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God’s Everlasting Favor

LD 15: God’s Everlasting Favor by Rev Allen Brummel Psalm 32:1 “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.” Are you aware of the sins you committed yesterday? How about this morning and today? It is easy for us to minimize and think lightly of sin. But then, we are brought to Calvary….

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Suffering God’s Wrath

LD 15: Suffering God’s Wrath by Rev Allen Brummel I Peter 2:24 “Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by Whose stripes ye were healed.” The intensity and horror of Jesus’ suffering provides reason for great joy and encouragement…

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The Second State of Humiliation

LD 15: The Second State of Humiliation by Rev Allen Brummel Hebrews 2:9 “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” This Lord’s Day introduces the second state…

Lord’s Day 15

Lord’s Day 15 Heidelberg Catechism The Second Part –Of Man’s Deliverance –Of God the Son   Question 37 What dost thou understand by the words, “He suffered”? Answer That He, all the time that He lived on earth, but especially at the end of His life, sustained in body and soul the wrath of God…

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A Gracious Gift

LD 14:  A Gracious Gift by Rev Allen Brummel I John 4:19 “We love Him, because He first loved us.” What is grace?  Grace is showing goodness to someone despite that person’s unworthiness.  Grace does not ask, “What do you deserve?”  Grace asks, “What do you need?” The Father did not ask what His elect deserved…

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Covering My Sins

LD 14:  Covering My Sins by Rev Allen Brummel I John 4:10 “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” Notice the personal application that the catechism makes to us personally.  This is a confession that we do not make…

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The Wonder of Father’s Love

LD 14: The Wonder of Father’s Love by Rev Allen Brummel John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” The Son of God coming into the world is a wonder of the love of the Father.  As…

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True Seed of David

LD 14: True Seed of David by Rev Allen Brummel Romans 1:3 “Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh.” Throughout history God prophesied of the coming of the promised Seed.  That Seed would bruise the head of the seed of the serpent according to…

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Born of a Virgin

LD 14: Born of a Virgin  by Rev Allen Brummel Luke 1:35 “And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.”  God gave…

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A Real Human Nature

LD 14: A Real Human Nature by Rev Allen Brummel Galatians 4:4 “But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law.” Jesus took to Himself a real human nature which was of the flesh and blood of Mary.  Although His conception was a…