Westminster Larger Catechism – Lord’s Day 39 Q & A 155 Q How is the Word made effectual to salvation? A The Spirit of God makes the reading, but especially the preaching of the Word, an effectual means of enlightening, convincing, and humbling sinners; of driving them out of themselves, and drawing them unto Christ; …

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Westminster Larger Catechism – Lord’s Day 38 Q & A 153 Q What does God require of us, that we may escape his wrath and curse due to us by reason of the transgression of the law? A That we may escape the wrath and curse of God due to us by reason of the …

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Applying the Bible in new covenant terms encourages disciples of Jesus to know who they are, to know the life that is our relationship with God. Otherwise application can simply sound like stop this, do that, try harder; it can sound like every negative experience either means you’ve done something wrong, or you simply need …

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The sermon is human speech and divine communication. The imperfections and limitations of the speakers bring us to understand that any fruit is due to the presence of the risen Christ who is the word. …whereas our voices fail, crack under the strain and fade, ricochet off the walls of the church and die, the …

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