Resources on Doctrines of Grace

Sola Gratia (Grace Alone)

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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.

Sight vs. Insight

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Why do some people believe while others do not? The man who received his sight demonstrates, as well as the crowds that witnessed this miracle, demonstrate that seeing God requires an act of God.

Has God Rejected His People?

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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 Lawful Use of the Law

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The law itself is good, but it is not good news since it displays our unworthiness before it. But we will never accept the good news of the Gospel if we are foolish enough to think we have no sin.

Believe In Your Heart, Part 1

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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.

God’s Righteousness vs. Man’s Righteousness

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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.

Pursuing Righteousness By Faith

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If we come to God through our own efforts to be righteous, we will stumble over Jesus Christ and be ruined forever. If we come to God through faith, we will have Jesus Christ as our cornerstone and receive righteousness and life in Him.

The Potter and the Clay

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God is right to do that which successfully pursues His own glory to the greatest degree. In this message from Romans 9:19-24, Pastor Ritch begins to unpack the deep theological lessons from one of the most challenging passages in the Bible.

The Offense and the Opportunity of the Cross

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The central message of Good Friday is this: Jesus died to rescue us from our sins. In this Good Friday message, Pastor Ritch teaches from Matthew 27:22-54, about four truths of the cross to help us receive God’s grace in Jesus Christ.

Since God Is For Us

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Because God chose to set His love upon His children in eternity past, we who are His children know for certain that our future is one of unending joy and glory in God. In this message from Romans 8:31-32, Pastor Ritch teaches about the unstoppable love of God.