Sermon Archives: Catechism Sermons 2013

These are sermons following the topics of the Heidelberg Catechism.

The Lord, the only true God (Lord's Day 34, John 8:48-58, Exodus 3:1-17)

Jan 2, 2014

You shall have no other gods before me

Our Redeemer (Heidelberg Catechism QA 31-32, Hebrews 1:1-9)

Dec 19, 2013

Jesus is a center of our faith.

From Now On (Lord's Day 1; Isaiah 9:1-7, Colossians 2:6-12)

Dec 12, 2013

Believing the Nature and Authority of God's Word

From Death to Life (Lord's Day 23, QA 60)

Dec 5, 2013

Stillborn under Tyranny, Reborn under Liberty, and Crafted for Sanctity

Prayer for All People (Lord's Day 49)

Nov 27, 2013

What is its power and its saving purpose?

Coveting Contentment, Lord's Day 44, Exodus 20:17

Nov 20, 2013

The moral law and how it still applies

A funny thing happened on the way to the temple, Lord's Day 6, Mark 11:15-19

Nov 16, 2013

What was the proper way to approach the temple of God?

Eucharistic Man, Heidelberg Catechism LD 45, Psalm 8

Nov 7, 2013

Why is it that the man is unimpressed with God's gifts?

The Purpose of Peace, Heidelberg Catechism QA 107, James 3:17-4:10

Nov 4, 2013

What does it mean to seek peace in the church?

The Gospel Light that Conquers the Darkness, Lord's Day 10, QA 27-28

Oct 24, 2013

Why do we complain that wicked are not being punished as they should be, but are quick to exonerate ourselves?

The Perfect Man, Lord's Day 43, James 3:1-12

Oct 18, 2013

Our speech, how does it affect us and everything else in our lives?

The Armor of the King, Lord's Day 45, Ephesians 6:10-20

Oct 10, 2013

Apostle Paul and his analogy of The Armor of the King. Where is coming from and where is he going with it?

The Ninth Commandment, Heidelberg Catechism QA 112.mp3

Oct 3, 2013

Seeing Jesus through the Ninth Commandment of the God's Law.

The Eighth Commandment, Heidelberg Catechism LD 42, Exodus 20:15

Sep 25, 2013

How can God's law be a love, joy, and a delight to us? How can it help us guide others to Jesus?

A Prayerful Introduction, Heidelberg Catechism QA 116, Colossians 1:1-14

Sep 12, 2013

Epistle to Colossians is an epistle primarily for gentiles, what are we to learn from it?

Why Parables? Heidelberg Catechism QA 31, Mathew 13:10-17

Sep 5, 2013

Sometimes the big picture is harder to understand.

Paid in Full, LD 30 (Hebrews 10:1-25)

Aug 15, 2013

Jesus paid it all! Full satisfaction to God's justice has been accomplished.

Sons of God (LD 13; Ephesians 1:5)

Jul 18, 2013

Our understanding of Christianity is that God is distinct from his creatures. This means that man is not God and God is not man. So, if this is true then how can we say that we are sons of God while Christ is the only begotten Son of God? If we are sons of God […]

Living as Redeemed Pilgrims (LD 12; 1 Peter 2:1-12)

Jul 10, 2013

We find ourselves in the year 2013. This is 2,013 years after Christ has entered into history. That timeframe is definitely more than one lifespan. How can work that was done 2,013 years ago still have an effect today? Why would we want to have our hope grounded in work that happened so long ago? […]

Because He Saves Us From Our Sins (LD 11; Matthew 1:18-25)

Jul 5, 2013

There are many names that God uses to describe Himself. These names certainly put us, and his people through the ages in awe of Him. Yet, when the second person of the trinity take on the flesh his name is to be Jesus. Why Jesus? What does this name communicate? How does this name show […]

All Things for Good? (LD 10; Romans 8:28-39)

Jun 26, 2013

If you have ever gone through a tough time sometimes the providence of God is not that encouraging. Why is it offensive when people say, "Well, God works all things for your good?" I mean this is what Scripture says. So, why do we not like to hear that promise? What is lacking in only […]

Rejoice! The Lord is Sovereign (Job 42:1-9; LD 9)

Jun 11, 2013

It is always something that is a bit of a challenge to encourage someone who experiences hardship in this life. There are times when we have done things that are absolutely foolish and we are experiencing the consequences of our actions, choices, or sins. However, there are other times when a person may have done […]

A God Proud of His Past (LD 8; Luke 9:28-36)

Jun 6, 2013

Have you ever wondered why the disciples witness Christ with Moses and Elijah? Why was Christ shining in this glory prior to the cross? Why does the Father say, "This is My Son; my Chosen One, listen to Him?" Why does the Lord give this vision of these men from history? Why not just get […]

Assured by Faith (LD 7; Ephesians 2:1-10)

Jun 4, 2013

Ironically one of the most contentious and yet important things in the Christian life is the discussion regarding faith. All Christians see faith as being important, but how do we receive this faith? Or is this faith a gift in the sense that we have done something nice and so we receive a gift? Is […]

Why Historic Precedents Matter (LD 6; Gal. 4:1-7)

May 22, 2013

When we consider Christianity there are many who make it sound like Christianity is not really something that is factual or concrete. There is a temptation to think that it is true because I believe it to be true. Yet, there are things that must have happened in history for it to be true. So, […]

Redeemer of the Many (LD 5; Romans 5:12-21)

May 16, 2013

So, if God really is not able to overlook a few infractions then why try to please him? I mean if God is going to hold our feet to the fire because one man could not control himself then why worship Him? I mean there are other gods that are much nicer. These are things […]

Serving an Unjust God? (LD 4; Ecclesiastes 7:15-29)

May 8, 2013

One of the frustrating things about this world is that when you think you have it figured out then you find a contradiction. In other words when you think you have all the laws for success figured out then things change. One could look at this world and say that it is unstable. Or one […]

The Walking Dead (LD 3; Colossians 3:1-11)

May 3, 2013

The Heidelberg Catechism opens on a note that is a bit of a downer. You see there is the message that we are those who naturally hate God and our neighbor. When we hear such strong statements we might be tempted to give up in our Christian life. You see we are just sinful anyway […]

Do We Really Hate God? (LD 2; Titus 3:1-8)

Apr 26, 2013

When we look at this world there are many things that concern us. I am sure that if you talked to anyone one the street they would tell you things that they do not appreciate about this world and want it to change. However, what is the root of the problem? How is seeing the […]

Does Redemption Make us Indifferent? (Titus 2:11-14; LD 1)

Apr 10, 2013

What do you say if someone were to ask you, "What is your comfort in life?" I hope that you would answer that Christ is ultimately our comfort. Yet, why is it comforting to know that Christ has redeemed us? Is it so that we can be lazy and not care about conforming to the […]