Herman Witsius Erupts in Praise!

In studying for my sermon this evening which utilized Lord's Day 5 of the Heidelberg Catechism (which discussed how we might escape God's wrath by telling us of our need for a mediator who is truly man, truly righteous and true God), I came across this precious jewel by Herman Witsius in his monumental book… Continue reading Herman Witsius Erupts in Praise!

Kevin DeYoung on Human Misery

Here's a great one on Lord's Day 2 from Kevin DeYoung's new book on the Heidelberg Catechism: Many people, well-meaning church leaders included, are eager to boil down Christianity to the great commandments, or the Sermon on the Mount, or the Beatitudes, or Micah 6:8, or some other powerful summary of God's ethical intentions.  But… Continue reading Kevin DeYoung on Human Misery

What is Your Only Comfort in Life and in Death?: A Great Song by Brian Bywaters

I was just rooting around on Scott Clark's webpage and came across this great tune by Brian Bywaters.  I met Brian a couple of weeks ago when I preached in LasVegas and the guy was so humble and down-to-earth that you'd never know that he was such an accomplished performer/songwriter! Give this tune a listen… Continue reading What is Your Only Comfort in Life and in Death?: A Great Song by Brian Bywaters

Michael Horton on what the Church REALLY needs

In doing some reading for my catechism lesson on Sunday (this week on the Heidelberg Catechism's exposition of the 5th commandment), I came across this quote from Michael Horton's book The Law of Perfect Freedom. In describing the "youth-ism," "now-ism," and the arrogance of modern Americans (especially as it relates to showing "honor" by learning… Continue reading Michael Horton on what the Church REALLY needs

The Mass: Has Rome Changed?

While studying Heidelberg Catechism Q/A 80 on how the Lord's Supper differs from the Roman Catholic mass, I noticed that some say the last part of HC 80 is wrong. They argue that since Rome has changed her official position on the Mass, the last 1/2 of HC 80 should be lopped off. In order… Continue reading The Mass: Has Rome Changed?