The Church and Forgiveness (Heidelberg 21)

In this session we take a closer look at the church – what is the church, and what does it mean for us to be part of it? We also think about forgiveness of sins and how struggling can be a good sign in the Christian life…

There are three questions in this session, focussing on the lines in the Apostles’ creed: “I believe in the Holy Catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins”. These are the main things we look at:

  • Firstly – a note about the “Catholic” church. This just means ‘universal’ rather than the Roman Catholic church.
  • Q54: What do you believe concerning the holy catholic church? – what the church is, and what it means for us to be a member of it.
  • Q55: What do understand by the communion of saints? – how do we relate as Christians to other members of the church?
  • Q56: What do you believe concerning forgiveness of sins? – it feels a bit tacked on at the end but it’s fundamental! What is forgiveness in the Christian life, in summary?

If you enjoy this, you can do the whole series right here on the website, or on the app (see links on the right hand side of the page). Alternatively, I am uploading them regularly to YouTube and Facebook. All sessions on YouTube are available on this playlist.

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