Worship Preparation: July 10, 2016

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Read the sermon text: Romans 3:21-26

Read the sermon summary: This week we will be examining the third of five doctrines emanating from the Reformation, Sola Fide (justification through faith alone). Whereas "Sola Scriptura" is opposed to the formula scripture + tradition, and "Sola Gratia" is opposed to grace + human ability, we find "Sola Fide" opposed to faith + works. Having established the facts from scripture that God in his grace has provided a remedy for mankind's sin, we are left with the question, “How one can be included in this great salvation?” In other words, what must I do to be saved by Jesus? The various answers to this basic question that have been taught over the centuries may surprise you. This Sunday we will examine what God has to say about this "material principle”, through Paul's familiar teaching in Romans chapter 3. We will also consider subtle ways that this primary doctrine is being attacked in our own day. As you prepare your hearts to worship God, who delights in saving sinners for his own glory, consider anew the timeless question, "What must I do to be saved?"

Read the following song lyrics in relation to the sermon:

By Faith
By faith we see the hand of God
In the light of creation's grand design
In the lives of those who prove His faithfulness
Who walk by faith and not by sight

By faith our fathers roamed the earth
With the pow'r of His promise in their hearts
Of a holy city built by God's own hand
A place where peace and justice reign

We will stand as children of the promise
We will fix our eyes on Him our soul's reward
Till the race is finished and the work is done
We'll walk by faith and not by sight

By faith the prophets saw a day
When the longed-for Messiah would appear
With the pow'r to break the chains of sin and death
And rise triumphant from the grave

By faith the church was called to go
In the pow'r of the Spirit to the lost
To deliver captives and to preach good news
In ev'ry corner of the earth

By faith the mountain shall be moved
And the pow'r of the gospel shall prevail
For we know in Christ all things are possible
For all who call upon His name

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Preaching: Jason Stoddard
Music Leader: Michael Lawing


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