Monthly Archives: October 2011

Heidelberg Catechism Q114

Q. 114.  But can those converted to God obey these commandments perfectly? A. No.  In this life even the holiest have only a small beginning of this obedience.  Nevertheless, with all seriousness of purpose, they do begin to live according … Continue reading

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Jesus in the Tabernacle Furniture (Exodus 25:10-40)

Inside the Tabernacle were certain pieces of furniture, a golden table, a golden lampstand, and the Ark of the Covenant.  These pieces of furniture were all used in connection with worship.  We must understand that Jesus is the complete embodiment … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q.113

Q. 113.  What is God’s will for you in the tenth commandment? Aš That not even the slightest thought or desire contrary to any one of God’s commandments should ever arise in my heart.  Rather, with all my heart I … Continue reading

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Jesus in the offerings to build the Tabernacle (Exodus 25:1-9)

Construction projects are costly and require large amounts of capital and personal or community desire in order to see them fulfilled.  The building of the tabernacle is no different.  In these words, God begins by asking the community to get … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q.112

Q. 112.  What is God’s will for you in the ninth commandment? A. God’s will is that I never give false testimony against anyone, twist no one’s words, not gossip or slander, nor join in condemning anyone without a hearing … Continue reading

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Jesus in the Confirmation of the Covenant (Exodus 24)

As the covenant is confirmed in Exodus 24, a number of amazing parallels or expansions of the ministry of Christ are revealed between the old and new covenants.  In the Mosaic Covenant God declares that the people are “to worship as … Continue reading

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Judgment and Grace: The Sons of God and the Daughters of Men (Gen 6:1-8)

This has got to be one of the weirdest passages in the book of Genesis, maybe in all of Scripture.  It has been subjected to various interpretations and flights of fancy and all because of the terms sons of God, … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q.110 & 111

Q. 110. What is God’s will for us in the eighth commandment? Aš He forbids not only outright theft and robbery, punishable by law.  But in God’s sight theft also includes cheating and swindling our neighbor by schemes made to … Continue reading

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Replay of Genesis 5

If you want to cheat death?  If you want to skip the consequences of sin, then the 5th chapter of Genesis provides the key.  As Moses lists the genealogy of the people from Adam to Noah, the 7th man, Enoch … Continue reading

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Where’s Jesus in the promised Guiding Angel (Exodus 23:20-33)

Exodus 23:20ff begins with an awkward statement that an angel will be sent to guide the redeemed nation into the promised land and the people are instructed to obey him.  But truly wonderful is the statement that God’s name  is … Continue reading

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