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



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?

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?