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"Those who have the disease called Jesus will never be cured" ~Old Russian Proverb

Friday, March 10, 2006

Beautiful Truths

A few people have asked about the readings that I shared before we observed Communion on Sunday. They were selected passages from the Heidelberg Catechism, a document from the mid 16th century. The catechism was commissioned by a German Elector, Frederick III, to clarify the fundamental beliefs of Christianity amidst all of the debate and rancor in the early days of the Protestant Reformation. The Heidelberg Catechism is still widely appreciated across Christianity. It was particularly Q&A #1 that struck people on Sunday. Let's revisit it:

Question 1. What is thy only comfort in life and death?
Answer: That I with body and soul, both in life and death, am not my own, but belong unto my faithful Savior Jesus Christ; who, with his precious blood, has fully satisfied for all my sins, and delivered me from all the power of the devil; and so preserves me that without the will of my heavenly Father, not a hair can fall from my head; yea, that all things must be subservient to my salvation, and therefore, by his Holy Spirit, He also assures me of eternal life, and makes me sincerely willing and ready, henceforth, to live unto him.

What are your thoughts on the truths expressed here? What impression do these truths make upon your heart? Your daily walk with the Lord? How might these truths be a blessing to others?

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