When Martin Luther posted his “Ninety?five Theses” on the church door in Wittenberg in
1517, no one expected the breadth of evangelical reforms in Christian teaching and
practice that followed. In every dimension of Christian faith a renewed trust in God’s
forgiving mercy replaced a reliance on teachings and practices that, like the sale of
indulgences, were vulnerable to abuse and corruption.
As a summary of all that was discovered by the Reformers, the basic theological principles are
summarised by five Latin expressions:
• Sola fide (“by faith alone”)
• Sola gratia. (“by grace alone”)
• Sola scriptura (“by Scripture alone”)
• Solo Christo “through Christ alone”)
• Soli Deo gloria (“glory to God alone”)
We shall explore these during Lent, both in our Sunday sermons, and also in home groups, where we can freely investigate each of these
principles and how they impact on our Christian life and witness. I hope our study together will help our understanding of the theological
beliefs, which are the background to the formation of the Church of England, and are the foundations of our Protestant faith today.
You can view and/or download the study notes here.
There will be a number of events taking place during Lent, commencing with the Ash Wednesday service and culminating on Easter Day. A list of all the events can be seen below:-
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