SOLA (Week 5): “Soli Deo Gloria”

David Northup, Elder/Teacher – Romans 11:33-36

The series “SOLA” is concluded this week with the fifth and final Sola, led by David Northup – one of the elders of Redemption Bible Church. David describes how it is through God’s glory alone that all things happen. We must orient our lives toward God as the center of our faith and ignore those that might lead us astray. We must remember that it is only through God that sin can be forgiven. We talk about living a life centered on God’s glory at home, at work, and at play.

SOLA (Week 4): “Sola Scriptura”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – 2 Timothy 3:14-17

Pastor Jason Mayhall leads Redemption Bible Church in the continuation of the current sermon series entitled “SOLA,” which looks at how we can find salvation through Jesus Christ. Pastor Jason teaches how Scripture is crucial to our growth, because it makes us wise. We need to understand that we need to change to be saved from sin, and part of that change is putting God at the core of who we are and what we do. When we put our trust in God’s Word, He starts to be the core of who we are. Scripture teaches us about who God is in our lives. We see how God handled people in the Bible, and it trains us to walk in righteousness.

SOLA (Week 3): “Sola Gratia”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Ephesians 2:1-10

Pastor Jason Mayhall leads Redemption Bible Church in an examination of the five Solas in the sermon series entitled “SOLA,” a look at how we can find salvation through Jesus Christ. Pastor Jason describes how we need to understand that we have a problem. We have all sinned and need to be rescued. It is not from what we say, or the actions we take, that we can be delivered from evil. Works are not what makes us faithful. Working harder does not merit more grace from God. God’s grace does not focus on what we’ve earned or what we deserve. God is great because he delivers his extravagant grace to all of us even though we’ve all sinned and do not deserve it. The question we need to ask ourselves is: Do we accept God as our Savior, and the grace he freely offers us?

SOLA (Week 2): “Sola Fide”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Romans 3:21-26

Pastor Jason Mayhall continues teaching, about the 5ooth Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, at Redemption Bible Church. This sermon series is entitled “SOLA,” examining how only through Christ can we find salvation. This week looks at the concept of faith and sin. Pastor Jason describes how we cannot earn or buy our way to salvation. Righteous people live by faith alone, in the works of Jesus Christ. We have to give our lives and hearts to God. As our view of God and Jesus Christ increases our faith will increase. When we sin, we sin not only against ourselves and/or each other, but against God. God’s glory is reduced by our sin and that debt must be settled. It is through Jesus and the cross that our atonement can take place.

SOLA (Week 1): “Solus Christus”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Hebrews 1:1-4, 4:14-16, 9:11-15, 10:12-14

Pastor Jason Mayhall begins a new sermon series at Redemption Bible Church entitled “Sola,” which is the Latin word for “alone” (or “only”). Starting with “In Christ alone,” Pastor Jason teaches how only through Christ can we find salvation . This is embodied by the Latin phrase Solus Christus, the first of five central theological principles that describe what the Christian church is centered on. It is these truths that we need to focus on and not focus on things other than Jesus to validate our faith. We learn about the story of Martin Luther and the belief that salvation is not earned by doing good deeds but is only received as a free gift from God. This view was revolutionary at the time, as the church was in the business of selling indulgences as a way to offset sin, and Martin Luther was branded a heretic for his teaching. Ultimately his view spread beyond his native Germany and remains a central characteristic of doctrine to this day.