Psalm 51:5; Luke 1:30-35 (texts); Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 14 October 5, 2014 • Download this sermon (PDF) Introduction To most evangelicals, “Virgin Mary” or “Mary, Mother of God” are easily dismissed as Catholic ideas. But the title, “Mother of God,” is both early and a mistranslation. It was used of Mary as early as the […]
Romans 1:1-4 (text); Psalm 2:10-12; Heidelberg Catechism Lordâ€™s Day 13 September 28, 2014 â€¢ Download this sermon (PDF) Introduction Dear People of God: Last Lord’s Day, we learned from Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 12 why Jesus is called â€œChrist,â€ which also means â€œMessiah.â€ This name means â€œAnointed One,â€ because the Messiah is God’s Anointed […]
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Luke 4:18-19 (text); Isaiah 61:1-2; Luke 4:16-21; Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 12 September 21, 2014 * Download this sermon (PDF) Introduction Dear People of God: The Apostles’ Creed has four names for our Lord: Jesus, Christ, Son of God, and Lord. Last Lord’s Day, we focused on the name Jesus, a name that means […]
Text: 1 Peter 1:1-2 Readings: Genesis 1:1-5; 1 Peter 1:1-11; Heidelberg Catechism Lordâ€™s Day 8 August 17, 2014 â€¢ Download this sermon (PDF) Introduction Congregation of Christ: The doctrine of the Trinity is foundational to the Christian faith. But it is also very deep that the history of the churchâ€”even todayâ€”is marked by controversies […]
Ezekiel 36:25-27; John 3:5-8; Acts 16:13-15 (texts); Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 7 August 10, 2014 â€¢ Download this sermon (PDF) As a matter of courtesy, please advise Rev. Nollie MalabuyoÂ if you plan to use this sermon in a worship service. Thank you. Congregation of Christ: Lord’s Day 7 of the Heidelberg Catechism teaches […]
Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, 53:11; John 1:1, 14 (texts); Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 5 (Q&A 12-15) July 27, 2014Â â€¢Â Download this sermon (PDF) Introduction Congregation of Christ: Today, we extend our congratulations to the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) for its 100 years of being a false church teaching the ancient heresy of Arianism, and for 100 […]
Isaiah 40:1-4; Jeremiah 31:10-13; Romans 14:7-9 (text) Pasig Covenant Reformed Church â€¢ June 15, 2014 â€¢Â Download this sermon (PDF) Introduction Congregation of Christ: Today, we start our study of the Heidelberg Catechism in our evening services. We begin with the circumstances leading to its writing. In a church in Germany, a couple of noblemen […]
Because Jesus has defeated the devil on the cross, you too have overcome the devil, the world and the flesh, â€œFor because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.â€
When we pray the fifth petition, we are asking God not to account our sins to us, but to account it to Christ. We are trusting in God’s assurance that our sins are forgiven, and our spiritual debt completely cancelled because of Christ’s atoning work on the cross for us.
In Proverbs 30:8, there is a prayer that all of us will almost never pray, â€œGive me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for meâ€ (“daily bread,” NIV). It is very difficult for us to pray for just this dayâ€™s or next dayâ€™s provisions, but God can surely test us with unexpected circumstances at any moment in our lives.