The Tenets of The Reformation
500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation (1517-2017)
Celebrating the Reformation
For much of the month of October, we will be commemorating and celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation of the Christian church, begun by Martin Luther, the German priest and theologian in the early 14th century. Recognizing the mercy and grace of our Lord God in bringing to light again the truths of Holy Scripture, we will schedule and use the final four weekend worship services for the emphasis of the history and the meaning of the great Reformation and the effect it had on the world then and on us today.
The Four Tenets
The four tenets of the Reformation, each one being introduced and explained on succeeding weekends, are:
SOLA GRATIA, through grace alone [October 7 & 8]
God, in love and mercy, gives His undeserved favor and forgiveness through the redemptive work of His Son, Jesus Christ, to all who believe.
SOLA FIDE, through faith alone [October 14 & 15]
God, the Holy Spirit, creates and sustains faith in His promises which alone can save us from sin and give salvation.
SOLA SCRIPTURA, through the Word alone [October 21 & 22]
The faith we have then must be placed solely upon the truths of Scripture, God’s Holy Word, which is the exposition of His will and our salvation.
SOLI CHRISTI, through Christ alone [October 28 & 29]
Finally, Jesus Christ is the object and center of grace alone, faith alone, and Scripture alone.
As we remember and celebrate God’s gift in Martin Luther and successive people in the history of the Christian Church, we pray for our Lord’s gracious blessing as we praise Him with gratitude and joy.
500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation
Sola Gratia – Grace Alone
Sola Fide – Faith Alone
Sola Scriptura – Scripture Alone
Solus Christus – Christ Alone
Sola Deo Gloria – For God’s Glory Alone
Join us each week this month for a look at The Reformation.