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!
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
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
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
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?