During 2016 our church will be learning through the New City Catechism. This is a joint adult and children's catechism consisting of 52 questions and answers adapted by Timothy Keller and Sam Shammas from the Reformation catechisms. The New City Catechism is available online at www.newcitycatechism.com Also there is an app for iPads, or you can download the catechism as a PDF.
Each week the New City Catechism has a question & answer, a verse or verses from the Bible which are connected to the question, a brief commentary to explain and give background to the answer, a short video, and a short prayer. As a staff, we want to encourage you to make use of this fantastic resource as individuals and families as you grow in your knowledge of God and relationship with God.
Questions & Answers
[January 31] Question 5: What else did God create? [Additional Resources]
God created all things by his powerful Word, and all his creation was very good; everything flourished under his loving rule. [Genesis 1:31]
[January 24] Question 4: How and why did God create us? [Additional Resources]
God created us male and female in his own image to know him, love him, live with him, and glorify him. And it is right that we who were created by God should live to his glory. [Genesis 1:27]
[January 17] Question 3: How many persons are there in God? [Additional Resources]
There are three persons in the one true and living God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are the same in substance, equal in power and glory. [2 Corinthians 13:14]
[January 10] Questions 2: What is God? [Additional Resources]
God is the creator and sustainer of everyone and everything. He is eternal, infinite, and unchangeable in his power and perfection, goodness and glory, wisdom, justice, and truth. Nothing happens except through him and by his will. [Psalm 86:8–10 and 15]
[January 3] Question 1: What is our only hope in life and death?[Additional Resources]
That we are not our own but belong, body and soul, both in life and death, to God and to our Savior Jesus Christ. [Romans 14:7–8]