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Really… Washing in the Blood?

Devotional Word for Thursday, March 11, 2021 In our last devotion, I spent some time reflecting on the manner in which the sacraments of baptism and holy communion are used by the Holy Spirit to confirm our faith.  The sacraments confirm our faith in different ways.  The Heidelberg Catechism addresses

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The Gravity of the Sacrement

Devotional Word for Tuesday, March 2, 2021 In May of 1997, I learned about gravity.  Of course, I had already learned about gravity.  I knew that gravity was the force that acts on objects to draw them together.  As the object with relatively largest mass which is closest to most

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The Holy Spirit: The Source of Faith

Devotional Word for Tuesday, February 16, 2021 One of the ideas that we have stressed through this devotional series is the reality that our righteousness is not on the basis of our deeds.  We are made righteous by grace through FAITH.  If we are not careful, sometimes we treat our

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How Does Any of This Help?

Devotional Word for Tuesday, February 9, 2021 We have, in these little devotions, gone through 58 questions of the Heidelberg Catechism.  I know what some of you are thinking.  58, it seems more like 58,000.  I can almost hear the question, “What if I already believe in the Apostles’ Creed;

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Benefits of Faith in Christ Part 2

Devotional Word for Friday, February 5, 2021 Earlier this week we looked at two benefits of faith in Christ.  Today we are going to look at two more.  They are questions 57 and 58 of the Heidelberg catechism.  Both of these questions and answer refer to a benefit of being

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Benefits of Faith in Christ

Devotional Word for Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Over the next two days we are going to examine the benefits of our faith in Christ which are listed at the end of the Apostle’s Creed.  If you belong to a church that regularly says the Apostle’s Creed as a confession of

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The Holy Spirit Who Points Us to Jesus

Devotional Word for Friday, January 15, 2021 For the last month and a half we have been looking at various aspects of the Lord Jesus described in the Apostles’ Creed through the lens of the Heidelberg Catechism. Today, we are going to move on not only to the next question

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Stormy Banks and the Coming Lord

Devotional Word for Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Questions 48 and 49 of the Heidelberg Catechism are on topics Christians do not often think about.  That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t look at them.  Quite the contrary.  These two questions help us more fully think through who our Lord and Savior

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At the Father’s Right Hand

  Devotional Word for Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Question 50 of the Heidelberg Catechism brings up a good concluding point about Jesus’ ascension.  It asks, “Why is there added: ‘And sits at the right hand of God’?”  The answer says, “Because Christ ascended into heaven so that He might manifest

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