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BETH-EL BAPTIST CHURCH

The Five Great Theses of the Reformation

  1. Scripture Alone
  2. Christ alone
  3. Grace Alone
  4. Faith Alone
  5. Glory to God Alone

1. Scripture alone

Sufficient for Revelation Psalm 19:7-11 (Matthew 4)
Sufficient for Evangelism 1 Peter 1:23; 2 Timothy 3:15
Sufficient for Sanctification Romans 6:11
Sufficient for Guidance 1 Thessalonians 4:3; 5:17; Romans. 12:2

2. Christ Alone

He is Abraham's son Genesis 17:15,16 Comp. Matthew 1:1
He is the savior of God's people Matthew 1:21; 1 Peter 2:24
He is the Passover lamb Exodus 12:3 comp John 1:29
He is the Passover blood Exodus 12:13 comp 1 John 1:7
He is the High Priest:
  1. The functions of a high Priest
    1. Reconciliation
    2. Thru a specific offering
    3. Thru a specific mediator
    4. Thru a specific time table
  2. The "Why's" behind Jesus Priesthood
    1. He is the Specific offering
    2. He is the Specific mediator
    3. He is the specific time table



Hebrews 2:17b
Leviticus 4:20
Exodus 28:1,2
Exodus 30:10

Hebrews 9:13,14
Hebrews 2:17
Hebrews 10:10

3. Grace Alone

Man's Spiritual Inability Psalm 14:1-3 comp Romans 3:10-12
The sinfulness of sin Romans 5:12
God's sovereign freedom Genesis 6:8,9 comp Ephesians 2:8,9
Amazing Grace & the Roll of 
  1. The God Father: Election
  2. The God the Son: Redemption
  3. The God the Spirit: Effectual Calling

Ephesians 1:4-6
Ephesians 1:7-6
John 16:7,8 (John 8:9)

4. Faith Alone

We are acquitted by faith Romans 3:21-25
Justification is an act of God which he declares sinners to be justified by grace through faith alone because of Christ alone.
Ephesians 2:8-9
  1. The source of justification is the grace of God
  2. The grounds of justification is the work of Christ
  3. The means of justification is faith
  4. Conclusion: I cannot have God in my heart if he is not in my head
Romans 3:24

Romans 3:25

Romans 3:25,26
1 Corinthians 2:11-13

5. Glory to God Alone

Man's purpose in working 1 Corinthians 10:31
The only one worthy Jude 25
God's work John 6:29 comp John 1:13
God's mercy Titus 3:5



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