We are Reformed

Listen
Jan 19, 2020 by: Rev Thomas M. Cox | Series: The Meaning of Membership | Category: Sunday Worship Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:15–3:17, 2 Timothy 1:9–1:10, 2 Timothy 4:18

January 19, 2020         Rev. Thomas M. Cox

#2: WE ARE REFORMED


1) HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE P____________ANT R__________ATION

 

  1. Martin L__________’s 95 Theses (1517)
  2. John C__________’s Institutes of the Christian Religion (1536)
  3. Johann Guttenberg’s invention of the P________ing press (1450s)

 

  1. The Westminster Standards
    • Westminster S________er Catechism (WSC)
    • Westminster L______er Catechism (WLC)
    • Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF)


2) Exploring the “S______” System

 

 

  • Sola Scriptura- The B_____ A_____ (see also Mark 7:5-13)

 

 

“The supreme judge by which all controversies of religion are to be determined, and all decrees of councils, opinions of ancient writers, doctrines of men, and private spirits, are to be examined… can be no other but the Holy Spirit speaking in the Scripture.”  (WCF 1.10)

 

  • Closely related to the P_______hood of all believers

 

  1. B) Sola Fide- F______ alone (see also Ephesians 2:8-9)
  2. C) Sola Gratia- G______ alone
  3. D) Solo Christo- C________ alone

 

  1. E) Soli Deo Gloria- To God Alone be the G______


2 Timothy (ESV)

 

 

  •  2 Timothy 3:16-17

 

16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. 

2 Timothy 1:13

13 Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. (NASB)

 

B, D) 2 Timothy 3:15

15 …and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

 

C, D) 2 Timothy 1:9-10

9 who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of His own purpose and grace, which He gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, 10 and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel… 

 

 

  •  2 Timothy 4:18

 

18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into His heavenly kingdom. To Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.