Doctrinal preaching has long been laid aside. The presentation of the Christian faith in other forms is judged more attractive and uplifting. In contrast the truths of the Heidelberg Catechism (1563) lay at the heart of the revival of the sixteenth century, and Bethune's sermons, delivered in New York three hundred years later, show why these same truths remain supreme in their power to change and heal. Far removed from the atmostphere of the lecture room, and centred on the present exaltation of the Risen Christ, these sermons show how every doctrine bears on the life, strength and comfort of the people of God. Even in printed form they carry something of the love and tenderness which often saw his hearers "melted to tears."
A moving exposition of the great truths of the Heidelberg Catechism, showing how every doctrine of the faith has a bearing on the life, strength and comfort of the people of God.