Heidelberg Catechism: The Lord’s Prayer

Lord’s Day 45 Q&A 116 Q. Why do Christians need to pray?  A. Because prayer is the most important part of the thankfulness God requires of us.1 And also because God gives his grace and Holy Spirit only to those who pray continually and groan inwardly, asking God for these gifts and thanking God for them.2 […]

Heidelberg Catechism: The Ten Commandments

Lord’s Day 34 Q&A 92 Q. What is God’s law?  A. God spoke all these words: THE FIRST COMMANDMENT “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me.” THE SECOND COMMANDMENT “You shall not make […]

Heidelberg Catechism: Gratitude

Lord’s Day 32 Q&A 86 Q. Since we have been delivered from our misery by grace through Christ without any merit of our own, why then should we do good works?  A. Because Christ, having redeemed us by his blood, is also restoring us by his Spirit into his image, so that with our whole […]

Heidelberg Catechism: The Holy Supper of Jesus Christ

Lord’s Day 28 Q&A 75 Q. How does the holy supper remind and assure you that you share in Christ’s one sacrifice on the cross and in all his benefits?  A. In this way: Christ has commanded me and all believers to eat this broken bread and to drink this cup in remembrance of him. […]

Heidelberg Catechism: God the Holy Spirit

Lord’s Day 20 Q&A 53 Q. What do you believe concerning “the Holy Spirit”?  A. First, that the Spirit, with the Father and the Son, is eternal God.1 Second, that the Spirit is given also to me,2 so that, through true faith, he makes me share in Christ and all his benefits3 through true faith, comforts me,4 and […]

Heidelberg Catechism: Introduction

Lord’s Day 1 Q&A 1 Q. What is your only comfort in life and in death? A. That I am not my own,1 but belong—body and soul, in life and in death2—to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ.3 He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood,4 and has set me free from the tyranny […]

Why I Still Study The Historic Creeds and Confessions.

Having grown up in the Reformed Church in America, the historic creeds and confessions (especially the Apostles’ Creed and Heidelberg Catechism) were an integral part of worship and the catechizing I received in the church I grew up in. Though I did not appreciate the value of the creeds and confessions when I was younger, […]

#01 Church History and The Heidelberg Catechism

https://media.blubrry.com/bridge_ministries/p/bridgeminlaredo.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/body-soul-one-podcast-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Email | RSSIn this first podcast, we talk about coffee, our ministry, weird secular catechisms, church history, and the Heidelberg Catechism. In our next podcast, we will be reviewing chapter one of Body & Soul by professor and pastor M. Craig […]