Lord’s Day 9 Themes and Divisions


G. Van Popta


The good news about the Fatherhood of God the Creator of heaven and earth


God the Father is our:


1.      Loving Father

2.      Almighty Creator

3.      Faithful provider


Bible readings:  Isaiah 40:12-31


C. Bouwman


Our God made the world in which we live


1.      The majesty of the Creator

2.      The comfort for the creature

3.      Our care for his creation


Bible readings:  Genesis 1:1-23, Matthew 6:19-34


T. Van Raalte


God our Father created all things and directs them for our benefit


1.      He directs all the invisible beings for our benefit

2.      He directs all things through Christ for our benefit


Bible reading:  Psalm 91


R.H. Bremmer


The church confesses in the first article her faith in God the Father


She speaks out of:


1.      Faith’s riches

2.      Faith’s trust

3.      Faith’s foundation


Bible reading:  Psalm 121


C. Stam


The confession concerning the unique bond between God the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and his chosen children


1.      He made us for himself

2.      He brought us to himself

3.      He keeps us with himself


Bible readings:  Exodus 19:1-6, Isaiah 43:1-7


B. Holwerda


The confession of the first article through Jesus Christ Our Lord


This article is:


1.      Is possible thanks to Jesus Christ

2.      Owes its consolation to Jesus Christ

3.      Finds its fulfillment through Jesus Christ


Bible reading:  Revelation 4


K. Dijk


The confession of God’s fatherhood speaks of:


1.      Who the Father is

2.      What the Father does


Bible reading:  Romans 8:12-17, 28-30


J. Kok


The first article of our faith:


1.      I believe in God the Father

2.      I believe in God the Father, the Almighty

3.      I believe in God the Father, the Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth


Bible reading:  2 Timothy 1:12


My God and my Father


1.      The love of the Father

2.      The might of the Father

3.      The care of the Father

4.      The faithfulness of the Father


Bible reading:  2 Corinthians 6:18


Wes Bredenhof


The almighty God is my faithful Father and he gives everything its meaning


We’ll consider how this connects to the:


1.      Past

2.      Present

3.      Future


Bible readings:  Genesis 1, Revelation 4


Steve Swets


The only true God is our Father through our Lord Jesus Christ


1.      His creation

2.      His care

3.      His capability


Bible readings:  Genesis 1:11-25, Psalm 104


Mendel Retief


God Almighty promised to be our Father


We will note:


1.      That God the Father has become our Father

2.      That our Father is the Almighty

3.      That our Father is faithful


Bible reading:  Psalm 148


Abram de Graaf


“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”


1.      The foundational creation of the heavens and the earth

2.      The special formation of the earth in seven days

3.      The principle objective of creation:  the adoration of God on the seventh day


Bible reading:  Genesis 1:1


Adriano Gama


Confess me as your Almighty Father!


1.      Almighty Father for creation

2.      Almighty Father for sustaining

3.      Almighty Father for governing


Bible readings:  Genesis 1:31-2:3, Matthew 6:24:34