Scripture Readings:Â Ezekiel 22:26; 1 Timothy 4:4-5 September 6, 2015 * Download this sermon (PDF) Dear Congregation of Christ: What do Reformed Christians like us mention the most in theological conversations? By far, our favorite word is â€œcovenant,â€ such as â€œcovenant children,â€ â€œcovenant people,â€ and â€œcovenant promises.â€ Many of our churches have the words â€œCovenant […]
Ezekiel 36:24-27 (text); Deuteronomy 30:5-8; Colossians 2:10-12 Rev. Nollie Malabuyo â€¢ April 26, 2015 [wpdm_package id=’12492′] On the occasion of the baptism of Aviela Grace Rosana, covenant child of Jerome and Pumpum Rosana Dear Congregation of Christ: Today, we rejoice in the baptism of Aviela Grace, covenant child of Jerome and Pumpum Rosana. […]
The good news is that Christ is the merciful, pre-eminent watchman. He knew judgment was coming upon sinners, and he sounded the gospel trumpet of forgiveness. But he himself provided the way of forgiveness when he took the blood of sinners upon his own head.
His blood was required of him by his Father in heavenâ€”not because he failed in his watchman’s duties, not because he did not listen to God’s commandmentsâ€”but because he willingly took the blood of his people’s sins on his hands. He was bloodied and murdered on account of his people’s wickednessâ€”blood for blood, but his innocent blood for his people’s guilty blood.
Can a person resist the Spirit once he starts changing their hearts? If an elect person continues to resist the Spirit’s saving work in him, how can God ever accomplish his eternal decree of salvation in him? He will never be saved, and therefore, God’s word will be broken.