We celebrate the birth of Jesus so often that we end up missing the greatest miracle in Scripture–that the Son of God took on flesh in the person of Jesus. So what do we believe about this birth? Does it really matter that Mary was a virgin? Only if Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit can we trust that, unlike us, he is truly sinless–and only if he is sinless can he mediate on our behalf and change our condition of sin.
Ancient Answers - Lord's Day Fourteen
July 26, 2020 • Jeremy Mulder • Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 14, Sin, Grace, Virgin Birth, Mary, Original Sin, Condition, Mediation
Ancient Answers - Lord's Day Nineteen
Jeremy Mulder • September 6, 2020 • Jeremy Mulder
Join us for worship at 9:30! "In this world you will have trouble, but take heart, I have overcome the world." Do you ever hear this statement of Jesus and wonder what he was talking about? How can the believer live confidently in a world filled with trouble, and what does it really mean that Jesus has overcome? Lord's Day 19 of the Heidelberg Catechism points us to Jesus position of authority and ultimate return and judgment for assurance that not only has Jesus overcome the world, but that the believer can live according to his game plan to live as overcomers even now.
Ancient Answers - Lord's Day Eighteen
Jeremy Mulder • August 30, 2020 • Jeremy Mulder
Join us for worship at 9:30! Have you ever thought about the ascension of Jesus? The Apostles Creed says that Jesus "ascended into heaven", and we'll consider why that simple phrase might be far more important than we ever imagined.
Ancient Answers - Lord's Day Seventeen
Jeremy Mulder • August 23, 2020 • Jeremy Mulder
Lord's Day 17 points us towards the resurrection and asks us to take a step of faith. The step of faith it requires, however, is not whether or not the resurrection happened–it's about whether or not we believe the benefits that it has for us. Namely, that the resurrection finally allows for us to be unencumbered so that we can fully engage in life.