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Sola Gratia- Grace Alone

Salvation comes through God’s grace alone. Pastor Dan Cox reads from Ephesians 2:1-10 and Romans 3:9-64.

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Study Notes

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

Sola Scriptura: Scripture Alone  Scripture alone is the ultimate source of authority for Christian doctrine and practice.

Sola Fide: Faith Alone   Salvation is a gift of God received by faith alone.

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 Gratia: Grace Alone

Understanding the Text:  Romans 3: 9-31

  • No one is righteous, seeks God or does good
  • All are accountable to God
  • The law cannot save and shows that all are sinners
  • Righteousness has been revealed in Christ
  • All have sinned and fall short of God’s standard
  • But, those who believe in Christ are justified by faith
  • Justification in Christ is a gift of God’s grace
  • Christ fully satisfies God’s requirements
  • Christ demonstrates God’s righteousness
  • There is therefore no place for human boasting
  • Justification is by faith-not the works of the law
  • Only those justified by faith can fulfill the law

Applying the Text

  • Give praise to God alone for your salvation!
  • Live in obedient gratitude to God