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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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From the Pastor’s Desk

Thank you so much for all who were attending our Devotion service last week! This is a great opportunity to ask questions and be comforted out of the Great confession of comfort, the Heidelberg Catechism. Luther said that Christ’s ascension is not a change of venue, but of state. His body was deified with His ascension and became omnipresent. Christ is according to His divinity, but also to His humanity everywhere. Is this right? In Lord’s Day 18 we confess: If His humanity is not present wherever His divinity is, then aren’t the two natures of Christ separated from each other? Certainly not. Since divinity is not limited and is present everywhere, it is evident that...
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From the Pastor’s Desk

This evening’s Devotion service is for everyone and you are invited to come and be taught out of the Great confession of comfort, the Heidelberg Catechism. When Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus, he did not try to explain the resurrection of Christ. No, he accepted it as a God-given fact. For…: “faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” (Heb. 11:1). In light of this, we see that our Confession in Lord’s Day 17 also accepts the resurrection as a God-given fact. It doesn’t ask how, when and where but rather asks: “How does Christ resurrection benefit us?” This is a fact, Christ is risen, and this truth we commemorate every Sunday...
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From the Pastor’s Desk

What is the church? We are the church! To be church and to join the church is all about Jesus. The church is in a close unity with Jesus and is like a bride and a Groom (Ephesians 5). Jesus loves the church and Jesus is building His church, Matthew 16:18, and He expects us to be as His co-workers, 1 Cor. 3:9, to be busy with Him and His Word and Spirit, in His household.  Our Lord is honoured if His church follows Him in obedience and lives in unity with one another through His Word and Spirit.  All our work should start with Jesus. He is the Head of His church, and we are His body. In Ephesians 4 we read: “There is one body and one Spirit.” The church is one body, a unity,...
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