New Heidelberg Catechism Page Added

22 February 2011 by Wes Bredenhof

One of the great blessings of being in a Reformed church is the steady diet of catechism preaching.  Year in and year out the essentials of the Christian faith are covered in a systematic fashion.  It’s good for congregations and it also helps in preventing preachers from riding hobby horses.  Yet…from a preacher’s perspective it can be difficult to cover the same material in a fresh way.  For example, you’ve preached on Lord’s Day 42 twice already (in my case), how do you preach on it a third time?  That’s where I often find it helpful to review what others have done.  Sometimes I’ll get a good idea from somebody else’s approach — sometimes I’ll even take over the broad outline (while working out the details on my own, of course).  I’m sure I’m not the only one faced with this challenge.  For that reason, I’ve provided a resource on this site with a collection of themes and divisions for the Lord’s Days of the Heidelberg Catechism.  It’s not quite complete (39/52), but it’s steadily growing.  Today I just added Lord’s Day 42.