Life, Light, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Holiness
Confession: Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 25, QA 65
Scripture: Acts 16:11-15
Preacher: Rev. David Inks
- Faith is a Product of the Sovereign Spirit
- The Holy Spirit Employs the Word to Create Faith
- The Holy Spirit Employs the Sacraments to Confirm Faith
The Heidelberg Catechism:
Q.65 It is by faith alone that we share in Christ and all his benefits: where then does that faith come from?
A. The Holy Spirit works it in our hearts by the preaching of the holy gospel, and confirms it by the use of the holy sacraments.
Acts 16:11-15 (King James Version)
11 Therefore loosing from Troas, we came with a straight course to Samothracia, and the next day to Neapolis; 12 And from thence to Philippi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, and a colony: and we were in that city abiding certain days. 13 And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither. 14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. 15 And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us.
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