Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Heidelberg Catechism - Lord's Day 14

Hello to all.

I'm sitting here in my hotel room in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I have just visited the Memorial site in memory of the bombing of the Murrah Building at 9:02am on April 19, 1995.

It is an amazing thing to see. It's hard to believe that it was that long ago. I remember my son and I traveling from Memphis to Wichita the weekend following that disaster and I remember going to downtown OKC and seeing what was left of that building and seeing all the other buildings that had been affected by the blast. I remember seeing all the windows all around that were all gone and some of the surrounding buildings were ruined too. Apparently 16 other buildings were torn down after that due to the extent of the damages making buildings needing to be demolished.

Today it was hard to picture where the building was but there was a placard/sign that showed where the building was located.

Click this link if you would like a virtual visit. It is absolutely beautiful to see at night.

Grace and Peace,

Chris

Coram Deo!!!

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His Incarnation

Lord’s Day 14

35. What is the meaning of “conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary?”

That the eternal Son of God, who is and continues true and eternal God,[1] took upon Himself the very nature of man, of the flesh and blood of the virgin Mary,[2] by the operation of the Holy Spirit;[3] so that He might also be the true seed of David,[4] like unto His brethren in all things,[5] except for sin.[6]

[1] Jn 1:1-4, 10:30-36; Rom 1:3-4, 9:5; Col 1:15-17; 1 Jn 5:20; [2] Mt 1:18-23; Jn 1:14; Gal 4:4; Heb 2:14; [3] Mt 1:18-20; Lk 1:35; [4] 2 Sam 7:12-16; Ps 132:11; Mt 1:1; Lk 1:32; Rom 1:3; [5] Php 2:7; Heb 2:17; [6] Heb 4:15, 7:26-27

36. What benefit do you receive from the holy conception and birth of Christ?

That He is our Mediator,[1] and with His innocence and perfect holiness[2] covers, in the sight of God, my sin,[3] wherein I was conceived.[4]

[1] 1 Tim 2:5-6; Heb 2:16-17, 9:13-15; [2] Rom 8:3-4; 2 Cor 5:21; Gal 4:4-5; 1 Pt 1:18-19; [3] Ps 32:1; 1 Jn 1:9; [4] Ps 51:5

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