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Resurrection on Christmas

Devotional Word for Friday, December 25, 2020 Merry Christmas!  This year has required radical changes to many aspects of our lives.  It is good on this day to remember the coming of Christ.  As we remember His birth, may we also remember the purpose for His coming.  The Lord Jesus,

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A New Creature….Thank Goodness

Devotional Word for Friday, December 18, 2020 As we have considered the work of the Lord Jesus in His life and death (particularly His death), we have come to an interesting place in the catechism.  Question 43 of Heidelberg asks, “What further benefit do we receive from the sacrifice and

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Death, Burial, and the Not Yet

Devotional Word for Wednesday, December 16, 2020 As we have been thinking about the sufferings of the Lord Jesus, I think it is worth considering why Jesus had to die.  This actually is question forty in the Heidelberg Catechism.  It asks, “Why did Christ have to suffer ‘death’?”  The logic

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Atoning for Sin is Excruciating; Paper Cuts are Not

Devotional Word for Tuesday, December 15, 2020 In our last devotion, we looked at our Lord Jesus the suffering Savior.  Today we are going to look at a logical follow up question to the sufferings of Christ.  Question 39 of the Heidelberg Catechism asks, “Is there something more in His

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The Suffering Savior

Devotional Word for Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Just about a year ago (in fact it was the last Youth Fellowship before Christmas), I fell while playing with the youth and fractured my arm.  It hurt.  There is no other way to describe it. I had a fairly terrible throbbing in

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Christmas Sweaters and New Born Kings

Devotional Word for Wednesday, December 3, 2020 Well, the Christmas season is upon us.  As my festive sweater makes clear, Christmas is just three weeks and one day away.  I think the sights and smells of Christmas are perhaps the most evocative.  That is to say that more than any

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Still Truly God and Truly Man

Devotional Word for Monday, December 1, 2020 As we work our way through the Heidelberg Catechism, today we are coming to question and answer 35.  The question asks, “What is the meaning of: “Conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary”?  The answer says, “That the eternal Son

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DEAD Servants and Redeemed Servants

Devotional Word for Friday, November 27, 2020 Thus far in our discussions about the Lord Jesus we have seen how He has been described as Savior, Christ, and only-begotten Son.  Today we are going to look at the wonderful reality that Jesus is our LORD.  Question 34 asks why He

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Is He Really the Only One?

Devotional Word for Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Today is November 25.  That means there are 30 days until Christmas.  In fact, this Sunday is the first week of Advent.  In our devotional times most recently, we have been thinking about the Christian faith which is expressed in the Apostles’ Creed. 

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Little christs?

Devotional Word for Tuesday, November 24, 2020 In our last devotional time, we looked at why we call the Lord Jesus the Christ.  In answer to the question, we recognized that the Lord Jesus was anointed by the Father as the Prophet, Priest, and King.  This begs a question.  Why

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