Began the Lord’s Day with a Bible study based on two Questions from the Heidelberg Catechism:
Question 125. Which is the fourth petition?
Answer: “Give us this day our daily bread”; that is, be pleased to provide us with all things necessary for the body, that we may thereby acknowledge thee to be the only fountain of all good, and that neither our care nor industry, nor even thy gifts, can profit us without thy blessing; and therefore that we may withdraw our trust from all creatures, and place it alone in thee.
Question 126. Which is the fifth petition?
Answer: “And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors”; that is, be pleased for the sake of Christ’s blood, not to impute to us poor sinners, our transgressions, nor that depravity, which always cleaves to us; even as we feel this evidence of thy grace in us, that it is our firm resolution from the heart to forgive our neighbor.
I can’t remember the last Sunday I had with no sermon to deliver. But yesterday’s Lord’s day sermon, by my ninong Sir Jay, was very instructive.
I was blessed.