What's Next?

We’ve made it through the whole New Testament!  What a fantastic journey it was too!  Naturally, I have been thinking about what is next for this space.  It would make sense for us to go back to the beginning and start from Genesis and go through the Old Testament, and that will probably happen at some point in time.  However, I need a little rest and the Old Testament, as a whole unit, would be a multi-year commitment that I don’t know I can make right now.

But, the question is still out there: what’s next?

I’ve been doing some thinking and what I’ve come up with is a sort of interactive journey through the Heidelberg Catechism.  Now, before you close your browser window and start looking for a different devotional idea for 2017, read on and give it some thought.

The Heidelberg Catechism is broken up into 52 segments, perfect for a weekly devotional.  Each question and answer contain tons of Scriptural support that we can consider and the whole of the Catechism is primarily discipleship oriented.  In fact, the Heidelberger was written as a discipleship tool, teaching young Christians about Scripture and what it means to be a Christian.

So, here’s how 2017 is going to work for us:

On weekday mornings, questions from the Heidelberg Catechism will be posted along with the associated Scripture given for the answers.  The answers themselves, however, will not be posted.  What I hope will happen is that, through reading the Scripture, you will work to formulate your own answers to the questions.  I want to encourage you to post thoughts, reflections, questions, and comments each day.

Some weeks there will be a question each day, others it will not because of the number of questions there are for that week.  Some days will have more Scripture passages than others.  Take your time, maybe spend more than just a day on them.  Enjoy the journey!

On Friday, the whole week’s questions along with the answers will be posted along with some of my reflections as well.  Through all of this, I pray that together we can discover deeper meaning and grow deeper in our relationship with Christ.

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  1. Marcia Slotman says:

    Thanks for you postings this past year. Excited to do the Heidelberg Catechism this coming year.

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