500 years ago a young German sparked the Reformation when he questioned whether the church was following the Bible’s teaching about justification by faith in Christ. We are glad he did, because our church holds dearly to many of the doctrines that were rediscovered from God’s word! Over the coming 5 weeks we are going to be celebrating the Reformation by preaching through the 5 Solas. Each of these, Scripture alone, grace alone, faith alone, Christ alone and God’s glory alone, are fundamental to our faith. To help us understand a little more of how God worked all those years ago, the eNews blurb will be about a historical figure who God used to spread the good news. These come from the team at Desiring God.
The Genius of Geneva
BY JOHN PIPER
In the fall of 1539, John Calvin wrote to Sadoleto, an Italian cardinal seeking to win Geneva back to the Roman Catholic Church: “[Your] zeal for heavenly life [is] a zeal which keeps a man entirely devoted to himself, and does not, even by one expression, arouse him […]