28 March 2009

Lord's Day 13 Heidelberg Catechism

Lord's Day 13 :

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 7:10-14; 9:1-7; Hebrews 2:5-18

Question 33. Why is he called God's "only Son" when we also are God's children?
Answer. Because Christ alone is the eternal, natural Son of God. We, however, are adopted children of God adopted by grace through Christ.

Question 34. Why do you call him "our Lord"?
Answer. Because not with gold or silver, but with his precious blood he has redeemed us from sin and from the power of the devil, and has bought us, body and soul, to be his very own.

For discussion:
What is the importance of our adoption?
How would you explain "to be his very own" to an unbeliever?

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