25 April 2009

Lord's Day 17 Heidelberg Catechism

Lord's Day 17:

Scripture Readings: 1 Corinthians 15:1-28; John 5:19-29

Question 45. How does Christ's resurrection benefit us?

Answer. First, by his resurrection he has overcome death that he might make us share in the righteousness which he has obtained for us through his death. Second, we too are now raised by his power to a new life. Third, the resurrection of Christ is a sure pledge to us of our blessed resurrection.

For study:
What is meant by the phrase, "the finished work of Christ"?

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