Faith Is Comfort and Belonging

Dennis Voskuil

READ : Romans 14:7-9 I must confess that as a child of the First Reformed Church, Baldwin, Wisconsin, I was not always eager to attend weekly catechism classes taught by Pastor Paul Schmidt. Like other students in the class, I wondered what in the world the Heidelberg Catechism had to do with my everyday life. Looking back, I am now exceedingly grateful for all the Bible and catechetical training I received as a child. In fact, I regard the Heidelberg …

Faith Is a Gift

Dennis Voskuil

READ : Ephesians 2:1-10 At its core, faith is about relinquishing all attempts to save ourselves. It’s about “letting go and letting God.” A college student came to me who had not been raised in a Christian home but she admired her college friends who were devoted to Christ. She asked me to teach her how to become a Christian. We met once a week throughout a semester to discuss assignments from the Bible, various catechisms, and C.S. Lewis’s Mere …