The Heidelberg Catechism was written primarily as a textbook for the church with focus on the youth. This looks at the role of Scripture in the Catechism, the method of the Catechism, and its place in the church. Then it discusses a role that the Catechism should play in the church today in preaching and catechesis.
The first two questions and answers of the Heidelberg Catechism are introductory. Chapter 1 deals with these introductory questions and answers.