This month marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and we are taking some time to focus on the doctrines of the Five Solas that emerged during this time. In this message, Pastor Ritch teaches about the importance of Sola Gratia (Grace Alone). God’s grace is God’s undeserved, unearned favor upon sinful man through the atoning death of Jesus.
God is faithful and wise in His workings in human history. Do not be dismayed by what you see, but trust Him to fulfill His promises. Human unbelief does not frustrate God’s gracious plans. Know that He is working in the affairs of men to bring Himself glory.
God’s rejection of Israel was never final, nor full. Indeed, God never fully rejects those whom He has promised to faithfully love. A remnant is always present and is much larger than we often perceive.
The most basic duty and greatest need for each believer is to consciously place our whole person under the Lordship of Jesus each day, including both the belief in our heart as well as the confession with our mouth.
Because Jesus is the end of the Law, He is the source of righteousness for all who believe in Him. God calls all men and women to confess with their mouth and believe in their heart that Jesus is Lord and Savior.
Religious people often stumble over Jesus and miss God’s salvation because they depend upon good deeds and religious rituals to satisfy God’s demand for righteousness. But God’s demand for righteousness is satisfied only through faith in Jesus who offers it to us as a free gift.