Great Message Based On Acts 23:12-22 From the sermon: â€śSinners are like cockroaches, afraid when the light goes on. We happily move around in the dark; we are in the zone with the lights off. It's mankind's way, you see, to love darkness instead of light...I was a cockroach; I didn't like the light that my mom all of a sudden had coming from her.â€ť
God gave this sermont o me God spoke to me through this sermon because I was doing all of the things you talked about. I was praying about all my decisions (not about socks) but about what type of speech I should give for class... and also I limited myself to only reading or listening to things from Christian artists and so forth... Im struggling with RELIGION and not a true faith.. please pray that God releases me from that :( its relaly tough for me
Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 3 Question 6. Did God then create man so wicked and perverse?
Answer. By no means; but God created man good, [a] and after his own image, in [b] true righteousness and holiness, that he might rightly know God his Creator, heartily love him and live with him in eternal happiness to glorify and praise him. [c]
Question 7. Whence then proceeds this depravity of human nature?
Answer. From the fall and disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, [d] in Paradise; hence our nature is become so corrupt, that we are all conceived and born in sin. [e]
Question 8. Are we then so corrupt that we are wholly incapable of doing any good, and inclined to all wickedness?
Answer. Indeed we are; [f] except that we are regenerated by the Spirit of God. [g]
[a]: Gen. 1:31
[b]: Gen. 1:26,27; Col. 3:10, Eph. 4:24
[c]: Eph. 1:6; 1Cor. 6:20
[d]: Gen 3:6; Rom. 5:12,18,19
[e]: Psa. 51:5; Gen. 5:3
[f]: Gen. 6:5; Job 14:4; Job 15:14,16
[g]: John 3:5; Eph. 2:5
Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 2 part 3 Question 3. Whence knowest thou thy misery?
Answer. Out of the law of God. [a]
Question 4. What doth the law of God require of us?
Answer. Christ teaches us that briefly, Matt. 22:37-40, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. [b] This is the first and the great commandment; and the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."
Question 5. Canst thou keep all these things perfectly?
Answer. In no wise; [c] for I am prone by nature to hate God and my neighbor. [d]
[a]: Rom. 3:20
[b]: Luke 10:27
[c]: Rom. 3:10; 1John 1:8
[d]: Rom. 8:7, Tit. 3:3
Heidelberg Catechism Sermon "Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 5"
Question 12. Since then, by the righteous judgment of God, we deserved temporal and eternal punishment, is there no way by which we may escape that punishment, and be again received into favor?
Answer. God will have his justice [a] satisfied; and therefore we must make this full [b] satisfaction, either by ourselves, or by another.
Question 13. Can we ourselves then make this satisfaction?
Answer. By no means; [c] but on the contrary we [d] daily increase our debt.
Question 14. Can there be found anywhere, one, who is a mere creature, able to satisfy for us?
Answer. None; for, first, God will not [e] punish any other creature for the sin which man hath committed; and further, no mere creature can sustain the burden of God's eternal wrath against sin, so as to [f] deliver others from it.
Question 15. What sort of a mediator and deliverer then must we seek for?
Answer. For one who is very man, [g] and perfectly righteous; and yet more powerful than all creatures; that is, one who is also very [h] God.
[a]: Ex. 20:5
[b]: Deut. 24:16; 2Cor. 5:14,15
[c]: Job 9:2,3; Job 15:14,15,16
[d]: Mat. 6:12; Isa. 64:6
[e]: Ezek. 18:20
[f]: Rev. 5:3; Psa. 49:8,9
[g]: 1Cor. 15:21; Rom. 8:3
[h]: Rom. 9:5; Isa. 7:14
Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 2 Part B Lord's Day 2
Q Whence knowest thou thy misery?
A Out of the law of God.
Q What doth the law of God require of us?
A Christ teaches us that briefly, Matt. 22:37-40, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. This is the first and the great commandment; and the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."
Q Canst thou keep all these things perfectly?
A In no wise; for I am prone by nature to hate God and my neighbor.
Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 2 MANâ€™s MISERY
Lordâ€™s Day 2
3. How do you come to know your misery?
The law of God tells me.
4. What does Godâ€™s law require of us?
Christ teaches us this in summary in Matthew 22â€”
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and
with all your strength. This is the great and first
And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor
On these two commandments depend all the law and the
5. Can you live up to all this perfectly?
No. I have a natural tendency to hate God and my
Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 1 HEIDELBERG CATECHISM
Lordâ€™s Day 1
1. What is your only comfort in life and in death?
That I am not my own, but belongâ€”body and soul, in life
and in deathâ€”to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ. He has
fully paid for all my sins with His precious blood, and
has set me free from the tyranny of the devil. He also
watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall
from my head without the will of my Father in heaven;
in fact, all things must work together for my
Because I belong to Him, Christ, by His Holy Spirit,
assures me of eternal life and makes me whole-heartedly
willing and ready from now on to live for Him.
2. What must you know to live and die in the joy of this
Three things: first, how great my sin and misery are;
second, how I am set free from all my sins and misery;
third, how I am to thank God for such deliverance.
Great Sermon! Thank you for your precious preaching!
This two part series is absolutely superb and exposes the seeker-friendly church movement for the perversion that it really is. Any Christian who is attending or thinking of attending a seeker-friendly megachurch needs to listen to this message. We're so looking forward to hearing more of your messages! Again, thank you so much for them and may God bless your family and ministry!