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Sola Fide- Faith Alone

Salvation is a gift of God received by faith alone. In part 2 of The Five “Solas” of the Reformation, Pastor Dan Cox reads from Romans 1:16-17 and Ephesians 2:1-10.

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Study Notes

Martin Luther’s efforts to be right with God…

Romans 1:16-17            English Standard Version

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”

THE FIVE SOLAS OF THE REFORMATION

Sola Scriptura: Scripture Alone
Sola Fide: Faith Alone
Sola Gratia: Grace Alone
Solus Christus: Christ Alone
Soli Deo Gloria: God’s Glory Alone

The means of salvation as taught by the Roman Church in Luther’s day…

Understanding the Text              Ephesians 2:1-10

You were…

  • dead in sin
  • following this world
  • following Satan
  • following fleshly passions and desires
  • under God’s wrath

But God…

  • is rich in mercy
  • loved you greatly
  • made you alive in Christ
  • saved you by grace
  • raised you with Christ
  • seated you with Christ
  • will show you immeasurable grace and kindness forever
  • gave you the gift of faith

Your salvation… 

  • is by grace through faith
  • is a gift of God
  • is not a result of works
  • produces good works

Sola Fide: Faith Alone

The means of salvation as taught by some today…

Applying the Text

  • Stop striving to be right with God
  • Rejoice in God’s great gift of salvation
  • Proclaim Gods great gift to all