Lord’s Day 1

Clarence Stam

The Gospel of Jesus Christ concerning the only comfort of the Church.

  1. The certain expressed concerning the reality of this comfort.
  2. The knowledge required for the joy of this comfort.

Bible reading:  Isaiah 40:1-11

Wes Bredenhof

Our only comfort in life and death comes from the Triune God

  1. God the Father preserves us
  2. God the Son redeems us
  3. God the Holy Spirit assures us and sanctifies us

Bible readings:  Psalm 46, 1 Peter 1:13-25, Romans 8:1-17

My only comfort is in belonging to Christ

  1. The roots of this comfort
  2. The benefits of this comfort
  3. The fruits of this comfort

Bible readings:  Galatians 5:16-26, Philippians 1:1-11

R.H. Bremmer

The love-song about our only comfort

  1. Christ bought me
  2. Christ keeps me
  3. Christ gives me eternal life.

Bible readings:  Isaiah 40:1-11, Romans 8:31-39

Keith Davis

Here God’s children find comfort in belonging to Jesus Christ

  1. It is an essential comfort
  2. It is an exclusive comfort
  3. It is an accessible comfort

Bible reading:  Psalm 49

K. Dijk

The only comfort in life and death

  1. The comforter
  2. The comforted

Bible reading:  Isaiah 40:1-11

The universal character of the only comfort

  1. In Christ
  2. For the Christian

Bible reading:  none given in the original source

Reuben Bredenhof

In the Triune God is our full comfort

  1. The totality of the Son’s ownership
  2. The perfection of the Father’s care
  3. The completeness of the Spirit’s work

Bible reading:  John 14:1-27

Our comfort is in the wonder-working love of God

  1. It’s a love against all odds
  2. It’s a love that cost him dearly
  3. It’s a love that calls for love

Bible reading:  Romans 8:18-39

George VanPopta

The only comfort in life and death:  belonging to Christ body and soul

  1. Its personal nature.
  2. Its exclusive character.
  3. Its assurance and effects.

Bible reading:  1 Corinthians 3

Our only comfort in life and death is that we belong to Jesus Christ

  1. We are confronted with a probing inquiry
  2. We hear a profound answer
  3. We are offered a perfect agenda

Bible readings:  Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Corinthians 1:1-11

B. Holwerda

There is only one comfort:  exclusive Christianity which remains aware of what God revealed as the only truth concerning:

  1. Misery
  2. Deliverance
  3. Gratitude

Bible reading: Psalm 25

J. Kok

The only comfort

  1. Revealed in Holy Scripture
  2. Prepared by Christ
  3. Brought by the Holy Spirit
  4. Enjoyed in life and death
  5. Obtained by faith

Bible readings:  Psalm 119:29, John 17:8

S. Swets

Our faithful Saviour is our ultimate comfort in life and death

  1. The need for comfort
  2. The nature of comfort
  3. The joy of comfort

Bible reading:  Ephesians 2:1-10

J. Van Vliet

I belong

We confess that “I belong to”

  1. Jesus Christ
  2. The Father of Jesus Christ
  3. The Spirit of Jesus Christ

Bible reading:  1 Corinthians 3:1-23

Elissandro Rabêlo

My only comfort in life and death is that I belong to Jesus Christ

Thus I have certainty that: 

  1. He rescues me from my misery
  2. He protects me
  3. He gives me the true life

Bible reading:  Romans 8:28-39