Heidelberg Catechism

“Your kingdom come” means
Destroy the devil’s work
destroy every force which revolts against you
every conspiracy against the holy Word – Heidelberg Catechism

Lord,
uphold us & make us strong
with the strength of your Holy Spirit
so that we may not go down to defeat
in this spiritual struggle – Heidelberg Catechism

Because of Jesus’ blood
do not hold against us, poor sinners that we are
any of the sins we do
or the evil that constantly clings to us – Heidelberg Catechism

The longer we live
the more we may come to know our sinfulness
the more eagerly look to Christ
for forgiveness of sins & righteousness – Heidelberg Catechism

“Your will be done” means:
Help us to reject our own wills
and to obey your will without any back talk.
Your will alone is good – Heidelberg Catechism

You are the only source of everything good,
neither our work and worry nor your gifts
can do us any good without your blessing – Heidelberg Catechism

Help us to give up our trust in creatures
and trust in You alone – Heidelberg Catechism

By ourselves we are too weak
to hold our own even for a moment
And our sworn enemies
devil, world & own flesh
never stop attacking us – Heidelberg Catechism

It is even more sure
that God listens to my prayer
than that I really desire
what I pray for – Heidelberg Catechism

Idolatry is
having or inventing something in which one trusts
in place of or alongside of the only true God – Heidelberg Catechism

We should not try to be wiser than God
God wants the Christian community instructed
by the living preaching of his Word – Heidelberg Catechism

Can those be saved
who do not turn to God
from their ungrateful
and unrepentant ways?
By no means – Heidelberg Catechism

What is the true repentance or conversion of man?
It is the dying of the old nature
and the coming to life of the new – Heidelberg Catechism

What are good works?
Only those which are done
out of true faith
in accordance with the law of God
and to his glory – Heidelberg Catechism

“Your kingdom come” means:
Rule us by your Word and Spirit in such a way
that more and more we submit to you – Heidelberg Catechism

Why did Christ command us
to call God “our Father”?
To awaken in us
at the very beginning of our prayer
a childlike reverence and trust – Heidelberg Catechism

We must rest on this unshakable foundation:
even though we do not deserve it,
God will surely listen to our prayer
because of Christ – Heidelberg Catechism

We must fully recognize our need and misery,
so that we humble ourselves in God’s majestic presence – Heidelberg Catechism

Why do Christians need to pray?
Because prayer is the most important part
of the thankfulness God requires of us – Heidelberg Catechism

What is true faith?
True faith is not only a sure knowledge, it is also a wholehearted trust – Heidelberg Catechism

I believe that the Son of God gathers, defends, and preserves for himself a church chosen to everlasting life – Heidelberg Catechism

In God I trust so completely as to have no doubt that he will provide me with all things necessary for body and soul – Heidelberg Catechism

What is your only comfort in life and death?
That I am not my own, but belong to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ – Heidelberg Catechism