SOLA: Sermon notes by Danny Leavitt

Some quotes by Martin Luther
“Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.”


“The fewer the words, the better the prayer.”


“No one can believe how powerful prayer is and what it can effect, except those who have learned it by experience. Whenever I have prayed earnestly, I have been heard and have obtained more than I prayed for. God sometimes delays, but He always comes.”


“All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard”


“Is it not wonderful news to believe that salvation lies outside ourselves?”


“He [Christ] died for me. He made His righteousness mine and made my sin His own; and if He made my sin His own, then I do not have it, and I am free.”


Sola Scriptura  (the Word of God is Sufficient for Me)

1 Corinthians 4:6

Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively applied to myself and Apollos for your sakes, so that in us you may learn not to exceed what is written, so that no one of you will become arrogant in behalf of one against the other.


1 Timothy 3:14–15

I am writing these things to you, hoping to come to you before long; but 1in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.


Discerning Everything from the Truth



Sola Christus–Christ alone (It’s All About Jesus)


1 Timothy 2:5-7The Message (MSG)

He wants not only us but everyone saved, you know, everyone to get to know the truth we’ve learned: that there’s one God and only one, and one Priest-Mediator between God and us—Jesus, who offered himself in exchange for everyone held captive by sin, to set them all free. Eventually the news is going to get out. This and this only has been my appointed work: getting this news to those who have never heard of God, and explaining how it works by simple faith and plain truth.


Getting Everything Prioritized on Jesus


1 Corinthians 2:2 (KJV)

For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.



1 Corinthians 2:2The Message (MSG)


  1. Sing the Scriptures. Saint Augustine (AD 430) is credited with the saying, “Qui bene cantat bis orat.” This means, “He who sings well prays twice.”


  1. Become fascinated, committed, intrigued, happy, dependent, enamored with Jesus.


  1. Prayer



Sola Gratia–Grace alone


Ephesians 4:7 NIV

But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.

Unmerited Favor


Ephesians 2:8-9

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.


Romans 11:6 NIV

And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.


2 Corinthians 8:7

But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you —see that you also excel in this grace of giving.

Share the Unmerited Favor


Sola Fide–Faith alone

Romans 5:1-2  (KJV)

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.


In other words:


Romans 5:1-5  (GNT)

Now that we have been put right with God through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 He has brought us by faith into this experience of God’s grace, in which we now live. And so we boast of the hope we have of sharing God’s glory!


Sempre Fi


Soli Deo Gloria–the Glory of God alone

Isaiah 43:7 (NIV)


everyone who is called by my name,

whom I created for my glory,

whom I formed and made.”


Zechariah 12:10 (ESV)

10 “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn.


With All Due Respect


Psalm 145:5

On the glorious splendor of Your majesty And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.

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