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  • 1. ‘11Rediscovering the Good News that We Dare Not Forget!
  • 2. The Heidelberg Catechism (1563)129 questions and answers52 Lord’s Day Readings
  • 3. The Good NewsWe AlmostForgot:Rediscoveringthe Gospel in a16 th CenturyCatechism byKevin DeYoung.
  • 4. The Structure of the CatechismQ3 – Q11 Man’s Misery (Guilt)Q12 – Q85 Man’s Deliverance (Grace)Q86 – Q129 Man’s Response (Gratitude)
  • 5. Americanson averagewatch 4hours of TVeach day!
  • 6. Man is uniquely created (Man’s dignity)
  • 7. Man is radically corrupted (Man’s depravity)
  • 8. Man is eternally condemned (Man’s destiny)
  • 9. Man is eternally condemned (Man’s destiny)
  • 10. GOD
  • 11. 2 Corinthians 5:17Therefore, if anyone is inChrist, the new creation hascome: The old has gone, thenew is here!
  • 12. 1. Who is thisSubstitute, thisDeliverer?2. What exactlydid he accomplishon the cross?
  • 13. Q.18 And who isthis Mediator – trueGod and at the sametime truly humanand truly righteous?
  • 14. Our Substitute, our Deliverer is none other than Jesus Christ who was given to us! A. 18 Our Lord Jesus Christ, who was given us to set us completely free and to make us right with God.
  • 15. Q.18 And who isthis Mediator – trueGod and at the sametime truly humanand truly righteous?
  • 16. John 1:1In the beginning was the Word,and the Word was with God,and the Word was God.
  • 17. John 1:14The Word became flesh andmade his dwelling among us.We have seen his glory, theglory of the one and only Son,who came from the Father, fullof grace and truth.
  • 18. Philippians 2:5-6In your relationships with oneanother, have the samemindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very natureGod, did not consider equalitywith God something to begrasped;
  • 19. Philippians 2:7rather, he made himselfnothing by taking the verynature of a servant, beingmade in human likeness.
  • 20. Philippians 2:7And being found in appearanceas a man, he humbled himselfby becoming obedient todeath— even death on a cross!
  • 21. How do weexplain the reality that Jesus Christ was and is 100% God and 100% man … fully God and fully man?
  • 22. 1 Timothy 3:16Beyond all question, themystery of godliness is great:He appeared in a body. . .
  • 23. Now WHY did our Substitute and Delivererhave to be both man and God?
  • 24. A. 16 God’s justicedemands that humannature, which hassinned must pay forits sin.
  • 25. A. 17 So that, by thepower of his divinity,He might bear theweight of God’s angerin His humanity andearn for us andrestore to usrighteousness and life.
  • 26. Q.18 And who isthis Mediator – trueGod and at the sametime truly humanand truly righteous?
  • 27. 2 Corinthians 5:21God made him who had no sinto be sin for us, so that in himwe might become therighteousness of God.
  • 28. Hebrews 4:15For we do not have a highpriest who is unable toempathize with ourweaknesses, but we have onewho has been tempted in everyway, just as we are—yet he didnot sin.
  • 29. A. 16 A sinner couldnever pay for (the sinsof) others.
  • 30. 1. Who is this Substitute, this Deliverer? None other than JesusChrist, fully God, fully man, fully righteous!
  • 31. 2. What exactlydid Christaccomplish on thecross?
  • 32. Expiation – the “sin-ward” aspect of the crossChrist’s death removed our sin and guilt; His blood covers and cleanses us from our sin (atonement)
  • 33. Hebrews 9:22In fact, the law requires thatnearly everything be cleansedwith blood, and without theshedding of blood there is noforgiveness.
  • 34. Propitiation – the “God-ward” aspect of the crossIn His death, Christ satisfied the wrath of God against our sin.
  • 35. 1 John 4:10In this is love, not that we haveloved God but that he loved usand sent his Son to be thepropitiation for our sins.
  • 36. Matthew 27:46About three in the afternoonJesus cried out in a loud voice,“Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?”(which means “My God, myGod, why have you forsakenme?”).
  • 37. Romans 5:9Since we have now beenjustified by his blood, howmuch more shall we be savedfrom God’s wrath through him!
  • 38. Redemption andReconciliation –the “man-ward”aspects of thecross
  • 39. Redemption (a “man-ward” aspect of the cross)Christ in his death paid theprice to set us free from sin and Satan
  • 40. Titus 2:14Who gave himself for us toredeem us from all wickednessand to purify for himself apeople that are his very own. . .
  • 41. Reconciliation (a “man-ward” aspect of the cross)Christ in his death removed theground of hostility between usand God, opening the door for a relationship with Him
  • 42. Romans 5:10For if, while we were God’senemies, we were reconciledto him through the death of hisSon, how much more, havingbeen reconciled, shall we besaved through his life!
  • 43. What did Christ accomplish on the cross?- We are forgiven!- We are delivered!- We are set free!- We are made right!
  • 44. Martin LutherLaunchedProtestantReformation in1517
  • 45. Luther understood the Law of God and what it demanded.What he did not understand was the grace of God and what it provided!
  • 46. ‘11 Jesus Christ: The Only SubstituteThe Only Deliverer We Will Ever Need!
  • 47. “Nothing other than a God-man can save men fromGod. We need a bridge thatgoes far enough in bothdirections, spanning the gulfthat exists between a holyGod and a sinful people. Weneed a Mediator!”(DeYoung)
  • 48. ‘11A Creed for the Ages andSome Supernatural MathLord’s Day Readings #7-8 (Questions #20-25)
  • 49. 1. Examine your soul. Is JesusChrist your savior? There is noone else who can save you fromthe judgment we all deserve!
  • 50. 2. Make it a goal for everyday of the rest of your life toglory in the cross of Christ!
  • 51. “Never stop glorying inthe cross where Christaccepted the penaltiesthat should belong to usso that we can claim theblessings that wouldotherwise belong only toHim.” (DeYoung)