Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 14 Q & A 27 Q Wherein did Christ’s humiliation consist? A Christ’s humiliation consisted in his being born, and that in a low condition,1 made under the law,2 undergoing the miseries of this life,3 the wrath of God,4 and the cursed death of the cross;5 in being buried, …

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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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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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The church will gather together tomorrow to hear the news of the unsuccessful life. From Upside-Down Spirituality: Christianity has a God who knows that if the church runs the way of success, we’ll eventually tumble headfirst into the grave of irrelevance. That’s where the quest for success leads us – into a kind of death, …

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Chad Bird likens the action of the church in greeting the me generation with an emphasis on an individualistic experience of salvation to attempting to douse a fire with petrol. His comments below are well balanced in that they do not make the fulfilment of Adam and Eve out to be marriage, as if any …

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Marriage, contrary to popular thought is not a dream within a dream. It is a mutual commitment by two people to live as one for the the duration of their lives. And if it was easy, why would we need promises to hold ourselves to it? From Chad Bird: That’s why love is not something …

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The effort to recover the priesthood of all believers can’t be an effort to impose a pastorhood of all believers. Something is lost if everyone is pressganged into some form of pastoral function. More is lost if everyone doesn’t understand that whatever it is they are doing is their expression of the priestly function we’re …

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