011: Sola Gratia
Today Rick and Rob are recording outside and Rob shakes like a leaf in the semi-cold(ish) weather.
They're back chatting about the Five Solas, and this week they touch on Sola Gratia (Grace Alone).
The primary takeaway here is that apart from God's grace alone acting on our behalf, we would have no hope for salvation (Ephesians 2:1-10).
God graciously performs the works necessary for salvation, and then he graciously provides his people with the gift of faith to receive that salvation (Ephesians 2:8-9).
With this in mind, we embrace the notion that there is no room for boasting in ourselves because it was God who has done the work (Romans 3:27; 1 Corinthians 1:26-31). Rather, we respond with gratitude and praise to God in Christ Jesus (1 Corinthians 1:31) as expressed by faith and good works (Matthew 7:17).
You can pick up the theological dictionary that Rick and Rob like to use here.