The Basics: Solo Christo Memorization Verses: Acts 4:12 And there is salvation… Jn 14: 6 Jesus said, “I am the way… Ro 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified… Ro 8:2-3 For the law of the Spirit… Zep 3:17 The Lord your God is in…
Opening Prayer Help us to grow in the knowledge of Your dear Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, and to remain firm in the confession of His blessed Word. Give us the love to be of one mind and to serve one another in Christ. Then we will not be afraid of that which is disagreeable, nor of the rage of the arsonist (Satan) whose torch is almost extinguished. Dear Father, guard us so that his craftiness may not take the place of our pure faith. Grant that our cross and sufferings may lead to a blessed and sure hope of the coming of our Savior Jesus Christ, for whom we wait daily. Amen. ~Luther TLWA p. 35
LSB#842 GfeDG|AgaBG|CbaBag| 1. Son of God, eternal Savior, Source of life and truth and grace, Word made flesh, whose birth among us Hallows all our human race, You our Head, who, throned in glory, For Your own will ever plead: Fill us with Your love and pity, Heal our wrongs, and help our need. 2. As You, Lord, have lived for others, So may we for others live. Freely have Your gifts been granted; Freely may Your servants give. Yours the gold and Yours the silver, Yours the wealth of land and sea; We but stewards thirst of pleasure, Stem our selfish greed of gain. 3. Come, O Christ, and reign among us, King of love and Prince of Peace; Hush the storm of strife and passion, Bid its cruel discords cease. By Your patient years of toiling, By Your silent hours of pain, Quench our fevered thirst of pleasure, Stem our selfish greed of gain. 4. Son of God, eternal Savior, Source of life and truth and grace, Word made flesh, whose birth among us Hallows all our human race: By Your praying, by Your willing That Your people should be one, Grant, O grant our hope’s fruition: Here on earth Your will be done.
P raise Repentance Appreciation You Everyone Resolve Prayer Activity: By Christ Alone
Luther on Jesus “O Lord, we are not worthy to have a glimpse of heaven, and unable with works to redeem ourselves from sin, death, the devil, and hell. For this we rejoice, praise and thank you, O God, that without price and out of pure grace you have granted us this boundless blessing in your dear Son through whom you take sin, death, and hell from us, and give to us all that belongs to him." http://inchristalone.org/LuthersPrayer.htm
Solo Christo What we want, if men become Christians at all, is to keep them in the state of "Christianity And." You know--Christianity and the Crisis, Christianity and the New Psychology, Christianity and the New Order, Christianity and Faith Healing, Christianity and Psychic Research, Christianity and Vegetarianism, Christianity and Spelling Reform. If they must be Christians, let them at least be Christians with a difference. Substitute for the faith itself some Fashion with a Christian colouring. Work on their horror of the Same Old Thing Lewis, C. S., The ScrewtapeLetters. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 2001. Print.
What is Solo Christo? By Christ Alone: The gift of salvation is given directly by and through Christ as… Intercessor:Bridges the gap (Heb. 7:25) Redeemer:Buys back his people (Mat. 1:21) Lord: God incarnate (John 1:1) Brother: Equal in inheritance (Rom. 8:17) Victor: Day death died (1 cor. 15:54) Doctrine ofAtonement At-one-ment with God through Christ
Solo Christoin Historical Context The church came to rely more on institutional structures of intercession (political and monetary) Priestly confession veneration of saints dominated the focus of daily repentence and forgiveness Luther’s scriptural affirmation of Christ alone rejects: The office of priest usurping Christ’s role (still maintained biblical Office of the Keys The invocation of saints in prayer Luther's Works, 47:45; cf. also, H. George Anderson, 29 Catholic Heritage
Solo Christoin Context They fashioned Christ into a judge and thus devised a tyrant for anguished consciences, so that all comfort and confidence was transferred from Christ to Mary, and then everyone turned from Christ to his particular saint. The sorrowful and immaculate heart of Mary bled with her Son for all of mankind. For this reason, we invoke her under the title of Co-Redemptrix Luther's Works, 47:45; cf. also, H. George Anderson, 29 Catholic Heritage
Solo Christoin the Church Christ as Community One foundation, keystone Christ in the Sacraments Gift of grace in baptism Eucharist, and Confession Christ in Preaching Theology of the Cross Christ in Absolution Vade in pace Christ in Worship Describes and glorifies his work, not ours.
Christ-Centered Mosaic A destroyed snake The Anchor on the Ark Blood on the Mercy Seat Dancing in the Fire A King of Humility A family of Sinners A nail cast aside A tomb cast aside A footstool of Enemies
Questions: What does it mean to rely on Christ alone? How does salvation work? How does has Christ done it? S By Christ alone: Precious, Indispensible Savior M Christ Messiah: the Only Way T God’s Requirements, His InterecessionPeace W Substitute, Liberator, Redeemer for Sinners Th Key to Salvation Research Teams
SS By Christ Alone: Precious, Indispensible Savior John 3:14-17 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 6:68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, Acts 4:12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” 5:31 God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. 1 Corinthians 3:11 For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 15:3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 1 John 3:5 You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. 4:14 We have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 5:1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. 11 This is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
M Christ Messiah: the Only Way Matthew 7:14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. 16:16 Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Luke 4:41 And demons also came out of many, crying, “You are the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ. 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” John 4:26 Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am he.” 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. 6:14 When the people saw the sign that he had done, they said, “This is indeed the Prophet who is to come into the world!” 40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” 69 and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” 8:28 So Jesus said to them, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority, but speak just as the Father taught me. 9:37 Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to you.”10:1 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber.7 So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, 12:46 I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 18:37 Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” 20:31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. Acts 13:23 Of this man's offspring God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus, as he promised. 1 Timothy 1:15 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.
T God’s Requirements, His IntercessionPeace Leviticus 10:17 “Why have you not eaten the sin offering in the place of the sanctuary, since it is a thing most holy and has been given to you that you may bear the iniquity of the congregation, to make atonement for them before the Lord? 16:22 The goat shall bear all their iniquities on itself to a remote area, and he shall let the goat go free in the wilderness. Numbers 18:1 So the Lord said to Aaron, “You and your sons and your father's house with you shall bear iniquity connected with the sanctuary, and you and your sons with you shall bear iniquity connected with your priesthood. Isaiah 53:5-7 But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth.10-12 Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him; he has put him to grief; when his soul makes an offering for guilt, he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days; the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong, because he poured out his soul to death and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and makes intercession for the transgressors. 43:25 “I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake,and I will not remember your sins. 59:16 He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no one to intercede; then his own arm brought him salvation, and his righteousness upheld him. Zechariah 6:13 It is he who shall build the temple of the Lord and shall bear royal honor, and shall sit and rule on his throne. And there shall be a priest on his throne, and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.”’ Matthew 20:28 even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” 26:28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. John 1:29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 6:53 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 8:24 I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.” Acts 10:36 As for the word that he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all),43 To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” 19:4 And Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus.”
T God’s Requirements, His IntercessionPeace cont. Romans 3:25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. 8:32-34 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. 2 Corinthians 5:21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. Galatians 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”— Ephesians 2:14 For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 18 For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. Colossians 1:20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. Hebrews 2:9 But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. 7:25 Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. 9:12 he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. 15 Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant. 22 Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins. 28 so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. 10:20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.1 Peter 1:18-19 knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, 1 John 2:1-2 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. 4:10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
W Substitute, Liberator, Redeemer for Sinners Job 19:25 For I know that my Redeemer lives,and at the last he will stand upon the earth. Proverbs 23:11 for their Redeemer is strong; he will plead their cause against you. Isaiah 41:14 Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel! I am the one who helps you, declares the Lord; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel. 44:2 Thus says the Lord who made you, who formed you from the womb and will help you: Fear not, O Jacob my servant, Jeshurun whom I have chosen. 59:20 “And a Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who turn from transgression,” declares the Lord. Ezekiel 36:25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. Romans 8:2-3 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 11:26 And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written, “The Deliverer will come from Zion, he will banish ungodliness from Jacob”; 1 Corinthians 1:30 And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, 5:7 Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Galatians 5:1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. 2 Timothy 1:10 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, Titus 2:14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. 1 Peter 2:24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Revelation 5:9 And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, 17:14 They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.”
Th Key to Salvation Exodus 14:13 And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 37:39 The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; he is their stronghold in the time of trouble. 62:2 He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. Isaiah 12:2 “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” 25:9 It will be said on that day, “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.” 40:5 And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ 2:38 And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 16:31 And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Romans 5:18 Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 9:33 as it is written, “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense; and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” 10:9 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. Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 1 Timothy 4:10 For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe. 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 1 John 5:1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. Revelation 19:1 After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying out, “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,
Closing Prayer Lord Jesus Christ, with us abide, For round us falls the eventide. O let Your Word, that saving light, Shine forth undimmed into the night. In these last day of great distress Grant us, dear Lord, true steadfastness That we keep pure till life is spent Your hold Word and Sacrament. (Melanchthon and Selnecker; LSB 585:1-2)