Jul 272013

Word of GodWhat did you teach?

What did you learn?

Did you hear the Gospel?

The Heidelberg Catechism

(A. D. 1563)


1. What is thy only comfort in life and death?

That I with body and soul, both in life and death,1 am not my own,2 but belong unto my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ;3 who, with his precious blood, has fully satisfied for all my sins,4 and delivered me from all the power of the devil;5 and so preserves me6 that without the will of my heavenly Father, not a hair can fall from my head;7 yea, that all things must be subservient to my salvation,8 and therefore, by his Holy Spirit, He also assures me of eternal life,9 and makes me sincerely willing and ready, henceforth, to live unto him.10

1. Rom. 14:7, 8.

2. 1 Cor. 6:19.

3. 1 Cor. 3:23; Tit. 2:14.

4 .1 Pet. 1:18, 19; 1 John 1:7; 1 John 2:2, 12.

5. Heb. 2:14; 1 John 3:8; John 8:34-36.

6. John 6:39; John 10:28; 2 Thess. 3:3; 1 Pet. 1:5.

7. Matt. 10:29-31; Luke 21:18.

8. Rom. 8:28.

9. 2 Cor. 1:20-22; 2 Cor. 5:5; Eph. 1:13, 14; Rom. 8:16.

10. Rom. 8:14; 1 John 3:3.

2. How many things are necessary for thee to know, that thou, enjoying this comfort, mayest live and die happily?

Three;1 the first, how great my sins and miseries are;2 the second, how I may be delivered from all my sins and miseries;3 the third, how I shall express my gratitude to God for such deliverance.4

1. Matt. 11:28-30; Luke 24:46-48; 1 Cor. 6:11; Tit. 3:3-7.

2 .John 9:41; John 15:22.

3. John 17:3; Acts 4:12; Acts 10:43 .

4. Eph. 5:8-11; 1 Pet. 2:9, 10; Rom. 6:1, 2, 12, 13.


  9 Responses to “The Weekend Word”

  1. What did I teach? I’m afraid I taught someone what an a̶s̶s̶ jerk I am. Can I say that? I’m teaching my semi grown up son that God cares for him despite himself (like me). He’s coming over after church today. He’s living in his car and can’t figure out why so many bad things are happening to him. He has a full time job that he’s had for a year but still can’t afford a place to live. Please pray for wisdom for me.

    What did I learn? I wish I could say I learned to shut up but I’ve got so far to go. I guess I’m still learning what an a̶s̶s̶ jerk I am. If this seems to be all about me, then that’s part of being an a̶s̶s̶ jerk.

    I have heard the gospel and from some unlikely sources. I have a friend I pray with on Tuesdays. While we were praying I got the call saying I got the job. My friend was more excited than I was. That was fun.

  2. Gary, personal de-assification is a challenge. Be sure to share your victories so the rest of us on that same journey can benefit.

    This morning I will listen to some Joel Osteen, read some MN, watch some BD.

    Who needs church?

  3. If I want to feel good about myself I could watch Joel Osteen but I don’t think I’d get the big picture. Who is MN and BD?

  4. Those are secret PhxP codes 🙂 I cannot reveal but you should be able to figure out over time.

    Two of my favorite ministries.

  5. I am up here on the Canadian border in WA and just got home from attending my son’s Reformed church.

  6. Gary:

    MN stands for Michael Newnham, cutting-edge online Christian meddler.

    BD is a guy who comments here.

  7. Xenia,
    Lynden is a lovely town. Their bakery downtown was good, but it’s been about 15 years since I was there. They sure have a lot of reformed churches in that town. Enjoy the cool weather.

  8. Gary, there appears to be a Reformed church on every corner.

  9. I taught the power of the Spirit working by His love and grace.

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