1200 South Carbon Street · Marion, Illinois
Faith Development – 9:00 AM * Worship Service – 10:30 AM

September 17, 2017 – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost – Sola Gratia

Week 1 on the Solas – “Sola Gratia” – From Reformed Worship, June 2017
Ephesians 2:1-10
Sermon notes – While the world may teach us that “there is no such thing as a free
lunch,” according to Scripture – the greatest gift of all – grace itself is freely give,
Ephesians 2:8-9 teaches, “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.”
The challenge in this sermon is to balance the message of salvation by grace alone with
the other side of the proverbial coin: our response of grateful living.