A series of sermons which is currently underway. Sermons will be added when available.

Series Theme:

This series looks at the doctrines of Scripture while following the outline of the Heidelberg Catechism.

This catechism is divided into 52 Lord’s Days as it was intended for one Catechism Lord’s Day section to be covered each Sunday in the worship of the congregation.

The first question and answer deals with the theme of what is our only comfort in life and death. The answer given centres on the fact of ‘belonging to Christ’. It is this focus that provides the title for this sermon series.

Readings reproduced on this page:
The Holy Bible: New International Version. 1996, 1984. Grand Rapids: Zondervan


Heidelberg Catechism
Lord’s Day 28

75 Q. How does the Lord’s Supper remind you and assure you that you share in Christ’s one sacrifice on the cross and in all His gifts?
A. In this way:
Christ has commanded me and all believers to eat this broken bread and to drink this cup. With this command He gave this promise:1
First, as surely as I see with my eyes the bread of the Lord broken for me and the cup given to me, so surely His body was offered and broken for me and His blood poured out for me on the cross.
Second, as surely as I receive from the hand of the one who serves, and taste with my mouth the bread and cup of the Lord, given me as sure signs of Christ’s body and blood, so surely He nourishes and refreshes my soul for eternal life with His crucified body and poured-out blood.

1. Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:19-20;
1 Corinthians 11:23-25

76 Q. What does it mean to eat the crucified body of Christ and to drink His poured-out blood?
A. It means to accept with a believing heart the entire suffering and death of Christ and by believing to receive forgiveness of sins and eternal life.1
But it means more.
Through the Holy Spirit, who lives both in Christ and in us, we are united more and more to Christ’s blessed body.2
And so, although He is in heaven3 and we are on earth, we are flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone.4
And we forever live on and are governed by one Spirit, as members of our body are by one soul.5

1. John 6:35, 40, 50-54
2. John 6:55-56; 1 Corinthians 12:13
3. Acts 1:9-11; 1 Corinthians 11:26; Colossians 3:1
4. 1 Corinthians 6:15-17; Ephesians 5:29-30; 1 John 4:13
5. John 6:56-58; 15:1-6; Ephesians 4:15-16; 1 John 3:24

77 Q. Where does Christ promise to nourish and refresh believers with His body and blood as surely as they eat this broken bread and drink this cup?
A. In the institution of the Lord’s Supper:
“The Lord Jesus, on the night He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, `This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me’.
In the same way, after supper He took the cup, saying, `This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of Me’.
For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.”1
This promise is repeated by Paul in these words: “Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ?
And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?
Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.”2

1. 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 2. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17


John 6:25–28 (NIV84)

25When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?”

26Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, you are looking for me, not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill.

27Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”

28Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”