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Christ Sits at the Right Hand of God

LD 19: Christ Sits at the Right Hand of God by Rev J. Kortering Ephesians 1:18-20, “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know…..what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him…

Lord’s Day 19

Lord’s Day 19 Heidelberg Catechism The Second Part –Of Man’s Deliverance –Of God the Son Question 50 Why is it added, “and sitteth at the right hand of God”? Answer Because Christ is ascended into heaven for this end, that He might appear as Head of His church, by whom the Father governs all things. Question…

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We Seek Heavenly Things

LD 18: We Seek Heavenly Things by Rev J. Kortering Colossians 3:1-3, “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid…

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Our Flesh is in Heaven

LD 18: Our Flesh is in Heaven by Rev J. Kortering I Cor. 15:20, 21, “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.” The second advantage for us of Christ’s ascension into…

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Our Advocate is in Heaven

LD 18: Our Advocate is in Heaven by Rev J. Kortering Hebrews 9:24, “For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:” The catechism lists three advantages for us by Christ’s…

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Christ Ascended for Our Advantage

LD 18: Christ Ascended for Our Advantage by Rev J. Kortering John 14:1-4, “Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I…

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Can the Ascended Christ be in Two Places at One Time?

LD 18: Can the Ascended Christ be in Two Places at One Time? by Rev J. Kortering John 14:2b, “I go to prepare a place for you”.  Matthew 28:20b, “Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” These two texts set forth in bold relief the question set forth in the…

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The Heavenly Christ is still with us

LD 18: The Heavenly Christ is still with us by Rev J. Kortering John 3:13 “And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.” We should take note, that the position of the historic Reformed faith concerning the ascension of Jesus…

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Christ Ascended into Heaven

LD 18: Christ Ascended into Heaven by Rev J. Kortering Acts 1:9, “And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.” The earthly journey of the Lord Jesus had come to an end. It began in Bethlehem, continued through His ministry…

Lord’s Day 18

Lord’s Day 18 Heidelberg Catechism The Second Part –Of Man’s Deliverance –Of God the Son Question 46 How dost thou understand these words, “He ascended into heaven”? Answer That Christ, in sight of His disciples, was taken up from earth into heaven; and that He continues there for our interest, until He comes again to judge the…