Themes on Lordís Day 1


Clarence Stam


The Gospel of Jesus Christ concerning the only comfort of the Church.


  1. The certain expressed concerning the reality of this comfort.
  2. The knowledge required for the joy of this comfort.


Bible reading:Isaiah 40:1-11


Wes Bredenhof


Our only comfort in life and death comes from the Triune God


  1. God the Father preserves us
  2. God the Son redeems us
  3. God the Holy Spirit assures us and sanctifies us


Bible readings:Psalm 46, 1 Peter 1:13-25, Romans 8:1-17


My only comfort is in belonging to Christ


1.      The roots of this comfort

2.      The benefits of this comfort

3.      The fruits of this comfort


Bible readings:Galatians 5:16-26, Philippians 1:1-11


R.H. Bremmer


The love-song about our only comfort.


  1. Christ bought me
  2. Christ keeps me
  3. Christ gives me eternal life.


Bible readings:Isaiah 40:1-11, Romans 8:31-39


Keith Davis


Here Godís children find comfort in belonging to Jesus Christ


  1. It is an essential comfort
  2. It is an exclusive comfort
  3. It is an accessible comfort


Bible reading:Psalm 49


K. Dijk


The only comfort in life and death.


  1. The comforter
  2. The comforted


Bible reading:Isaiah 40:1-11


The universal character of the only comfort


  1. In Christ
  2. For the Christian


Bible reading:none given in the original source


Reuben Bredenhof


In the Triune God is our full comfort.


  1. The totality of the Sonís ownership
  2. The perfection of the Fatherís care
  3. The completeness of the Spiritís work


Bible reading:John 14:1-27


Our comfort is in the wonder-working love of God


1.      Itís a love against all odds

2.      Itís a love that cost him dearly

3.      Itís a love that calls for love


Bible reading:Romans 8:18-39


George VanPopta


The only comfort in life and death:  belonging to Christ body and soul.


  1. Its personal nature.
  2. Its exclusive character.
  3. Its assurance and effects.


Bible reading:1 Corinthians 3


Our only comfort in life and death is that we belong to Jesus Christ


1.      We are confronted with a probing inquiry

2.      We hear a profound answer

3.      We are offered a perfect agenda


Bible readings:Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Corinthians 1:1-11


B. Holwerda


There is only one comfort:  exclusive Christianity which remains aware of what God revealed as the only truth concerning:


  1. Misery
  2. Deliverance
  3. Gratitude


Bible reading: Psalm 25


J. Kok


The only comfort


  1. Revealed in Holy Scripture
  2. Prepared by Christ
  3. Brought by the Holy Spirit
  4. Enjoyed in life and death
  5. Obtained by faith


Bible readings:Psalm 119:29, John 17:8


S. Swets


Our faithful Saviour is our ultimate comfort in life and death


1.      The need for comfort

2.      The nature of comfort

3.      The joy of comfort


Bible reading:Ephesians 2:1-10


J. Van Vliet


I belong


We confess that ďI belong toĒ


1.      Jesus Christ

2.      The Father of Jesus Christ

3.      The Spirit of Jesus Christ


Bible reading:1 Corinthians 3:1-23


Elissandro RabÍlo


My only comfort in life and death is that I belong to Jesus Christ


Thus I have certainty that:


1.      He rescues me from my misery

2.      He protects me

3.      He gives me the true life


Bible reading:Romans 8:28-39