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Remembering the Reformation: Sola Scriptura (IV)

The past four weeks at jasonkallen.com, we’ve celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, with emphasis on sola Scriptura. In previous weeks, we have established sola Scriptura biblically and contextualized it historically. Now, in this final installment, we’ll apply it pastorally. Here are ten words of application derived from the doctrine of sola Scriptura for you, your ministry, and your church. Read more

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Lord’s Day Meditation: “I Will Sing of Mercy and Judgment” by C. H. Spurgeon

Faith triumphs in trial. When reason is thrust into the inner prison, with her feet made fast in the stocks, faith makes the dungeon walls ring with her merry notes as she cries, “I will sing of mercy and of judgment. Unto thee, O Lord, will I sing.” Faith pulls the black mask from the face of trouble, and discovers the angel beneath. Faith looks up at the cloud, and sees that “Tis big with mercy and shall break in blessings on her head.” Read more

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Remembering the Reformation: Sola Scriptura (III)

To celebrate the Protestant Reformation, here at jasonkallen.com we are revisiting the five solas of the Reformation, especially sola Scriptura.  As we look back to the 16th century, we must remember that the five solas were not then packaged together as we know them now. They were there, in seed form, but they would not be packaged together until much later as Protestantism’s legacy crystalized. Read more

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Lord’s Day Meditation: “God is Jealous” by C. H. Spurgeon

Your Lord is very jealous of your love, O believer. Did he choose you? He cannot bear that you should choose another. Did he buy you with his own blood? He cannot endure that you should think that you are your own, or that you belong to this world. He loved you with such a love that he would not stop in heaven without you; he would sooner die than you should perish, and he cannot endure that anything should stand between your heart’s love and himself. Read more

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Remembering the Reformation: Sola Scriptura (II)

October 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. This anniversary prompts the church to remember anew what God accomplished 500 years ago and to reflect on what it means for us as 21st-century believers. To this end, we are reflecting on sola Scriptura during the month of October here at jasonkallen.com. Last week, in part one, we introduced the five solas and set the table for sola Scriptura. Read more