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Doing Battle as Kings

LD 12: Doing Battle as Kings by Rev Allen Brummel Ephesians 6:11,12 “Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against…

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Living for God as Priests

LD 12: Living for God as Priests by Rev Allen Brummel Romans 12:1 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” Our priestly calling is set forth very beautifully in the catechism.  We do not merely…

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Serving God as Prophets

LD 12: Serving God as Prophets by Rev Allen Brummel Hebrews 13:15 “By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name.” The name Christian was most likely originally used in a derogatory manner for the followers of Christ.  But,…

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Our Conquering King

LD 12: Our Conquering King by Rev Allen Brummel Zechariah 9:9 “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.” Jesus Christ is our eternal king…

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Our Glorious High Priest

LD 12: Our Glorious High Priest by Rev Allen Brummel Psalm 110:4 “The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.” Christ is not only teacher, but he is priest.  What good would it be for Christ merely to tell us the way to go…

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Our Chief Prophet

LD 12: Our Chief Prophet by Rev Allen Brummel Deuteronomy 18:18 “I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.” Jesus Christ teaches us as prophet through the written and…

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Christ: the Officer of God

LD 12: Christ: the Officer of God by Rev Allen Brummel Isaiah 61:1a “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek. . .” The official title, similar to that of doctor or reverend, of the Son of God is Christ.  Christ…

Lord’s Day 12

Lord’s Day 12 Heidelberg Catechism The Second Part –Of Man’s Deliverance –Of God the Son Question 31 Why is He called Christ, that is, anointed? Answer Because He is ordained of God the Father, and anointed with the Holy Ghost, to be our chief Prophet and Teacher, who has fully revealed to us the secret counsel and…

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Reconciled to God through Jesus

LD 11: Reconciled to God through Jesus by Rev Allen Brummel Colossians 1:19, 20  “For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself; by Him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or…

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Living as Faithful Witnesses of Jesus

LD 11: Living as Faithful Witnesses of Jesus by Rev Allen Brummel I John 1:3 “That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.” It is necessary that we be faithful…