Lord’s Day 8 Themes Added

Over in the resource library, I have my collection of various themes and divisions for sermons based on the Heidleberg Catechism.  I just added Lord’s Day 8.  One of the most interesting ones is from Prof. B. Holwerda (from De dingen die ons van God geschonken zijn):

The triune God, witness of Jesus Christ

  1. The persons in heaven who give that witness:  Father, Son, and Spirit; and these three are one.
  2. The facts on earth through which that witness is given:  Spirit, water, and blood; and these three agree as one.
  3. The end of history for which that witness is given:  God, church, and world; and these three come to agree as one.

I find this interesting because one of the readings includes the so-called Johannine comma (1 John 5:7-8) and Holwerda obviously works with it in the sermon.  It appears that Holwerda believed these words to be canonical.

About Wes Bredenhof

Pastor of the Free Reformed Church, Launceston, Tasmania. View all posts by Wes Bredenhof

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