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Sacraments as a means of grace

The children of God are greatly blessed, for their Father in heaven has granted to them his grace, that is, his attitude of undeserved favor toward them. God’s grace was earned for his people upon the cross of our Savior Jesus Christ and is bestowed upon them through means. As weak and frail beings, we […]

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Ordinary Means of Grace

It’s possible that the most feared word to the teenage mind is the word ordinary. No one wants to be ordinary. Ordinary students don’t get the best scholarships for college. Ordinary athletes don’t receive awards or win state championships. And ordinary-looking people don’t receive the sort of attention that might lead to getting asked out […]

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Power of Ordinary

If someone asked you how you were saved, what would you give as an answer?   I have little doubt that most young people raised in Reformed churches would respond by pointing to Christ and to his death on the cross as the way in which they were saved. And this would be a good answer […]

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Preparation: The Means of Grace

We must devote a few articles to the all-important subject of the means of grace in our discussion of “preparation.” This is of central importance in our entire series of articles, because all that we have discussed in past issues – catechism, society, consistorial service, etc. – means nothing apart from the means of grace. […]

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