Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 17 Q & A 30 Q How does the Spirit apply to us the redemption purchased by Christ? A. The Spirit applies to us the redemption purchased by Christ, by working faith in us,1 and thereby uniting us to Christ in our effectual calling.2 Q & A 31 Q …

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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‚Äôs 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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