It’s Been Such a Blessing

New City Catechism Week Fifty-Two Q&A: What hope does everlasting life hold for us? That we will live with and enjoy God forever in the new heaven and the new earth, where we will be forever freed from all sin in a renewed, restored creation.


…And with that awesome truth, we conclude our year-long study of the New City Catechism. What an absolute blessing it has been sharing the foundational truths of our faith with family and friends. Each Question and Answer has helped us better understand God’s amazing master plan for His creation. And each week we’ve grown in our appreciation of the value of an organized catechism to help us gain a more complete picture of our historical reformed theology. We’ve been able to do so using catchy, foot-tapping tunes that helped us with memorization. And through enlightening commentaries written by historical theologians such as Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Bunyan, Jonathan Edwards, Oswald Chambers, Charles Spurgeon; or contemporary writers including Kevin De Young, D.A. Carson, Ligon Duncan, John Piper, Tim Keller, R.C. Sproul, and Collin Hansen.

It’s been a wonderful part of all of our sanctification journeys. So, if your family took advantage of the New City Catechism this year as a way to grow stronger in your faith, the Adult Education Team would love to reward you with Certificates of Participation. Contact me this week. My phone is 669 1213; my email is jdehorn@frchudsonville.org, you can slip something into my mailbox, or just grab me after church. I’ll see to it that you get a memento of your achievement.

Even though we’ve finished the material, why not review it week by week throughout 2019. And, by all means, continue to share the App. with others whenever you have the chance.

You know, it just dawned on me that if you’ve been reading this blog all year, you’ve been working your way through the catechism with us each time you read the header for that week’s posting, so you should get a certificate. Contact me.

Written by Jim De Horn