Solus Christus (POHFW)

Preparing our Hearts to Worship

Solus Christus

In an effort to help you prepare for the December 18th, 2016, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on the phrase christ-898330_640-3‘Christ alone’, I wanted to pose a few
questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days.Our sermon is entitled, “Solus Christus”. The main Scripture for the day is Acts 4:8-12. 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 Acts 4:8-12, Matthew 10:18-20, Romans 8:22, Hebrews 4:15., John 14:6

(You can read or listen to all of these passages in a variety of translations at


From the Creeds and Confessions


Heidelberg Catechism Q29-30

Westminster Confession Chapter 8 Of Christ the Mediator

Westminster Larger Catechism Q36, 37, Q38, Q39, Q40, Q41, Q42


From the songs, hymns and spiritual songs of the Church

In Christ Alone: Lyrics, Video

Give me Jesus: Lyrics, Video

O Christ, Our Hope, Our Heart’s Desire (PH485): Lyrics, Video

For Thoughtful Reflection, Prayer, or further Study

Read and Reflect on Joel Beeke’s article Christ Alone

Read and Reflect on John Hendryx’s article Is Jesus really the only way?

Consider this quotation from Herman Bavinck, “The doctrine of Christ is not the starting point, but it certainly is the central point of the whole system of dogmatics. All other dogmas either prepare for it or are inferred from it. In it, as the heart of dogmatics, pulses the whole of the religious-ethical life of Christianity.”[1]

Read and Reflect on the Cambridge Declaration

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 18, 2016 at 12:30 pm.



[1] Herman Bavinck, Sin and Salvation in Christ, vol. 3, Reformed Dogmatics, ed. John Bolt, trans. John Vriend (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2006), 274.



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