Small Town Theologian with Jonathan Shirk

Hosted ByJonathan Shirk

Allowing the Biblical truths of the Heidelberg Catechism to shape our theology and Christian living.

STT 068 – The Only Begotten Is Not the Only Beloved (HC LD 13, QA 33-34)

Today’s episode is about the beautiful and comforting doctrine of adoption; Jesus Christ is the sole natural Son of God, believers are children by adoption.

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR FAMILY WORSHIP: (1) What does it mean that Jesus Christ is the only “natural” Son of God? (2) What does it mean for Jesus Christ to be the “only begotten” Son of God? (3) Why is the doctrine of adoption so comforting for believers? (4) How does being the beloved children of God help us in the pain and sorrow of life and death?


Books: The Heidelberg Catechism: True Comfort for Life & Death & Predestined for Joy: Finding Comfort in a Controversial Doctrine

Associations: Society of Reformed Podcasters & Christian Podcast Community.