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From the Pastor’s Desk

In Lord’s Day 23 we confess that we are justified by faith in Christ alone. In Lord’s Day 24 of our confession, we confess that it is not through the good we do. Can our good works save us? We confess in Lord’s Day 24: Why can’t the good we do make us right with God, or at least help make us right with Him? Because the righteousness which can pass God’s scrutiny must be entirely perfect and must in every way measure up to the divine law. Even the very best we do in this life is imperfect and stained with sin. In Isaiah 64:6 we read: “All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the...
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From the Pastor’s Desk

How are you right with God? We confess: Only by true faith in Jesus Christ. Even though my conscience accuses me of having grievously sinned against all God’s commandments and of never having kept any of them, and even though I am still inclined toward all evil, nevertheless, without my deserving it at all, out of sheer grace, God grants and credits to me the perfect satisfaction, righteousness, and holiness of Christ, as if I had never sinned nor been a sinner, as if I had been as perfectly obedient as Christ was obedient for me. All I need to do is to accept this gift of God with a believing heart.” Our confession means radical change should take place. There must be a radical...
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From the Pastor’s Desk

I encourage you to come to this evening’s fellowship to be encouraged and enriched! In Q&A 54 of the Heidelberg Catechism, we confess: “I believe that the Son of God, through His Spirit and Word, out of the entire human race, from the beginning of the world to its end, gathers, protects, and preserves for Himself a community chosen for eternal life and united in true faith. And of this community I am and always will be a living member.” In Lord’s Day 21, we find the confession of the church. The church is the community of believers, and we are them. I am a member and will forever be one. Yet it is not about us, but about God, because it is His Church, which He gathers through...
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From the Pastor’s Desk

In Lord’s Day 20 we are confessing the eighth article about our Christian faith: “I believe in the Holy Spirit” The Catechism is particularly brief about this. On the question: “What do you believe concerning the Holy Spirit?’’ the answer is brief: ‘’First, He, as well as the Father and the Son, is eternal God. Second, He has been given to me personally, so that, by true faith, He makes me share in Christ and all His blessings, comforts me, and remains with me forever.’’ There is normally an accusation that the Reformed Churches do not make enough of the work of the Holy Spirit.  But our confession is in full accordance with the nature of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit testifies about...
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