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Heidelberg Catechism, LORD’S DAY 5

Question 12
Since then, by the righteous judgment of God, we deserve temporal and eternal punishment, is there no way by which we may escape that punishment, and be again received into favour? 1,143 more words



My husband and I switched cars this morning so he could take mine in later for an oil change while I work.  Therefore, I began my trek in to the office today in his old, beat-up, two-door Chevy Cavalier.   530 more words

Daily Reminders

Should We Change the Belgic Confession?

There is currently a proposal circulating in our churches regarding article 14 of the Belgic Confession. This proposal, aimed for the floor of Synod 2016, seeks to address theistic evolution by making a change to the opening of article 14. 1,870 more words

Theistic Evolution

Lord's Day Four: God's Justice and Mercy

Heidelberg Catechism, LORD’S DAY 4

Question 9
Does not God then do injustice to man, by requiring from him in his law, that which he cannot perform? 1,021 more words


Lord's Day 3: Depravity of Human Nature

Heidelberg Catechism, LORD’S DAY 3

Question 7

Whence then proceeds this depravity of human nature?
From the fall and disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, in Paradise; hence our nature is become so corrupt, that we are all conceived and born in sin. 457 more words

Local Church

Why you can rest—even in the middle of the mess

There are those days when your country is burning around you and your heart within you. When your eyes sting from smoke, or shame, or emotions you can’t even name.  464 more words

God's Character

Heidelberg L/D 16 Teaching Pack

‘The Christian’s Happy Death’

A teaching resource pack to teach the important lessons of H/C 16, Questions 40-43.


  • Introduction – Why we need a ‘theology of death and dying.’
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