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Heidelberg Catechism Themes and Divisions Version 2.0

One of the most popular pages on Yinkahdinay is this resource with themes and divisions for preaching on the Heidelberg Catechism.  I’m beginning to roll out version 2.0 of this resource.  You can see an example here with Lord’s Day 4.  I’ve added some new themes, but also added the Bible readings where I can.  The update to the new version is going to take some time.  I will generally work on this project as I work my way through the Catechism in my own preaching, so please be patient.  I hope this resource can continue to be helpful for my colleagues and others who are called to teach or preach the Catechism.

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.