news it is good to know that we can believe the good news of the scriptures.
October 8 Here I Stand: Solus Christus
Scripture: Acts 4:1-12, John 14:1-6
All of scripture points to Jesus, the Christ. From the moment sin entered into our world God gave a promise of a messiah that would redeem mankind. From the nation God would build from himself the promised one would come forth. Foretold by the prophets and recognized through His teaching Jesus is the Christ and our only hope.
October 15 Here I Stand: Sola Gratia
Scripture: Ephesians 2:8-10, Matthew 20:1-4, 6-7, 9-11, 13-15
The core of our belief is that we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. This is at the heart of what we believe. We cannot come to God, nor do we deserve God to come to us. In a merit-based culture this is particularly challenging to us, but so necessary.
October 22 Here I Stand: Sola Fides
Scripture: Romans 3:21-28, Matthew 8:5-16
Faith is the hand that receives what God freely offers. Faith is not based on facts or feelings, but a simple trust in God and in His goodness. Even when everything is pointing in the opposite direction faith hangs on and believes.
October 29 Here I Stand: Soli Deo Gloria
Scripture: Colossians 3:12-17, John 17:1-5
Having been saved by grace through faith in Christ alone we live our lives dedicated only to Him. Whatever we do we do as if we were working for Him and therefore we do so to bring glory to Him.