Originally Posted by Rev GH Kersten
The Word of the Lord contains the richest comforts for His struggling church here on earth, which is subject to all kinds of oppression, strife and troubles. On this side of the grave there is one thing to the righteous and to the wicked. The Lord Jesus Himself told His people, “In the world ye shall have tribulation,” but at the same time He encouraged them by adding, “Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” And, to name no other places, the faithful Jehovah called to His afflicted people oppressed by the enemies, by the mouth of Isaiah, “Comfort ye, comfort ye, My people, saith your God.” The little flock of the Lord is not left to itself, but, having been purchased by the blood of Christ, they are prepared for the eternal salvation, laid away for them by the eternal good pleasure of the Father. When the critical moment for God's elect came, and Christ was preparing Himself as a Lamb to be slaughtered, when the greatest agitation came that moved heaven and earth, He comforted His disciples, and in them His entire church, saying, “Let not your heart be troubled. In My Father's house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”
This month's Article of the Month" by the late Rev. Gerritt Henry Kersten was one of his beloved sermons on the Heidelberg Catechism. It was and still is the tradition of the Dutch Reformed churches to preach through the Heidelberg Catechism on the evening service on the Lord's Day. Thus, this particular sermon is based upon those biblical texts and their teaching concerning the Christian's ONLY "comfort in life and death", both of which our personal family has been given to know in the past few weeks through God's perfect 'dark providence'. May the joy of knowing the eternal love of God our heavenly Father in ALL things be your comfort throughout your days as well. (ROM. 8:28)

You can now read this month's Article by clicking here: The Christian's Only Comfort in Life and Death.

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In His service and grace,

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