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I Love the Liturgy

One of the things I love about my church is the corporate emphasis of our liturgy. Week in and week out the congregation stands together to sing, pray, & confess our united faith. 442 more words

Church

What Is Your Only Comfort?

“Q: What is your only comfort in life and death?
A: That I, with body and soul, both in life and death, am not my own, but belong unto my faithful Savior Jesus Christ; who with His precious blood has fully satisfied for all my sins, and delivered me from all the power of the devil; and so preserves me that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; yea, that all things must be subservient to my salvation, wherefore by His Holy Spirit He also assures me of eternal life, and makes me heartily willing and ready, henceforth, to live unto Him.”
–The Heidelberg Catechism

Christianity

Heidelberg Catechism - Lord's Day 37

Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 37

101.
Q. But may we not swear oaths by the name of God in a devout manner?
A. Yes, when the civil authorities require it of their subjects, or when it is otherwise needed to maintain and promote fidelity and truth, to the glory of God and the welfare of our neighbor. 71 more words

God

Heidelberg Catechism - Lord's Day 36

Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 36

99.
Q. What is required in the third commandment?
A. That we must not profane or abuse the name of God by cursing, by perjury, or by unnecessary oaths. 122 more words

God

Holy Ground

Recently as I was rummaging through some of the early centuries of the history of the Christian church, I chanced upon a fascinating character, a woman named Egeria (sometimes Aetheria), who lived in the late 4th century. 668 more words

Reflections

Heidelberg Catechism - Lord's Day 35

Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 35

96.
Q. What does God require in the second commandment?
A. That we should not represent him or worship him in any other manner than he has commanded in his word. 101 more words

Worship

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 14

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 14

Before you begin: Read Matthew 1:1-25

LORD’S DAY 14
35. What is the meaning of “conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary?” 3,157 more words

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