Sola Scriptura

October 31, 2017, marked the 500th Anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door the castle church at Wittenberg.  Sola Scriptura or Scripture Alone was the first of 5 battle cries of the Reformation.  By Sola Scriptura the Reformers were asserting that the Bible is our final and trustworthy authority for the Christian’s faith and life, not the Pope and not the Roman Catholic Church.  

500 years later, the followers of Jesus are again in desperate need of a return to the doctrine of Sola Scriptura.  Today it’s not the Roman Catholic Church which undermines and challenges the authority of Scripture, but our rapidly changing, increasingly secular culture.   

Do we really believe the Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God?  This is a critical question for 21st Century Christians.  If it is, then the Bible must be authoritative in our lives and we must submit to all of its teaching.  

Yet many of us have lingering and deep-seated questions about the Bible that we’ve never pursued or explored.  This series seeks to answer those questions and grow our confidence and commitment to Sola Scriptura, Scripture Alone.  

Sola Scriptura: What It Means and Why It Matters

Tim Theule | Psalm 119:1-16 | 1/14/2018

Sola Scriptura . . .'Scripture Alone' was the defining battle cry of the 16th Century Protestant Reformation.  It's an equally important battle cry for followers of Jesus today.  Today we explore what it means and why it matters.

Treasuring God's Truth in 2018

Tim Theule | Deuteronomy 6:1-15 | 1/7/2018

American Christians are increasingly Biblically illiterate.  Yet, the Bible over and over again stresses the importance of taking God's Word into our hearts, talking about it and teaching it to our kids.  How can we do this in this noisy, distracted, busy world?  Historically, catechism has been a tool for doing just that.  This message introduces the New City Catechism to Grace Central Coast for use through 2018.