On 31st October 1517 Martin Luther pinned up his 95 statements, protesting against the corruption in the church and against the teaching that says we are saved by faith plus works. This kick started a wake up call across the church in Europe. We finally remembered who Jesus was, what he has done, and from that, we remembered that we are saved purely through putting our faith in Jesus. The Reformation had 5 slogans - Scripture Alone, Faith Alone, Grace Alone, Jesus Alone, For the Glory of God Alone. This summed up all that the Reformers wanted to make their stand on. Through October we'll be exploring each of these slogans beginning this week with Scripture Alone.
First, the Judge declares us 'not guilty' - amazing! But then it gets better... the judge steps down and declares us his son. In Galatians Chapter 4 we see Paul's heart as he longs for the Galatians to grasp these incredible truths.