We Believe: In Biblical Church Government (3)

Belgic Confession


Description:Ephesians 4:7-16Belgic Confession, Artciles 30-31Theme: Christ’s Gift of Ministers of the Word1. The Extraordinary Offices for Ministering the Word2. The Ordinary Office for Ministering the Word

We Believe: In Biblical Church Government (2)

Belgic Confession


Description:1 Peter 2:9-10Belgic Confession, Articles 30-31Theme: The Three Offices of Christ and Christians1. Three Offices in the Old Testament: Prophet, Priest, King2. Christ Supremely Fulfills the Three Offices3. Christ Restores Us To These Three Offices: The General Office of Believer

We Believe: In Biblical Church Government (1)

Belgic Confession


Description:1 Corinthians 14:40; 1 Peter 5:1-5Belgic Confession, Articles 30-31Theme: What does the Bible teach about church government?1. We Need Biblical Church Government2. We Are to Acknowledge and Submit to Jesus Christ as the Only Head of the Church

We Believe: In the Marks of a True Church (3): Church Discipline

Belgic Confession


Description:Matthew 18:15-20Belgic Confession, Article 29Theme: The Third Mark of a True Church: Church Discipline1. What is it?2. Is it Biblical?3. Why is it necessary?

We Believe: In the Marks of a True Church (2): The Sacraments

Belgic Confession


Description:Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 2:36-42Belgic Confession, Article 29Theme: The Second Mark of a True Church: The Pure Administration of the Sacraments1. Are the sacraments optional?2. What is and is not a sacrament?3. Why baptism?4. Why the Lord's Supper?

We Believe: In the Marks of a True Church (1): The Gospel

Belgic Confession


Description:1 John 4:1-6; Galatians 1:1-10Belgic Confession, Article 29Theme: The Marks of a True Church1. The Biblical Warrant for Discerning the Marks2. The Need for Humility in Discernment3. The Visible/Invisible Church Distiction4. The First Mark: The Pure Preaching of the Gospel

We Believe: In the Communion of the Saints

Belgic Confession


Description:Romans 12Belgic Confession, Article 28Theme: The Duties of Membership in a Visible Church1. Joining2. Maintaining3. Submitting4. Serving

We Believe: In the Catholic Church

Belgic Confession


Description:Ephesians 2:11-22; 4:1-6Belgic Confession, Article 27Theme: The Attributes of the Church1. The Church is One2. The Church is Holy3. The Church is Catholic

We Believe: The Comfort of Christ's Intercession

Belgic Confession


Description:Hebrews 4:14-5:10Belgic Confession, Article 26Theme: The Comfort of Christ's Intercession1. He's Our One Mediator2. He's Our Sympathetic Mediator3. He's Our Sufficient Mediator

We Believe: Christ Fulfills All the Shadows of the Law

Belgic Confession


Description:Romans 10:4; Hebrews 10:1-10Belgic Confession, Article 25Theme: The Relationship of the Law to Christians in the New Covenant1. What is the law?2. How is Christ the end of the law?3. What role does the law play in our lives as Christians?

We Believe: The Doctrine of Sanctification (Part 2)

Belgic Confession


Description:Ezekiel 36:22-32; Ephesians 2:1-10Belgic Confession, Article 24Theme: The Nature of Good Works1. Good Works are A Fruit of God’s Grace2. Why it Matters3. How You Should Respond

We Believe: The Doctrine of Sanctification (Part 1)

Belgic Confession


Description:Romans 6Belgic Confession, Article 24Theme: The Nature of Sanctification1. Its Definite Inauguration by the Word and Spirit2. Its Inevitable Progression by the Word and Spirit

We Believe: The Doctrine of Justification

Belgic Confession


Description:Romans 3:19-31Belgic Confession, Article 23Theme: Why Justification Matters1. The Universal Desire to be Justified2. The Ultimate Approval that Satisfies

We Believe: The Doctrine of True Faith (Part 2)

Belgic Confession


Description:Romans 3:19-31; 4:13-25Belgic Confession, Article 22Theme: True Faith1. True Faith is a Gift from God (part 1)2. True Faith has Three Elements (part 2)3. True Faith Receives the Righteousness of Christ (part 2)

We Believe: The Doctrine of True Faith (Part 1)

Belgic Confession


Description:Ephesians 2:8-9Belgic Confession, Article 22Theme: True Faith1. True Faith is a Gift from God (part 1)2. True Faith has Three Elements (part 2)3. True Faith Receives the Righteousness of Christ (part 2)

We Believe: The Satisfaction of Christ for Our Sins

Belgic Confession


Description:Leviticus 4:13-21; Hebrews 10:1-18Belgic Confession, Article 21Theme: The Full Satisfaction of Christ for Our Sins1. Jesus is Our Great High Priest2. Jesus Made Full Satisfaction for All of Our Sins3. Jesus is the One in Whom We Boast

We Believe: Salvation through Justice and Mercy

Belgic Confession


Description:Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Romans 3:19-26Belgic Confession, Article 20Theme: On the cross, Christ received justice so that we could receive mercy1. Christ Received Justice2. We Receive Mercy in Christ

We Believe: The Incarnation of the Son of God

Belgic Confession


Description:Matthew 1:18-25; Hebrews 2:14-18Belgic Confession, Article 18Theme: The Incarnation of the Son of God1. The Reality of the Incarnation2. The Necessity of the Incarnation3. The Comfort of the Incarnation

We Believe: The Redemption of Fallen Man

Belgic Confession


Description:Genesis 3:1-20Belgic Confession, Article 17Theme: The Redemption of Fallen Man1. Redemption Promised2. Redemption Accomplished

We Believe: The Doctrine of Predestination

Belgic Confession


Description:Romans 9Belgic Confession, Article 16Theme: The Doctrine of Predestination1. The Two Parts of Predestination: Mercy and Justice2. How Predestination Applies to us as Christians

We Believe: Original Sin

Belgic Confession


Description:Romans 5:12-21Belgic Confession, Article 15Theme: The Doctrine of Original Sin1. The Results of Original Sin2. The Remedy of Original Sin3. The Response to Original Sin

We Believe: The Creation, Fall and Corruption of Man

Belgic Confession


Description:Genesis 1:26-31; 2:15-17; Ephesians 2:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:21-22, 45-49Belgic Confession, Article 141. Man's Original Creation2. Man's Tragic Fall and Corruption3. Man's Utter Inability to Save Himself

We Believe: The Providence of God

Belgic Confession


Description:Romans 8:28-39Belgic Confession, Article 13Theme: Embracing Providence1. Trust that God is in Control2. Trust that God is Good3. Be Content with Mystery4. Be Comforted in Every Situation

We Believe: The Creation of Angels

Belgic Confession


Description:Colossians 1:13-20Belgic Confession, Article 12Theme: What the Bible Teaches About Angels and Demons1. The Biblical Teaching on Angels2. The Biblical Teaching on Demons

We Believe: The Creation of the World

Belgic Confession


Description:Isaiah 40:21-31; Hebrews 11:1-3Belgic Confession, Article 12Theme: Seven Things We Confess About the Creation of the World1. Creation is a Trinitarian Work2. God created out of nothing3. God created all things visible and invisible4. God created freely5. God gave every creature its form and purpose6. God continues to uphold and govern creation7. God created all things for His glory

We Believe: The Person and Eternal Deity of the Holy Spirit

Belgic Confession


Description:John 14:15-26; 15:26-16:15Belgic Confession, Article 11Theme: The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit1. Who is the Holy Spirit?2. What is the Holy Spirit's ministry?

We Believe: The Eternal Deity of Jesus Christ

Belgic Confession


Description:John 17Belgic Confession, Article 10Theme: The Eternal Deity of Jesus Christ1. Jesus is eternally God2. Jesus is to be eternally worshipped

We Believe: The Holy Trinity

Belgic Confession


Description:Matt. 28:16-20; Eph. 1:3-14Belgic Confession, Articles 8-9Theme: The Biblical Doctrine of the Holy Trinity1. Its Biblical Basis2. Its Necessary Mystery3. Its Practical Implications

We Believe: The Perfection of Holy Scripture

Belgic Confession


Description:2 Timothy 3:1-4:5Belgic Confession, Article 7Theme: The Perfection of Holy Scripture1. Its Perfect Sufficiency2. Its Perfect Clarity

We Believe: The Authority of Holy Scripture

Belgic Confession


Description:1 Thess. 2:1-13Belgic Confession, Articles 4-6Theme: The Authority of Holy Scripture1. Its Authoritative Canon2. Its Authoritative Witnesses3. Its Authoritative Functions

We Believe: The Inspiration of Holy Scripture

Belgic Confession


Description:2 Tim. 3:12-16; 2 Pet. 1:16-21Belgic Confession, Article 3Theme: The Inspiration of Holy Scripture1. What is inspiration?2. How was Scripture inspired?3. How much of Scripture is inspired?

We Believe: The Book of Special Revelation

Belgic Confession


Description:Ps. 19:7-14Belgic Confession, Article 2Theme: The Book of Special Revelation1. Its Sixfold Perfection2. Its Sweet Value3. Its Servant's Prayer

We Believe: The Book of General Revelation

Belgic Confession


Description:Ps. 19:1-6Belgic Confession, Article 2Theme: The Book of General Revelation1. The Fact of General Revelation2. The Nature of General Revelation3. An Example of General Revelation

We Believe: The Knowledge, Wisdom and Power of God

Belgic Confession


Description:Rom. 11:33-36; 16:25-27; Rev. 1:8Belgic Confession, Article 1Theme: How the knowledge, wisdom and power of God comforts us.1. God's Knowledge2. God's Wisdom3. God's Power4. How These Attributes of God Comfort Us

We Believe: The Immutability of God

Belgic Confession


Description:James 1:17Belgic Confession, Article 11. God is Immutable in His Being and Attributes2. God is Immutable in His Purposes and Promises3. How God’s Immutability Comforts Us

We Believe: The Eternality, Incomprehensibility and Invisibility of God

Belgic Confession


Description:Ps. 90:1-2; Rom. 11:33-36; Col. 1:15-20Belgic Confession, Article 1Theme: God's Incommunicable Attributes1. His Eternality2. His Incomprehensibility3. His Invisibility

We Believe: There is One God

Belgic Confession


Description:Deut. 6:1-9Belgic Confession, Article 1Theme: We Believe and Confess There is One God1. God is One2. God is Simple3. God is Spirit

Intro to Belgic Confession

Belgic Confession


Description:This is a brief (six minute) introduction to this series and to the historical events surrounding the writing of the Belgic Confession of Faith.