Sola Scriptura

Psalm 19:7-11

Sermon Outline

 

 

  1. Medieval History Lesson
  2. 5 Questions of the Reformation
    1. What must I obey? Sola Scriptura
    2. What must I do to be saved? Sola Fide
    3. Who must I trust? Solus Christus
    4. What must I earn? Sola Gratia
    5. What is the point? Soli Deo Gloria
  3. Sola Scriptura Defined
  4. Characteristics of the Word of God (Ps 19:7-11)
    1. Perfect (Lev 1:3)
    2. Trustworthy (Dt 7:9)
    3. Right
    4. Radiant (Song of Solomon 6:10)
    5. Righteous (Mt 6:10)
    6. Precious
    7. Sweet
    8. His Promise to us (1Ki 8:24, Ps 119:114)
    9. Effective (Isa 55:10-11, Jer 1:12, 23:29)
    10. Unchanging and timeless (Ps 119:89)
    11. True (Jn 17:17)
    12. Exalted (Ps 138:2)
  5. Our Response to the Word of God
    1. God’s word can be held up to him to fulfill (Ps 119:49)
    2. God’s word needs to be spoken with boldness (Acts 4:29)
    3. God’s word must be proclaimed faithfully (Jer 23:28, Jn 5:39-40)
    4. God’s Word must not be neglected (Ps 119:16)
  6. Benefits of Obeying the Word of God (Ps 19:7-11)
    1. Life (Jn 8:51)
    2. Wisdom
    3. Joy
    4. Discernment
    5. Freedom (Ps 119:45)
    6. Teaching, rebuking, Correcting and Training in Righteousness (2Tim 3:16-17, 1Cor 10:11-12, Ps 119:9, 105, Isa 66:2, Acts 20:32)
  7. A Lack of hearing the Word of God is a punishment. (Amos 8:11)
  8.  Conclusion
    1. “Is Scripture the mirror by which we dress ourselves (James 1:22-27), the rule by which we work (Gal 6:16), the water with which we wash (Ps 119:9), the fire that warms us (Lk 24:32), the food that nourishes us (Job 23:12), the sword with which we fight (Eph 6:17), the counselor who resolves our doubts and fears (Ps 119:24), and the heritage that enriches us (Ps 119:111-112)?”[1]

Other resources

  1. Westminster Confession Chapters 1.10, 20.2, 31.4, 1.6
  2. Calvin’s Institutes 1.7.2-4

[1] Beeke, Living for God’s Glory, p.134

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