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Meditations on the Larger Catechism: The Anointed Prophet

Danny Hyde
Q&A 43 One of the best ways we help our children appreciate what they have is to take something away for a time only to restore it later. In a similar way, one of the best ways for us to appreciate what we have in Jesus Christ is to think…
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8 / 7 / 2014

Meditations on the Larger Catechism: The Anointed One

Danny Hyde
Q & A 42 No doubt Simon Peter’s most memorable words were those of his great confession in response to Jesus’ question, “Who do you say that I am?” (Matt. 16:15) “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matt. 16:16). That’s a Bible verse to memorize, isn’t…
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7 / 3 / 2014

Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 27

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What’s in a Name? Q&A 41 “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” (Romeo and Juliet, II, ii, 1–2) Juliet expressed her love for Romeo in these words. Her point was not that she loved the name of Romeo’s…
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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 26

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The Necessity of a Human Mediator Q&A 39 We really have a crazy-sounding religion. We confess that God exists as one, yet three. Totally irrational! We confess that one of those three, the Son, became a human by being born of a virgin. What a fantasy! We confess this God-man…
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3 / 11 / 2013

Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 25

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The Necessity of a Divine Mediator Q&A 38 “No offence, but Muslims love Jesus as much as Christians do.” On December 19, 2001, this is how John Casey, a Cambridge scholar, entitled an article in the Telegraph on the issue of Christian and Muslim theology. How could he make such…
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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 24

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How Did God Become Man? Q&A 37 “Jesus Christ is the sum and quintessence of the gospel; the wonder of angels; the joy and triumph of saints” (Watson, A Body of Divinity, 161). He is, as we saw in Q&A 36, the mediator of the covenant of grace between God…
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2 / 18 / 2013

Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 23

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The Mediator of the Covenant of Grace Q&A 36 Although the Westminster Assembly did not choose to use the text of the Apostles’ Creed and to exposit its individual articles within its two catechisms, the Larger Catechism still follows the structure of the Creed. Having dealt with the Triune nature…
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2 / 11 / 2013

Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 22

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One Bible, Two Testaments Q&A 33-35 For many of us who have discovered the Reformed expression of the Christian faith after years in other traditions, “covenant theology” was one of the most eye-opening facets of it. It was more than just another part of theology, though. It was like getting…
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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 21

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How is the Covenant of Grace Gracious? Q&A 32 Words are such a delicate thing. The weakest word can communicate the most powerful truth. Yet strong words can also become impotent. This can happen when we use words as clichés so often that their impact is lost upon our minds…
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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 20

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God’s Secret Covenant Q&A 30–31 We finally come to the glories of our redemption with question and answer 30. Yet I hope you have appreciated this feature of the Larger Catechism. It has spent so much time dealing with the creation, humanity’s fall, and the problem of ongoing sin like…
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