Adult Sunday School is working through the New City Catechism.
Today many churches and Christian organizations publish “statements of faith” that outline their beliefs. But in the past it was expected that documents of this nature would be so biblically rich and carefully crafted that they would be memorized and used for Christian growth and training. They were written in the form of questions and answers, and were called catechisms (from the Greek katechein, which means “to teach orally or to instruct by word of mouth”). The Heidelberg Catechism of 1563 and Westminster Shorter and Larger catechisms of 1648 are among the best known, and they serve as the doctrinal standards of many churches in the world today.
Part 1: God, Creation & Fall, Law
Question 1 Notes What is our only hope in life and death?
Question 2 Notes What is God?
Question 3 Notes How many persons are there in God?
Question 4 Notes How and why did God create us?
Question 7 Notes What does the Law of God require?
Question 8 Notes What is the Law of God stated in the 10 Commandments?
Question 9a Notes What does God require in the 1st Commandment?
Question 9b Notes What does God require in the 2nd Commandment?
Question 9c Notes What does God require in the 3rd Commandment?
Question 10a Notes What does God require in the 4th Commandment?
Question 10b Notes What does God require in the 5th Commandment?
Question 11a Notes What does Gods require in teh 6th Commandment?
Question 11b Notes What does God require in the 7th Commandment?
Question 11c Notes What does God require in the 8th Commandment?
Question 12a Notes What does God require in the 9th Commandment?
Question 13 Notes Can anyone keep the law of God perfectly?
Question 14 Notes Did God create us unable to keep His law?
Question 15 Notes Since no one can keep the law, what is it's purpose?
Question 16 Notes What is sin?
Question 17 Notes What is idolatry?
Question 18 Notes Will God allow our disobedience and idolatry to go unpunished?
Question 19 Notes Is there any way to escape punishment and be brought back into God's favor?
Part 2: Christ, Redemption, Grace
Question 20 Notes Who is the Redeemer?