Preparing our Hearts to Worship
Sola Fide, by Faith Alone
In an effort to help you prepare for the December 4th, 2016, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on the phrase ‘by faith alone’, I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “Sola Fide”. The main Scripture for the day is Hebrews 11. The other passages are either referenced in the message or provide additional insight for reflection.
(Pick and choose from the many resources and options, which I have tried to make available for your devotional life.)
From the Scriptures
Read and prayerfully reflect upon some or all of these Scriptures. Ask God to shape your life and your church’s life to match the heart of God:
Read or listen to Hebrews 11, Romans 3, Ephesians 3:12-17, 2Thessalonians 1:11.
(You can read or listen to all of these passages in a variety of translations at Bible.is.)
From the Creeds and Confessions
Heidelberg Catechism Q21, Q60-61
Westminster Larger Catechism Q72, 73
From the songs, hymns and spiritual songs of the Church
Walk by Faith (Camp): Lyrics, Video
Great is thy Faithfulness (Rice): Lyrics, Video
For Thoughtful Reflection, Prayer, or further Study
What is the relationship between faith and works?
Why is it impossible to please God without Faith?
Read and Reflect on the Cambridge Declaration
Read and Reflect on Horton’s article Are we justified by faith alone?
Read and Reflect on Boice’s article The Five Solas of the Reformation
Read and Reflect on Strawbridge’s article The Five Solas of the Reformation
The Sermon will be available online on December 4, 2016 at 12:30 pm.