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by David Guzik - about 1 month

Reformation Day: Live Session with David Guzik

As a finale to our celebration of 500 years since the Reformation, we are excited to have guests David Guzik and Lance Ralston speak on the most important aspect of the Reformation, in light of the celebration of 500 years since the reformation. Enjoy David Guzik's Facebook Live session! 

Theology / by David Guzik - about 1 month

Soli Deo Gloria: Why We Live for the Glory of God

2017 is a special year, marking the 500 year anniversary of a world-changing event: the start of the Protestant Reformation. It’s really not fair to mark one point alone for this revolution of faith and practice in Europe and the world, because it was the product of forces that developed over many decades. But Martin Luther’s October 31, 1517, declaration of 95 complaints against the practice of selling red...

Theology / by David Guzik - about 1 month

Solus Christus: Why We Don't Put Our Faith in Churches, Leaders or Rituals

On October 31,1517, the German monk, pastor and seminary professor, Martin Luther, published 95 complaints against the church practice of selling reductions to the penalty of sin. The iconic figure we cherish is of Luther nailing a paper with these 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, but historians aren’t completely confident that he did this. We have no record of Martin Luther himself referr...

by David Guzik - 3 months

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 - 4 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 - 6 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 - 8 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 - about 1 year

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...