Tuesday, August 28, 2012

heidelberg's opening question

Really love it.  Hard to improve upon it...

Question 1. What is thy only comfort in life and death?

Answer: That I with body and soul, both in life and death, am not my own, but belong unto my faithful Savior Jesus Christ; who, with his precious blood, has fully satisfied for all my sins, and delivered me from all the power of the devil; and so preserves me that without the will of my heavenly Father, not a hair can fall from my head; yea, that all things must be subservient to my salvation, and therefore, by his Holy Spirit, He also assures me of eternal life, and makes me sincerely willing and ready, henceforth, to live unto him.

(Heidelberg Catechism, 1563)

Now that will get your day off to a good start!

More Heidelberg here.  


Ambrose said...

I love this. We used it Sunday as our corporate confession of faith before the Lord's Supper. There is a wonderful heartiness to the Heidelberg Confession.

Sandy said...

Hey bro. Excellent idea to use this as a corporate confession!