Friday, December 14, 2007

Ancaster Canadian Reformed Church
Rev. George van Popta—December 16th, 2007
Readings: Luke 13:6-9; 1 Peter 1:18-2:12
Catechism Lesson: Lord's Day 32
Sermon: The New Life
Outline / Handout

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IN CHRIST WE LIVE THE NEW LIFE

1. The source of this new life
2. The beauty of this new life
3. The need for this new life

1. The source of this new life.
  • Why is Q. 86 such a good question?
  • What does Q. 86 presume?
  • Note the two words with which A. 86 begins.
  • What wrong thinking does QA 86 head off at the pass?
  • What does Peter teach in the reading about the extent of Christ's redeeming work?
  • What are the connections between the blood and Spirit of Christ, and, the guilt and power of sin?
  • What's the relationship between the Cornerstone and the living stones?
  • Who is the builder?
2. The beauty of this new life.
  • Why is this new life so beautiful?
  • For what three reasons does Christ renew us to be his image?
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ii.
iii.

3. The need for this new life.
  • Who cannot be saved?
  • Oops! Are we now back at a salvation by works?
  • Rather, what conclusion needs to be made about someone who walks an ungrateful and impenitent walk of life?
  • Whose image does such a person not reflect?
  • Are you living in Christ, out of Christ, as an image of Christ?

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