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