Weekly Student & Adult Catechism

Week of Jan 13

20.  Q. Who is the Redeemer??

      A. The only Redeemer is the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, in whom God became man and bore the penalty for sin himself.

Week of Jan 6

19.  Q. Is there any way to escape punishment and be brought back into God’s favor?

      A. Yes, to satisfy his justice, God himself, out of mere mercy, reconciles us to himself and delivers us from sin and from the punishment for sin, by a Redeemer.

Week of Dec 30

18.  Q. Will God allow our disobedience and idolatry to go unpunished?

      A. No, every sin is against the sovereignty, holiness, and goodness of God, and against his righteous law, and God is righteously angry with our sins and will punish them in his just judgment both in this life, and in the life to come.

Week of Dec 23

17.  Q. What is idolatry?

      A. Idolatry is trusting in created things rather than the Creator for our hope and happiness, significance and security.

Week of Dec 16

16.  Q. What is sin?

      A. Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world he created, rebelling against him by living without reference to him, not being or doing what he requires in his law—resulting in our death and the disintegration of all creation.

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.