Archive for May, 2014

June 1

June 1

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June 1 HC #54 – I John 2:18-25 We are forever to remain members of the Holy Catholic Church.  That is the end result of being chosen by God protected and governed by the Spirit and given the unity of the true faith.  We remain in that faith forever, even after death.  Or perhaps more […]

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May 31

May 31

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May 31 HC #54 – Ephesians 4:1-6 One of the wonderful aspects of the church is its blessed unity. It is a unity that is not based on geography, but rather on the One who has saved us. Thus, the Holy Catholic Church is unified around the globe, and even throughout history because we have […]

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May 30

May 30

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May 30 HC #54 – Isaiah 59:15b-21 The Holy Catholic Church is an often misunderstood concept. It is not proclaiming belief in a particular denomination that refers to itself as Catholic. No. Rather it is confessing that God gathers people to himself by His word and Spirit, calling them out of the world, out of […]

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May 29

May 29

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May 29 HC #53 – I Thessalonians 1:1-10 May 29 HC#53 – Acts 9:22-31 Saul is the man who would change his name to Paul.  Saul was a known persecutor of the church until his Damsacus Road conversion.  Of course after his conversion he began to argue with the Jews and they sought to kill […]

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May 28

May 28

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May 28 HC #53 – Acts 5:1-11 What do we believe concerning the Holy Spirit?  A very important question.  First, it has to be established that we believe the Spirit is God.  The third person of the Trinity.  The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  There are those sects out there that deny that […]

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May 27

May 27

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May 27 HC #52 – Psalm 7 Psalm 7 is really an example of what goes on in many of the psalms.  Cries for deliverance from the faithful against the wicked and confidence that the prayer is heard and deliverance is on the way.  We can then during our trials and our troubles look to […]

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May 26

May 26

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May 26 HC #52 – II Thessalonians 1:1-12 The coming to judge the living and dead also has another aspect that can be used to comfort us.  Not only do we know the end for us, life everlasting with Jesus Christ, but we know the end for those who hate God and His Son.  Their […]

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May 25

May 25

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May 25 HC #52 – I Thessalonians 4:13-18 Christ is coming again and when He does He will judge the living and the dead.  A statement of fact, but what the catechism is concerned with is our comfort.  How does believing and knowing this fact of Christ’s return aid us in our life?  After all […]

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May 24

May 24

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May 24 HC #51 – John 10:22-30 He protects us against all our enemies no matter what and for all eternity.  That is a great comfort for us that stems from the glory of Christ our Head and the fact that He is at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. John 10:28-30 specifically […]

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May 23

May 23

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May 23 HC #51 – Romans 8:31-40 “By His power He defends and preserves us from our enemies” so states the Heidelberg with regard to a benefit of this glory of our Head, who is Jesus Christ.  The savior at the right hand of God can defend us and preserve us.  Since He has this […]

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