New City Catechism

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NCC Q#27 – Real Grace

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        Real Grace Intro –        -Palagianism (Grace is helpful but not required)      -Semi-Palagianism (Man must in his Fallen State        respond to God’s Grace)      -Augustianism (Man won’t in His fallen state respond        to God’s Grace, Grace is given based on God’s        pleasure)   Particular Grace […]

NCC Q# 26 – A Real Hope

I. A Real hope for Creation II. A Real hope for God’s People III. A Real hope for History          Q 26 What else does Christ’s death                redeem?        Christ’s death is the beginning of the        redemption and renewal of every part        of fallen creation, as he powerfully        directs all […]

The Divine Exchange – Our Sin for His righteousness

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The Divine Exchange – Our Sin for His righteousness  I. Christ fully paid for the sins of His people His People Paid in full, we are not stuck with the balance Our sins will not be held against us  II. Christ’s righteousness is imputed to His People                    Q 25 Does Christ’s death mean all our          sins […]

Why did Christ die?

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  He dies willingly as an atoning Substitute Freeing his people from the power of sin Freeing his people from the penalty of sin  He dies willingly FOR us So we need not fear Hell So we can know forgiveness So we can be declares righteous So we gain everlasting life.   NCC Q 24: Why was it […]

The God-Man who Redeems

   I. The God who becomes flesh A Child born A Son Given II. The God-man’s Name Wonderful Counselor Mighty God           A. A God who Protects           B. A God who Provides       3. Everlasting Father       4. Prince of Peace     […]

Our Great Redeemer NCC Q 20

   Our Great Redeemer Foretold A prophet like unto Moses Acts 7:35 The Redeemer that all the Scriptures point to. Luke 1:68, 24:21 Our Great Redeemer Manifest Who came to Proclaim Freedom Luke 4:16-19 Who Freed the oppressed Who Brought about a greater Exodus Who Brought the LORD’s people to Into his presence.     […]

Will God really judge Us?

Understanding the Character of God Understanding Disobedience and Idolatry Understanding the Nature of Sin Understanding God’s Judgment       Q 18 Will God allow our disobedience and idolatry to go unpunished? No, every sin is against the sovereignty, holiness, and goodness of God, and against his righteous law, and God is righteously angry with […]

Idolatry

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NCC Q 17 What is idolatry? Idolatry is trusting in created things rather than the Creator for our hope and happiness, significance and security. Intro – Understanding the concept of idolatry in Biblical times. I. The Nature of Idolatry A.Idolatry goes beyond bowing down. B. Idolatry is practiced in the heart. C. It takes place when […]

Sin – Myth or Reality?

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I. The Nature of Sin Rejecting or Ignoring God Rebelling against God a. Living without reference to God b. Not being or doing God requires II. The Effects of Sin Death Disintegration of all creation III. The Fight against Sin By Faith in Christ Through the Power of the Spirit On Three Fronts a. The […]

The Purpose of the Law

I.The Law helps us see God It shows us God’s nature It shows us God’s will. II. The Law helps us see Ourselves It shows us our sinful nature It shows us our disobedient hearts  III. The Law helps us see our need for Jesus Who never broke the Law Who always did what the Law […]