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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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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 19

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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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