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Oct 15, 2017

#3 - Grace Alone

Passage: Ephesians 2:8-9

Preacher: Pastor Tim W. Young

Series: Reformation - The Five Solas of the Reformation

Category: Ephesians


Main Text - Ephesians 2:8-9; OT Reading - Deuteronomy 4:32-40; NT Reading - Ephesians 2:1-10


The Five Solas of the Reformation – 10/15/2017

 #3 - Sola Gratia


 Ephesians 2:8-9 teaches, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

  1. Certain by Grace Alone but then….   From Paul to Augustine  


     Prescience –


     a slow chipping away  



  1. Possible without Grace But Not Certain  




     Pelagius –  



  1. Possible with some grace but Not certain– the middle Ages


        Semi-Pelagianism & Prevenient grace  


4  Certain  by Grace Alone


     Paul to Luther


             RC = Grace is unmerited favor earned by good works???



            Luther – Sola Scriptura led to Sola Gratia – Grace is the unmerited favor of God  

                                      Ephesians 2:8-10      

                                      Titus 3:4-

                                      John 1:10-13    


  1. Possible but not certain with some grace OR Certain by Grace Alone


     After Luther to Now


             Possible but not certain with some grace           


                   Thanks tol…


             Certain by Grace Alone


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