Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Reformation Day Service

This Sunday, October 31st, is Reformation Day, the day on which, in 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenburg. This, of course, is seen as the beginning of the 16th Century Protestant Reformation (though there were forerunners to this, men like John Huss and John Wycliffe).

Some of the great truths that came out of the Reformation are known as the "5 Solas." These were at the very heart of the Reformation. However, we must remember that these were not new truths that were first discovered in the 16th Century. Rather, they are "old" truths that are found in the very Word of God.

"Sola Scriptura" - Scripture Alone
"Sola Gratia" - Grace Alone
"Sola Fide" - Faith Alone
"Solus Christus" - Christ Alone
"Soli Deo Gloria" - To God Alone Be the Glory

This Sunday morning (9:30 am) at Zion United Reformed Church, we will be focusing on these great truths. Below is the order of worship...

Entering God's Presence

Call to Worship
God's Greeting
Hymn of Praise: "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God"

Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone)

Scripture Reading: Psalm 19:7-11
Hymn of Praise: "Jehovah's Perfect Law"

Sola Gratia (Grace Alone)

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 2:1-10
Hymn of Praise: "And Can It Be"

Sola Fide (Faith Alone)

Scripture Reading: Romans 4:1-8
Hymn of Praise: "Not What My Hands Have Done"

Solus Christus (Christ Alone)

Congregational Prayer
Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5
Sermon: "Christ Crucified"

Soli Deo Gloria

Hymn of Praise: "In Christ Alone"
Doxology: "Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow"

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