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HEIDELBERG CATECHISM, LORD’S DAYS 52 (QA 128)

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The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. While the year is almost over, I pray that the Reformed teachings regarding sovereign grace will remain alive in your heart. They were relevant in 1517, are the foundation for faithful gospel preaching today, and serve to point to Him as the bright hope for tomorrow. The Heidelberg Catechism, the focus of our devotionals this year, is easily one of the best and most accessible expressions of trust in the finished work of Christ!

The devotionals for the month of December will be based primarily on Lord’s Day 52. This week, December 10-16, the focus will be on Question & Answer 128, the conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer. I pray you will enjoy this tool for understanding, growth and obedience in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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HEIDELBERG CATECHISM, LORD’S DAYS 52 (QA 127)

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The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. While the year is almost over, I pray that the Reformed teachings regarding sovereign grace will remain alive in your heart. They were relevant in 1517, are the foundation for faithful gospel preaching today, and serve to point to Him as the bright hope for tomorrow. The Heidelberg Catechism, the focus of our devotionals this year, is easily one of the best and most accessible expressions of trust in the finished work of Christ!

The devotionals for the month of December will be based primarily on Lord’s Day 52. This week, December 3-9, the focus is on Question & Answer 127, the sixth and final petition of the Lord’s Prayer. The devotional also includes seven opportunities for personal reflection, one for each day of the week. I pray you will enjoy this tool for understanding, growth and obedience in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Forgiven and Forgiving

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This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. More than simply interesting history, the Reformed teachings regarding sovereign grace are as relevant today as they were when Luther penned his 95 theses. And the Reformed Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, is among the finest, universal and easily accessible expressions of trust in the finished work of Christ!

The Heidelberg, like most catechisms written during the Reformation, frames its Biblical teaching around the Apostle’s Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord’s Prayer. This is, Tim Keller explains, “a perfect balance of biblical theology, practical ethics, and spiritual experience” that “sets forth a comprehensive exposition of the gospel,” that forms “a distinct people” who reflect the likeness of Christ (The New City Catechism Devotional, 8-9). So far, we have grounded ourselves in biblical theology (Lord’s Days 1-34). Now we are called to apply these great doctrines into practical ethics and Christian spiritual experience (Lord’s Days 34-52).

The devotional for this week, November 26-December 2, is based on Lord’s Day 51 and continues our study of the Lord’s Prayer (Lord’s Days 45-52). The devotional includes seven opportunities for personal reflection, one for each day of the week. I pray you will enjoy this tool for understanding, growth and obedience in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Bread and Obedience

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This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. More than simply interesting history, the Reformed teachings regarding sovereign grace are as relevant today as they were when Luther penned his 95 theses. And the Reformed Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, is among the finest, universal and easily accessible expressions of trust in the finished work of Christ!

The Heidelberg, like most catechisms written during the Reformation, frames its Biblical teaching around the Apostle’s Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord’s Prayer. This is, Tim Keller explains, “a perfect balance of biblical theology, practical ethics, and spiritual experience” that “sets forth a comprehensive exposition of the gospel,” that forms “a distinct people” who reflect the likeness of Christ (The New City Catechism Devotional, 8-9). So far, we have grounded ourselves in biblical theology (Lord’s Days 1-34). Now we are called to apply these great doctrines into practical ethics and Christian spiritual experience (Lord’s Days 34-52).

The devotional for this week, November 19-25, is based on Lord’s Day 50 and continues our study of the Lord’s Prayer (Lord’s Days 45-52). The devotional includes seven opportunities for personal reflection, one for each day of the week. I pray you will enjoy this tool for understanding, growth and obedience in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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His Holy Will

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This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. More than simply interesting history, the Reformed teachings regarding sovereign grace are as relevant today as they were when Luther penned his 95 theses. And the Reformed Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, is among the finest, universal and easily accessible expressions of trust in the finished work of Christ!

The Heidelberg, like most catechisms written during the Reformation, frames its Biblical teaching around the Apostle’s Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord’s Prayer. This is, Tim Keller explains, “a perfect balance of biblical theology, practical ethics, and spiritual experience” that “sets forth a comprehensive exposition of the gospel,” that forms “a distinct people” who reflect the likeness of Christ (The New City Catechism Devotional, 8-9). So far, we have grounded ourselves in biblical theology (Lord’s Days 1-34). Now we are called to apply these great doctrines into practical ethics and Christian spiritual experience (Lord’s Days 34-52).

The devotional for this week, November 12-18, is based on Lord’s Day 49 and continues our study of the Lord’s Prayer (Lord’s Days 45-52). The devotional includes seven opportunities for personal reflection, one for each day of the week. I pray you will enjoy this tool for understanding, growth and obedience in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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His Holy Kingdom

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This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. More than simply interesting history, the Reformed teachings regarding sovereign grace are as relevant today as they were when Luther penned his 95 theses. And the Reformed Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, is among the finest, universal and easily accessible expressions of trust in the finished work of Christ!

The Heidelberg, like most catechisms written during the Reformation, frames its Biblical teaching around the Apostle’s Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord’s Prayer. This is, Tim Keller explains, “a perfect balance of biblical theology, practical ethics, and spiritual experience” that “sets forth a comprehensive exposition of the gospel,” that forms “a distinct people” who reflect the likeness of Christ (The New City Catechism Devotional, 8-9). So far, we have grounded ourselves in biblical theology (Lord’s Days 1-34). Now we are called to apply these great doctrines into practical ethics and Christian spiritual experience (Lord’s Days 34-52).

The devotional for this week, November 5-11, is based on Lord’s Day 48 and continues our study of the Lord’s Prayer (Lord’s Days 45-52). The devotional includes seven opportunities for personal reflection, one for each day of the week. I pray you will enjoy this tool for understanding, growth and obedience in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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His Holy Name

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This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. More than simply interesting history, the Reformed teachings regarding sovereign grace are as relevant today as they were when Luther penned his 95 theses. And the Reformed Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, is among the finest, universal and easily accessible expressions of trust in the finished work of Christ!

The Heidelberg, like most catechisms written during the Reformation, frames its Biblical teaching around the Apostle’s Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord’s Prayer. This is, Tim Keller explains, “a perfect balance of biblical theology, practical ethics, and spiritual experience” that “sets forth a comprehensive exposition of the gospel,” that forms “a distinct people” who reflect the likeness of Christ (The New City Catechism Devotional, 8-9). So far, we have grounded ourselves in biblical theology (Lord’s Days 1-34). Now we are called to apply these great doctrines into practical ethics and Christian spiritual experience (Lord’s Days 34-52).

The devotional for this week, October 29-November 4, is based on Lord’s Day 47 and continues our study of the Lord’s Prayer (Lord’s Days 45-52). The devotional includes seven opportunities for personal reflection, one for each day of the week. I pray you will enjoy this tool for understanding, growth and obedience in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Our Father in Heaven

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This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. More than simply interesting history, the Reformed teachings regarding sovereign grace are as relevant today as they were when Luther penned his 95 theses. And the Reformed Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, is among the finest, universal and easily accessible expressions of trust in the finished work of Christ!

The Heidelberg, like most catechisms written during the Reformation, frames its Biblical teaching around the Apostle’s Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord’s Prayer. This is, Tim Keller explains, “a perfect balance of biblical theology, practical ethics, and spiritual experience” that “sets forth a comprehensive exposition of the gospel,” that forms “a distinct people” who reflect the likeness of Christ (The New City Catechism Devotional, 8-9). So far, we have grounded ourselves in biblical theology (Lord’s Days 1-34). Now we are called to apply these great doctrines into practical ethics and Christian spiritual experience (Lord’s Days 34-52).

The devotional for this week, October 22-28, is based on Lord’s Day 46 and continues our study of the Lord’s Prayer (Lord’s Days 45-52). The devotional includes seven opportunities for personal reflection, one for each day of the week. I pray you will enjoy this tool for understanding, growth and obedience in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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The Gift of Prayer

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This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. More than simply interesting history, the Reformed teachings regarding sovereign grace are as relevant today as they were when Luther penned his 95 theses. And the Reformed Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, is among the finest, universal and easily accessible expressions of trust in the finished work of Christ!

The Heidelberg, like most catechisms written during the Reformation, frames its Biblical teaching around the Apostle’s Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord’s Prayer. This is, Tim Keller explains, “a perfect balance of biblical theology, practical ethics, and spiritual experience” that “sets forth a comprehensive exposition of the gospel,” that forms “a distinct people” who reflect the likeness of Christ (The New City Catechism Devotional, 8-9). So far, we have grounded ourselves in biblical theology (Lord’s Days 1-34). Now we are called to apply these great doctrines into practical ethics and Christian spiritual experience (Lord’s Days 34-52).

The devotional for this week, October 15-21, begins our study of the Lord’s Prayer as taught in Lord’s Days 45 (Lord’s Days 45-52). The devotional includes seven opportunities for personal reflection, one for each day of the week. I pray you will enjoy this tool for understanding, growth and obedience in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Our Greatest Treasure (Commandment #10)

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This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. More than simply interesting history, the Reformed teachings regarding sovereign grace are as relevant today as they were when Luther penned his 95 theses. And the Reformed Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, is among the finest, universal and easily accessible expressions of trust in the finished work of Christ!

The Heidelberg, like most catechisms written during the Reformation, frames its Biblical teaching around the Apostle’s Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord’s Prayer. This is, Tim Keller explains, “a perfect balance of biblical theology, practical ethics, and spiritual experience” that “sets forth a comprehensive exposition of the gospel,” that forms “a distinct people” who reflect the likeness of Christ (The New City Catechism Devotional, 8-9). So far, we have grounded ourselves in biblical theology (Lord’s Days 1-34). Now we are called to apply these great doctrines into practical ethics and Christian spiritual experience (Lord’s Days 34-52).

The devotional for this week, October 8-14, focuses on the Tenth Commandment as taught in Lord’s Days 44. The devotional includes seven opportunities for personal reflection, one for each day of the week. I pray you will enjoy this tool for understanding, growth and obedience in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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