Late last year, our church joined a wonderful fellowship of churches, pastors, and missionaries called the “Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals” (FIRE). FIRE describes itself as “a unifying network for independent Reformed (and Reforming) baptistic churches to experience mutual edification, fellowship, cooperation and prayerful support in ministries and missions.”
In the short time that I have been acquainted with FIRE, I have been blessed and encouraged in a number of ways and I am excited that our church is now a part of this fellowship.
It was for this reason that I decided to take five Sundays recently to preach on what being a “Reformed” church means to our specific local church here in Colorado. Until our association with FIRE, our church had held to certain Reformed convictions but had never officially identified itself as a Reformed church. So, the pastors of our church thought it would be worthwhile to explore the convictions that lead us to identify ourselves in this particular manner.
The result was a five week sermon series called “Clarifying Our Convictions: SCC & the 5 Solas of the Reformation.”
Here are the sermons in the order in which I preached them.
Sola Scriptura (2 Timothy 3:14-4:5)
Solus Christus (Acts 4:1-12)
Sola Gratia (Ephesians 2:1-10)
Sola Fide (Romans 3:21-26)
Soli Deo Gloria (Romans 11:33-36)
I pray these sermons are a blessing to all who listen to them.