In order to bring unity to the church in 1563, a Protestant confessional document was written in the form of a series of questions and answers for use in teaching Reformed Christian doctrine. It is the Heidelberg Catechism. Our Lenten sermon series will explore those teachings, beginning with the first question, "What is your only comfort in life and in death?"
Every day is filled with a series of choices. Do we choose the path of wisdom or the path of folly? In these often perplexing moments, we welcome the voice of trusted counselors; we heed the advise of a close friend; we seek out a favorite newspaper column or opinion blog.
In a similar spirit some have turned to the biblical book of Proverbs. Truly, this portion of God's Word does offer godly wisdom in a succinct, engaging manner. However, the book of Proverbs is much more than an ancient advise column! This book of the Bible helps us recognize that wisdom is both a path to be chosen and a person to be embraced .
In the Advent season we are reminded that Emmanuel means "God with Us" now and in the promise of hope for everlasting life.
As God's people seeking God's covenant promise we have no greater responsibility than to diligently pass the faith from one generation to the next.
We demonstrate our allegiance to the Lord Jesus in practical, everyday ways: in how we think, talk, walk, and work.