On this first Sunday of Advent, we begin to see a picture of Christmas. The world around us is painting it with Santa Clauses, elves, reindeer, and a plethora of red and green. But, we know there is a bigger picture in view.
Here is a list of five fundamentals, five things we affirm, five things we are for. They are memorable because each one starts with the letter “V.” They are gifts afforded to us by the grace of Almighty God.
Philippians 2:5-11 in the original language is typographically set as a poem or hymn. It could have been an original verse written by Paul, or something the Apostle picked up while singing with the early church.
“Solus Christus,” or Christ Alone, is the fourth of the five pillars of the Great Reformation. To recount them all, “Sola Scriptura” (Scripture Alone) teaches that salvation is by “Sola Gratia” (Grace Alone) through...