Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Proverbs Catechism

Proverbs Catechism

Unless otherwise noted, all verses will be in the English Standard Version.

1. Why was the book of Proverbs written?
For the young and naïve to become wise and the wise to become wiser.
Proverbs 1:4–5 (ESV) 4 to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— 5 Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.

2. What is wisdom? Wisdom is righteous skillful living in God’s world under the fear of the Lord.


4. How can a person have spiritual ears to hear the call of wisdom and spiritual eyes to see the path of wisdom? God grants ears to hear and eyes to see.
Proverbs 20:12 12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the Lord has made them both.
5. Is there anything a person must do to acquire wisdom? I must diligently and prayerfully apply God's Word to my life.
Proverbs 2:1-6 (NKJV) 1My son, if you receive my words, And treasure my commands within you,
2 So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding;
3 Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding,
4 If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures;
5 Then you will understand the fear of the LordAnd find the knowledge of God. 

      6 For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;

**I don't recommend the website advertised through the above link. It is a cult. But inasmuch as they put Scripture to music, I am pro-Scripture memory. 

6. Is there any other wisdom than God's wisdom? Yes, worldly wisdom is thinking and living apart from the fear of the Lord.
Proverbs 14:12 (NIV84) 12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.


7. Who is the perfect manifestation of God’s wisdom? Christ is the greatest revelation of God’s wisdom. 


What is the foundation for wise living? The Fear of the LORD is the ABC's of wisdom.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Peacemaker Catechism

All verses will be English Standard Version unless otherwise noted.
1. Who is the great Peacemaker? God, through the gospel, makes peace with rebellious sinners.
Romans 5:10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 
2. What is conflict? Conflict is when two or more people have opposing desires.
Galatians 5:15 But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.
3. What are the different responses to conflict? Escape, attack, or work it out.
Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. 
4. What does it mean to escape conflict? Blaming, denying, or running from a conflict.
5.What does it mean to attack? To harm others with your words or hands.
2 Timothy 2:24-25 "... the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth,

6. What does it mean to work it out? To make peace through confession, forgiveness, talking it out, or getting help.
Romans 12:18 (NIV84) "If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone."
7. What is your responsibility in responding to a conflict? The 4 G’s which are glorify God, Get the log out of your eye, gently restore, and go and be reconciled.
Matthew 5:23-24 So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
Starts at 48 seconds.
11. What is a helpful guide in how to confess? The 7 A’s which are Address everyone involved; Avoid if, but, and maybe; Admit specifically; Acknowledge the hurt; Accept the consequences; Alter your behavior; Ask for forgiveness.
13. What does it mean to go and be reconciled? It means to forgive another's sins that have come between your relationship.
Colossians (NKJV) 3:13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.
14. What is forgiveness? It is a promise to not allow sin to come between your relationship by bringing it up the other person, other people, and yourself.
15. What should you do if you have sought to do the 4 G’s with a brother or sister and there is still no peace? You should seek help from other in the church.
16. Is it right for believers to resolve conflicts with other believers in civil courts? No, wise persons within the body should help resolve conflicts.
17. How should you treat a person if all attempts at reconciliation have failed? I should keep loving my enemy.
Luke 6:27-28 "...I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, dogood to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you."
18. What are some attitudes that will promote life-long peacemaking? The Christian attitudes of love, humility, gentleness, and patience.
Galatians 5:16 16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

19. What is love? Love seeks the best good of others.
Ephesians 5:1–2 1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Or on YouTube...

20. How does love promote peace? Love promotes peace by enabling forgiveness and equipping gentle restoration.



21. What is humility? Humility is honestly seeing ourselves in light of God’s holiness and our sinfulness.



Or on YouTube...

22. How does humility help promote peace? Humility is quick to confess and counts others as more important.

23. What is gentleness? Gentleness is loving control over your emotions, words, and actions.
Verse starts at 1:05

Or at Amazon Music...

24.  How does gentleness promote peace? Gentleness can kill conflicts and restores others with kind words.



25. What is patience? Patience is enduring poor treatment without revenge.



26. How does patience promote peace? Patience stays calm and steer toward a righteous response.



Monday, February 16, 2015

Wednesday catechism class

Unless otherwise noted, the verses will be in the English Standard Version (ESV). I encourage families to review five consecutive older questions each day and review the most recently learned five everyday. You don't want them to lose all the truths but put them into their longterm memory. This will mean reviewing the same five everyday (five newest) for a week and five different older questions each day. 
1. Who made you? God
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
2. What else did God make? All things
Genesis 1:1-3 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
3. Why did God make you and all things? For His own Glory.
Romans 11:33-36 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord,or who has been his counselor?” “Or who has given a gift to himthat he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. 
4. How can you glorify God? By loving and obeying Him.
(NIV) Mark 12:30-31 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
5. Why ought you to glorify God? Because He made me and cares for me.
Revelation 4:11 “Worthy are you, our Lord and God,to receive glory and honor and power,for you created all things,and by your will they existed and were created.” 
6. Where do you learn how to glorify God? In the Bible alone.  
Psalm 119:9-11 How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you;let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart,that I might not sin against you.
7. What does the Bible teach us? The Bible teaches us about God, His commands, and His grace.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." 
8. Who wrote the Bible? Holy men were taught by the Holy Spirit.
1 Peter 1:24-25 (NIV 1984) 24 ...“All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, 25 but the word of the Lord stands forever.”
9. What is God? God is spirit and He doesn't have a body like men.
John 4:23-24 But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
10. Are there more gods than one? No! There is only one God.
Isaiah 44:6 Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts:“I am the first and I am the last;besides me there is no god.
11. In how many persons does this one God exist? Three.
2 Corinthians 13:14 "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all."
12. Who are they? The Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19 (NIV) "Therefore go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."  
13. Where is God? God is everywhere, but He cannot be contained anywhere.
Psalm 139:7-8 Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
14. Can you see God? No, but He always see me.
Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.
15. Does God know all things? Yes, nothing can be hid from God.
Matthew 10:29-30 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.
16. Can God do all things? No, God cannot lie or die, but He can do all His holy will.
Jeremiah 32:17 ‘Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.
17. Who were our first parents? Adam and Eve.
Genesis 2:7 "then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.
18. Of What were our first parents made? God made the body of Adam out of the ground and formed Even from the body of Adam. 
Genesis 2:22 "And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man."
19. In what condition did God make Adam and Eve? He made them holy and happy. 
Genesis 1:31 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. 
20. What relationship did Adam have with God? A relationship of sonship. 

Luke 3:38 "son of Enos, son of Seth, son of Adam, son of God." (to the tune Frere Jacques)
21. What did God command Adam to do? To obey Him perfectly.
22. What did God promise Adam? Life, if he obeyed.
Gen 2:16-17
23. What did God threaten Adam? Death, if he disobeyed. 
Gen 2:16-17
24. Did Adam obey God? No, he sinned against God. 
Gen 3:6 (NASB) When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.  (Jesu. Joy of Man's Desiring, Bach)
25. What is sin? Sin is any lack of conformity unto or transgression of the law of God.
26. What is meant by lack of conformity? Not being or doing what God requires.
27. What is meant by transgression? Doing what God forbids.
James 2:10 For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.
28 What was the sin of our first parents? Eating the forbidden fruit.
Gen 3:6 (NASB) When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.  (Jesu. Joy of Man's Desiring, Bach)
29. Who tempted them to this sin? The devil tempted Eve and she gave the fruit to Adam.
Gen 3:4-5 But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.
30. What happened to our first parents when they had sinned? Instead of being holy and happy, they became sinful and sad.
Rom 5:12 (NIV 1984) Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned
31. Did Adam act for himself alone when he sinned? No, he represented all his children.
Romans 5:1919 For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous.
32. What effect had the sin of Adam on all mankind? All mankind are born sinful and sad.
Ephesians 2:4-5But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.

33. What is that sinful nature we inherited from Adam called? Original sin.  Psalm 51:5. Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. 

34. Did God leave all mankind to perish sinful and sad? No, God purposed to save His people by sending a Redeemer.  1 Timothy 1:15 "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners..."

35. Who is the Redeemer of God's elect? The only Redeemer of God's elect is the Lord Jesus Christ. 
1 John 5:11-12 11 And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
John 14:6Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
36. Who is Jesus Christ? Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. 
John 20:31 "but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God..."
37. How did Jesus Christ redeem His people? He kept the whole law for His people and suffered on behalf of the sins of His people
38. How could the eternal Son of God obey and suffer for His people? The Son of God became man in order to obey and suffer for us.
Hebrews 2:14-15 14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.
39. How did the Son of God become a man? He was born of the Virgin Mary.
or 
40. Did the Lord Jesus Christ ever sin as other men do? No, He was holy, blameless and pure.
Hebrew 4:15  (NASB) 15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.
41. What offices has Christ? Christ has the offices of prophet, priest and king.
42. How is Christ a prophet? He teaches us the will of God.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
43. How is Christ a priest? He died for us and pleads for us. 
44. How is Christ a king? He rules over us and defends us.
Hebrews 10:12-14 12 But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13 waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. 14 For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.
45. Why do you need Christ as a prophet? Because I am ignorant.
46. Why do you need Christ as a priest? Because I am guilty.
1 John 2:1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous;
47 Why do you need Christ as a king? Because I am weak and helpless.
51. Where is Christ now? In heaven, at the right hand of God the Father.
52. Will Christ come to this earth again? Yes, He will come to judge the world at the last day. 
1 Thessalonians 4:16 16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
53. How does Christ's redemption become mine? By God's effectual call.
Romans 8:29-30 (NIV 1984) 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
54. What is effectual calling? Effectual calling is the work of God in brining sinners to Christ.
John 6:37 (NIV 1984) 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.
55. Where do sinners hear of Christ? In the Gospel which freely offers Christ to all.
John 3:16 16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
56. What blessings do sinners who are effectually called receive in this life? The blessings of justification, adoption and sanctification.
1 Cor 1:30 30 And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption,
57. What is Justification? Justification is God's forgiving sinners and declaring them to be righteous.
2 Cor 5:21 (NIV 1984) 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
58. What is adoption? Adoption is God's receiving sinners into His family as His own dear children.
1 John 3:1 (NIV 1984) How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!  
59. What is sanctification? Sanctification id God's making sinners holy in heart and conduct.
2 Corinthians 3:18 18 And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
60 What becomes of the righteous after death? Their body goes to the dust and their spirit goes to the Lord.
2 Cor 5:8 Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
61. What becomes of the wicked at death? They suffer punishment while they are kept by God for the day of judgment.
Luke 16:22b-23a The rich man also died and was buried, 23 and in Hades, being in torment,
62. Will the righteous dead be raised to life again? Yes, all the righteous dead shall be raised when Christ comes again.

1 John 3:2-3Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears[a] we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

63. What will become of the wicked in the day of judgment? They shall be cast into the lake of fire.
64. What is the lake of fire? A place of dreadful and endless punishment.
Revelation 20:10 (NIV 1984) "And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever."
65. What will become of the righteous in the day of judgment? They shall enter the Father's kingdom in the new heaven and new earth.
John 14:1-2 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?
66. What is the new heaven and new earth? The place where God will dwell forever with His people.
Revelation 21:3c-4 "...God himself will be with them as their God. 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
67. What is the duty which God requires of man? Obedience to His revealed will.
Micah 6:8 8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
68. What is God's revealed will? God's revealed will is His law, which is holy, just and good.
Deuteronomy 29:29 “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.
69. Where is a summary of God's law? The ten commandments.
Deut 4:13 And he declared to you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, that is, the Ten Commandments, and he wrote them on two tablets of stone.
70. What is the sum of the ten commandments? To love God with all my heart and my neighbour as myself.
Mark 12:30-31 (NIV 1984) Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
71. What is it to love your neighbor? To seek the good of all the people around you.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 "4Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
72. What is the first commandment? The first commandment is, "You shall have no other gods before me."
Exod 20:1-3 (KJV) And God spake all these words, saying, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
73 What does the first commandment teach us? To worship God alone.
Matt 4:10 (NKJV) "Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’”
74. What is the second commandment? The second commandment is, "You shall not make for yourself an idol"
Exod 20:4-6 KJV 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5 thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6 and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
75. What does the second commandment teach us? To worship God properly and to avoid idolatry.
Romans 12:1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.
76. What is the third commandment? The third commandment is,  "You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain."
Exodus 20:7  KJV "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
77. What does the third commandment teach us? To reverence God's name, word and works.
Psalm 130:3-4 "3 If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? 4 But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared."
78. What is the fourth commandment? Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy.
Exodus 20:8-11 KJV "8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11 for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it."
79. What does the Sabbath teach us? It teaches us to cease from works righteousness and to rest in Christ for salvation.
Hebrews 4:9-10 "9 So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, 10 for whoever has entered God's rest has also rested from his works as God did from his."
80. Is the Sabbath command to rest binding upon New Covenant believers? No, diets and days were fulfilled in Christ.
Colossians 2:16-17 16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. 17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.
81. Should Christians divide over different understandings of the fourth commandment? No, some are weaker in knowledge and others stronger, but all are family.
Romans 14:5 One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.

82. Is there not a time for New Covenant Christians to gather? Yes, believers are commanded to gather for edification and evangelism for God's exaltation.
Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV 1984) 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. 25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
83.  What is the fifth commandment? The fifth commandment is, "Honour your father and your mother."
Exod 20:12 (AKJV) Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

84. What does the fifth commandment teach us? To respect and obey our parents and elders.
Ephesians 6:1  Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
85. What is the sixth commandment? A. The sixth commandment is, "You shall not murder."
Exodus 20:13 (AKJV) Thou shalt not kill.

86. What does the sixth commandment teach us? To protect life from the womb to the tomb.
13 Psalm 139:13b-14a "...you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made..."

87. What is the seventh commandment? The seventh commandment is, "You shall not commit adultery."
Exodus 20:14 14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.

88. What does the seventh commandment teach us? To be pure in heart, speech and conduct.
1 Corinthians 6:18-20 18 Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
    

89. What is the eighth commandment? The eighth commandment is "You shall not steal."
Exodus 20:15 "Thou shalt not steal."

90. What does the eight commandment teach us? To be honest and work hard.
Ephesians 4:28 (NASB) 28 He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need.

91 What is the ninth commandment? The ninth commandment is, "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour."
Exodus 20:16  (AKJV) 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

92. What does the ninth commandment teach us? You must tell the truth because God is a God of truth.
Numbers 23:19 19 God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?
93. What is the tenth commandment? The tenth commandment is, "You shall not covet..."
Exodus 20:17 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

94. What does the tenth commandment teach us? To not be greedy and to be content.
Philippians 4:12-13 12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
95. Can you or any man keep these ten commandments perfectly? No mere man ever did or can keep the ten commandments.
Ecclesiastes 7:20 (NIV 1984) There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins.

96. Of what use are the ten commandments to us? They teach us our duty and show us our need for a Savior.
Romans 3:20 20 For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

97. What does every sin deserve? The lake of fire.
Romans 3:23; 6:23 "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God...6:23 For the wages of sin is death but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
98. Who will escape the lake of fire? Only those who repent of sin and believe in Jesus.
100. What is it to believe or have faith in Christ? To trust in Christ alone for salvation from the Lake of Fire.
Ephesians 2:8 (NIV) "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God."   
101. How many ordinances are there? Two
Matthew 28:19 (NIV 1984) 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
102. What are they? Baptism and the Lord's Supper
Matthew 28:19 (NIV 1984) 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
1 Corinthians 11:23-26  (NKJV)23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.”
103. Who appointed these ordinance? The Lord Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28:19 (NIV 1984) 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (NKJV) 23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me. 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.”
104. Why did Christ appoint these ordinances? To distinguish His disciples from the world and to comfort and strengthen them.
Matthew 28:19 (NIV 1984) 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (NKJV) 23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me. 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.”
105. What is the mode of Baptism? Dipping in water.
John 3:23 23 John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because water was plentiful there, and people were coming and being baptized
106. What does baptism represent? Union with Jesus in His death and resurrection
Romans 6:3-4 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we have been buried with Him by baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
107. In whose name are we baptized? In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19 (NIV 1984) 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
108 Who are to be baptized? Only new covenant believers.
Jeremiah 32:40 40 I will make with them an everlasting covenant, that I will not turn away from doing good to them. And I will put the fear of me in their hearts, that they may not turn from me.
109. To what does baptism bind you? Counting the cost to be a true follower of Christ.
Acts 2:38 (NIV 1984) 38 ...“Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

110. What is the Lord's Supper? The eating of the bread and the drinking of the cup in remembrance of the sufferings and death of Christ.
111. What does the bread represent? The body of Christ, broken for our sins.
1 Corinthians 10:16-17 The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? 17 Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.
112. What does the cup represent? The blood of Christ, shed for our salvation.
1 Corinthians 10:16-17 The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? 17 Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.

113. Who should partake of the Lord's Supper? Only those who repent of their sins, believe in Christ for salvation.
1 Corinthians 11:28-29 28 Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself.
114. What is prayer? Prayer is talking to God
Philippians 4:6 (NIV84) 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

115 Who gives us access to God in prayer? Christ alone gives us access to the Father in prayer. 



116. When should you pray? Its good pray at specific times but you should and get to pray always.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV1984) 16 Be joyful always; 17 pray continually; 18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.


117. What has Christ given us to teach us how to pray? The Lord's Prayer or better The Disciples' Prayer.
Matthew 6:9-13 (NKJV) ...Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one.

118. How many petitions are there in the Disciples Prayer? Six.
Matthew 6:9-13 (NKJV) ...Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one.
119. What is the first petition? Hallowed be Your name.


120. What do we pray for in the first petition? That God's name may be honored by us and all men.
Psalm 67:1–2, 7 (NKJV) 1 God be merciful to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us, Selah 2 That Your way may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations... 7 God shall bless us, And all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.
121. What is the second petition? Your kingdom come.
Matt 6:10a Your kingdom come.
122. What do we pray for in the second petition? That the gospel may be preached to all and believed and obeyed by us and all.
2 Thessalonians 3:1 Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you,
123. What is the third petition? Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Matt 6:10b Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
124. What do we pray for in the third petition? That men on earth may serve God as the angels do in heaven.
Psalm 103:20–21 (NIV84) 20 Praise the Lord, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word. 21 Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.
125. What is the fourth petition? Give us this day our daily bread.
Matthew 6:11 "Give us this day our daily bread."
126. What do we pray for in the fourth petition? That God would give us everything our bodies and souls need.

Or Spotify.

127. What is the fifth petition? And forgive us our debts as also we have forgiven our debtors. Matt 6:12

128. What do we pray for in the fifth petition? That God would pardon our sins for Christ's sake, and enable us to forgive those who have harmed us.



129. What is the sixth petition? Mt 6:13 "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

130. What do we pray for in the sixth petition? That God would keep us from sin.
Psalm 119:36–37 36 Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain! 37 Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.

131. What should our attitude be while praying? We should pray earnestly and expectantly.


132. What should we believe about God as we pray? We should believe that He is good and able to answer for our good and His glory.



Seasonal Verse:

Luke 2:8-14 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their
locks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news joy that will be for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Christ, the Lord.
12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest,
    and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”