The Good News We Almost Forgot: Rediscovering the Gospel in a 16th Century Catechism

Deyoung, Kevin

Stand on the shoulders of the historic church and strengthen your faith, broaden your knowledge and deepen your love for Jesus. Serving as a kind of gospel-map through guilt, grace and gratitude, this 52-week devotional through the Heidelberg Catechism is an invaluable means of proclamation of the gospel and salvation. A labor of loving rediscovery of one of the church’s most powerful documents.

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Listen to a sermon by Kevin DeYoung from Ephesians 1:4-14 entitled The Heidelberg Catechism: Sovereign Providence. (SermonAudio.com)

If there is "nothing new under the sun" then perhaps the main task now facing the Western church is not to reinvent or be relevant, but to remember. The truth of the gospel is still contained within vintage faith statements. Within creeds and catechisms we can have our faith strengthened, our knowledge broadened, and our love for Jesus deepened.

In The Good News We Almost Forgot Kevin DeYoung explores the Heidelberg Catechism and writes 52 brief chapters on what it has shown him. The Heidelberg is largely a commentary on the Apostle's Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord's Prayer and the book deals with man's guilt, God's grace, and believers' gratitude. The result is a clear-headed, warm-hearted exploration of the faith, simple enough for young believers and deep enough for mature believers. As DeYoung writes, "The gospel summarized in the Heidelberg Catechism is glorious, it's Christ gracious, it's comfort rich, it's Spirit strong, it's God Sovereign, and it's truth timeless." Come and see how your soul can be warmed by the elegantly and logically laid out doctrine that matters most: we are great sinners and Christ is a greater Savior!

Includes a Foreword by Jerry Bridges

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