These recordings were are from our morning worship services here at Northland Reformed. Each week we read and reflect on one of the Heidelberg Catechism's 52 Lord's Days.
Lordâ€™s Day 15
37. What do you understand by the word â€śsufferedâ€ť?
That all the time He lived on earth, but especially at the end of His life, He bore, in body and soul, the wrath of God against the sin of the whole human race;1 in order that by His suffering, as the only atoning sacrifice,2 He might redeem our body and soul from everlasting damnation, and obtain for us the grace of God, righteousness, and eternal life.
 1 Pet. 2:24; Isa. 53:12.  1 Jn. 2:2; 4:10; Rom. 3:25â€“26; *Ps. 22:14â€“16; *Matt. 26:38; *Rom. 5:6.
38. Why did He suffer â€śunder Pontius Pilateâ€ť as judge?
That He, being innocent, might be condemned by the temporal judge,1 and thereby deliver us from the severe judgment of God, to which we were exposed.2
 Acts 4:27â€“28; Lk. 23:13â€“15; Jn. 19:4.  Ps. 69:4; 2 Cor. 5:21; *Matt. 27:24.
39. Is there anything more in His having been â€ścrucifiedâ€ť than if He had suffered some other death?
Yes, for thereby I am assured that He took upon Himself the curse which lay upon me,1 because the death of the cross was accursed of God.2
 Gal. 3:13â€“14.  Deut. 21:22â€“23; *Phil. 2:8.