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Sermon series: the Belgic Confession

The first of the doctrinal standards of the Reformed Churches is the Confession of Faith. It is usually called the Belgic Confession because it originated in the southern Netherlands, now known as Belgium. Its chief author was Guido de Brès, a preacher of the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands, who died a martyr to the faith in the year 1567. During the 16th century the churches in this country were exposed to the most terrible persecution by the Roman Catholic government.

Read the Belgic Confession. There are 37 articles of faith.

December 2, 2018 PM, Rev. W. Pols: We Believe in God
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 1; Scripture: Hebrews 11:1–19. Psalm 133

December 9, 2018 PM, Rev. W. Pols: God is Not Silent
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 2; Scripture: Psalm 19, Acts 14:8–18

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January 6, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: The Canon of Holy Scripture
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 4; Scripture: Psalm 119: 89–112, Hebrews 1–2:5

January 13, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: Like Fire and Like a Hammer
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Articles 5, 6; Scripture: Jeremiah 23: 16–32, 2 Corinthians 10:1–6

January 20, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: To the Law and To the Testimony
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 7; Scripture: Deuteronomy 12:29–13:11, 2 Timothy 3:10–4:4

January 27, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: Our Glorious Triune God
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Articles 8, 9; Scripture: Psalm 113, John 15:18–16:15

February 3, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: Our Divine Saviour
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 10; Scripture: Hebrews 1, Mark 2:1–17

February 10, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: The Glorious Person of the Holy Spirit
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 11; Scripture: Psalm 143, Romans 8:1–27

February 17, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: The Creation of All Things
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 12; Scripture: Genesis 1, Hebrews 11:1–12

February 24, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: The Great and Incomprehensible Providence of God
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 13; Scripture: Matthew 10:16–31, Exodus 2

March 3, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: You Were Once Darkness
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 14; Scripture: Genesis 3:1–19, Ephesians 4:17–5:7

March 10, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: Such Great Misery, Such Great Mercy
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 15; Scripture: Psalm 51, 2 Corinthians 5

March 17, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: The Grammar of Election
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 16; Scripture: Deuteronomy 7:1–11, Ephesians 1:1–11; 2:1–10

March 24, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: Christ Promised to Sinners
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 17; Scripture: Isaiah 55, Romans 1:1–18

March 31, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: The Very Flesh and Blood of Children
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 18; Scripture: Luke 1:26–45, Hebrews 2

April 7, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: Christ the Mighty Maker Died
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 19; Scripture: Psalm 110, John 1:1–18

April 14, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: Righteousness and Peace Have Kissed
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 20; Scripture: Psalm 85, Romans 3

May 19, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: The Only Solution to Our Biggest Problems
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 21; Scripture: Isaiah 53, Hebrews 7

May 26, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: True Faith in Christ
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 22; Scripture: John 3:1–21, Acts 13:26–52

June 16, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: The Justification of Sinners
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 23; Scripture: Psalm 25, Romans 3:21–4:8

July 21, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: Sanctified by Grace
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 24; Scripture: Ezekiel 36:16–32, Galatians 5

August 4, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: The Use of the Law
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 25; Scripture: Psalm 141, Colossians 2

August 18, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: The Intercession of Christ
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 26; Scripture: Psalm 102, Hebrews 4–5:10

September 1, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: The Holy Catholic Church
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 27; Scripture: Ephesians 2:19–3:21, John 10:1–30

September 8, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: The Obligation of Church Membership
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 28; Scripture: Acts 2:29–47, Hebrews 10:19–39

September 15, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: The Marks of the True Church
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 29; Scripture: Matthew 18:1–20, 1 Corinthians15:1–20

September 22, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: The Spiritual Order of Church Government
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 30; Scripture: Psalm 122, 1 Timothy 3:1–15

September 29, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: Servants of Christ
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 31; Scripture: 1 Timothy 5:17–25, 1 Thessalonians 5:12–28

October 6, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: The Ordering of the Church
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 32; Scripture: Matthew 23, 1 Timothy 3:14–4:16

October 13, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: Gracious Means of Grace
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 33; Scripture:Psalm 103, Colossians 2:1–19

October 27, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: Set Apart For God
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 34; Scripture: Psalm 4, 1 Peter 3

November 3, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: Christ, Our Spiritual Food
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 35; Scripture: Song of Solomon 2, John 6:35–58

November 10, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: Civil Government Under God
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 36; Scripture: Psalm 82, 1 Peter 2:1–17

November 17, 2019 PM, Rev. W. Pols: The Last Judgement
Sermon text: Belgic Confession, Article 37; Scripture: Matthew 25:31–46, 1 Thessalonians 4:13–5:11