Lord’s Day 4

Reuben Bredenhof

Sinful man trembles before the greatness of God:

  1. God’s goodness and our failure
  2. God’s justice and our punishment
  3. God’s mercy and our hope

Scripture reading:  Deuteronomy 32:1-47

Excuses thrown out, and salvation laid out!

  1. Our total accountability
  2. God’s majestic personality
  3. Our new responsibility

Scripture readings: Romans 2:1-11, 3:1-8, 6:15-23 

C. Bouwman

Righteous God punishes sin in this life and the next

  1. This punishment is real
  2. This punishment has a reason
  3. This punishment prompts gratitude

Scripture readings:  Numbers 11:1-6; 10; 18-20; 31-34

Wes Bredenhof

Comforted Christians confess God’s justice

  1. The basis of God’s justice
  2. The demands of God’s justice
  3. The administration of God’s justice

Scripture reading:  Deuteronomy 7:1-11

Our confession of God’s justice

We see God’s justice:

  1. Vindicated from the beginning
  2. Executed eternally
  3. Uncompromised by his mercy

Scripture readings:  Luke 16:19-31, Romans 3:1-20

Love compels us to tell the truth about God’s justice

We’ll consider that it is:

  1. Infinite
  2. Eternal
  3. Unchangeable

Scripture reading:  Psalm 7

“Is there injustice on God’s part?  By no means!”

We’ll consider:

  1. What God’s justice involves
  2. How God’s justice is expressed
  3. Why God’s justice is maintained

Scripture readings:  Job 34:1-20, Romans 9:1-29

C. Stam

The confession concerning the perfect justice of God,

  1. in maintaining his covenant law
  2. in executing his righteous judgment

Scripture reading:  Exodus 34:1-9

K. Dijk

The confession of God’s punishment of our sin

  1. God can punish
  2. God will punish
  3. God must punish

Scripture readings:  none provided in the original source

The enigma of suffering

  1. Why we ask this question
  2. How God gives the answer

Scripture readings:  none provided in the original source

B. Holwerda

The justice of the Lord

  1. The Lord and the demand of his justice (zijn vorderingsrecht)
  2. The Lord and the requital of his justice (zijn vergeldingsrecht)
  3. The Lord and the redemption of his justice (zijn verlossingsrecht)

Scripture reading:  Psalm 92

B. Jongeling

We confess God’s faithfulness

  1. To his work
  2. To his Word
  3. To himself

Scripture reading:  Romans 5:12-21

S. t’Hart

God’s mercy is seen in his justice

  1. The price of justice
  2. The cost of mercy

Scripture readings:  Isaiah 42:1-9, Romans 3