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Q42: How is the Word of God to be read and heard?

Aug 05, 2013 | New City Catechism

With diligence, preparation, and prayer; so that we may accept it with faith, store it in our hearts, and practice it in our lives.

 

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Q41: What is the Lord’s Prayer?

Jul 29, 2013 | New City Catechism

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, 
your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

 

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Q40: What should we pray?

Jul 22, 2013 | New City Catechism

The whole Word of God directs and inspires us in what we should pray, including the prayer Jesus himself taught us.

 

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Q39: With what attitude should we pray?

Jul 15, 2013 | New City Catechism

With love, perseverance, and gratefulness; in humble submission to God’s will, knowing that, for the sake of Christ, he always hears our prayers.

 

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Q38: What is prayer?

Jul 08, 2013 | New City Catechism

Prayer is pouring out our hearts to God in praise, petition, confession of sin, and thanksgiving.

 

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Q37: How does the Holy Spirit help us?

Jul 01, 2013 | New City Catechism

The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, comforts us, guides us, gives us spiritual gifts and the desire to obey God; and he enables us to pray and to understand God’s Word.

 

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Q36: What do we believe about the Holy Spirit?

Jun 24, 2013 | Collin Hansen

That he is God, coeternal with the Father and the Son, and that God grants him irrevocably to all who believe.

 

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Q35: Since we are redeemed by grace alone, through faith alone, where does this faith come from?

Jun 17, 2013 | New City Catechism

All the gifts we receive from Christ we receive through the Holy Spirit, including faith itself.

 

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Q34: Since we are redeemed by grace alone, through Christ alone, must we still do good works and obey God’s Word?

Jun 10, 2013 | New City Catechism

Yes, because Christ, having redeemed us by his blood, also renews us by his Spirit; so that our lives may show love and gratitude to God; so that we may be assured of our faith by the fruits; and so that by our godly behavior others may be won to Christ.

 

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Q33: Should those who have faith in Christ seek their salvation through their own works, or anywhere else?

Jun 03, 2013 | New City Catechism

No, they should not, as everything necessary to salvation is found in Christ. To seek salvation through good works is a denial that Christ is the only Redeemer and Savior.

 

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