The last of the five solas of the Reformation is Soli Deo Gloria, to the glory of God alone! ‚ÄúFor of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.‚ÄĚ (Romans 11:36). Because God is the source of all things, the means of all things and the end of all things, He deserves eternal glory! God is the original Being. He is the spearhead of every other glorious thing. To glorify God means that we appreciate His attributes, acknowledge His promises, and express thanks for His actions! To glorify God also means that we adore Him (Psalm 29:2) and express our affection for Him (Deuteronomy 6:5). We also glorify God when we subject ourselves to Him and serve Him (Romans 12:1-2). May we always strive to say with the Psalmist, ‚ÄúNot unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth‚Äôs sake.‚ÄĚ (Psalm 115:1)
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Grace Presbyterian Church, Dr. Richard Davies www.sermonaudio.com/gracemet"Our church family enjoys SermonAudio so much. We have many people who go right to SermonAudio almost as soon as church is over. They either download the sermon to re-listen to it, or if they weren‚Äôt in the worship service, they can access it right away! SermonAudio is great for our church body! All that you do is greatly appreciated. A member of church started putting my sermons up on SermonAudio years ago and has been doing it faithfully all these years! We sincerely thank the Lord for this service!"
We would encourage you to read through more testimonials we've received over the years from both listeners and broadcasters alike.
Seeing one of the Solas mentioned in the Friday newsletter I got as an email, I thought I would take the presumption to list all of them. I hope I'm not too far out of place. Since they are really derived from the Scriptures, and are a litmus test for who is a Christian or not - - never mind if they've heard of the Reformation or not - - I just think they are something good to list once in awhile.
Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D. wrote: This document was originally written for the 1993 Reformation Celebration at Audubon Drive Bible Church in Laurel, MS, as part of a worship service. | Sola Scriptura | Soli Deo Gloria | Solo Christo | Sola Gratia | Sola Fide |
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Or for that matter,
Monergism wrote: The ‚Äúfive solas‚ÄĚ is a term used to designate five great foundational rallying cries of the Protestant reformers. They are as follows: ‚ÄúSola Scriptura‚ÄĚ (Scripture Alone); ‚ÄúSola Gratia‚ÄĚ (Grace Alone); ‚ÄúSola Fide‚ÄĚ (Faith Alone); ‚ÄúSolus Christus‚ÄĚ (Christ Alone); and ‚ÄúSoli Deo Gloria‚ÄĚ (To God Alone Be Glory).
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