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By Jon D. Payne,Sebastian Heck

For 450 years, church buildings through the global were utilizing the Heidelberg Catechism (1563) to show God’s humans in foundational Christian doctrine. while Elector Frederick III (1515–1576) commissioned the training of a guide for teaching the formative years and guiding the pastors and academics of his area, he couldn't have imagined the profound impression it will have on destiny generations of Christians. the main prevalent, such a lot influential Reformation catechism, the “Heidelberger” shines forth the blessed truths of the gospel in 129 questions and solutions, starting with the memorable, ever-enduring topic of our “only convenience in lifestyles and in death.”

In 'A religion worthy Teaching', edited by means of Jon Payne and Sebastian Heck, an array of devoted pastor-scholars have fun the Heidelberg Catechism on its 450th anniversary with a set of essays on its dynamic background, wealthy theology, and fruit-bearing perform that may be an encouragement to pastors and laypersons alike.

Table of Contents:
Foreword: the Heidelberg Catechism: the key of its good fortune - Herman J. Selderhuis
Part 1: The background and historical past of the Heidelberg Catechism
1. The background and other people in the back of the Heidelberg Catechism - Lyle D. Bierma
2. The Heidelberg Catechism within the usa - D. G. Hart
Part 2: The Heidelberg Catechism and the technique of Grace
3. keeping Firmly to the Heidelberger: The Validity and Relevance of Catechism Preaching - Joel R. Beeke
4. Preaching the Catechism this present day - Joel R. Beeke
5. “Washed from All My Sins”: The Doctrine of Baptism within the Heidelberg Catechism - Sebastian Heck
6. “As definitely As I See and Taste”: The Lord’s Supper and the Heidelberg Catechism – Jon D. Payne
Part three: Christian Doctrine and the Heidelberg Catechism
7. amassed, secure, and Preserved: The Church within the Heidelberg Catechism - Michael S. Horton
8. Grace and Gratitude: Justification and Sanctification within the Heidelberg Catechism - Cornelis P. Venema
9. The Christology of the Heidelberg catechism - Mark Jones
10. “Prophet, health care professional Jesus”: the Son of God as “Our excessive Priest and instructor” within the Heidelberg Catechism - Victor E. d’Assonville
11. The Spirit-Filled Catechism: The Heidelberg Catechism and the Holy Spirit - Daniel R. Hyde
Part four: The Heidelberg Catechism As Catechetical instrument
12. The Heidelberg Catechism one of the Reformed Catechisms - W. Robert Godfrey
13. The Heidelberg Catechism: A Catechetical instrument - Willem Verboom
14. Scholasticism within the Heidelberg Catechism? - Willem van’t Spijker

“This is a superb selection of articles, either functional and scholarly. there's a lot right here to assist us comprehend the background, the theology, and the ongoing relevance of the Heidelberg Catechism. As we pontificate during the Heidelberg in our church i'll definitely seek advice this publication usually. It triggered me to reconsider and back ‘Isn’t the Catechism remarkable!’ and, extra importantly, ‘Isn’t the gospel amazing!’” — Kevin DeYoung, senior pastor at college Reformed Church, Lansing, Michigan, and writer of the good news We nearly Forgot: Rediscovering the Gospel in a sixteenth Century Catechism

“As a precis and interpretation of God’s note composed for and certified by means of the Reformed church buildings, the Heidelberg Catechism (1563) has a different position within the lifetime of the church buildings. we must always be glad about 'A religion worthy Teaching', a great source that is helping us greater comprehend and use the catechism in our time.” — R. Scott Clark, professor of church heritage and ancient theology, Westminster Seminary California

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