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  • Scripture Romans 8:3-4, plus many more
  • Date Sunday, 19 May 2019
Lord's Day 16, which includes many Q&A's. Q's 40-44 are a part of this study.
The common element is death ... notice Q44, "Hell" is very much a part of death, isn't it?

Most of us understand what Life Insurance is.
We get to a certain age … we begin to think about life insurance.
A loved one dies – we think about life insurance.
The financial figure associated with a life insurance policy is the “death benefit.”
The death benefit is not paid until death occurs – one must die for one's beneficiary to receive the death benefit.
We are the beneficiary to the God-given “death benefit.”
  • Scripture Various
  • Date Sunday, 05 May 2019
Today, we continue in the Heidelberg Catechism series, considering:
Lord's Day 14
Q&A 35
Q. What does it mean that he "was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary"?

A. That the eternal Son of God, who is and remains true and eternal God, took to himself, through the working of the Holy Spirit, from the flesh and blood of the virgin Mary, a truly human nature so that he might also become David's true descendant, like his brothers and sisters in every way except for sin.

The central theme of this Lord's Day is the conception of Jesus.

  • Scripture Various
  • Date Sunday, 28 April 2019
This Sunday morning, we continue from the point before Easter Sunday, continuing at LD #13.
The Heidelberg Catechism is teaching phrase-by-phrase from the Apostle’s Creed.

Today, we consider two phrases, "his only Son" & "our Lord"

Here are the details:
Lord's Day 13
Q&A 33
Q. Why is he called God's "only begotten Son" when we also are God's children?
A. Because Christ alone is the eternal, natural Son of God. We, however, are adopted children of God—adopted by grace through Christ.

Q&A 34
Q. Why do you call him "our Lord"?
A. Because—not with gold or silver, but with his precious blood— he has set us free from sin and from the tyranny of the devil, and has bought us, body and soul, to be his very own.
  • Scripture Romans 6:4–11
  • Date Sunday, 21 April 2019
Easter is always an exciting time. The day begins with a Sunrise Breakfast - built for those who want to sleep in! Serving breakfast, free of charge, from 8:30AM to 9:15AM. Then we transition into our Easter Worship Service. The Praise Team is leading us in music. We will continue using the Heidelberg Catechism as our theme, but we are breaking out of sequence and covering Lord's Day 17. So, note the scripture that goes with this Lord's Day, rather than the next one in our regular series.
Lord's Day 17 covers the point of the Resurection of Jesus and how that benefits us. Yeah, I know that sounds like it is all about us, but we have to keep in mind that scripture agrees with me when I say that Jesus' resurrection was all about God and to God's glory.
Okay, having said that, we dive into some scripture to discover what the resurrection means to us.

Here is the Q&A for this Sunday:
Q. How does Christ's resurrection benefit us?
A. First, by his resurrection he has overcome death, so that he might make us share in the righteousness he obtained for us by his death.
Second, by his power we too are already raised to a new life.
Third, Christ's resurrection is a sure pledge to us of our blessed resurrection.

Jesus said to him, "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

John 14:6

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