Week 52: Everlasting Life

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Everlasting Life Q 52. What hope does everlasting life hold for us? A. It reminds us that this present fallen world is not all there is; soon we will live with and enjoy God forever in the new city, in the new heaven and the new earth, where we will be fully and forever freed […]

December 30, 2018

Week 51: Ascended on Our Behalf

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Ascended on Our Behalf Q 51. Of what advantage to us is Christ’s ascension? A. Christ physically ascended on our behalf, just as he came down to earth physically on our account, and he is now advocating for us in the presence of his Father, preparing a place for us, and also sends us his […]

December 23, 2018

Week 49: Where is Christ now?

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Seated At The Father’s Right Hand Q49. Where is Christ now? A. Christ rose bodily from the grave on the third day after his death and is seated at the right hand of the Father, ruling his kingdom and interceding for us, until he returns to judge and renew the whole world. There is a […]

December 9, 2018

Week 48: The Church

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The Church Q48. What is the church? A. God chooses and preserves for himself a community elected for eternal life and united by faith, who love, follow, learn from, and worship God together. God sends out this community to proclaim the gospel and prefigure Christ’s kingdom by the quality of their life together and their […]

December 2, 2018

Week 47: A Family Meal

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A Family Meal Q47. Does the Lord’s Supper add anything to Christ’s atoning work? A. No, Christ died once for all. The Lord’s Supper is a covenant meal celebrating Christ’s atoning work; as it is also a means of strengthening our faith as we look to him, and a foretaste of the future feast. But […]

November 25, 2018

Week 46: The Lord’s Supper

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The Lord’s Supper Q46. What is the Lord’s Supper? A. Christ commanded all Christians to eat bread and to drink from the cup in thankful remembrance of him and his death. The Lord’s Supper is a celebration of the presence of God in our midst; bringing us into communion with God and with one another; […]

November 18, 2018

Week 45: What Baptism Points To

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What Baptism Points To Q45. Is baptism with water the washing away of sin itself? A. No, only the blood of Christ and the renewal of the Holy Spirit can cleanse us from sin. Sometimes, I wonder about how simple and ordinary the essential things of Christian worship appear to be. The preaching of the […]

November 11, 2018

Week 44: Christ’s Identifying Mark

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Christ’s Identifying Mark Q44. What is baptism? A. Baptism is the washing with water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; it signifies and seals our adoption into Christ, our cleansing from sin, and our commitment to belong to the Lord and to his church. When a family undergoes the […]

November 4, 2018

Week 43: Faith’s Visual Aids

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Faith’s Visual Aids Q43. What are the sacraments or ordinances? A. The sacraments or ordinances given by God and instituted by Christ, namely baptism and the Lord’s Supper, are visible signs and seals that we are bound together as a community of faith by his death and resurrection. By our use of them the Holy […]

October 28, 2018