January 6th, 2020
Jesus is the eternal Son of God, the Savior of the world. Fully divine, he took on our human nature, died on the cross for our sins, rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and now rules as Lord and king over all creation.
Because he loves me, God saves me from sin and judgment, so that I may love and serve him for his glory.
God forgives my sins and reconciles me to himself through his Son Jesus Christ, whom he has given to the world as an undeserved gift of love. “God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
Originally I thought I would have the summer to record and post podcasts of the Catechism. The release date for the Catechism kept getting pushed back. September and October were incredibly busy so I was relieved the release didn't happen then. Then in early December came the e-mail: the electronic version of the Catechism has been released with publication at the end of January 2020. I think I saw the e-mail the day I worked until 2:30 am.
JI Packer’s thoughts on the necessity of Catechism
No. I have no power to save myself, for sin has corrupted my conscience, confused my mind, and captured my will. Only God can save me.
The way of death is a life without God’s love and Holy Spirit, a life controlled by things that cannot bring me eternal joy, leading only to darkness, misery and eternal condemnation.
Anglicanism teaches a way that is profoundly practical and pastoral. From it I learned that a theology that is not pastoral is not worth much.…