Lordís Day 14 Themes and Divisions

 

G. VanPopta

 

Because our Lord was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, he has the innocence and holiness to cover the sin in which we were conceived and born.

 

  1. The extent of our corruption
  2. The extent of Christís innocence

 

Bible reading:Psalm 51

 

C. Stam

 

Christís incarnation to work our salvation

 

  1. Christ accepting his work
  2. Christ commencing his work

 

Bible reading:Hebrews 2:5-18

 

R.H. Bremmer

 

The Church in the third article of faith confesses the wonder of the holy conception and birth of Christ

 

That wonder is:

 

  1. Adorable
  2. Necessary
  3. Bearing a rich fruit

 

Bible readings:Isaiah 8:23-9:6, Luke 1:26-38

 

C. Bouwman

 

Jesusí conception and birth restores a central function of human sexuality

 

1.      Human sexuality brings forth sinners

2.      Human sexuality brings forth saints

 

Bible readings:Genesis 3:20-4:2, Leviticus 12, 1 Thessalonians 4:1-18

 

Jesusí birth assures sinners of the privilege of having children

 

1.      The mandate to multiply

2.      The gospel of Jesusí birth

3.      The purpose of the family

 

Bible readings:Genesis 1:26-28, Genesis 3:6-16, 1 Timothy 2:8-3:16

 

W. Bredenhof

 

The Lord Jesus came to earth as our Mediator

 

  1. He came from God
  2. He came for us

 

Bible readings:1 Timothy 2:1-6, 1 John 4

 

The Triune God brings us the benefit of the holy conception and birth of Christ

 

Weíll consider the role of the:

 

1.      Father

2.      Son

3.      Holy Spirit

 

Bible readings:Luke 1:26-38, Galatians 4:1-7

 

S. tí Hart

 

The true gospel of the incarnation of the Son of God

 

1.      What happened

2.      How it happened

3.      Why it happened

 

Bible reading:Luke 1:26-56

 

B. Holwerda

 

Christ, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary

 

  1. The Son and Lord of Adam
  2. The Son and Lord of Abraham
  3. The Son and Lord of David

 

Bible reading:Luke 1:26-38

 

K. Dijk

 

The coming of the second Adam on earth

 

  1. How did he come?
  2. What gifts did he bear?

 

Bible reading:Luke 1:26-38

 

The birth of Jesus Christ is:

 

  1. Through the Spirit
  2. Out of woman

 

Bible reading:none given in the original source

 

E. Kampen

 

In the incarnation we see Godís love for the world

 

We see this as we consider how:

 

1.      He honoured the processes of the world

2.      He confirms the inherent goodness of the world

3.      His goal is the redemption of the world

 

Bible readings:John 3:1-21, Revelation 21:1-5

 

Abram de Graaf

 

We confess that the Son of God became true man

 

1.      He was conceived by the Holy Spirit

2.      He was born of the Virgin Mary

 

Bible reading:Luke 1:26-38