Monday, February 16, 2015

Basic Christian Doctrine Catechism

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. 


Doctrine of Creation (Cosmology) 

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.





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Doctrine of the Bible (Bibliology)

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.

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7. What does the Bible teach us? The Bible teaches us about God, His commands, and His grace.



8. Who wrote the Bible? Holy men were taught by the Holy Spirit.


9. Is the Bible relevant to you today? Yes! The Bible is the enduring Word from God that speaks today.





18. Does God need us? No, God doesn't need us or anything, but we can glorify Him. 


Acts 17:24–25 (NIV84): 24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. 


19. Does God change? No, God is unchanging in His perfections, plans, and promises yet pervasively involved with creation.


James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.


20. Is God just like us? No, God is holy. He is distinct and devoted to Himself, yet he draws near to us.


Isaiah 6:1–3 (ESV):  In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one called to another and said: 

  “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; 

  the whole earth is full of his glory!” 


21. Does God have a birthday? No, God doesn't have a birthday. He has no beginning and no end.


Psalm 102:25–27  25 Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, 

and the heavens are the work of your hands. 26  They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away,  27  but you are the same, and your years have no end.


22. Is God merely nice? No, God's anger intensely hates all sin. 

John 3:36  Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him. 


23. Is God only angry? No, God is happy about Himself and all that reflects His character. 


1 Timothy 6:15–16 “...the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.


24. What is God’s love? God’s love means that God eternally gives of Himself to others.


1 John 4:16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 



Doctrine of Man and Sin (Anthropology and Hamartiology)

25. 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.
26. Of what were our first parents made? God made Adam from the ground and Eve from the side 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."
27. 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. 
28. 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)
29. What did God command Adam to do? To obey Him perfectly.
30. What did God promise Adam? Life, if he obeyed.

31. What did God threaten Adam? Death, if he disobeyed. 
Genesis 3:23–24 (ESV): therefore the Lord God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken. 24 He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life. 

32. 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)
33.. What is sin? Sin is any lack of conformity unto or transgression of the law of God.
34. What is meant by lack of conformity? Not being or doing what God requires.
35. What is meant by transgression? Doing what God forbids.
38. What happened to our first parents when they had sinned? Instead of being holy and happy, they became sinful and sad.


40. 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.

41. 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. 

Doctrine of Christ (Christology)

42. 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 (ESV): The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. 

43. Who is the Redeemer of God's elect? The only Redeemer of God's elect is the Lord Jesus Christ. 


45. 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

46.  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 qsame 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.

47. How did the Son of God become a man? He was born of the Virgin Mary.

48. 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.

49. What offices has Christ? Christ has the offices of prophet, priest and king.

50. 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.
*John 1:1 is the same as ESV. Although the passage is taken from the Douay–Rheims, which is a translation of the Latin Vulgate. 

51. How is Christ a priest? He died for us and pleads for us. 

52. 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.

53. Why do you need Christ as a prophet? Because I am ignorant.

54. 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;

55. Why do you need Christ as a king? Because I am weak and helpless.
56.. What kind of a life did Christ live on earth? A life of poverty and suffering.

Isaiah 53:1-6 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?
For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

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57. What kind of death did Christ die? The painful and shameful death on the cross.
58. Did Christ remain in the grave after His crucifixion? No. He rose from the dead on third day.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4 "Christ died for our sins...4 he was buried...he was raised on the third day..."

59. Where is Christ now? In heaven, at the right hand of God the Father.

60. 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.

Doctrine of Salvation (Soteriology)

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.

Doctrine of Last Things (Eschatology) 

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.”


Doctrine of the Law 

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."


Doctrine of Conversion 

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."   


Doctrine of the Church (Ecclesiology)

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.


Doctrine of Prayer


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.

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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.”

Matthew 1:18-24 18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.