Lordís Day 14 Themes and Divisions


G. VanPopta


Because our Lord was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, he has the innocence and holiness to cover the sin in which we were conceived and born.


  1. The extent of our corruption
  2. The extent of Christís innocence


Bible reading:Psalm 51


C. Stam


Christís incarnation to work our salvation


  1. Christ accepting his work
  2. Christ commencing his work


Bible reading:Hebrews 2:5-18


R.H. Bremmer


The Church in the third article of faith confesses the wonder of the holy conception and birth of Christ


That wonder is:


  1. Adorable
  2. Necessary
  3. Bearing a rich fruit


Bible readings:Isaiah 8:23-9:6, Luke 1:26-38


C. Bouwman


Jesusí conception and birth restores a central function of human sexuality


1.      Human sexuality brings forth sinners

2.      Human sexuality brings forth saints


Bible readings:Genesis 3:20-4:2, Leviticus 12, 1 Thessalonians 4:1-18


Jesusí birth assures sinners of the privilege of having children


1.      The mandate to multiply

2.      The gospel of Jesusí birth

3.      The purpose of the family


Bible readings:Genesis 1:26-28, Genesis 3:6-16, 1 Timothy 2:8-3:16


W. Bredenhof


The Lord Jesus came to earth as our Mediator


  1. He came from God
  2. He came for us


Bible readings:1 Timothy 2:1-6, 1 John 4


The Triune God brings us the benefit of the holy conception and birth of Christ


Weíll consider the role of the:


1.      Father

2.      Son

3.      Holy Spirit


Bible readings:Luke 1:26-38, Galatians 4:1-7


S. tí Hart


The true gospel of the incarnation of the Son of God


1.      What happened

2.      How it happened

3.      Why it happened


Bible reading:Luke 1:26-56


B. Holwerda


Christ, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary


  1. The Son and Lord of Adam
  2. The Son and Lord of Abraham
  3. The Son and Lord of David


Bible reading:Luke 1:26-38


K. Dijk


The coming of the second Adam on earth


  1. How did he come?
  2. What gifts did he bear?


Bible reading:Luke 1:26-38


The birth of Jesus Christ is:


  1. Through the Spirit
  2. Out of woman


Bible reading:none given in the original source


E. Kampen


In the incarnation we see Godís love for the world


We see this as we consider how:


1.      He honoured the processes of the world

2.      He confirms the inherent goodness of the world

3.      His goal is the redemption of the world


Bible readings:John 3:1-21, Revelation 21:1-5


Abram de Graaf


We confess that the Son of God became true man


1.      He was conceived by the Holy Spirit

2.      He was born of the Virgin Mary


Bible reading:Luke 1:26-38