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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 52

Question 127: What does the sixth petition mean? “And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” means: By ourselves we are too weak to hold our own even for a moment (1). And our … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 51

Question: 126: What does the fifth petition mean? “Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors” means: Because of Christ’s blood, do not hold against us, poor sinners that we are, any of the sins we do … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 50

Question 125: What does the fourth petition mean? “Give us this day our daily bread” means: Do take care of all our physical needs (1) so that we come to know that You are the only source of everything good … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 49

Question 124: What does the third petition mean? “Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” means: Help us and all people to reject our own wills and to obey Your will without any back talk. Your … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 48

Question 123: What does the second petition mean? “Your kingdom come” means: Rule us by Your Word and Spirit in such a way that more and more we submit to You (1). Preserve Your church and make it grow (2). … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 47

Question 122: What does the first petition mean? “Hallowed be your name” means: Help us to truly know You (1), to honor, glorify, and praise You for all Your works and for all that shines forth from them: Your almighty … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 46

Question 120: Why did Christ command us to call God “our Father”? To awaken in us at the very beginning of our prayer what should be basic to our prayer—a childlike reverence and trust that through Christ God has become … Continue reading

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