Lord’s Day 25

Reuben Bredenhof

For fortifying our feeble faith, God gives sacraments

  1. They are holy
  2. They are signs
  3. They are seals

Scripture readings: Exodus 12:1-28, Romans 4:9-25

Wes Bredenhof

The Holy Spirit is involved with our faith from beginning to end

We’ll learn about how he’s involved with our faith’s:

  1. Formation
  2. Fortification
  3. Focus

Scripture readings: Deuteronomy 16:1-8, 1 Corinthians 2

The Holy Spirit works through the means of grace

  1. The origin of faith
  2. The strengthening of faith
  3. The focus of faith

Scripture reading:  Romans 10

Jeremy Segstro

Our God is the source of all good things, even our faith

  1. It is not ours, but a gift
  2. It is not large, but small
  3. It is not strong, but weak

Scripture reading: 2 Corinthians 4

T. Van Raalte

The slain Lamb is alive so he must be in the centre of your faith

He is:

  1. Proclaimed by the gospel
  2. Portrayed in the sacraments
  3. Provided by the Holy Spirit

Scripture readings:  Genesis 15, Revelation 5

G. Van Popta

The Holy Spirit uses the Word and sacraments to focus our faith on the sacrifice of Christ

  1. His use of the Word
  2. His use of the sacraments

Scripture reading:  Luke 8:4-18

C. Stam

The confession that faith is not a work of our own, but God’s mighty work of grace in us

  1. How faith is formed
  2. How faith is fortified
  3. How faith is focused

Scripture reading: Ephesians 2:1-10

E. Kampen

The sacraments are tools of the Holy Spirit by which he strengthens faith

  1. What sacraments are
  2. What sacraments do

J. Beeke

The relationship of faith to the means of grace

  1. The origin of faith: it is worked by the Holy Ghost
  2. The strengthening of faith: it is strengthened by the Word and sacraments
  3. The foundation of faith: the sacrifice of Christ

K. Wieske

Faith is through hearing, and hearing is through the Word of God

  1. Where does faith come from?
  2. How is faith produced?
  3. How is faith strengthened?

K. Dijk

The Spirit of God works through the means of grace

  1. Through the Word
  2. Through the sacraments

The Spirit enters through the gates

  1. Of the ear
  2. Of the eye

The Spirit of God strengthens our faith

  1. Why does he strengthen it?
  2. How does he strengthen it?

J. Kok

The majesty of the LORD in the working and strengthening of faith

  1. His pleasure in the giving of faith
  2. His mercy in the strengthening of faith
  3. His love in pointing to Christ’s sacrifice
  4. His wisdom in the institution of the two sacraments

The planting and growth of faith

  1. From Christ, through the Holy Spirit
  2. Through the Gospel and the sacraments
  3. In the heart, directed to his sacrifice.

B. Holwerda

The Holy Spirit, as he works in our hearts through the means of grace

  1. The Word in its precedence over the sacraments
  2. The Word in its confirmation through the sacraments
  3. The Word in its unity with the sacraments

Scripture reading:  Romans 10:6-21