New City Catechism

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The Place of the Holy Spirit

I. The Old Testament Imagery of the Holy Spirit Ruach… The Spirit resting on Individuals like  Joseph, Artists, Prophets The Hope of an outpouring of God’s Spirit Joel 2:28  II. The New Testament Revelation of the Holy Spirit Jesus Conceived by the Holy Spirit Jesus Baptized and the Holy Spirit descending on him like a dove The Spirit Raising […]

The Presence and work and role of the Holy Spirit

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John 14 God the Spirit lives with and in Christ’s followers (vs. 17b) God the Spirit is our Counselor He Counsels us by showing us the truth …the truth about God …the truth about Man …the truth about life He Counsels us by coming along side us (vs.16) He Counsels us by teaching and by […]

A Miraculous Faith

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Intro – why do some believe and others don’t I. A faith that gives life to the Dead (Eph. 2:1-3)  II. A faith that is given out of love and mercy (Eph. 2:4-9)  III. A faith that changes the way we think and act It changes the way we think about ourselves and others. … the way we think […]

Real Justification and Sanctification

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 Real Justification – Status A Legal Declaration outside of us A Once for all act Rooted in our union with Christ  Real Sanctification – Our Growth A Work of the Spirit in us An Ongoing process Rooted in our union with Christ   NCC Q# 32 What do justification and sanctification mean?   Justification means our […]

NCC Q 31

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                      Real Faith in a Real God                 Intro – Jude 3   I.             Faith in God the Father Almighty A.    Powerful (Almighty) B.    Personal (Father)   II.           Faith in God’s Son Jesus Christ A.   Conceived by the Holy Spirit B.  Born of the Virgin Mary C.  Suffered under Pilate D.  Crucified, Dead, […]

REAL FAITH

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        A Real Faith   Galatians 2: 20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the […]

Real Salvation

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  Real Judgment and Real Salvation Intro – Real Judgment – A day of Judgment is  coming. Prepare by putting Christ’s words  Into practice Ponder being separated from God Real Salvation – is found in Christ By faith In Christ   Question 28 What happens after death to those not united to Christ by faith? At […]

NCC Q#27 – Real Grace

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        Real Grace Intro –        -Palagianism (Grace is helpful but not required)      -Semi-Palagianism (Man must in his Fallen State        respond to God’s Grace)      -Augustianism (Man won’t in His fallen state respond        to God’s Grace, Grace is given based on God’s        pleasure)   Particular Grace […]

NCC Q# 26 – A Real Hope

I. A Real hope for Creation II. A Real hope for God’s People III. A Real hope for History          Q 26 What else does Christ’s death                redeem?        Christ’s death is the beginning of the        redemption and renewal of every part        of fallen creation, as he powerfully        directs all […]