Tag: Heidelberg Catechism

May 2

May 2

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May 2 HC#44 – Isaiah 53 Isaiah 53 is one of the Servant Songs that describes what Jesus, the true Servant of the Lord, will endure.  Chapter 53 specifically spells out his humiliation and suffering ending in Christ’s death.  It tells us of the anguish he physically and spiritual endures both before and during the […]

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May 1

May 1

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May 1 HC#44 – I Peter 3:13-22 The Catechism comes now to the part about descending into hell in the Apostles’ Creed. But some of you may be saying, “My version of the Apostles’ Creed does not speak of descending into hell”? You would be right, many denominations avoid the controversy by leaving the phrase […]

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April 29

April 29

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April 29 HC#43 – Colossians 3:1-17 The Old King James Version of Colossians 3:5 is “Mortify the deeds of your flesh”.  Mortify is one of those good words we don’t use enough anymore.  It means put to death, to kill.  That is what our sinful old man deserves.  We who are new creatures cannot continues […]

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April 28

April 28

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April 28 HC#43 – Romans 8:1-17 Paul here begins with a discussion about Christ and what He did for us.  There is no condemnation in Christ Jesus because He fulfilled the law, did what the law could not do because of our weak sinful flesh.  He has saved us.  He then dwells in us by […]

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April 27

April 27

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April 27 HC#42 – I Corinthians 15:35-58 Paul here reminds us of the nature of our body.  Our bodies are born in sin, and thus they must be changed.  There is no payment for sin in our death, but there is a purging and dying to sin in order that we might enter into eternal […]

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April 26

April 26

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  April 26 HC#42 – 2 Samuel 12:15-25 This is the aftermath of the David and Bathsheba story.  Nathan promised the child of adultery would die.  David was forgiven, but the child was taken by the Lord.  As any parent who has lost a child knows, a hard, hard time.  We see while the child […]

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April 25

April 25

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April 25 HC#42 – Philippians 1:12-26 Remember the first question of the catechism.  What is your only comfort in life and in death?  The goal of this catechism is to give comfort.  This question is designed to forward our comfort because death is something that often scares and frightens people.  We need to understand then […]

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April 24

April 24

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April 23 HC#41 – Matthew 27:62-28:15 Matthew records for us the interesting reaction of the Jewish leaders.  They knew Jesus said He would rise again, so they wanted guards.  Then the guards report back, Jesus rose again, and they do not repent.  Rather they try to hide it suppress it.  They take great financial risk […]

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April 23

April 23

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April 22 HC#40 – Romans 6:15-23 The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life.  An encouraging verse for all who understand that they are sinners.  Notice that Paul starts that section off reminding us that there really are only two choices: slaves to sin or slaves to Christ.  And […]

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April 22

April 22

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April 22 HC#40 – Romans 6:15-23 The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life.  An encouraging verse for all who understand that they are sinners.  Notice that Paul starts that section off reminding us that there really are only two choices: slaves to sin or slaves to Christ.  And […]

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