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July 30

July 30

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July 30 HC #75 – John 19:31-37 There is one part of the crucifixion that we sometimes forget and it is recorded for us only in John 19.  It is the piercing of His side.  Breaking the legs of those hanging on the cross was a normal thing.  It hurried death.  Death on the cross […]

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July 29

July 29

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July 29 HC #75 – Matthew 26:26-28 Here is Matthew giving his account of the institution of the Lord’s Supper.  These words are probably familiar to anyone who attends church regularly enough to partake of communion.  Here we can see why the Lord’s Supper is a sacrament. Jesus institutes it.  There is no doubt about […]

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July 28

July 28

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July 28 HC #74 – Colossians 2:11-14 In the Old Testament the sacrament and sign of inclusion into the people of God and the putting off of the sins of the flesh was circumcision.  It was instituted in Genesis 17, and was done throughout the OT.  It was a putting off of the flesh, and […]

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July 27

July 27

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July 27 HC #74 – I Corinthians 7:12-14 Yesterday we saw, in answer to the question of whether or not children should be baptized, that God wants all who belong to Him to receive the mark.  Peter asked the question, who should forbid this?  The answer was no one should forbid baptism to those that […]

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July 26

July 26

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July 26 HC #74 – Acts 10:44-48 One of the big questions about baptism is the question of when to baptize.  Do you baptize children or wait until someone makes a profession of faith to baptize?  It is a question that has divided denominations.  Sadly, it is often a debate dominated by people looking for […]

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July 25

July 25

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July 25 HC #73 – Rev 7:13-17 Baptism also points us to being washed in Christ.  It assures us that if we believe in Him, we are saved.  We are washed.  And let us just continue through Revelation 7 to see that fact pointed out to us as well. We read yesterday about the seal […]

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July 24

July 24

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July 24 HC #73 – Rev 7:1-12 (sealing for assurance) The Heidelberg is a very pastoral document and one of the things that it is focused upon is the comfort of the believer.  And assurance of salvation is high on that list.  How can a believer be assured of his or her salvation?  Well, we […]

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July 23

July 23

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July 23 HC #73 – I Peter 3:18-22 So if baptism does not save you then why would the Scripture speak of such things as the washing of regeneration?  Why use language that strong about Baptism if it is only the blood of Christ that saves? Well Peter in I Peter 3:21 is one of […]

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July 22

July 22

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July 22 HC #72 – 1 John 1:5-10 This is wonderful and beautiful portion of Scripture.  I encourage everyone to memorize verse 9.  It is a verse you can turn to over and over for comfort.  If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us […]

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July 21

July 21

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July 21 HC #72 – Genesis 17:22-27; 21:8-14 The objection might could be raised about baptism that the Bible occasionally speaks of Baptism with phrases like the washing of regeneration, thus, could we not say we are regenerated when we are baptized outwardly with water?  The answer is a resounding NO. Genesis 17:22-27 is often […]

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