Do you want a comprehensive overview of the Christian faith? The Heidelberg Catechism was first published in 1563 – it’s been used by Christians now for over 450 years to teach the Christian faith. It is truly ‘tried and tested’ – you will find that it doesn’t disappoint you in learning what the Christian faith and the Bible are all about.
Heidelberg pt 1: Guilt
The Heidelberg Catechism can be divided up into three sections – guilt, grace, and gratitude. In this first (and shortest) section of the catechism, we look at our guilt and sinfulness. It’s important to begin here, as the good news requires that we listen to the bad news first!
This second section of the catechism turns to look at God’s solution for our sinfulness – his grace. In particular we go through the Apostle’s Creed to think about what we as Christians should believe.
(See part one for the introduction video!)
The third part of the catechism looks at our response to God’s grace – how we should now live in the light of what God has done for us. In particular we look at the 10 Commandments and the Lord’s Prayer.
A lot of people have heard of the sermon on the mount – it is Jesus’ most famous teaching. And yet, few people know what it actually contains! It is a comprehensive overview of what the Christian life is all about, straight from Jesus himself.
For those who want to dive a bit deeper into specific topics about the Christian faith.
Justification is probably the most important Christian topic that most Christians spend very little time thinking about! In this series we probe into it a bit more deeply using the Church of England’s 39 Articles.