Saturday, January 05, 2008

Lord's Day 34 of the Heidelberg Catechism

Ancaster Canadian Reformed Church
Rev. George van Popta—January 6th, 2008
Readings: Galatians 3:1-14, 23-29
Text: Lord's Day 34
Sermon: The Law

THE PREACHING OF THE LAW OF GOD IS QUALIFIED BY
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
  1. The law is for Christians
  2. The law covers all of life
  3. The law is very exclusive

1. The law is for Christians—
  • Is the church stuck at Sinai?
  • What does Paul say about the law in Rom. 7:12?
  • How did the Lord Jesus apply the law to us?
  • Does the NT speak well of the law?
  • What false distinction do some people make w.r.t. law and gospel?
  • Examples of gospel in the OT:
  • Examples of law in the NT:
  • Well then, are we stuck at Sinai?
  • From what has Christ set us free?
  • How does the law function for us Christians?
2. The law covers all of life—
  • How do the Ten Commandments cover every possible relationship?
  • … all of life?
  • What two things does the annual series of sermons on the Ten Commandments want to teach us?
  • If we don't love the LORD, what do we prove?
  • If we don't love our neighbour, what do we prove?
3. The law is very exclusive—
  • What does worshipping a false god do?
  • What are some example of modern day false gods?

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