Our Confession of Faith, Part 9
Pastor Nate Harlan concludes our study of the Definition of Chalcedon. Listen above or download the audio file here. Photo by Skyler Gerald on Unsplash
Our Confession of Faith, Part 8
Pastor Nate Harlan finishes our discussion of creeds. Listen above or download the audio file here. Photo by Skyler Gerald on Unsplash
Fighting Heresies with the Definition of Chalcedon
Over the centuries, the church has fought off heresies by calling councils and writing creeds. In 451 A.D., one of the best creeds was written: The Definition of Chalcedon.
The Heidelberg Catechism — Penal Substitutionary Atonement
We wrap up our study of the atonement with penal substitutionary atonement, the term that describes the Biblical view of what Christ accomplished on the cross. Listen as Pastor Nate Harlan teaches on the concept in our family study.
The Heidelberg Catechism — The Governmental View of the Atonement
In today’s family study, Pastor Nate Harlan works through another theory of the atonement: The Governmental Theory as taught by the Arminian jurist Hugo Grotius.
The Heidelberg Catechism — Theories of the Atonement
As we consider the questions in the Heidelberg Catechism that concern the atonement, Pastor Nate Harlan ledas us through a conversation about theories about the atonement: Ransom Theory, Moral Influence Theory, and Penal Substitutional Atonement.
The Heidelberg Catechism — We Daily Increase Our Debt
Pastor Nate Harlan leads the family study through Questions 12 and 13 of the Heidelberg Catechism, in which we affirm that we are all incapable of paying our debt to God and deserve the punishment of Hell.
The Heidelberg Catechism — Christ and His Inheritance
Pastor Nate Harlan and the Trinity family study take a short detour from the Heidelberg Catechism to consider the inheritance of Christ and the doctrine of Hell.
The Heidelberg Catechism — Everlasting Punishment of Body and Soul
The study finishes up Question 11 of the Heidelberg Catechism which addresses God’s mercy and justice. But why is there a Hell? As Pastor Nate Harlan says, “There is a direct correllation between our appreciation of the work of Jesus and the severity of the punishment that we deserve.”
The Heidelberg Catechism — God Is Merciful — and Just
As the family study at Trinity Evangelical Church moves through the Heidelberg Catechism, Pastor Nate Harlan asks: How can God be merciful and yet also punish sin?