In October 2021, I have the pleasure of preaching a sermon on, what I am calling, The 4 G’s of God.
Here are a few notes and links.
Glory of God
5 Solae – the 5 Alone statements
The 5 Solae (Greek for alone) of Protestantism are five foundational Biblical principles upon which our (Protestant) beliefs and salvation are based. (While Luther and Calvin taught, wrote, and preached on these, I believe that, as a listing of five, the Five Solae were not articulated until the 20th Century.)
We are saved by Grace alone, through Faith alone, in Christ alone, according to scripture alone, for the Glory of God alone.
Other orderings of the 5 statements can be found here.
Grace of God
John Wesley’s understanding of grace found here*.
Growth in God
*John Wesley’s third level of grace is Sanctifying grace, Grace perfecting us.
God says Go.
Isaiah’s vision has God in His Glory (Isaiah 6:1-8), but quickly turns to the commissioning of the prophet. Whom shall I send? – Here, I am Lord, send me.