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Lord's Day 1

Topics: Comfort, Trinity, Providence, Blood, Body, Soul, Devil, Forgiveness, Eternal Life, Life, Death

1. Q.

What is your only comfort
in life and death?

A.
That I am not my own, 1
but belong with body and soul,
both in life and in death, 2
to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ. 3
He has fully paid for all my sins
with his precious blood, 4
and has set me free
from all the power of the devil. 5
He also preserves me in such a way 6
that without the will of my heavenly Father
not a hair can fall from my head; 7
indeed, all things must work together
for my salvation. 8
Therefore, by his Holy Spirit
he also assures me
of eternal life 9
and makes me heartily willing and ready
from now on to live for him. 10
  • 1. 1 Cor 6:19, 20.
  • 2. Rom 14:7-9.
  • 3. 1 Cor 3:23; Tit 2:14.
  • 4. 1 Pet 1:18, 19; 1 Jn 1:7; 2:2.
  • 5. Jn 8:34-36; Heb 2:14, 15; 1 Jn 3:8.
  • 6. Jn 6:39, 40; 10:27-30; 2 Thess 3:3; 1 Pet 1:5.
  • 7. Mt 10:29-31; Lk 21:16-18.
  • 8. Rom 8:28.
  • 9. Rom 8:15, 16; 2 Cor 1:21, 22; 5:5; Eph 1:13, 14.
  • 10. Rom 8:14.
2. Q.

What do you need to know
in order to live and die
in the joy of this comfort?

A.
First,
how great my sins and misery are; 1
second,
how I am delivered
from all my sins and misery; 2
third,
how I am to be thankful to God
for such deliverance. 3
  • 1. Rom 3:9, 10; 1 Jn 1:10.
  • 2. Jn 17:3; Acts 4:12; 10:43.
  • 3. Mt 5:16; Rom 6:13; Eph 5:8-10; 1 Pet 2:9, 10.
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