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Q52: What hope does everlasting life hold for us?

Oct 14, 2013 | New City Catechism

It reminds us that this present fallen world is not all there is; soon we will live with and enjoy God forever in the new city, in the new heaven and the new earth, where we will be fully and forever freed from all sin and will inhabit renewed, resurrection bodies in a renewed, restored creation.

 

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Q51: Of what advantage to us is Christ’s ascension?

Oct 07, 2013 | New City Catechism

Christ physically ascended on our behalf, just as he came down to earth physically on our account, and he is now advocating for us in the presence of his Father, preparing a place for us, and also sends us his Spirit.

 

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Q50: What does Christ’s resurrection mean for us?

Sep 30, 2013 | New City Catechism

Christ triumphed over sin and death by being physically resurrected, so that all who trust in him are raised to new life in this world and to everlasting life in the world to come. Just as we will one day be resurrected, so this world will one day be restored. But those who do not trust in Christ will be raised to everlasting death.

 

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Q49: Where is Christ now?

Sep 23, 2013 | New City Catechism

Christ rose bodily from the grave on the third day after his death and is seated at the right hand of the Father, ruling his kingdom and interceding for us, until he returns to judge and renew the whole world.

 

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Q48: What is the church?

Sep 13, 2013 | New City Catechism

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.

 

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Q47: Does the Lord’s Supper add anything to Christ’s atoning work?

Sep 06, 2013 | New City Catechism

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 hearts eat and drink judgment on themselves.

 

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Q46: What is the Lord’s Supper?

Sep 02, 2013 | New City Catechism

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 also anticipates the day when we will eat and drink with Christ in his Father’s kingdom.

 

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Q45: Is baptism with water the washing away of sin itself?

Aug 26, 2013 | New City Catechism

No, only the blood of Christ and the renewal of the Holy Spirit can cleanse us from sin.

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Q44: What is baptism?

Aug 19, 2013 | New City Catechism

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.

 

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Q43: What are the sacraments or ordinances?

Aug 12, 2013 | New City Catechism

The sacraments or ordinances given by God and instituted by Christ, namely baptism and the Lord’s Supper, are visible signs and seals that we are bound together as a community of faith by his death and resurrection. By our use of them the Holy Spirit more fully declares and seals the promises of the gospel to us.

 

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