Heidelberg Catechism 35 and 36


Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Luke 1: 26 – 38

(verse 35) The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God. (ESV)

Question 35. What is the meaning of these words – “He was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary”?
Answer. That God’s eternal Son , who is, and continueth true and eternal God, took upon him the very nature of man, of the flesh and blood of the Virgin Mary, by the operation of the Holy Ghost; that he might also be the true seed of David, like unto his brethren in all things, sin excepted.

Question 36. What profit dost thou receive by Christ’s holy conception and nativity?
Answer. That he is our Mediator; and with His innocence and perfect holiness, covers in the sight of God, my sins, wherein I was conceived and brought forth.

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Jesus Christ the person

  1. Jesus is truly God
  2. Jesus is truly man
  3. Jesus is truly holy