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  • 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.
  • Scripture Various
  • Date Sunday, 24 February 2019
It appears we will have a carry-over theme since all activities were cancelled on Feb 17.
The Mediator!
I recommend saying that with all the slowness & gusto of one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's characters.
But, this hero was not a created cybernetics humanoid. This hero was not even created, but was before the world ever existed. This hero doesn't save a person or a culture, this person saves all humanity. This human hero isn't just human, but incarnate. Fully God & fully human. Then, this hero went to suffer greatly for the redemption & reclamation of all humans who accept Him & believe in Him.
We study Q&A 16-19 today, working our way towards naming this hero.

The Meeeeeedddiiaaaaa-tor!

  • Scripture Texts for Q&A 12-15
  • Date Sunday, 10 February 2019
Lord's Day #5
Q&A's 12-15
Beginning the section on humanity's deliverance. As we begin this first LD in this section, still we are faced with a desire to fix it ourselves. Can I do it? Okay, if not, can I find someone else to do it? Okay, how about if I find SOMETHING else to do it? Fine! So, what do I need in a deliverer?

Not uncommon thing for we humans. God gave us the ability to reason -- so we 'reason' ourselves to death - literally.
  • Scripture Genesis 3: 8-17
  • Date Sunday, 03 February 2019
Lord's Day #4 in the Heidelberg Catechism. This is the last of the first section, refered to as "Misery" or "Guilt" or "Sin" -depending on to what section names you subscribe. We explore some difficult questions in this Lord's Day.

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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