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The One Way to the Joy of the Father

LD 11: The One Way to the Joy of the Father by Rev Allen Brummel John 14:6b “I am the way, the truth, and the life:” Every other way and every other voice in this world leads to death. The devil and the wicked world are seeking to draw us down the path that leads…

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Salvation all of Grace

LD 11: Salvation all of Grace by Rev Allen Brummel Galatians 5:4 “Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.” A constant temptation is to look to our own works for the worthiness of our salvation.  Even though we reject the theology…

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Glorying in Jesus Alone

LD 11: Glorying in Jesus Alone by Rev Allen Brummel I Corinthians 1:31 “That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.” Out of Lord’s Day 11 rises the question that Jesus often posed through his ministry- whom do you think I am?  We can hear Jesus Himself come…

The Only Savior

LD 11: The Only Savior by Rev Allen Brummel Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” From the beginning, when God came into the Garden of Eden to clothe Adam and Eve’s nakedness as sinners, God determined…

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The Savior from Sin

LD 11: The Savior from Sin by Rev Allen Brummel Matthew 1:21 “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call His name Jesus: for He shall save His people from their sins.” This Lord’s Day begins a treatment of God the Son. We begin by looking at the proper name God gave…

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Lord’s Day 11 – Jesus is Our Savior

Question 29 Why is the Son of God called Jesus, that is, a Savior? Answer Because He saveth us, and delivereth us from our sins; and likewise, because we ought not to seek, neither can find salvation in any other. Question 30 Do such then believe in Jesus the only Savior, who seek their salvation and…

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How Great It Is: I Can Trust My Father!

LD 10: How Great It Is: I Can Trust My Father! by Rev. G. Van Baren Read: Acts 7:51-60 There is a striking confession made by the child of God: he has a “firm trust” in God his Father.  That firm trust remains no matter what my Father determines for me. That confession is so contrary to much…

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But Must One be “Patient” in Adversity?

LD 10: But Must One be “Patient” in Adversity? by Rev. G. Van Baren Read: I Corinthians 15; Romans 8 We have confessed that “God has created and by His providence doth still uphold all things.”  There are spiritual consequences to that confession. We acknowledge thereby that all things are in His hands.  We confess, further, that all things…

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Patient in Adversity, Thankful in Prosperity

LD 10: “Patient in Adversity, Thankful in Prosperity” by Rev. G. Van Baren Read: Job 1 The Catechism, true to form, again brings the doctrine of “providence” down to us in a very practical manner.  It does not ask, “Can prayer change His providence concerning me?”  It does not claim that I have the right to…

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God’s “Fatherly hand” Also Sends the “Bad”

LD 10: God’s “Fatherly hand” Also Sends the “Bad” by Rev. G. Van Baren Read: Matthew 10 One thing often misunderstood is the statement concerning God’s “Fatherly hand.”  The Catechism clearly sets forth what the “Fatherly hand” of God provides.  We might state simply that His Fatherly hand provides not only the “good,” but also the…