What Good Works Are (2)

LD 32: What Good Works Are (2) by Rev Dennis Lee 1 Samuel 15:22 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. Suppose a man was admitted…

What Good Works Are (1)

LD 32: What Good Works Are (1) by Rev Dennis Lee Romans 14:23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin. Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He…

The Place of Good Works in the Christian Life

LD 32: The Place of Good Works in the Christian Life by Rev Dennis Lee Ephesians 2:8-10 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.  For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which…

Thanks, Audio, and Hope Herald’s

Thanks for joining us physically and virtually for the conference this past week. It was an enoyable and edifying experience for all of us. Here are some links to the audio of the speeches: The History and Purpose of the Heidelberg Catechism (1) by Dr. Jürgen-Burkhard Klautke Comfort For Living and Dying, The HC’s Grand Theme (2)…

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A Knowledgeable Faith and Gratitude

LD 32: A Knowledgeable Faith and Gratitude by Rev Dennis Lee John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. The Christian faith is a knowledgeable faith.  Christ expressed this truth in John 17:3 when He declared that the purpose of His…

Lord’s Day 32

Lord’s Day 32 Heidelberg Catechism The Third Part –Of Thankfulness Question 86 Since then we are delivered from our misery merely of grace, through Christ, without any merit of ours, why must we still do good works? Answer Because Christ, having redeemed and delivered us by His blood, also renews us by His Holy Spirit…

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A Few Additional Comments About Discipline

LD 31: A Few Additional Comments About Discipline by Rev Arie den Hartog Read II Thessalonians 3:6 – 15 Christian discipline is, and must be a work of the love of Christ. It is a work of love because its first objective is the restoration of a brother to the church. Christian love must also control…

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The Biblical Order For Doing Christian Discipline

LD 31: The Biblical Order For Doing Christian Discipline by Rev Arie den Hartog Read: Matthew 18: 15 – 20 Because the work of discipline by the church is a very serious matter, the Lord Himself has given us a detailed description of how discipline should be done. This order is found in the passage of…

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Christian Discipline

LD 31: Christian Discipline by Rev Arie den Hartog Read: I Corinthians 5:1 – 12. There are two keys of the kingdom. In our last meditations, we have been talking about the preaching of the Word, which is the first and primary key of the kingdom. The second key is Christian discipline administered by the church….