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Well here we are, it’s summer! What a blessing to gather today this first Sunday in June, and we really look forward to celebrating the Lord’s Supper together after three months of not being able to. It was particularly odd to have a sermon in that time about the institution of the Lord’s Supper, and to not celebrate it at the same time. So I hope you can remember back that far and that message is still in your hearts and minds as we approach the table today.
We continue again this morning with our seventh message in our brief 8-week look at the pillars of Reformed Theology, or like I’ve said before, really a biblical theology, because that’s really what it is. And that’s not to be haughty or arrogant in our theology (that is one charge against Calvinists in our current time), but we can certainly call it a biblical theology if what we are using is scripture alone to define it.
And with that confidence and rest in the Lord that I just spoke of, it’s a fairly appropriate time to have a message from the Lord this morning on Sola Christus. In Christ alone, the only place to put our trust. So let’s begin, shall we?
Preperatory: Psalm 147
Preperatory: Psalm 18
Preperatory: Psalm 139
O Lord, you have searched me and known me!
2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.
3 You search out my path and my lying down
and are acquainted with all my ways.
4 Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.
5 You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is high; I cannot attain it.
Preparatory: Psalm 1
Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;