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by David Guzik - about 1 month

Sola Gratia: The Beauty & Sufficiency of Grace in the Salvation of Sinners

Soon it will be the 500th anniversary of when German pastor, monk and seminary professor, Martin Luther, published 95 objections to the church practice of selling reductions to the penalty of sin. Most historians use that event to mark the start of what we call the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther and his fellow reformers changed the European world and beyond, and their ideas are summarized in a series...

Theology / by David Guzik - 3 months

Sola Fide: Clarifying the Role of Faith in the Gift of Salvation

Most historians mark the start of the Protestant Reformation to the 1517 publication of Martin Luther’s list of 95 complaints against a practice known as selling indulgences. This year (2017) marks the 500th anniversary of that great event. Tourists are flooding the great cities and sites where Luther’s reformation unfolded, and people are thinking and talking about the great ideas of the Reformation. Those...

Theology / by David Guzik - 4 months

Sola Scriptura: Biblical Authority and the People of God

The great men of the Reformation – Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, and those associated with them declared their beliefs in a series of “solas” (solae if you’re really into Latin). From Latin, sola means “alone” or “single.” We get our words "solo" and "solitary" from this Latin root. The classic sola statements of the Reformation were and are: Sola Scriptura (...

by David Guzik - 7 months

The Real Meaning of Palm Sunday

When Jesus came into Jerusalem on what we call Palm Sunday, you could say that it was a patriotic parade. This is how it is described in John 12:12-13:"The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: “Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’ The King of Israe...

by David Guzik - 12 months

Women and Men: Roles and Responsibility in the Church

An ongoing matter of debate among Christians is over the issue of what the Bible says about the respective roles of men and women in the ministry and services of a local congregation or church. Some believe the Bible teaches no difference at all in the role or responsibility of men and women in the home or the church. Others believe that the Bible teaches the principle of male leadership in the home and in the chu...

by David Guzik - about 1 year

What Preachers Can Learn from Vin Scully

In the world of American sports broadcasting, Vin Scully is a larger-than-life legend. For more than 60 years, he has told the story of the baseball club, the Dodgers, starting in Brooklyn and then in Los Angeles. He is probably the most admired man in his profession. He is associated with a sports team that has won many championships and has had many star athletes, but Vin Scully is probably the most loved, respe...

by David Guzik - about 1 year

The Transforming Truth and Grace of Jesus

The Apostle John wrote the words, “For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” (John 1:17). The Apostle Paul didn’t write those words, but he certainly lived them. He had a powerful encounter with Jesus Christ, where Jesus confronted Paul with both His grace and His truth. Acts 9:4-5 describes how Jesus revealed truth to Paul, the truth that he not only persecuted Christians...

by David Guzik - about 1 year

Liturgy, History & the Earliest Church with David Guzik and Lance Ralston

A January, 2014, an article in “The American Conservative” described why some Millennials are leaving Evangelical churches to join more liturgical denominations like Anglican, Orthodox and Roman Catholicism.¹ It isn’t just church members making the switch; some pastors are as well. There’s something in what’s called “high church” formalism that appeals to these denominational converts. There’s an implicit sense th...