It’s because Jesus knows us completely that he knows how completely we need to be saved. And that’s how he reveals the gracious magnitude of God’s love. From Chad Bird: Jesus knows good and well that there’s nothing inside us worth believing in. In fact, everything inside us looks absolutely untrustworthy. If anything, when the …

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 25 65. Q. Since, then, faith alone makes us share in Christ and all his benefits, where does such faith originate? A. The Holy Spirit creates it in our hearts by the preaching of the holy gospel, and confirms it by the use of the holy Sacraments. 66. Q. What …

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 20 53. Q. What do you believe concerning the “Holy Spirit”? A. First, that, with the Father and the Son, he is equally eternal God; second, that God’s Spirit is also given to me, preparing me through a true faith to share in Christ and all his benefits, that he …

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Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 26 Chapter 16 – Of Good Works (Cont.) (Paragraphs 1-4) V. We can not, by our best works, merit pardon of sin, or eternal life, at the hand of God, because of the great disproportion that is between them and the glory to come, and the infinite distance …

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Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 25 Chapter 16 – Of Good Works (Paragraphs 1-4) I. Good works are only such as God has commanded in his holy Word, and not such as, without the warrant thereof, are devised by men out of blind zeal, or upon any pretense of good intention. II. These …

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Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 13 Chapter 8 – Of Christ the Mediator (Paragraphs 1-2) I. It pleased God, in his eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the Lord Jesus, his only begotten Son, to be the Mediator between God and men, the prophet, priest, and king; the head and Saviour of the …

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Terry Johnson on the power that will produce fruit in corporate worship tomorrow, or any another day. All Christian ministry must understand that faithful and fruitful results are possible only by the power of the Holy Spirit. God is pleased and lives are changed not by human ingenuity, not by exciting programs and attractive personalities, …

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