Lordís Day 4 Themes and Divisions

 

R. Bredenhof

Sinful man trembles before the greatness of God:

  1. Godís goodness and our failure
  2. Godís justice and our punishment
  3. Godís mercy and our hope

Bible readings:Deuteronomy 32:1-47

 

Excuses thrown out, and salvation laid out!

1.      Our total accountability

2.      Godís majestic personality

3.      Our new responsibility

Bible readings: Romans 2:1-11, 3:1-8, 6:15-23

 

C. Bouwman

 

Righteous God punishes sin in this life and the next

 

1.      This punishment is real

2.      This punishment has a reason

3.      This punishment prompts gratitude

 

Bible readings:Numbers 11:1-6; 10; 18-20; 31-34

 

W. Bredenhof

 

Comforted Christians confess Godís justice

 

1.      The basis of Godís justice

2.      The demands of Godís justice

3.      The administration of Godís justice

 

Bible readings:Deuteronomy 7:1-11

 

Our confession of Godís justice

 

We see Godís justice:

 

1.      Vindicated from the beginning

2.      Executed eternally

3.      Uncompromised by his mercy

 

Bible readings:Luke 16:19-31, Romans 3:1-20

 

Love compels us to tell the truth about Godís justice

 

Weíll consider that it is:

 

1.      Infinite

2.      Eternal

3.      Unchangeable

 

Bible readings:Psalm 7

 

ďIs there injustice on Godís part?By no means!Ē

 

Weíll consider:

 

1.      What Godís justice involves

2.      How Godís justice is expressed

3.      Why Godís justice is maintained

 

Bible readings:Job 34:1-20, Romans 9:1-29

 

C. Stam

 

The confession concerning the perfect justice of God,

 

1.      in maintaining his covenant law

2.      in executing his righteous judgment

 

Bible readings:Exodus 34:1-9

 

K. Dijk

 

The confession of Godís punishment of our sin.

 

1.      God can punish

2.      God will punish

3.      God must punish

 

Bible readings:none provided in the original source

 

The enigma of suffering

 

1.      Why we ask this question

2.      How God gives the answer

 

Bible readings:none provided in the original source

 

B. Holwerda

 

The justice of the Lord

 

  1. The Lord and the demand of his justice (zijn vorderingsrecht)
  2. The Lord and the requital of his justice (zijn vergeldingsrecht)
  3. The Lord and the redemption of his justice (zijn verlossingsrecht)

 

Bible readings:Psalm 92

 

B. Jongeling

 

We confess Godís faithfulness

 

  1. To his work
  2. To his Word
  3. To himself

 

Bible readings:Romans 5:12-21

 

S. tíHart

 

Godís mercy is seen in his justice

 

1.      The price of justice

2.      The cost of mercy

 

Bible readings:Isaiah 42:1-9, Romans 3