Weekly Children’s Catechism

Week of Apr 21

32.  Q. What do justification and sanctification mean?

      A. Justification means our declared righteousness before God. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness.

Week of Apr 14

31.  Q. What do we believe by true faith?

      A. We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

Week of Apr 7

30.  Q. What is faith in Jesus Christ?

      A. Receiving and resting on him alone for salvation as he is offered to us in the gospel.

Week of Mar 31

29.  Q. How can we be saved?

      A. Only by faith in Jesus Christ and in his substitutionary atoning death on the cross.

Week of Mar 24

28.  Q. What happens after death to those not united to Christ by faith?

      A. They will be cast out from the presence of God, into hell, to be justly punished, forever.

Week of Mar 17

27.  Q. Are all people, just as they were lost through Adam, saved through Christ?

      A. No, only those who are elected by God and united to Christ by faith.

Week or Mar 10

26.  Q. What else does Christ’s death redeem?

      A. Every part of fallen creation.

Week of Mar 3

25.  Q. Does Christ’s death mean all our sins can be forgiven?

      A. Yes, because Christ’s death on the cross fully paid the penalty for our sin, God will remember our sins no more.

Week of Feb 24

24.  Q. Why was it necessary for Christ, the Redeemer, to die?

      A. Christ died willingly in our place to deliver us from the power and penalty of sin and bring us back to God.

Week of Feb 10

23.  Q. Why must the Redeemer be truly God?

      A. That because of his divine nature his obedience and suffering would be perfect and effective.