Archive for February, 2014

February 28

February 28

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February 28 HC#22 – John 8:31-47 We are to believe all that Jesus has revealed to us.  Plain and simple.  Faith receives the word of Jesus Christ.  Jesus gives us the truth because it is who He is as the Second Person of the Trinity.  To reject part of that truth then is to call […]

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February 27

February 27

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February 27 HC#22 – John 14:6-14 What then must we believe as Christians?  It is a logical next question, but it is also one we try to use to often to get around the hard truths of the Bible.  What must we believe is often a cover for a different question.  “What can I get […]

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February 26

February 26

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February 26 HC#21 – Ephesians 2:1-10 Faith is a gift.  It is undeserved and it comes not from within us, but from the Lord Himself.  Paul drives that point home in the second chapter of Ephesians.  He is relentless as he writes so that if you walk away from Ephesians 2 thinking that anything is […]

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February 25

February 25

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February 25 HC#21 – Habbakuk 2:2-4; 3:17-19 Faith is more than just knowledge.  It is also a trust.  Knowing the promises of God is one thing, trusting them is another.  Faith is not faith without both.  Without trust, it is just knowledge, cold hard facts.  Take Habbakuk as a good example.  Habbakuk knows the facts, […]

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February 24

February 24

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February 24 HC#21 – Hebrews 11:1-3 Hebrews chapter 11 is often called the “Hall of Faith”.  It goes through great men and women of faith and how their faith was lived out.  The chapter starts with a definition of faith.  That definition points us to the “certain knowledge” that the catechism refers to in its […]

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February 23

February 23

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February 23 HC#20 – Romans 4:13-25 Abraham believed God and it was counted to him as righteousness.  This was on account of the faith of Abraham.  This is explained in detail in Romans 4:13-25.  The promise of salvation and life eternal did not come through the law, nor did it come through works of any […]

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February 22

February 22

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February 22 HC#20 – Matthew 7:21-23 Again Matthew 7 makes clear to us that there will be some who are saved, and others who are not.  There can be no denying hell if you take seriously the authority of Scripture.  I know that some today write books that contend that love wins in the end […]

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February 21

February 21

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February 21 HC#20 – Psalm 2 Psalm 2 is a Messianic Psalm.  It speaks of the Son of the Father (verse 7), and how that Son has the nations for His inheritance (v.8), and he will punish those who are against Him (v. 9), who plot vain things against the Father and the Son (v.1-2).  […]

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February 20

February 20

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  February 20 HC#19 – Hebrews 1:1-4 The progression of Question 19 is important.  We know about Jesus Christ given for us from Scripture, but notice the movement through Scripture in the question.  It starts us off in the garden with Adam and Eve, and then it moves us through the rest of Genesis with […]

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February 19

February 19

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February 19 HC#19 – Romans 10:1-4 Not only did the Patriarchs and Prophets speak of Jesus Christ, but so too did the law.  The ceremonies and sacrifices of the law pointed toward a mediator that was needed.  They aid in revealing that Jesus Christ is the one who we need to restore us unto a […]

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