Monthly Archives: September 2010

Heidelberg Catechism Q46

Q.46. What do you mean by saying, “He ascended to heaven”? A. That Christ, while his disciples watched, was lifted up from the earth to heaven and will be there for our good until he comes again to judge the … Continue reading

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Where’s Jesus – Hagar and Ishmael (Genesis 16)

Last week we saw how Jesus was the fulfillment of all God’s promises to Abram and all of Abram’s desires for a son.  This week we have an intervening story of the first son born to Abram but not born … Continue reading

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The Replay of Jude 24-25

Jude’s concluding words are doxological.  By that I mean, he is giving glory to God.  God is full of power, authority, majesty and glory.  There is no other god like him, nor can there ever be.  God alone sits enthroned … Continue reading

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Where’s Jesus – Concerning Sodom’s Future (Genesis 18:1-19:29)

I have always been fascinated at Abraham’s boldness as he “bargained” with God over the future of Sodom.  It amazes me that he wouldn’t just get to the point and ask God what is the least number of people it … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q45

Q.45. How does Christ’s resurrection benefit us? A. First, by his resurrection he has overcome death, so that he might make us share in the righteousness he won for us by his death.  Second, by his power we too are … Continue reading

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Where’s Jesus – The Promises of God (Genesis 15)

As our passage opens God is speaking to Abram.  God tells him not to fear because He will be his protector. What a wonderful set of promises that lead us straight to Christ.  Without Jesus, there is not a person … Continue reading

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Replay of Jude 17-23

As I reflect on what it means to contend for the faith, I want to be sure that we all hold onto the gospel message, namely it is Christ who keeps us from stumbling and no one else.  That said, … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q44

Q.44. Why does the creed add, “He descended to hell”? A. To assure me in times of personal crisis and temptation that Christ my Lord, by suffering unspeakable anguish, pain, and terror of soul, especially on the cross but also … Continue reading

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On Guilt and Shame

“Guilt and shame, says the allegory, were at first companions, and in the beginning of their journey inseparably kept together.  But their union was soon found to be disagreeable and inconvenient to both; built gave shame frequent uneasiness, and shame … Continue reading

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The Replay of Jude 11-16

Once again we are back on for The Replay.  On Sunday we looked at Jude 11-16.  In these final verses, Jude wraps up his lambaste of false and ungodly teachers by comparing them to 3 horrible Old Testament figures: Cain, … Continue reading

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