Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Real Hope for Real People in the Real World

And, no, it ain't getting to wear jeans on Sunday.
What is your only comfort in life and death? (Question 1)

“That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with His precious blood, and has set me free from all the power of the devil. He also preserves me in such a way that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, all things must work together for my salvation. Therefore, by His Holy Spirit He also assures me of eternal life and makes me heartily willing and ready from now on to live for Him.”

- The Heidelberg Catechism

Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.
-- Hebrews 7:25

I really like the "to the uttermost" of the ESV there.

The gospel is a door with a sign overhead that reads, Abandon all despair ye who enter here.

1 comment:

alvin_tsf said...

hi jared,

i'm alvin from the philippines. i've been reading and enjoyin your blog for the past couple of months. it has been truly edifying. much appreciate this particular post because i come fromt the christian reformed church and the heidelberg catechism is one of our confessions. but more than that, this article has really helped through a lot of times of uncertainty.

have a blessed day and keep these insights comin. it is really a gift from the Lord!