Scripture Readings: Genesis 17:1-14; Romans 4:11-12 (text) October 29, 2017 • Download this sermon (PDF) Today, we witnessed as a congregation the baptism of little Laura Hesed Vasquez. Churches like ours that baptize infants and little children are often misunderstood by many other churches who view this practice as “unbiblical.” So before we look […]
Â Romans 5:12-21 (text); Genesis 2:15-17, 3:15; 1 Corinthians 15:22 May 3, 2015 (Pasig CRC) â€¢ April 26, 2015 (Trinity CRC) [wpdm_package id=’12513′] Dear Congregation of Christ: This may come as a surprise to you, but did you know that all representative types of government are based on covenant theology? A federal government such […]
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 […]
Nehemiah 9:6-8; Romans 8:28-30 (text); Acts 14:15-17; Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 10 August 31, 2014 • Download this sermon (PDF) Introduction Dear People of God: Today, we often hear many people, including Christians, refer to chance, luck, fate, fortune, destiny. Especially in our songs: “Through the years, we all will be together, if the Fates […]
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 […]
If the Arminians did not draft their â€œFive Points of the Remonstrance,â€ there will be no â€œFive Points of Calvinism,â€ only what is taught in Scripture about God’s sovereign grace in our salvation.
Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 10:13-17 (texts); Isaiah 55:1-3, 10-13 Canons of Dort III/IV Articles 12-17 © February 2, 2014 (ZCRC Pasig and Imus) • Download this sermon (PDF) Beloved congregation of Christ: Last Lord’s Day, we learned from John 6 that no one can come to Christ unless the Father draws him. This is so because […]
Being â€œledâ€ by the Spirit does not only mean being â€œguidedâ€ by the Spirit, but that the Spirit is actually leading the Christian to put to death his sinful passions and desires. The Spirit obligates and compels the Christian to holiness. When the Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted by Satan, the Spirit did not suggest to Jesus to go to the wilderness. The Spirit â€œimmediately drove him out into the wilderness.”
Believers-only baptism meant this to thousands of new Jewish converts to Christianity: as soon as they believed in Christ, their children, members of God’s own treasured people, became unclean, detestable pagans, cut off from God’s covenant promises. And not one of them dared question the apostles; they just sheepishly accepted this horrific fact.
Christ â€œbecame a curseâ€ to redeem us from the â€œcurse of the lawâ€ (Gal 3:13). He was â€œborn under the lawâ€ to redeem us who were â€œunder the lawâ€ (Gal 4:4-5).