Sunday round up

This is what I was trying to say on Sunday.

As usual, someone did it better…years before I was born!

Q. 26.What believest thou when thou sayest, “I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth”?

A. That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (who of nothing made heaven and earth, with all that is in them;

who likewise upholds and governs the same by his eternal counsel and providence)

is for the sake of Christ his Son, my God and my Father;

on whom I rely so entirely, that I have no doubt, but he will provide me with all things necessary for soul and body

and further, that he will make whatever evils he sends upon me, in this valley of tears turn out to my advantage;

for he is able to do it, being Almighty God,

and willing, being a faithful Father.

Q. 27. What dost thou mean by the providence of God?

A. The almighty and everywhere present power of God;

whereby, as it were by his hand, he upholds and governs

heaven, earth, and all creatures; so that herbs and grass, rain and drought,

fruitful and barren years, meat and drink, health and sickness,

riches and poverty,

yea, and all things come, not by chance, but be his fatherly hand.

Q. 28. What advantage is it to us to know that God has created, and by his providence does still uphold all things?

A. That we may be patient in adversity;

thankful in prosperity;

and that in all things, which may hereafter befall us, we place our firm trust in our faithful God and Father,

that nothing shall separate us from his love;

since all creatures are so in his hand, that without his will they cannot so much as move.

Taken from the Heidelberg Catechism.

This is how I put it, in 50 minutes…. here


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