All tagged Heidelberg Catechism
Our problem is not rooted in our design. God created us good, holy and righteous. That is to say, we were created with a heart inclined towards him with no knowledge of sin or desire to rebel against God. We were all made to do what Adam did: walk with God.
The standard of God’s law provides a grim diagnosis: no one is good. No one is perfect. No one will inherit eternal life.
Rest well, Christian, knowing that Jesus loves you and always will.
"Rather, in court and everywhere else, I should avoid lying and deceit of every kind; these are the very devices the devil uses, and they would call down on me God’s intense wrath." Heidelberg Catechism 112
Kenzie isn't the only person who needs to hear this weekly.
A responsive & corporate liturgy takes the focus away from the individual and paradoxically strengthens the individual. Conversely, a liturgy that caters to the individual ironically isolates the individual in the experience they are having.
When the darkness at night is replaced by the darkness of life I hope this question comes to mind.
I purchased the book while at a conference and presented it to my daughter as a gift. If this was her review of the book it would probably read simply "I love it."
My daughter is learning that this isn't merely church language or part of worship. It is part of life and God desires for us to enforce our theology in our ethics.
The night I heard those words from her stands in sharp definition, every activity etched in mental stone. I worked so hard to keep busy my hands when a string of absorbing brain teasers was what I needed. Be still my thoughts - Lord Jesus take them captive.
Are we in fact willing to confess that the children of covenant parents can utter these words without lying? If not, then the children should not learn them.