Weekly Student & Adult Catechism

Week of Dec 9

15.  Q. Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose?

      A. That we may know the holy nature and will of God, and the sinful nature and disobedience of our hearts; and thus our need of a Savior. The law also teaches and exhorts us to live a life worthy of our Savior.

Week of Dec 2

14.  Q. Did God create us unable to keep his law?

      A. No, but because of the disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, all of creation is fallen; we are all born in sin and guilt, corrupt in our nature and unable to keep God’s law.

Week of Nov 25

13.  Q. Can anyone keep the law of God perfectly?

      A. Since the fall, no mere human has been able to keep the law of God perfectly, but consistently breaks it in thought, word, and deed.

Week of Nov 18

12.  Q. What does God require in the ninth and tenth commandments??

      A. Ninth, that we do not lie or deceive, but speak the truth in love. Tenth, that we are content, not envying anyone or resenting what God has given them or us.

Week of Nov 11

11.  Q. What does God require in the sixth, seventh, and eighth commandments?

      A. Sixth, that we do not hurt, or hate, or be hostile to our neighbor, but be patient and peaceful, pursuing even our enemies with love. Seventh, that we abstain from sexual immorality and live purely and faithfully, whether in marriage or in single life, avoiding all impure actions, looks, words, thoughts, or desires, and whatever might lead to them. Eighth, that we do not take without permission that which belongs to someone else, nor withhold any good from someone we might benefit.

Week of Nov 4

10.  Q. What does God require in the fourth and fifth commandments?

      A. Fourth, that on the Sabbath day we spend time in public and private worship of God, rest from routine employment, serve the Lord and others, and so anticipate the eternal Sabbath. Fifth, that we love and honor our father and our mother, submitting to their godly discipline and direction.

Week of Oct 28

9.  Q. What does God require in the first, second, and third commandments?

      A. First, that we know and trust God as the only true and living God. Second, that we avoid all idolatry and do not worship God improperly. Third, that we treat God’s name with fear and reverence, honoring also his Word and works.

Week of Oct 21

8.  Q. What is the law of God stated in the Ten Commandments?

      A. You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below—you shall not bow down to them or worship them. You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Honor your father and your mother. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not give false testimony. You shall not covet.

Week of Oct 14

7.  Q. What does the law of God require?

      A. Personal, perfect, and perpetual obedience; that we love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength; and love our neighbor as ourselves. What God forbids should never be done and what God commands should always be done.

Week of Oct 7

6.  Q. How can we glorify God?
     A.
We glorify God by enjoying him, loving him, trusting him, and by obeying his will, commands, and law.