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What does the law require?

“What does the law require of us?” asks the Heidelberg Catechism in Q&A 4. The answer?

Christ teaches us this in summary in Matthew 22:37-40…

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Recognizing our misery

People don’t talk much about their misery these days, especially in church; but the Heidelberg Catechism makes that word a key part of its description of the human condition. 499 more words

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What must we understand to know the comfort of Christ?

This question carries over from the previous one, which has to be read first to understand this one.

What must you know to live and die in the joy of this comfort?

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Reading through the Heidelberg Cathechism

The teachings of Reformed Christianity have always challenged me. I like a good challenge, so I’ve been reading through the Heidelberg Cathechism, one of the most important documents of Protestant Christianity and a very beautiful work of Christian literature. 297 more words

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First Glance: Ephesians 4:17-5:2

He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his hands, that he may have something to share with those in need.

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The odds of glory and love

As I watch the events of the world around me, I am interested in the concept that God wants us to be happy.  Sometimes its phrased, “God wants me to happy.   439 more words


Lord's Day Eight: The Trinity

Question 24
How are these articles divided?
Into three parts; the first is of God the Father, and our creation; the second of God the Son, and our redemption; the third of God the Holy Ghost, and our sanctification. 700 more words