Heidelberg Catechisms 57, 58


Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Revelation 20:11-22-5

Text: Revelation 21: 3 – 4 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.” (ESV)

Q. 57 How does “the resurrection of the body” comfort you?

Not only will my soul be taken immediately after this life to Christ its head, but also my very body will be raised by the power of Christ, reunited with my soul, and made like Christ’s glorious body.

Q. 58 How does the article concerning “life everlasting” comfort you?

Even as I already now experience in my heart the beginning of eternal joy, so after this life I will have perfect blessedness such as no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no human heart has ever imagined: a blessedness in which to praise God forever.

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Introduction:

Needed comfort:

Neglected comfort:

Biblical comfort:

  1. Asleep with Christ:

Unnatural separation:

Immediately taken:

Personal experience:

  1. Raised by Christ:

Powerful reunion:

Glorious likeness:

  1. Alive with Christ:

Present joy:

Perfect blessedness:

Everlasting worship: