Monthly Archives: October 2008

Luther started a war

“Sola Fide” Ahhh, the heart of the Reformation, “Faith alone!”  This was the spark that originated in Martin Luther’s heart that started it all.  It was no small spark, more like a lightening bolt.  This bolt cut through the tattered … Continue reading

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Sola Gratia

Growing up, I occasionally watched the show, “The A-team.”  I recall almost nothing from the show, except for the arresting presence of professional-wrestler-turned-actor, Mr. T (pictured at left).  Mr. T was an intimidator, and he had a catch phrase that my … Continue reading

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Sola Scriptura

Sola Scriptura: Scripture Alone is the Standard   In 1521, one of the greatest defenders of the faith, Martin Luther, during his interrogation at the Diet of Worms, declared,  “Unless I shall be convinced by the testimonies of the Scriptures … Continue reading

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Solus Christus

The second of our Reformation solas deals with the person and work of Jesus Christ.  Solus Christus refers to Christ’s unique role in revealing God to man, in serving as our mediator, and in offering salvation for our sins.  Every … Continue reading

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Reformation Solas

This Friday is a significant day–it’s October 31.  While many will celebrate Halloween at this time, we want to take advantage of this week to acknowledge a far more significant event that took place on the same day, some 491 … Continue reading

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In my distress……

“In my distress I cried out to the Lord…..” In my distress……..I’ve learned something about distress….it’s not “distress” unless it’s distressing.  Trouble is not “trouble” unless it’s troubling.  Pain is not “pain” unless it’s painful.  Along with each one comes … Continue reading

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I’m a lazy man!

I’m a Lazy Man!   I find laziness being expressed in many areas of my life.  How about you? Sometimes it’s obvious and other times it’s obscure.  One of the biggest ways laziness expresses itself in my life is in … Continue reading

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