Grace Protestant Reformed Church

I Believe in The Maker of Heaven and Earth

Minister:
Date: AM
Text: Colossians 1; Lord's Day 9
Psalters: 269, 57, 404, 236
  1. Revealing God.
    1. Creation reveals God, but it does not really prove God.
    2. Creation reveals the God’s will.
      1. God willed to create; He was not forced to do so.
      2. God’s will is unlimited.
    3. Creation reveals God’s omnipotence (cf. Rom. 1:20,21; Rev. 4:11).
      1. Creation shows that God can do whatsoever He pleases (Ps. 115:3).
      2. Creation shows that God is power forever, so that apart from Him there never was nor will be any power.
    4. Creation reveals God’s perfect wisdom (and His highest possible glory).
      1. We see the wisdom in the beautiful harmony of all the different parts of creation.
      2. This world (including sin) reveals the highest purpose of God and is adapted to reflect His highest glory.
  2. Creation reveals God as the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    1. The end and purpose of creation was Jesus Christ crucified, risen, and glorified.
      1. God ordained that all things would be united and reconciled in Christ (Col. 1:16-20; Eph. 1:10).
      2. Even at its beginning this world was adapted in perfect wisdom to fit Jesus Christ.
    2. God, as the Father of Jesus, our Savior and Lord, created.
      1. In His perfect wisdom God so arranges all things so they reveal best Christ and the salvation of all that are in Him.
      2. He is the spiritual Father of the elect on Whom I can rely entirely in every circumstance of life.
      3. As His children we can rely on our Father completely, trusting Him.