We have but one life - what's it all about?
Come and join us at Christian Basics: An introduction to Discipleship and (re-)discover the meaning of life.
This 13 week course covers the basics of the Christian faith as we answer key questions such as:
WHO is God? WHY did Jesus have to come to die? WHAT does this have to do with me?
Anyone who would like to learn more about the Christian faith and/or become a member of RC Bult is welcome to attend the course - please RSVP by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next Christian Basics: An introduction to Discipleship course will be starting in 2018.
During the course, we will work through the Heidelberg Catechism, one of the foundational documents of the Reformed tradition and a very clear and helpful summary of the Christian faith. This catechism has been used for more than 450 years to help millions of people all over the world come to understand what the Bible teaches.
Catechism, is a funny word, we don't use it much these days. But its origin lies in a Greek word katecheo, which simply means 'to teach'. A Catechism was written 'to teach' - its a tool we can use to help teach and explain what the whole Bible teaches.
Still, to many, studying a Catechism in order to discover the Christian faith might seem like a strange thing to do, but we think there are five* good reasons for why we should study a catechism together:
*These five reasons are adapted from a helpful summary given by Paul Levy at IPC Ealing.
The Heidelberg Catechism is one of the Reformation confessions that clearly summarises the major teachings of the Bible in 129 memorable questions and answers. It was first published in 1563 to provide a systematic and thorough means by which to teach people the Christian faith and it became the most influential and generally accepted catechism of the Reformation period.
The gospel is "the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes" (Rom 1:16). The Heidelberg Catechism helps us to discover just how powerful the gospel really is, and "how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ" (Eph 3:18).