Welcome to 5 Solas Ministries!!

   What’s up everyone? Thanks for taking a moment to stop by the site and looking around. Over the next few weeks you will probably see some changes being made to the site as we are still trying to fine tune things. I am very excited with the direction that we are going. The Lord is being and has been very generous to us in our growth. I will be honest, I didn’t expect the level of support I have received when I launched the podcast. I truly expected it to be something that got a few clicks here and there, and honestly, I thought that it would die out.

 

   I told Andrew Rappaport, the founder of the Christian Podcast Community, when I was talking with him about joining up, that I didn’t want to see any statistics regarding downloads for a long time. To this day, three months later, I have been told a couple of times how many times an episode has been downloaded, but I have not laid eyes on any statistics. I don’t want my focus to become numbers or for numbers to impact the material that I release.

 

   I want to be faithful to the Word of God and trust in His providence to take us where He desires us to go. So far, that has worked out! I am steadily receiving encouragement from brothers and sisters in Christ on social media, and that alone has sustained me and my desire to keep moving forward. I recently had a conversation with Coleen Sharp of Theology Gals, who also is an integral part of the Christian Podcast Community, and she informed me that we have grown steadily over each episode. So, thank you to those who listen, and those of you who reach out to let me know that you are edified by the material that we release.

 

   Simply put, we do not have a huge name. I am a nobody in the grand scheme of things. I’m just a guy who was saved by God’s absolutely amazing and incredible grace; I’m just a guy who loves the church and who loves theology, who realizes that the depths of the sea cannot contain or hold the depth or riches contained within Sacred Writ.

 

   I may be “just another podcast”. We may be “just another ministry”. And that’s OK. I am created in the image of God and by His grace He gave me these desires after He mercifully changed my heart of stone. There is only one me. There is only one you. Each one of us can contribute in our own way to extended the gospel of our Lord and King Jesus further and further. It’s when we become about something other than the glory of God…when we lose sight of Soli Deo Gloria, that our mindset shifts to being “just another podcast” or “just another ministry”.

 

   The way I see it: There is one more podcast dedicated to the truths of Scripture, to the glory of God, in an age where distortion of God breathed Scripture is encouraged. There is one more ministry that is dedicated to helping further the kingdom of God by resting firmly in the all sufficiency and efficiency of Holy Scripture. And for those that are along for the ride, and for those to come, thank you and God bless.

 

Soli Deo Gloria.

 

--James

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