Lifespring Church—Sunday, October 15, 2017
Reformation Month: The five Solas
Romans 3:21-31 through Faith Alone (ESV 806)
Call to Worship:
What is Sola Gratia? We believe that we can to nothing to earn God’s favor. New life in Jesus is nothing if not the free gift of God.
What is Sola Fide? We believe that every man, woman, and child is a sinner, having transgressed the high standards of God’s character and moral law. Salvation, therefore, is only possible through faith in the life, death burial, resurrection, ascension, and enthronement of Jesus Christ.
What is Solus Christus? We believe that this grace comes only through faith in the work of Jesus: Faith that our sins were covered on the cross; faith that we are covered by Jesus’ blood and righteousness and accepted and adopted by the Father.
- I sing the mighty power of God (p 26)
- How firm a foundation (p 364)
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 44:21-28 (ESV 513)
Confession: Heidleburg Catechism Lord’s Day 23
Q. 60. How are you righteous before God?
A. Only by a true faith in Jesus Christ; so that, though my conscience accuse me that I have grossly transgressed all the commandments of God, and kept none of them, and am still inclined to all evil; notwithstanding, God, without any merit of mine, but only of mere grace, grants and imputes to me the perfect satisfaction, righteousness, and holiness of Christ; even so, as if I never had had nor committed any sin: yea, as if I had fully accomplished all that obedience which Christ has accomplished for me; inasmuch as I embrace such benefit with a believing heart.
Assurance in The Gospel of Jesus Christ
- Before the throne of God above (p 187))
Thanksgiving: Tithes and offerings
- May the mind of Christ my savior (p 377)
Scripture Memory: Ephesians 2:8
Proclamation from God’s Word: Romans 3:21-31 through Faith Alone (ESV 806)
Response of Celebration and Faith
- My faith has found a resting place (p 404)