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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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Heidelberg Catechism Q 31

Devotional Word for Tuesday, November 17, 2020 I have a confession, and I bet that I am not alone.  When I was a child, I thought that the word Christ was merely Jesus’ last name.  You can understand my thinking.  I had a last name, so I figured that Jesus

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What is in a name?

Devotional Word for Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Names, particularly in the Bible, have meaning.  Perhaps some of you were named a particular name because your parents had a particular hope for you.  My wife and I named our first daughter Naomi because we hoped and prayed that that she would

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Providence, Who Cares?

Devotional Word for Friday, November 6, 2020 When I was a kid, I used to watch G.I. Joe cartoons.  As an adult I watched one and was astounded by how much time is spent recapping the previous episode or advertising for the next.  One of the catch phrases I remember

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Providence, More Than a City in Rhode Island

Devotional Word for Tuesday, November 3, 2020 During our last devotional time, we looked at the Heidelberg Catechism question 26 which looked at what we understand as we affirm the Apostle’s Creed when it speaks of God the Father.  Part of the answer dealt with providence.  That is to say

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For the Sake of Christ, He is Our Father

Devotional Word for Friday, October 30, 2020 One of the reasons why I like the Heidelberg Catechism is the pastoral warmth that runs through it.  There is a trade off for the pastoral warmth.  Sometimes the answers to the questions are rather long.  Take for instance Question 26 as the

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Thinking of One and Three

Devotional Word for Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Last week we looked at the three primary divisions of the Apostle’s Creed.  They are God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.  As we consider those divisions in the creed, it is good for us to consider exactly how

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The Triune God’s Actions for Us

Devotional Word for Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Last week we discussed the substance of true faith and the summary of that faith found in the Apostles’ Creed.  This week we are going to turn our attention to the creed in more detail.  Question 24, speaking about the articles of the

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The Apostles’ Creed

Devotional Word for Friday, October 16, 2020 On Monday, we looked at the faith that individuals must have to gain any benefit from the Lord Jesus as Mediator and Redeemer.  Today, we are going to continue that discussion.  Have you ever considered what exactly you have to believe?  Think about

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