Weekly Student & Adult Catechism

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 graciously imputes Christ’s righteousness to us as if it were our own and will remember our sins no more.

Week of Feb 24

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

      A. Since death is the punishment for sin, Christ died willingly in our place to deliver us from the power and penalty of sin and bring us back to God. By his substitutionary atoning death, he alone redeems us from hell and gains for us forgiveness of sin, righteousness, and everlasting life.

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; and also that he would be able to bear the righteous anger of God against sin and yet overcome death.

Week of Feb 3

22.  Q. Why must the Redeemer be truly human?

      A. That in human nature he might on our behalf perfectly obey the whole law and suffer the punishment for human sin; and also that he might sympathize with our weaknesses.

WEEK OF JAN 20

21.  Q. What sort of Redeemer is needed to bring us back to God?

      A. One who is truly human and also truly God.

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.