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Knowing a few facts about his life will never do; we must know him. Jesus Christ is not another famous man who once lived but is now dead. No, he is the risen, living, Lord of heaven and earth - he is the living Saviour, (Acts 2:32-36). We must know who he is, and what he has done, before we can ever trust in him to save us.

So, who is Jesus Christ?

 

Jesus Christ is no mere man. He is God and man. He is fully God, and fully man, in two distinct natures, and one person for ever.

God declares him to be the eternal and only begotten Son of God. “God sent his only begotten Son into the world...” (1John 4:9). “God sent forth his Son, made of a woman...” (Galatians 4:4). “God became flesh...” (1Timothy 3:16).

To know Jesus Christ one must first know the living and true God who sent him (John 17:3). God is triune; that is, he is one in being and three in person. He is God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). These three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory. Jesus Christ, is God the Son. He is the second person of the blessed Trinity.

Why must you know him as God? Because only one who is God can save you from your sins! You must understand that your sin robs the infinite (without limit) and eternal (without end) God of his glory. In return, your sin incurs an infinite and eternal debt to Divine justice. That debt must be payed in full for you by a Saviour/Redeemer, if you are to escape the eternal punishment due to you for sin.

This makes God sending His own Son to die for sinners so utterly amazing. He sent him because, being the infinite and eternal Son of God, only he could make a payment that is of infinite and eternal worth. He sent him because his obedience and sufferings could fully satisfy the demands of Divine justice for elect sinners.

Do you know this God and Saviour?

Rev. C. J. Connors

 
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God does not make known his will to us, that the knowledge of it may perish with us; but that we may be his witnesses to posterity, and that they may deliver the knowledge received through us, from hand to hand, (as we say) to their descendants. Wherefore, it is the duty of parents to apply themselves diligently to the work of communicating what they have learned from the Lord to their children. In this manner the truth of God is to be propagated by us, so that no one may retain his knowledge for his own private use; but that each may edify others, according to his own calling, and to the measure of his faith. There is however no doubt, that the gross ignorance which reigns in the world, is the just punishment of men’s idleness. For whereas the greater part close their eyes to the offered light of heavenly doctrine; yet there are those who stifle it, by not taking care to transmit it to their children. -  John Calvin on Genesis 18:19 
 

Reformation Commenoration

Reformation Commemoration

28th October 2017

3.00 PM

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EPCA & PRCA Conference

Lecture 1
Genuine Church Unity - Prof. Russ Dykstra

Lecture 2
Singing Again the Songs of Zion - Rev. Mark Shand

Lecture 3
The Doctrine of the Church Visible and Invisible - Rev. David Higgs

Lecture 4
The Sweetness of the Heart - Rev. Joshua Engelsma

Lecture 5
Church and State in the Scottish Reformatio - Rev. David Torlach

Lecture 6
The Reformation s Response to the Radical Reformation - Prof. Russ Dykstra