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Solus Christus

The Solas: 5 Sayings That Will Change Your Life  •  Sermon  •  Submitted
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Salvation is accomplished and applied by Christ alone. We are condemned in Adam, yet saved in Christ. He is the only mediator between God and man.

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Introduction

Explain the reformation; celebrating 500 years.
Explain the Solas
The phrases are life changing.
Big Idea: Salvation is accomplished and applied by Christ alone. Everything we’ve discussed thus far- accomplished in and through Christ alone.
Romans 5:12-17
Romans 5:12–17 ESV
Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come. But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. And the free gift is not like the result of that one man’s sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification. For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.
Prayer
Clarity, knowledge, wisdom, cause our faith to grow and unite us in the gospel.

Who Represents Us?

No matter your opinion of the United State’s president the fact is this person represents us. This is why people become so passionate come election time for their candidates, right? We are all worried that our interests should be represented. And so when we have a president, everything they say, do, act, represents all of us who are apart of the country that they are at the front of. And this is true for all countries, all throughout history.
And this is true for all countries, all throughout history.
Even in Christianity, the idea of representation is loud and clear. Everyone is represented by one man. You are either represented by Adam or Christ. And the bible is saying that if Adam represents you are damned but if Christ represents you, you are free. All throughout Scripture, and the new testament specifically, we see this language. In 1 Corinthians Paul calls it the two Adams, the first Adam is death but the second Adam, the last Adam, brings life.
So let’s take a journey back to Genesis....
Creation of the garden, animals, Adam and Eve.
Covenant relationship with Adam
Take care of the gardens
Take care of the animals
Take care of your wife
Don’t eat from that tree.
Adam broke the covenant.
Sin was introduced when Adam broke the law/rule.
Sin cause a cosmic fracture
one of the results of that? Every person will now be born in Adam/sin.
No one taught my kids to sin. They learn it naturally because they are in Adam and not in Christ. Being born into a Christian home doesn’t save you. Solus Christus.
Jase, can stubborn and disobedient. He likes to do things his way.
Grayson, has no respect for authority and people. He’s a bully and doesn’t like submission.
Kian is selfish. He eats on his time, sleeps on his time, can only be held in certain positions that please him.
All people are born into sin and it only takes you to notice it..
So because our representative blew it, that means we blew it.
Some of you might be uncomfortable by this and might be thinking well thats not even fair! Why does my representative blowing it mean I gotta suffer?
Good question, lets chop it up.
First, Adam just wasn’t anyone.
He was the first man.
He walked with God.
He was your dad. great great great great great great great .....
Second, how many of you have sinned before? Everyone? This proves, you wouldn’t have done better. You would’ve sinned against God the same way Adam had. In fact, it would’ve likely been worse.
Romans 5:12 ESV
Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—
Explain:
In some way, we are responsible in the garden as much as Adam. And so because we are family with Adam, born into him, death is our reward. And this is fair. This is just.
BUT
We are offered the freedom and grace and justification in Christ!
Jesus was in a covenantal relationship with the Father, he comes down and is tempted like Adam, Jesus dies as punishment for sin just like Adam…but the difference… Adam and us die because we’ve sinned Jesus died for the sins of His people as an act of sacrificial love for them and removes the curse of Adam over their heads and gives them a new spotless life.
1 Corinthians
1 Corinthians 15:45–49 ESV
Thus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit. But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven. As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, so also are those who are of heaven. Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven.
1 Corinthians 15:45 ESV
Thus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
Explain:
God’s children have experienced both Adams. We have been born into the earthly Adam. The one who put the curse of sin and death on us and then we’ve experienced the love of the second Adam. The one who died for us, defeated sin and death and made us alive with him and good with God.
There is salvation with no one else. Solus Christus. Only Christ could satisfy Gods wrath, move us from enemy to family with God, defeat sin, defeat death, and remove the curse of Adam that broke this world and says I will return to make all things new.
What does Jesus say? I am the way the truth and the life and no one gets to God except through me?
The way!
Romans 10:
Romans 10:9 ESV
because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
See, this is Solus Christus. Only Jesus offers life, only Jesus offers freedom to everyone who is willing to come.
John 3:36 ESV
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
Sounds so scary? Believe in Jesus your good, don’t believe in him you get wrath. But what does this really say? WHOEVER.
You don’t have to be a religious person, you don’t have to be a moral person, it doesn’t matter what your past looks like, it doesn’t matter your sin. Your sin does not disqualify you from receiving grace in fact it qualifies you. No one needs grace more than than the sinner and that is all of us!
The only message worth preaching, the only things worth talking about, the only thing worth teaching is Jesus.
This is why who you listen to
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