How did the Reformation change the church? Scott Boerckel (Senior Pastor of East White Oak Bible Church, Carlock, IL) teaches from 2 Timothy 3:12-4:4, about the ongoing leadership and doctrinal struggles within the church that ultimately brought about the Reformation, and how dramatically it transformed the Church over the years to come.
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.
Our worship of God is the ultimate goal of the Gospel. Worship answers the question “Why?” for everything we do as a church. Our worship of God is the root of every good fruit in His church. If we as a church are lacking in any horizontal dimension, we must begin by attending to the root.
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.