Lord’s Day 29

Lord’s Day 29 Heidelberg Catechism The Second Part –Of Man’s Deliverance – Of The Holy Supper Of Our Lord Jesus Christ Question 78 Do then the bread and wine become the very body and blood of Christ? Answer Not at all; but as the water in baptism is not changed into the blood of Christ, neither…

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Governed by One Mind and One Spirit

LD 28: Governed by One Mind and One Spirit by Rev Arie den Hartog Read: Ephesians 4:11 – 16. For our last meditation on Lord’s Day 28, we consider one more phrase in its beautiful discussion of the meaning of the Lord’s Supper, “and that we live and are governed forever by one Spirit, as members…

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United to the Sacred Body of Christ

LD 28: United to the Sacred Body of Christ by Rev Arie den Hartog Read: Acts 2:41 – 47 The church is the living spiritual body of Christ. The members of the church are the members of His body. The true church of Jesus Christ is united together by the Spirit of Christ through faith, as…

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Communion with Christ

LD 28: Communion with Christ by Rev Arie den Hartog Read: John 6:47 – 56 The Lord’s Supper is indeed rich in its meaning. One of the names given by scripture to this sacrament, and commonly used in the Reformed church, is the name “Communion.” In the Lord’s Supper, we have communion with Christ, and are…

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Eating the Flesh and Drinking the Blood of Jesus

LD 28: Eating the Flesh and Drinking the Blood of Jesus by Rev Arie den Hartog Read: John 6:51 – 59. Jesus does not in John 6 speak directly about the Lord’s Supper. He does however definitely speak about the meaning of the Lord’s Supper. In partaking of the Lord’s Supper, we ‘eat the flesh and…

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Remembering the Suffering and Death of Our Savior

LD 28: Remembering the Suffering and Death of Our Savior by Rev Arie den Hartog Read Isaiah 53 The chief purpose of the celebration of the Lord’s Supper is in order that the church might remember the suffering and death of our beloved Savior. This should be the most prominent of all the aspects of our…

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The Lord’s Supper and the Passover

LD 28: The Lord’s Supper and the Passover by Rev Arie den Hartog Read: Luke 22:7 – 20 Jesus purposely instituted the Lord’s Supper at the time when He was celebrating the last passover with His disciples. Jesus knew that He would fulfill the passover. He would sacrifice Himself as the great passover lamb. It is…

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The Institution of the Lord’s Supper by the Lord Himself

LD 28: The Institution of the Lord’s Supper by the Lord Himself by Rev Arie den Hartog Read: I Corinthians 11: 18 – 34. This Lord’s Day of the Heidelberg Catechism begins a very extensive discussion of the Lord’s Supper. The Lord’s Supper is the second sacrament which the Lord gave to His church for her…

Lord’s Day 28

Lord’s Day 28 Heidelberg Catechism The Second Part –Of Man’s Deliverance – Of The Holy Supper Of Our Lord Jesus Christ Question 75 How art thou admonished and assured in the Lord’s Supper that thou art a partaker of that one sacrifice of Christ, accomplished on the cross, and of all His benefits? Answer Thus:…

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The Covenant Responsibility of Parents

LD 27: The Covenant Responsibility of Parents by Rev Arie den Hartog Read: Colossians 3: 16 – 21. No doubt not all who read the meditation today are married and have children.  Even the unmarried, and those to whom God has not given covenant children by God’s grace, should still be interested in the subject of…