STT 080 – God’s Big Gift that Is Often Left Unwrapped Under the Tree (HC LD 25, QA 65-68)
The sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper are often not as valued as they ought to be. Do you realize how important the sacraments are for your ongoing strength and growth in Christ? The sacraments are God’s big gift to you; unwrap them and benefit from them.
To learn more about the sacraments and how to benefit from them, check out these GREAT resources: Heidelberg Catechism 65-82; Westminster Shorter Catechism 88-97 and Westminster Larger Catechism 161-177; Belgic Confession articles 33-35. Also, you may be interest in The Book of Praise: Anglo Genevan Psalter from the Canadian Reformed Church. Perhaps this will interest you for family worship.
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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR FAMILY WORSHIP: (1) What’s the best Christmas gift you ever received (besides Jesus)? (2) How does knowing that true faith comes from the Holy Spirit comfort you? (3) How does knowing that the Holy Spirit works faith by the preaching of the gospel shape your view of preaching? (4) Since the sacraments are God’s good gift to strengthen our faith (not create it), how should we think about and cherish the sacraments? (5) What promise does God communicate through the sacraments to all His covenant people?