Category Archives: Heidelberg Catechism

Matthew 1:21-23 Jesus is our Savior (HC 29-30)

Last Wednesday, we celebrated the 4th of July.  That great day of BBQ’s, fireworks and the commemoration of our national freedom and independence.  Because of the holiday, I took time to read some sermons that men preached early in our … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q.128 & Q.129

Q.128. What does your conclusion to this prayer mean? A. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever means: We have made all these requests of you because, as our all-powerful king, you not only want to, … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q.127

Q.127. What does the sixth request mean? A. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one means: By ourselves we are too weak to hold our own even for a moment.  And our sworn enemies – … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q.126

Q.126. What does the fifth request mean? Aš Forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors means: Because of Christ’s blood, do not hold against us, poor sinners that we are, any of the sins we do or … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q.125

Q.125. What does the fourth request mean? A. Give us today our daily bread means:  Do take care of all our physical needs so that we come to know that you are the only source of everything good, and that neither … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q.124

Q.124. What does the third request mean? A. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven means: Help us and all people to reject our own wills and to obey your will without any back talk.  Your will … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q.123

Q.123. What does the second request mean? A. Your kingdom come means: Rule us by your Word and Spirit in such a way that more and more we submit to you.  Keep your church strong, and add to it.  Destroy the … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q.122

Q.122. What does the first petition mean? A. “Hallowed be your name” means: Help us to truly know you,
to honor, glorify, and praise you for all your works
and for all that shines forth from them: your almighty power, wisdom, kindness,
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Heidelberg Catechism Q.121

Q.121. Why the words
“in heaven”? A.  These words teach us not to think of God’s heavenly majesty as something earthly, and to expect everything needed for body and soul from God’s almighty power. Monday If the words, Our Father, are … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q.120

Q.120. Why did Christ command us
to call God “our Father”?   A. To awaken in us
at the very beginning of our prayer
what should be basic to our prayer— a childlike reverence and trust
that through Christ God has become our Father, … Continue reading

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