On Catechetical Preaching

The reason this is a wonderful practice is that this type of preaching demonstrates the unity of Scripture. In reality, different texts from various authors and generations testify to a unified body of truth. This manner of preaching ensures that we develop a Christian mind and understanding of what this body of truth is. Another way of thinking about this is that we consider the trees in our first service, since we focus on a particular text of Scripture. And in our second (the Sunday School Service), we consider the forest, since we learn how a particular doctrine arises from many biblical texts.

—Zac Wyse, “Why Do You Preach From the Catechism?

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  • R. Scott Clark
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    R.Scott Clark is the President of the Heidelberg Reformation Association, the author and editor of, and contributor to several books and the author of many articles. He has taught church history and historical theology since 1997 at Westminster Seminary California. He has also taught at Wheaton College, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Concordia University. He has hosted the Heidelblog since 2007.

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  1. Can’t think of any other way to preach on the Lord’s Prayer. You only have to add 4 points to bring Westminster bang up to date.

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