Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 13 Q & A 23 Q What offices does Christ execute as our Redeemer? A Christ, as our Redeemer, executes the offices of a prophet,1 of a priest,2 and of a king,*3 both in his estate of humiliation and exaltation. Q & A 24 Q How does Christ execute …

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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 12 Q & A 21 Q Who is the Redeemer of God’s elect? A The only Redeemer of God’s elect is the Lord Jesus Christ,1 who, being the eternal Son of God,2 became man,3 and so was, and continues to be, God and man in two distinct natures, and …

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When a leper seeks Jesus, the leper wants one thing – not a change in social status – not a change in health – what the leper wants is Jesus. From Rosaria Butterfield. “And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, ‘I will; be clean’” (Luke 5:13). That touch changed the man. But …

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It’s a tendency to see a prohibition as a limit on love. “I love you, but…” Michael Kelly points out that the prohibitions of God are not the limits of his love, but the expression of a care that flows from perfect love. He is not denying us, he is loving us. From Kelley’s article: …

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Sometimes advice is given that we don’t trust because the person given the advice can’t understand why we feel the way we do. Rebecca Reynolds observes that Jesus is different. He tells us, and he knows exactly how and why we feel as we do. When the Bible speaks about fear – which is often …

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Jesus experienced life with human emotions. In addition to knowing our need for salvation, Jesus fully experienced everything that we need to be saved from. From Winn Collier. Jesus did not come to help us manoeuvre around the our brokenness; Jesus came to enter our brokenness with us. The gospel is not a therapeutic system …

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A reminder from Chad Bird that life as a disciple of Jesus is life with the Church; and growth as a disciple of Jesus with the church is a slow-cooker experience, not a microwave experience. The work of Jesus in our lives, and in the life of his church, creeps along like that Matthew genealogy. …

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