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August 15, 2017, 6:07 PM

Pastors Post - August 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

 

The Heidelberg Catechism begins with the question, “What is your only comfort in life and death?” The answer that was developed back in 1563 is one of the finest I have ever seen and one of the primary pillars of the glorious Gospel message. The answer begins: “That I, with body and soul, both in life and in death, am not my own, but belong to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ, who with His precious blood has fully satisfied for all my sins, and redeemed me from all the power of the devil.”

Contrast that answer with the message of society today which says that you are the master of your universe. If your body says that you are a male, you can say that you are a female because it’s your body and you can with it what you want. If a woman is pregnant she can decide to abort the baby growing in her because it is a part of her body, which she is in control of.

The message of the Bible and, as a result, the doctrine of the Church is that we are not our own. WE have been bought at a great price by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Every fiber of our body, every moment of our life, everything we have belongs to Him. That is a scary and seemingly oppressive proposition for those who have bought into the message of society. But for us, it is great comfort. We belong to Him through whom the whole universe was created. He has given us a purpose in life – to be ministers for Him, spread His Gospel and bring glory to His Father in heaven. He has also promised us eternal life with Him if we will put our total faith in Him.

This is a message that society desperately needs to hear today!

In His Comfort,

Pastor Matt


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