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The Benefits of Christ's Birth

From the Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 14

35. What is the meaning of “conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary?”

That the eternal Son of God, who is and continues true and eternal God,[1] took upon Himself the very nature of man, of the flesh and blood of the virgin Mary,[2] by the operation of the Holy Spirit;[3] so that He might also be the true seed of David,[4] like unto His brethren in all things,[5] except for sin.[6]

[1] Jn 1:1-4, 10:30-36; Rom 1:3-4, 9:5; Col 1:15-17; 1 Jn 5:20; [2] Mt 1:18-23; Jn 1:14; Gal 4:4; Heb 2:14; [3] Mt 1:18-20; Lk 1:35; [4] 2 Sam 7:12-16; Ps 132:11; Mt 1:1; Lk 1:32; Rom 1:3; [5] Php 2:7; Heb 2:17; [6] Heb 4:15, 7:26-27

36. What benefit do you receive from the holy conception and birth of Christ?

That He is our Mediator,[1] and with His innocence and perfect holiness[2] covers, in the sight of God, my sin,[3] wherein I was conceived.[4]

[1] 1 Tim 2:5-6; Heb 2:16-17, 9:13-15; [2] Rom 8:3-4; 2 Cor 5:21; Gal 4:4-5; 1 Pt 1:18-19; [3] Ps 32:1; 1 Jn 1:9; [4] Ps 51:5

Reader Comments (5)

Thanks for sharing these timely words. I just read the Luke account of Christ's birth with my family and never cease to be amazed at how God can orchestrate human affairs to bring about his own eternal plan. What does Augustus think now about his plan to register all Roman citizes in order to bring more money into the Roman treasury? That act resulted in Joseph and Mary travelling to Bethelem; and the rest, they say, is history.

Have a very Merry Christmas and I hope you continue to be a blessing to all who hear the Word preached and to those of us who also get the pleasure of reading your Blog.

Matt Holst
December 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermatt holst
...with the dawn of redeeming grace...
Blessings to you and yours, KR, and all posters and lurkers on the Blog...
December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPB
Well Said, Happy New Years to all who read this blog.
December 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertiminator
Wonderfully said! I love the Heidleberg! So curious to see what events happen in 09. Me thinks we're in for a bumpy ride..........
December 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterplw
Merry Christmas from the other "pb"...blessings to all!
December 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpb

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