Heidelberg Catechisms 88 – 91

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Romans 6

Text: Romans 6: 8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. (ESV)

Q. 88 What is involved in genuine repentance or conversion?

A. Two things: the dying-away of the old self, and the rising-to-life of the new.

Q. 89 What is the dying-away of the old self?

A. To be genuinely sorry for sin and more and more to hate and run away from it.

Q. 90 What is the rising-to-life of the new self?

A. Wholehearted joy in God through Christ and a love and delight to live according to the will of God by doing every kind of good work.

Q. 91 What are good works?

A. Only those which are done out of true faith, conform to God’s law, and are done for God’s glory; and not those based on our own opinion or human tradition.

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God’s work:

Man’s work:

  1. Biblical dying away:

To be genuinely sorry for sin:

To hate sin:

To run away from sin:

  1. Biblical rising to life:

Joy in God:

Delight to obey God:

  1. Biblical good works:

God-given faith:

God’s law:

God’s glory: