Sunday, September 23rd, we conclude our Creeds and Confessions series with a tour through the Heidelberg Catechism: Feasting on the Heidelberger in One Big Bite!
This catechism of the Reformation period is one of the most widely loved and engaged on a larger ecumenical circle of faith. I think the main reason for it broad appeal is its personal and heart felt language.
It’s organization is basically three parts of Sin, Salvation, and Service. Or another catchy way to remember it is Guilt, Grace, Gratitude. It is divided into 52 Lord’s Days to parallel the 52 Sunday’s of the calendar year. It’s format is a question and answer structure. Embedded in the catechism are the Apostles Creed, The Lord’s Prayer and the Ten Commandments. It makes for a great Profession of Faith document.
So, here it goes. I will give you the entire Heidelberg Catechism, all 52 Lord’s Days, and 129 Q&A’s in about 20 minutes. That’s right – about 20 minutes. Since the HC has so much personal character, it will be a personal presentation.
See you Sunday!
(here is a snapshot of someone’s notes from last week on the Canon’s of Dort.)