Chapter 19—Rich in Mercy

Key passage And you were dead in your trespasses and sins in which you previously lived according to the ways of this world, according to the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit now working in the disobedient. We too all previously lived among them in our fleshly desires, carrying out the inclinations…

Chapter 18—Yearning Bowels

Key passage Nations, hear the word of the Lord,and tell it among the far off coasts and islands!Say, "The one who scattered Israel will gather him.He will watch over him as a shepherd guards his flock,for the Lord has ransomed Jacoband redeemed him from the power of one stronger than he."They will come and shout…

Question 48

What is the church?God chooses and preserves for himself a community elected for eternal life and united by faith, who love, follow, learn from, and worship God together. God sends out this community to proclaim the gospel and prefigure Christ’s kingdom by the quality of their life together and their love for one another. Qu'est-ce…

Question 47

Does the Lord's Supper add anything to Christ's atoning work.No, Christ died once for all. The Lord's Supper is a covenant meal celebrating Christ's atoning work; as it is also a means of strengthening our faith as we look to him, and a foretaste of the future feast. But those who take part with unrepentant…

Chapter 17—His Ways Are Not Our Ways

Key passage "Come, everyone who is thirsty,come to the water;and you without silver,come, buy, and eat!Come, buy wine and milkwithout silver and without cost!Why do you spend silver on what is not food?and your wages on what does not satisfy?Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good,and you will enjoy the choicest of foods.Pay…

Question 46

What is the Lord's Supper?Christ commanded all Christians to eat bread and to drink from the cup in thankful remembrance of him and his death. The Lord’s Supper is a celebration of the presence of God in our midst; bringing us into communion with God and with one another; feeding and nourishing our souls. It…

Question 45

Is baptism with water the washing away of sin itself?No, only the blood of Christ and the renewal of the Holy Spirit can cleanse us from sin. Le baptême d'eau purifie-t-il par lui-même du péché ?Non, seul le sang de Christ et l'action régénératrice du Saint-Esprit peuvent nous purifier du péché. John answered them all,…

Question 44

What is baptism?Baptism is the washing with water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; it signifies and seals our adoption into Christ, our cleansing from sin, and our commitment to belong to the Lord and to his church. Qu'est-ce que le baptême ?Être baptisé, c'est être lavé dans l'eau…