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The Resurrection in the Gospel Message

LD 17: The Resurrection in the Gospel Message by Rev J. Kortering Acts 3:26, “Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.” This message declared by Peter on Resurrection Sunday, sets the tone for their gospel preaching. Already he…

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Jesus is Able to Open Our Graves

LD 17:  Jesus is Able to Open Our Graves by Rev J. Kortering I Thess. 4:14, “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.” The third profit we have of Christ’s resurrection is stated in the catechism, “The resurrection of Christ…

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Jesus Arose to Make Us Spiritually Alive

LD 17: Jesus Arose to Make Us Spiritually Alive by Rev J. Kortering Romans 6:4, “Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” When the catechism asked what…

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Jesus Raised for Our Justification

LD 17:  Jesus Raised for Our Justification by Rev J. Kortering Romans 4:25, “Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.” We turn now to the question, “What doth the resurrection of Christ profit us?” We now want to say something about the first profit mentioned, “First, by His resurrection He…

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The Risen Lord Appeared unto Mary

LD 17:  The Risen Lord Appeared unto Mary by Rev J. Kortering John 20:17, “Jesus saith unto her (Mary), Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.” Once…

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The Bodily Resurrection of Jesus

LD 17: The Bodily Resurrection of Jesus by Rev J. Kortering I Corinthians 15:20, “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.” As with all teachings of the Christian church, there are those who claim to be Christians but deny all miracles. The bodily resurrection of Jesus…

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Christ Arose

LD 17:  Christ Arose by Rev J. Kortering Luke 24:34, “Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.” From the point of view of the disciples, tragedy overwhelmed them on every side. The soldiers came late at night and took the bound Jesus to Caiaphas the High Priest. As if that was not…

Lord’s Day 17

Lord’s Day 17 Heidelberg Catechism The Second Part –Of Man’s Deliverance –Of God the Son Question 45 What doth the resurrection of Christ profit us? Answer First, by His resurrection He has overcome death, that He might make us partakers of that righteousness which He had purchased for us by His death; secondly, we are also…

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Comfort in Temptation

LD 16:  Comfort in Temptation by Rev Allen Brummel I Corinthians 10:13 “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may…

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The Fifth State of Humiliation

LD 16:  The Fifth State of Humiliation by Rev Allen Brummel Matthew 27:46 “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachtani? That is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” There is some confusion as a result of the placement of this final state…