Thursday, November 13, 2008

the 5 solas

Sunday night I'll begin a short series with my senior high kids on the 5 solas of the Reformation. I've been working on material for a couple of months now...but I'm still torn about the order that I should teach.

I've been going back and forth on whether to start with Sola Scriptura (scripture alone) or with Sola Gratia (grace alone). If I don't start with Scripture it won't be until the 4th week and I'm worried that it'll be a little odd.

On the other hand, I really think that Grace needs to be upfront and featured throughout the whole series. I've got a few more days to think about it...so hopefully I'll have it figured out before the ball drops at 7pm on Sunday.

I'm also getting excited about next semester's theme: Missions and Evangelism. I've been trying to think of a better tagline because this is going to hit some really hard topics like self-righteousness, self-centeredness, and our duty to preach the Gospel.

Rock out the rest of the week,

-joe

2 comments:

Derek Joseph said...

I'd start with Sola Scriptura, since it provides a basis for all the others, and is in itself an act of God's grace.

That is to say, the first step of God's graciously enacting a covenant is always revelation. Jesus is the fulfillment of that, and it in, he fulfills all righteousness for us.

So Scripture is the first step that we experience in salvation. Scripture, regeneration, faith, justification, etc.

-joe said...

yeah. that's what i decided to go with.