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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 19

Danny Hyde
Our Estate of Misery Q&A 23, 27-29 When I was younger I used to think it would have been nice to be born into a family full of riches. Perhaps you did—or do—as well. Now that I am more mature I am thankful I wasn’t, though. Why? Now I appreciate…
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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 18

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Our Estate of Sin Q&A 23-26 Quick; what’s the first thing you think of when I say the word “estate?” Got it? Now let me take a wild guess and say that you probably thought of the word sale, as in estate sale, right? To us materialist Americans, an estate…
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12 / 31 / 2012

Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 17

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In Adam’s Fall, We Sinned All Q&A 21-23 “In Adam’s fall, we sinned all” (New England Primer, 14). This famous line of Benjamin’s Harris’ 1690 New England Primer expresses the basic Christian belief that Adam’s sin had dreadful consequences for the rest of us. We need to meditate upon this…
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12 / 24 / 2012

Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 16

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Abundant Providence to Adam Q&A 20 “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever” (Ps. 136:1). God in his goodness and covenant mercy has created and continues to provide for all that his creatures need. What a good God he is! If we…
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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 15

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Upheld by Providence Q&A 18 The God of the Bible is the God who has foreordained whatsoever comes to pass from all eternity and who in human history brings all his plans to reality through creation and redemption. This means he surely is not absent, but present in all the…
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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 14

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Meditations on the Larger Catechism God’s Making of Man Q&A 17 We live in a time in which our humanity is misunderstood, at best, and under attack, at worse. Our consumer society is rooted in the philosophy that greed is good, that “it’s not personal, it’s business,” and that he…
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10 / 1 / 2012

Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 13

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Meditations on the Larger Catechism What are Angels? Q&A 13, 16 We’ve all seen them, right? Angels, that is. You know, those chubby little children with wings; those cute Precious Moments statuettes; those little guys on your shoulders—one reminding you of good and the other tempting you to what is…
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9 / 17 / 2012

Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 12

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Meditations on the Larger Catechism God’s Work of Creation Q&A 14-15 The story goes that there was an astronomer, a biologist, a cosmologist, a geologist, and a physicist who climbed the highest mountain in the world in order to collaborate on determining the origin of life. The astronomer measured the…
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9 / 10 / 2012

Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 11

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Meditations on the Larger Catechism The Double Decree of Predestination Q&A 13 The Reformed doctrine of predestination is “an opiate of the flesh and the devil, and is a stronghold of Satan where he lies in wait for all people, wounds most of them, and fatally pierces many of them…
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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 10

Danny Hyde
Meditations on the Larger Catechism What are the Decrees of God? Q&A 12 What have you done for me lately? As a former basketball player I new this line well. No one cared about your last game. All that mattered was today and what you would do in the games…
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8 / 22 / 2012