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The Sign of Tongues

LD 20: The Sign of Tongues by Prof Herman Hanko Read: Acts 2:5-21 The sign of speaking in foreign languages was also a sign accompanying the pouring out of the Spirit. It was a most powerful sign and spoke of a particular wonderful work of the Holy Spirit. We must abandon the interpretation given this sign…

The Spirit Poured Out on Pentecost

LD 20: The Spirit Poured Out on Pentecost by Prof Herman Hanko Read: Acts 2 When we say with the Apostles Creed, “I believe in the Holy Spirit,” we also say, I believe that the Holy Spirit was given to the church on Pentecost. When our Lord ascended into heaven and was given the place of…

The Divinity of the Holy Spirit

LD 20: The Divinity of the Holy Spirit by Prof Herman Hanko Read: Romans 8:1-14 In discussing the Apostles Creed, our teachers in the classroom of the Heidelberg Catechism divide the 12 articles into three groups. The first group is “Of God the Father” (Lord’s Days 9 – 10; the second, “Of God the Son” (Lord’s…

Lord’s Day 20

Lord’s Day 20 Heidelberg Catechism The Second Part –Of Man’s Deliverance –Of God the Holy Spirit Question 53 What dost thou believe concerning the Holy Ghost? Answer First, that He is true and co-eternal God with the Father and the Son; secondly, that He is also given me, to make me, by a true faith, partaker of…

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Christ’s Judgment will be Righteous for the Wicked

LD 19: Christ’s Judgment will be Righteous for the Wicked by Rev J. Kortering Matthew 25:41, “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:” The catechism expressed this judgment for the wicked this way, “shall cast all…

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Christ’s Judgment will be Merciful

LD 19: Christ’s Judgment will be Merciful by Rev J. Kortering Matthew 25:34, “Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” The catechism expresses it this way, “in my sorrows…I look for the very same…

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Christ will come to Judge

 LD 19: Christ will come to Judge by Rev J. Kortering Revelation 20:11,12a “And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and…

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The Exalted Christ Defends and Preserves His Church

LD 19: The Exalted Christ Defends and Preserves His Church by Rev J. Kortering Matthew 16:18, “And I say also unto thee,Tthat thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” There is a second profit given to us from Jesus Christ sitting…

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The Exalted Christ gives us Heavenly Graces

LD 19: The Exalted Christ gives us Heavenly Graces by Rev J. Kortering John 10:28, “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” Once more we quickly glance at the catechism itself. The question is asked, “What profit is the glory…

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Christ is the Exalted Head of the Church

LD 19: Christ is the Exalted Head of the Church by Rev J. Kortering Colossians 1:18, “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the pre-eminence.” The Heidelberg Catechism expresses our understanding of Christ, sitting at the…