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The Discriminating Power of the Preaching of the Gospel

LD 31: The Discriminating Power of the Preaching of the Gospel by Rev Arie den Hartog Read:  II Thessalonians 1:1 – 9 The preaching of the Word of Christ must sound a note of warning to those who refuse to turn from their wicked ways. According to the words of the Heidelberg Catechism, the sounding of…

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The Spiritual Nature of the Keys of the Kingdom

LD 31: The Spiritual Nature of the Keys of the Kingdom by Rev Arie den Hartog Read: John 20:19 – 23 The keys’ power is spiritual in nature. This is very important for everyone to understand. The same thing can be said in another way. The authority which Christ has given to His church on earth…

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The Keys of the Kingdom

LD 31: The Keys of the Kingdom by Rev Arie den Hartog Read: Matthew 16:13 – 20 Lord’s Day 31 speaks about the authority and discipline of the church. In describing this authority, the Heidelberg Catechism uses a Biblical figure. This figure does not have its origin with the Heidelberg Catechism but with God’s own Word….

Lord’s Day 31

Lord’s Day 31 Heidelberg Catechism The Second Part –Of Man’s Deliverance Question 83 What are the keys of the kingdom of heaven? Answer The preaching of the holy gospel, and Christian discipline, or excommunication out of the Christian church; by these two,the kingdom of heaven is opened to believers, and shut against unbelievers.   Question 84 How is the kingdom…

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Supervising Our Confession and Life

LD 30: Supervising Our Confession and Life by Rev Arie den Hartog Read: Ephesians 4: 11 – 16 In celebrating the Lord’s Supper, the church must be united together in the blessed truth of the Lord Jesus Christ. Her members must also be committed to live by this truth in all godliness and sincerity. There is…

The Need for Supervision of the Lord’s Table

LD 30: The Need for Supervision of the Lord’s Table by Rev Arie den Hartog Read: Hebrews 13: 7 and 17 – 21 Up to now, we have been considering the need of every believer who comes to the Lord’s Supper, to prepare himself through self examination. This is a deeply personal calling and responsibility. The…