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What Benefits Do You Receive from 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


I wish you and yours a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!

Reader Comments (3)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you for your thoughtful and thought-provoking posts and for your Tabletalk writing over the last couple years.
December 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris M.
Wish Pastor Kim, Prof. Samples and the WHI crew a great Christmas.

We'll be having some folks over from our church, and doing our annual Christmas dinner out on the patio in 73 degree weather here in the Phoenix area. As the natives say, "That is why we live here."

December 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd I. Cadle
Thanks Lloyd (toe tap...) that helps a lot for us here in the 20's in the Northeast with a snowstorm coming...<grin>
December 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpb

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