Catechetical Preaching

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Catechetical preaching, or preaching sermons based on the consecutive "Lord's Days" of the Heidelberg Catechism, is a centuries-old tradition among Reformed churches and has historical roots in the Calvinistic reformation of sixteenth-century northern Europe.


The Heidelberg Catechism was written in 1563 under the watchful eye of Elector Frederick III of the Palatinate. His hope was to create a simple ecumenical statement of doctrine which would unite the people of his realm in the...


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