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Eternal Life

LD 22: Eternal Life by Prof Herman Hanko Read: Revelation 22:1-9 The final article in the Apostolic Confession reads: “I believe in…the life everlasting.” And so the teacher who is showing us what glorious things the Bible says about our future, now teaches us a few things concerning “life everlasting.” We must learn, first of all…

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Our New Spiritual Bodies

LD 22: Our New Spiritual Bodies by Prof Herman Hanko Read: I Corinthians 15:50-58 Paul, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, tells us a little bit about our resurrection bodies. He tells us, first of all, that they will not be flesh and blood such as we have now. He writes: “Now this I say,…

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The Nature of our Resurrection Bodies

LD 22: The Nature of our Resurrection Bodies by Prof Herman Hanko Read: I Corinthians 15:35-49 Our teacher who is instructing us in the meaning of our faith in the resurrection of our bodies does not have very much to say about the nature of our resurrection bodies. Nor is this so surprising. After all, the…

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The Miracle of the Resurrection of the Body

LD 22: The Miracle of the Resurrection of the Body by Prof Herman Hanko Read: I Corinthians 15:12-23 There are several considerations that make the resurrection of the body an amazing miracle. Let us mention a few of them. They will help us realize what a great wonder God performs for us when he raises our…

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The Resurrection of the Body

LD 22: The Resurrection of the Body by Prof Herman Hanko Read: I Corinthians 15:1-11 Many things will happen when our Lord Jesus Christ comes again at the end of time. Christ is seen in the heavens coming on the clouds, which he makes his chariot, and coming with the host of angels. He will, at…

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The Intermediate State

LD 22: The Intermediate State by Prof Herman Hanko Read: II Corinthians 5:1-10 Our teacher who instructs us in the doctrine of the resurrection of the body, wants us to understand not only what this confession means to us, but also that, preceding the resurrection of our bodies is what has been called “the intermediate state.”…

Lord’s Day 22

Lord’s Day 22 Heidelberg Catechism The Second Part –Of Man’s Deliverance Question 57 What comfort doth the “resurrection of the body” afford thee? Answer That not only my soul after this life shall be immediately taken up to Christ its Head; but also, that this my body, being raised by the power of Christ, shall be…

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LD 22: Introduction

LD 22: Introduction by Prof Herman Hanko Read: Psalm 16, Acts 2:29-33 There are one or two comments that ought to be made about this lesson from our Heidelberg Catechism. The first is that this Lord’s Day is remarkably short; especially when we consider how important it is for the Christian faith and how much time…

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The Forgiveness of Sins

LD 21: The Forgiveness of Sins by Prof Herman Hanko Read Psalm 51, Psalm 32 There is no greater blessing that we can receive than the forgiveness of sins. If we have this blessing, all is well, no matter what the circumstances of our life may be. If we have not this blessing, we have nothing,…

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The Use of Our Gifts

LD 21: The Use of Our Gifts by Prof Herman Hanko Read: I Corinthians 12 We have learned that the communion of saints means that within the church each member receives the blessings of Christ, but each member also receives gifts and responsibilities unique to him, which make him able to occupy his own unique place….