2017-02-22 Public School Catechism Quiz #184-196
1. Write the 2nd Article up to “…is my Lord.”
I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit; born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He will come to judge the living and the dead.
What does this mean?
I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the Virgin Mary, is my Lord.
He has redeemed me, a lost and condemned creature, purchased and won me from all sins, from death and from the power of the devil, not with gold or silver, but with His holy, precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death.
All this He did that I should be His own, and live under Him in His kingdom, and serve Him in everlasting righteousness, innocence and blessedness, just as He has risen from death and lives and rules eternally.
This is most certainly true.
2. Why are we all lost and condemned creatures by nature?
Romans 3:22–23 This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
By nature we are all slaves of sin, death, and the devil.
3. Why do we call Christ’s blood precious?
Psalm 49:7–8 No man can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for him—the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough—
It paid the ransom price for us that all the world’s god and silver could never have paid.
4. In what sense did Christ’s redemption free me from the slavery of sin?
John 8:34,36 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin… So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
He freed me from the punishment that I deserve for my all my sins.
5. In what sense did Christ’s death free me from the slavery of death?
John 11:25–26 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
He freed me from the punishment of eternal death in hell. (Christians don’t die; we just move.)
6. How did Christ humble himself?
Philippians 2:6–8 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross!
Christ humbled himself by the lowly manner of his conception; his lowly birth and life; his suffering under Pontius Pilate; his crucifixion, death, and burial.
7. Eighth Grade – Write the First Part of the Keys.
First: What is the Use of the Keys?
The use of the keys is that special power and right which Christ gave to His church on earth, to forgive the sins of penitent sinners, but to refuse forgiveness to the impenitent as long as they do not repent.
Where is this written?
The holy Evangelist John writes in chapter 20, “Jesus breathed on his disciples and said, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.’”
8. Were you in church this last Sunday? If so, where? If not, why not? Did you attend Footsteps or a Bible class?