Week 35: The Gift of Faith


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The Gift of Faith Q35. Since we are redeemed by grace alone, through faith alone, where does this faith come from? A. All the gifts we receive from Christ we receive through the Holy Spirit, including faith itself. It is apparent throughout the Bible that, while God is committed to save a collective people for […]

August 26, 2018

Week 34: Fruits of Faith


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Fruits of Faith Q34. Since we are redeemed by grace alone, through Christ alone, must we still do good works and obey God’s Word? A. Yes, because Christ, having redeemed us by his blood, also renews us by his Spirit; so that our lives may show love and gratitude to God; so that we may […]

August 20, 2018

Week 33: Nothing in My Hands I Bring


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Nothing in My Hands I Bring Q33. Should those who have faith in Christ seek their salvation through their own works, or anywhere else? A. No, they should not, as everything necessary to salvation is found in Christ. To seek salvation through good works is a denial that Christ is the only Redeemer and Savior. […]

August 16, 2018

Week 32: Justification and Sanctification


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Justification and Sanctification Q32. What do justification and sanctification mean? Justification means our declared righteousness before God, made possible by Christ’s death and resurrection for us. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness, made possible by the Spirit’s work in us. When Christians speak of salvation, there are three words that are commonly used to describe […]

August 16, 2018

Week 31: What Christians Believe


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What Christians Believe Q31. What do we believe by true faith? A. Everything taught to us in the gospel. The Apostles’ Creed expresses what we believe in these words: 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 […]

August 16, 2018

Week 30: In Christ Alone


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In Christ Alone Q30. What is faith in Jesus Christ? A. Faith in Jesus Christ is acknowledging the truth of everything that God has revealed in his Word, trusting in him, and also receiving and resting on him alone for salvation as he is offered to us in the gospel. Have you ever considered what […]

August 16, 2018

Week 29: By Faith Alone


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By Faith Alone Q29. How can we be saved? A. Only by faith in Jesus Christ and in his substitutionary atoning death on the cross; so even though we are guilty of having disobeyed God and are still inclined to all evil, nevertheless, God, without any merit of our own but only by pure grace, […]

August 16, 2018

Week 28: Hell is Real


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Hell is Real Q28. What happens after death to those not united to Christ by faith? A. At the day of judgment they will receive the fearful but just sentence of condemnation pronounced against them. They will be cast out from the favorable presence of God, into hell, to be justly and grievously punished, forever. […]

August 16, 2018

Week 27: The Lord is Good to All


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The Lord is Good to All Q27. 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. Nevertheless God in his mercy demonstrates common grace even to those who are not elect, by restraining the effects of […]

August 16, 2018

Week 26: Far as the Curse Is Found


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Far as The Curse is Found Q26. What else does Christ’s death redeem? A. Christ’s death is the beginning of the redemption and renewal of every part of fallen creation, as he powerfully directs all things for his own glory and creation’s good. Whether Christians or non-Christians, we all long for a better world—a world […]

August 16, 2018