Worship Preparation: July 17, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Read the sermon text: John 14:6; Acts 4:8-12; Ephesians 1:3-14; 1 Timothy 2:5

Read the sermon summary: Solus Christus means that it is in Christ alone and by his work that we are saved. You may wonder, Do we really need a sermon this? Don’t we all believe this already? Yet there are significant challenges to this doctrine from both outside the church and within it. Pluralism and syncretism from without or moralism and emotionalism from within all threaten to replace or add to the centrality of Christ in our faith. We must understand Christ as the very basis for God’s grace to us and the singular object of our faith. The aim of this message is that our faith wouldn’t rest upon ourselves or any other person or thing, but squarely on the shoulders of Christ who carried our sins to the cross, was crucified for our justification, and rose from the dead on the third day.

Read the following song lyrics in relation to the sermon:

In Christ Alone
In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light my strength my song
This Cornerstone this solid Ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love what depths of peace
When fears are stilled when strivings cease
My Comforter my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
Till on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand

CCLI Song # 3350395
Keith Getty | Stuart Townend
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Preaching: Jim Upchurch
Music Leader: Bo Pritchard

 

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