PREVIOUS WEEKS—CATECHISM MEMORIZATION
Teaching the fundamental foundations of our faith in question & answer format
WEEK THIRTY NINE
Q: What is Heaven?
A: The future place where God will dwell with His people. There
will be a new heaven and a new earth, with no more sickness,
pain, or disease, and those who belong to Christ will enjoy
Him and their brothers and sisters in Christ, for eternity.
WEEK THIRTY EIGHT
Q: What is the Perserverance of the Saints?
A: The perseverance of the saints is the proof that someone truly has been born again. Those who have truly put their faith in Christ will remain trusting in Christ until the end of their lives.
WEEK THIRTY SEVEN
Q: What is Sin?
A: Sin is any action, attitude, or thought that violates God’s Law or God’s nature. All have sinned, and all need forgiveness for their sins.
WEEK THIRTY SIX
Q: What is the Second Coming/ Advent?
A: The second coming / advent is when Jesus returns to the earth a second time. No one knows the day or hour of His return. There will be joy and rewards for those who belong to Him through faith, and judgment and wrath for those who reject Him. For the Christian, this will be a most glorious day!
WEEK THIRTY FIVE
Q: What is Glorification?
A: Glorification is when Christ returns and completely frees us from the effects of sin. Our minds, bodies, and souls will be perfected, and we will be with Christ forever.
WEEK THIRTY FOUR
Q: What is Salvation?
A: Salvation is deliverance; through faith in Christ, God frees us from the penalty, presence, and power of sin.
WEEK THIRTY THREE
Q: What is Sanctification?
A: Sanctification is the process becoming more like Christ in how we think, what we desire, and how we live.
WEEK THIRTY TWO
Q: What is Justification?
A: Justification is the act of God forgiving your sins and declaring you righteous; your sin is placed on Christ, and His righteousness is placed on you.
WEEK THIRTY ONE
Q: What is Regeneration?
A: Regeneration is your spiritual birth. God takes you from being spiritually dead, and separated from Him, to spiritually alive, and united to Him.
Q: What is the Gospel?
A: The Gospel is the Good News that our sins can be forgiven, and we can have eternal life through faith in Christ.
WEEK TWENTY NINE
Q: What are tithes/offerings?
A: Tithes and offerings are ways to worship God with our money. When we give, it shows we trust that God is our Provider. Our giving should never be under compulsion; it is always out of gratitude, for God loves a cheerful giver.
WEEK TWENTY EIGHT
Q: What are Spiritual Gifts?
A: Spiritual gifts are abilities God has given to each Christian to strengthen the Church. Every Christian has a gift, and when every Christian uses their gift, the Church grows in maturity.
WEEK TWENTY SEVEN
Q: Why should Christians gather weekly?
A: We gather each week to worship God, grow in grace, encourage one another, and see the “lost” find Christ.
WEEK TWENTY SIX
Q: What is Worship?
A: Any action or attitude that points to the greatness or worthiness of God.
WEEK TWENTY FIVE
Q: What is Baptism?
A: Baptism is a sacrament that symbolizes our spiritual birth. Our sins have been washed away, and we are united to Christ and His Church, through faith in Him.
WEEK TWENTY FOUR
Q: What is Communion?
A: Communion is a sacrament that symbolizes our union with Christ, and our membership in His Church. The bread symbolizes His Body, the wine / juice symbolizes His blood, and when we receive these elements as a Church, we celebrate that Gospel.
WEEK TWENTY THREE
Q: What is the Church?
A: The Church is the people of God. The Church is made up of those who have put their faith in Christ for the forgiveness of their sins, have been born again, are filled with the Holy Spirit, and live to please God. Those who belong to Christ, belong to the Church.
WEEK TWENTY TWO
Q: What is prayer?
A: Prayer is communion with God. Through prayer we speak to God, hear from God, and draw near to God; it is a great act of faith.
WEEK TWENTY ONE
Q: What is the Bible?
A: The Bible is God’s Word to mankind. There are 66 books, written by 40 different authors who were inspired by the Holy Spirit when they wrote them. The Bible teaches us who God is, who we are, and how we can have relationship with God. It is worthy of being read, worthy of being trusted, and worthy of being obeyed; it is the Word of God.
Q: What is the tenth commandment?
A: I shall not covet anything belonging to my neighbor. I cannot do this on my own, but by God’s grace I can.
Q: What is the ninth commandment?
A: I shall not lie against my neighbor. I cannot do this on my own, but by God’s grace I can.
Q: What is the eighth commandment?
A: I shall not steal. I cannot do this on my own, but by God’s grace I can.
Q: What is the seventh commandment?
A: I shall not commit adultery, with my hands, or in my heart. I cannot do this on my own, but by God’s grace I can.
Q: What is the sixth commandment?
A: I shall not murder, with my hand, or in my heart. I cannot do this on my own, but by God’s grace I can.
Q: What is the fifth commandment?
A: I shall honor my father and mother, that it might go well with me in the land I live. I cannot do this on my own, but by God’s grace I can.
Q: What is the fourth commandment?
A: I shall remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. For six days I shall labor and do my work, but the seventh day should be set apart for the Lord my God. I cannot do this on my own, but by God’s grace I can.
Q: What is the third commandment?
A: I shall not misuse the name of the Lord my God. I cannot do this on my own, but by God’s grace I can.
Q: What is the second commandment?
A: I shall not make for myself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or the waters below. I shall not bow down to them, or worship them. I cannot do this on my own, but by God’s grace I can.
Q: What is the first commandment?
A: I shall have no other gods before or besides God. I cannot do this on my own, but by God’s grace I can.
Q: What are the 10 Commandments?
A: The laws God gave to Israel through Moses. These laws taught them how to worship God, and how to relate to one another, and they still apply to the people of God today.
Q: Does obeying God’s law make me righteous?
A: No. My righteousness comes through faith in Christ. I belong to Him, and His righteousness belongs to me. I obey God’s Law out of love for God.
Q: What does the law of God require?
A: To love God with all my heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love my neighbor as myself. I cannot do this on my own, but by His grace, I can.
Q: How can mankind give God glory?
A: By loving, trusting, enjoying, worshiping, and obeying Him and all His commands.
Q: Why did God create humans?
A:God made mankind in His image; He created them male and female, equal and distinct, to reflect Him and bring Him glory.
Q: Who/What is the Holy Spirit?
A: The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity. He is coeternal with the Father and the Son, the giver of spiritual gifts, and the Presence and Power of God in the life of every Christian.
Q: Who is Jesus Christ?
A: Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who came down from heaven and became a human, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, and voluntarily died on the cross, to pay for the sins of mankind. He rose from the grave three days later, ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God, until the time comes for Him to return and judge the earth, both the living and the dead.
Q: What is the Trinity?
A:The Trinity is the nature of God. God exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And all three persons are fully God, and God is one.
Q: What/Who is God?
A: God is the Creator, Sustainer, Authority, and Redeemer of all things. All things were created by Him and for Him.
Q: What is your only hope in life and in death?
A: That we belong to Christ.