heidelberg

  • Knowing Your Misery — Romans 7:7-13

    Knowing Your Misery — Romans 7:7-13

    A discussion of questions 3 through 5 of the Heidelberg Catechism. Q. 3: How do you come to know your misery?A. The law of God tells me.Q. 4: What does God’s law require of us?A. Christ teaches us this in summary in Matthew 22:37-40: “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, […]

  • What Is Your Only Comfort in Life and in Death? — Romans 8:28-39

    What Is Your Only Comfort in Life and in Death? — Romans 8:28-39

    Pastor Jason Fest preaches on the two opening questions of the Heidelberg Catechism. Q. 1: What is your only comfort in life and in death?A. That I am not my own, but belong—body and soul, in life and in death—to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious […]

  • The Heidelberg Catechism — Penal Substitutionary Atonement

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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? 

  • The Heidelberg Catechism — God Is Terribly Displeased With Our Sin

    The Heidelberg Catechism — God Is Terribly Displeased With Our Sin

    After a short recap of Question 9, Pastor Nate Harlan takes the class through Question 10 of the Heidelberg Catechism, which concerns itself with God’s just judgment of disobedience and apostasy.