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The Heidelberg Reformers – Too Young?

The work of God in history is always an amazing and awe-inspiring thing. But there are certain times in the history of the church that truly make the believer’s jaw hit the floor in astonishment at the wonderwork of God. “God did what?” “He did this when?” “He used that man? Of all people, that […]

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The Cannon of Canons

Henry saw the open Psalter on the desk. It was open to a section in the back. “Hm. C-A-N-O-N-S. Canons?” Henry’s father walked into the room and picked up the Psalter, starting to read where he had left off. “Hey, Dad, what’s the Canons?” Henry asked. “Are those the big guns that go BOOM?” His […]

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The Package

It was in the black of night that a cloaked figure approached the castle wall. An owl hooted. A cricket chirped. But that was all that could be heard. A satchel was opened and a package was withdrawn. The figure held it and peered up into the darkness, up to the top of the wall… […]

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The Importance of Our Reformed Creeds

Convention Discussion Outlines A creed is a statement of faith that is officially adopted by a church or group of churches. It is an official declaration of what a church or group of churches believes to be the truth of the Word of God. When a group of churches adopts a creed, they are saying […]

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Every Protestant Reformed young person knows that when the calendar changes to September, there will have been, or this coming Lord’s Day there will be, an announcement in the bulletin that new catechism books will be distributed and assignments handed out. For a period of 30 weeks Protestant Reformed young people will descend into their […]

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According to the church order of our Protestant Reformed Churches we are required in our church worship services to preach the Heidelberg Catechism each Sunday. In article 68 of the Church Order we read, “The ministers shall on Sunday explain briefly the sum of Christian doctrine comprehended in the Heidelberg Catechism so that as much […]

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Defending and Preserving Our Creeds

There are certain errors in the Christian community and repeatedly they confront the Reformed believer. One of these is the challenge to the very existence and use of our creeds and confessions. This is sometimes expressed as the slogan “No Creed but Christ.” This expression is not new, but has been used since about the […]

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