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CELEBRATE the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
The Protestant Reformation changed Christianity forever. In 1517, several prominent, godly pastors and leaders met and began a movement of Scriptural awakening that eventually led to the emergence of the Protestant denominations that exist today. The Reformers were convicted the church needed to return to teaching the original message of Jesus and the early church – the gospel.
The Five Solas are five Latin phrases developed during the Reformation to summarize the theological essentials of Christianity. Learn more by watching the videos and listening to the radio programs below.
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Watch this video to learn more about the Reformation and how we will be celebrating.
Then begin your personal celebration by watching the six sermons below (coming soon) and listening to the mp3's which are from the Revive the Drive Radio program where the six pastors involved in our celebration discuss the Reformation in depth.
I will build my church, He promised, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.
Sola Scriptura ("scripture alone")
The Bible alone is our highest authority.
Scott Boerckel is the Sr. Pastor of East White Oak Bible Church in Normal, IL. He studied at University of Illinois, Grace Theological Seminary, and Jerusalem University College and earned a Master of Theology degree.
Sola Gratia ("grace alone")
We are saved by the grace of God alone.
Ritch Boerckel is the Sr. Pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Peoria, IL. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Training from Moody Bible Institute, a Master of Theology degree in Bible Exposition from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis.
Sola Deo Gloria ("to the glory of God alone")
We live for the glory of God alone.
Kevin Sauder is the Sr. Pastor at New Castle Bible Church in Mackinaw, IL. He received a Bachelor’s in Accounting from University of Illinois and received a Master of Divinity degree from The Master’s Seminary.
Sola Fide ("faith alone")
We are saved through faith alone in Jesus Christ.
Daniel Bennet is the Sr. Pastor of Bethany Community Church in Washington, IL. He received a Bachelor’s in Literary Studies and Historical Studies from University of Texas at Dallas, a Master of Divinity degree from Moody Bible Institute, and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Expository Preaching at Southern Seminary.
Solus Christus ("Christ Alone")
Arthur Georges is a Pastor Teacher at Living Hope Community Church in Bartonville, IL. He received a Bachelor in Mathematics from the University of Illinois and a Master of Divinity degree from The Master’s Seminary.
A Continued Call to Reformation
Lessons From the Past that Still Matter Today
Kendall Coffman is the Lead Pastor at Lexington Community Church in Lexington, IL. He received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Maranatha Baptist University, a Master’s of Divinity degree from The Master’s Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.