How to Change the World, Pt. 4

The doctrine of the priesthood of all believers does not mean only that we can pray directly to God, though it does mean that. And it does not mean only that we can read the Bible for ourselves, it does mean that. But it means primarily that we have a holy, happy duty...

How to Change the World, Pt. 3

In the last entry it was proposed that mankind was created by God primarily for worship. Where do we get this idea? From the first pages of the Bible we find that God created Adam, the first man, for worship. That is, Adam’s job and the purpose of his being was...

How to Change the World Pt. 2

The statement “worship changes the world” strikes most Christians as a ridiculous proposition, because for most Christians attendance at worship is not a priority. It is secondary. It is non-essential. It is not perceived to be necessary for their lives,...

How to Change the World

How would you like to change the world? Does that sound exciting? I’m sure like most people, you don’t like the way things are.  You don’t like the darkness and the ignorance and the poverty and the sin and the death. Great, let’s get started. What are we going...

Why Study the Catechism?

Why are we studying the Heidelberg Catechism, and why is this important? Why do we need catechesis (the study of the basic principles of the Christian faith)? 1. Because we are commanded by God to teach our children the principles of the Christian faith. Dt. 6:4-9 2....