Sola Gratia - Grace Alone

Ephesians 2:1-10, II Corinthians 5:21, Romans 4:4-5

Today is part (2 of 5) pillars of faith.  The second pillar we look at is Sola Gratia which means by grace alone.  Salvation is by grace and nothing more.  God made Christ  who knew no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.

Other Comments:

  • If something about Grace seems unfair it is because we don't see our own need.

  • When God justifies the wicked that is us!

  • We need to grasp our own wickedness before we can understand Grace.

  • Our natural tendency is to reject Grace.  However, God does not want us to think we can do it our self's.

  • Luke 15 - In the parables of the lost sheep, lost coin, and the prodigal Son.  There was rejoicing is each case at the lost being found.  However, in the parable of the prodigal Son it was the son who had to make the decision to come home.

The Five Solas:  These five pillars of faith came out of the Reformation

  • Sola Scriptura -    Scripture Alone

  • Sola Gratia -        Grace Alone

  • Sola Fide -           Faith alone

  • Solus Christus -    Christ Alone

  • Soli Deo Gloria  - Glory to God Alone

 

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