Lord’s Day 16


Christ died to give us life

  1. Life that never ends
  2. Life that begins now


The three-fold “why” in our only comfort

  1. Why did Christ have to died?
  2. Why was he buried?
  3. Why did he descend into hell?

J. Kok

The meaning of Christ’s death

  1. For our justification
  2. On the way to death and the grave
  3. For our sanctification
  4. In the struggle against Satan

The death of Christ

  1. The meaning of his death
  2. The power of his death
  3. The fruit of his death

The fruit of Jesus’ death

  1. Redemption from the struggle with sin
  2. Redemption from death and the grave
  3. Redemption from the old nature
  4. Redemption from eternal perdition

K. Dijk

Jesus’ death is our resting place

  1. The death wherein we rest
  2. The rest which lies in this death.

Christ died the whole death

  1. Spiritual death
  2. Temporal death
  3. Eternal death

C. Bouwman

Because of Jesus’ death the Christian is connected again to God, and so never dies

  1. What is death?
  2. How does one escape from death?
  3. So what?

Scripture readings:  John 19:28-42, Ecclesiastes 11:7-12:8

G. Van Popta

The death of Christ is life-transforming

  1. Physical death
  2. Spiritual death
  3. Eternal death

Scripture reading:  John 19:30-42

Reuben Bredenhof

“By the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.”

  1. In Christ’s death is our death
  2. In Christ’s death is our life

Scripture readings: Matthew 27:45-66, Romans 6:1-14

In Christ’s hellish agony is our heavenly benefit

  1. The depth of his suffering
  2. The height of our blessing

Scripture reading: Psalm 88

Wes Bredenhof

The promises of the gospel revealed in Christ’s deepest humiliation

We’ll consider these promises and how they intersect with our:

  1. Past
  2. Present
  3. Future

Scripture readings: Acts 6:8-15, Acts 7:54-60, Galatians 5

What the gospel promises in our union with the crucified and buried Christ

We’ll see that we’re promised victory over:

  1. The curse of sin
  2. The power of sin

Scripture readings: Romans 6:1-14, 2 Corinthians 5:11-21