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Simple Truths contains 144 Questions and Answers to help you learn the most important truths about knowing God and following Jesus. This guide is written with readers of English as a Second Language in mind. It is constructed in a way that makes translation into other languages more simple.

IMPORTANT TRUTHS TO A NEW GENERATION

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Each question is numbered. Each question is immediately followed by an answer. Each answer is followed by selections from the Bible. Here is an example:

1

Q. Who made you?
A. God made me.
    Genesis 1:26-27

Each Bible selection includes the title of the book (for example:  Genesis). The book name is followed by the chapter where the selection is found (for example: chapter 2). This is followed by the verse or verses where the selection is found (for example: verse 3).  So, Genesis chapter two and verse three would look like this:

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PART ONE

GOD AND MAN

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PART TWO

SIN* AND LAW*

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PART THREE

CHRIST AND SALVATION*

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PART FOUR

SPIRIT AND CHURCH

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PART FIVE

PRAYER AND HOPE

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PART ONE
GOD AND MAN
1

Q. Who made you?
A. God made me.
    Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:7; Acts 17:26

2

Q. What else did God make?
A. God made all things.
    Genesis 1:31; Psalm 33:6-9; Colossians 1:16-17

3

Q. Why did God make you and all things?
A. God made me and all things for His own glory*.
    Psalm 19:1; Isaiah 43:7; 1 Corinthians 10:31

4

Q. How can you give glory* to God?
A. I give glory* to God when I love Him and trust Him. And when I do what He tells me to do.
    Matthew 5:16; John 14:21; 1 John 5:3

5

Q. Why should you give glory to God?
A. Because he made me and takes care of me.
    Psalm 145:9; 1 Peter 5:7; Revelation 4:11

6

Q. How many gods are there?
A. There is only one God.
    Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5; Jeremiah 10:10

7

Q. In how many persons does this one God exist?
A. God exists in three persons.
    Matthew 3:16-17; John 5:23; John 10:30; John 15:26

8

Q. Who are they?
A. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit*.
    Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2

9

Q. What is God?
A. God is spirit*. He does not have a body like men.
    John 4:24; 2 Corinthians 3:17; 1 Timothy 1:17

10

Q. Did God have a beginning?
A. No, God has always been and God will always be.
    Exodus 3:14; Psalm 90:2; Isaiah 40:28

11

Q. Does God change?
A. No, God is always the same.
    Psalm 102:26-27; Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8

12

Q. Where is God?
A. God is everywhere.
    Psalm 139:7-12; Jeremiah 23:23-24; Acts 17:27-28 

13

Q. Can you see God?
A. No, I cannot see God, but He always sees me.
    Psalm 33:13-15; Proverbs 5:21; John 1:18; 1 Timothy 1:17

14

Q. Does God know all things?
A. Yes, God knows all things.  I cannot hide
anything from God.
    1 Samuel 2:3; Proverbs 15:3; Hebrews 4:13

15

Q. Can God do all things?
A. Yes, God can do every holy* thing that he desires.
    Isaiah 46:9-10; Daniel 4:34-35; Ephesians 1:11

16

Q. Where do I learn how to know, to trust, to love and to obey God?
A. God has shown me how to know, to trust, to love and to obey him in his word, the Bible.
    Psalm 119:104-105; John 20:30-31; 2 Timothy 3:15

17

Q. What does the Bible teach you?
A. The Bible teaches me the truth about God and his plan to rescue the world through Jesus Christ. And it teaches me the truth about myself.
    Psalm 119:159-160; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:14-17

18

Q. Who wrote the Bible?
A. Men who were guided and taught by the Holy Spirit*.
    2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Peter 3:15-16

19

Q. Who were our first parents?
A. Adam and Eve.
    Genesis 3:20; Genesis 5:1-2

20

Q. How did God make our first parents?
A. God made the body of Adam out of the dust from the ground. God made Eve from the body of Adam.
    Genesis 2:7; Genesis 2:21-23; Genesis 3:19; Psalm 103:14

21

Q. How were Adam and Eve different from everything else that God had made?
A. God made Adam and Eve in his own image.
    Genesis 1:26-27

22

Q. How can we see God’s image in Adam and Eve?
A. God gave them rule over his creation. They could understand what is true. They could love what is right. They could enjoy what is beautiful. They could do what pleases God. They could talk with God and each other.
    Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:7-9; Psalm 147:10-11;
    Philippians 4:8

23

Q. What did God give Adam and Eve other than bodies?
A. God gave them souls* that will never die.
    Genesis 2:7; Deuteronomy 6:5; Ecclesiastes 12:7;
    Matthew 16:26

24

Q. Do you have a soul* as well as a body?
A. Yes, I have a soul* that will never die.
    Zechariah 12:1; Acts 7:59; 2 Corinthians 5:8

25

Q. What were Adam and Eve like when God made them?
A. God made them holy* and happy. They lived with God in the garden he made for them.
    Genesis 1:26-28; Genesis 2:15-17; Genesis 2:25;
    Psalm 8:4-8

26

Q. What did God require of Adam and Eve?
A. God required them to trust him and obey
him completely.
    Genesis 2:15-17; Psalm 8:4-8

PART TWO
SIN* AND LAW*
27

Q. Did Adam and Eve obey God and remain holy*
and happy?
A. No, they did not obey. They chose to sin against God.
    Genesis 3:6-8

28

Q. What is sin*?
A. Sin is when we do not do what God tell us to do. And when we do what God forbids.
    Romans 1:32; James 2:10-11; James 4:17; 1 John 3:4

29

Q. What does every sin* deserve?
A. Every sin* deserves the anger and punishment of God.
    Deuteronomy 27:26; Romans 1:18; Romans 6:23;
    Ephesians 5:6

30

Q. What was the sin* of our first parents?
A. They ate the fruit that God told them not to eat.
    Genesis 2:16-17; Genesis 3:6

31

Q. Who tempted them to sin*?
A. The Devil* tempted Eve and she gave the fruit to Adam.
    Genesis 3:1-5; John 8:44; 2 Corinthians 11:3;
    Revelation 12:9

32

Q. What happened to the world when our first
parents sinned?
A. God spoke a curse upon the ground. And death came into the world, just as God had warned* them.
    Genesis 2:15-17; Genesis 3:16-17

33

Q. What happened to our first parents when
they sinned?
A. God cast Adam and Eve out of the garden. They were no longer holy* and happy. Instead, they were sinful* – guilty, ashamed and afraid.
    Genesis 3:8-13; 16-19; 23

34

Q. Because Adam sinned, what happened to
everyone who lived after him?
A. Every person who was born after Adam and
Eve was born sinful*.
    Psalm 51:5; Romans 5:18-19; 1 Corinthians 15:21-22

35

Q. Did God leave the world under a curse?
Did he leave people in their sin?

A. No, God chose to rescue them. God
promised to send a Saviour*.
    Matthew 1:21; John 3:16-17; 1 John 4:14

36

Q. What is a covenant*?
A. A covenant is a serious promise between
two or more persons.

37

Q. What covenants did God make with the people
of Israel*?
A. God promised to make Abraham’s family into a great nation. He promised to bless all the nations through Abraham. God gave Moses the law. He promised to be with Moses and to bless Israel if they obeyed him and followed the laws he gave them. God promised David that one of his sons would become a great king and rule forever. God promised that one day he would make a new covenant. He promised to forgive people’s sins and to change people’s hearts.
    Genesis 12:1-3; Genesis 15; Exodus 24:3-7;
    2 Samuel 7:16; Jeremiah 31:31-34

38

Q. What are the ten commands?
A. The ten commands are the words that God gave Moses for the people of Israel*. God himself wrote the ten commands on two stone tablets.
    Exodus 31:18; Deuteronomy 9:10

39

Q. What are those commands?

A. 1. Do not put any other gods ahead of me.
2. Do not make for yourself an idol* nor worship* it.
3. Do not use the name of the Lord* your God in a wrong way.
4. Remember to keep the Sabbath* day holy.
5. Give honour* to your father and mother.
6. Do not murder anyone.
7. Do not commit adultery*.
8. Do not steal.
9. Do not tell lies against your neighbour.
10. Do not desire anything that belongs to your neighbour.
    Exodus 20:1-17

40

Q. What is the first command?
A. The first command is: Do not put any other
gods ahead of me.
    Exodus 20:3; Isaiah 45:5-6

41

Q. What does the first command teach?
A. The first command teaches us to worship* God only.
    Psalm 44:20-21; Matthew 4:10; Revelation 22:8-9

42

Q. What is the second command?
A. The second command is: Do not make for yourself an idol* nor worship* it.
    Exodus 20:4-6; Deuteronomy 5:8-10

43

Q. What does the second command teach?
A. The second command teaches me not to worship idols* or images.
    Isaiah 44:10-11; Isaiah 46:5-9; Acts 17:29

44

Q. What is the third command?
A. The third command is: Do not use the name of the Lord* your God in a wrong way.
    Exodus 20:7; Deuteronomy 5:11

45

Q. What does the third command teach?
A. The third command teaches us that we should not use God’s name in a way that does not honour* him.
    Isaiah 8:13; Psalm 138:2; Revelation 15:3-4

46

Q. What is the fourth command?
A. The fourth command is: Remember to keep
the Sabbath* day holy.
    Exodus 20:8-11; Deuteronomy 5:12-15

47

Q. What does the fourth command teach?
A. The fourth command teaches us to honour* God in our rest, in our work and in our worship.
    Exodus 16:23; Isaiah 58:13-14

48

Q. What is the fifth command?
A. The fifth command is: Give honour* to your
father and your mother.
    Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16

49

Q. What does the fifth command teach?
A. The fifth command teaches us to love and
to obey our parents.
    Proverbs 1:8; Ephesians 6:1-3; Colossians 3:20

50

Q. What is the sixth command?
A. The sixth command is: Do not murder anyone.
    Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:17

51

Q. What does the sixth command teach?
A. The sixth command teaches us not to hate other people or take away someone’s life.
    Genesis 9:6; Matthew 5:21-22; 1 John 3:15

52

Q. What is the seventh command?
A. The seventh command is: Do not commit adultery*.
    Exodus 20:14; Deuteronomy 5:18

53

Q. What does the seventh command teach?
A. The seventh command teaches us that we must not have sex with someone who is not our husband or wife.
    Matthew 5:27-28; Ephesians 5:3-4

54

Q. What is the eighth command?
A. The eighth command is: Do not steal.
    Exodus 20:15; Deuteronomy 5:19

55

Q. What does the eighth command teach?
A. The eighth command teaches us that we must not take things that belong to other people.
    Exodus 23:4; Proverbs 21:6-7; Ephesians 4:28

56

Q. What is the ninth command?
A. The ninth command is: Do not tell lies
against your neighbour.
    Exodus 20:16; Deuteronomy 5:20

57

Q. What does the ninth command teach?
A. The ninth command teaches us to be honest
and to tell the truth.
    Psalm 15:1-3; Proverbs 12:17; 1 Corinthians 13:6

58

Q. What is the tenth command?
A. The tenth command is: Do not desire anything that belongs to your neighbour.
    Exodus 20:17; Deuteronomy 5:21

59

Q. What does the tenth command teach?
A. The tenth command teaches us to be content*
with what we have.
    Philippians 4:11; 1 Timothy 6:6; Hebrews 13:5

60

Q. Did the Jewish people obey the laws that
God gave to Moses?
A. No. They broke God’s law and God punished them,
as he had warned them.
    Deuteronomy 9:12; Ezekiel 39:23

61

Q. Can any person keep God’s commands in every way?
A. Adam disobeyed God. Since that time, no mere man has been able to keep God’s commands in every way.
    Ecclesiastes 7:20; Romans 3:23; James 2:10

62

Q. What do the ten commands show us?
A. The ten commands teach us that God is holy and good. They teach us how to show love for God and for our neighbor. They show us that we are sinful* and do not obey God. They show us that we need a Saviour*.
    Ecclesiastes 12:13; 1 Timothy 1:8-9;
    Romans 3:20; 5:13; 7:7-11; Galatians 3:19-24

PART THREE
CHRIST AND SALVATION*
63

Q. Who is the Saviour*?
A. The only Saviour* of sinners* is the Lord* Jesus Christ.
    Luke 2:11; Acts 4:11-12; 1 Timothy 1:15

64

Q. Who is Jesus Christ?
A. Jesus Christ is the eternal* Son of God.
    John 1:1,14,18; John 3:16,18; Galatians 4:4;
    Colossians 1:15-18; Hebrews 1:1-3; 1 John 5:20

65

Q. Why did God send his Son into the world?
A. God sent his Son into the world because he loved us. He sent his Son because he is a God of mercy and grace*.
    Psalm 103:8-11; John 3:16-17; Romans 5:7-8;
    Ephesians 2:4-5; 1 John 4:9-10

66

Q. Was Jesus Christ both God and man?
A. Yes, Jesus was fully God and he was fully man.
    John 1:1-3,14; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 2:9;
    Hebrews 2:14-18

67

Q. What work did Jesus the Saviour* do?
A. He obeyed God in every way and he took the punishment for sinful* people.
    Romans 8:3-4; Philippians 2:7-8; Hebrews 4:15;
    Hebrews 9:14-15

68

Q. Why did Jesus die?
A. Jesus put away God’s anger by dying in the
place of sinful* people.
    Mark 10:45; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Galatians 3:13

69

Q. How could the eternal* Son of God suffer
in the place of sinful* people?
A. Jesus, the Son of God, became a man.
    John 1:14; Galatians 4:4,5; Colossians 2:9

70

Q. How did the Son of God become a man?
A. He was conceived* by the Holy Spirit and
born of the virgin* Mary.
    Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-21

71

Q. What kind of life did Jesus Christ live on earth?
A. A simple, honourable* and humble life.
    Matthew 8:20; Matthew 11:28-30; Luke 4:18-19;
    2 Corinthians 8:9; 2 Corinthians 10:1

72

Q. Did the Lord* Jesus Christ ever sin*?
A. No, he was holy and pure.
    John 8:29; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 7:26;
    1 Peter 2:21-23

73

Q. What kind of death did Jesus Christ die?
A. Christ died on a cross*.
    Luke 23:33; Galatians 3:13; Philippians 2:8

74

Q. Did Christ remain in the grave after he died?
A. No, Christ rose from death on the third day.
    Matthew 28:5-7; Luke 24:5-8; Romans 4:25;
    1 Corinthians 15:3,4

75

Q. Whom will God rescue from the result of their sin*?
A. God will rescue those who repent* of sin*. And who believe on the Lord* Jesus Christ.
    Mark 1:14,15; John 3:16-18; Acts 20:21

76

Q. What does it mean to repent*?
A. To repent* is to be sorry for my sin*. And to turn from my sin* because it offends God.
    Luke 19:8-10; 2 Corinthians 7:9-10; 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10

77

Q. What does it mean to believe or to have
faith* in Christ?
A. To have faith* in Christ is to believe in Jesus.
We trust* only in him to save* us.
    John 14:6; Acts 4:12; 1 Timothy 2:5; 1 John 5:11-12

78

Q. Can you repent* and believe in Christ by
your own power?
A. No, I must have the help of the Holy Spirit*.
    Jeremiah 13:23; John 3:5-6; John 6:44;
    1 Corinthians 2:14

79

Q. Where do people hear the truth about Christ?
A. In the Gospel*, the good news that offers a Saviour*
to all people.
    Mark 1:1; Acts 15:7; Romans 1:16-17

80

Q. What has Jesus our Saviour* become to us?
A. Jesus Christ has become our Prophet*, our Priest
and our King.
    Matthew 13:57; John 18:37; Hebrews 1:1-3;
    Hebrews 5:5-6; Revelation 1:5

81

Q. How is Jesus Christ a Prophet*?
A. Because He shows us who God is. And teaches us how to please Him.
    Deuteronomy 18:18; John 1:18; John 4:25-26;
    Acts 3:22; 1 John 5:20

82

Q. Why do we need Christ as a Prophet*?
A. Because we cannot know God without Him.
    Matthew 11:25-27; John 17:25-26; 1 Corinthians 2:14-16

83

Q. How is Jesus Christ a Priest?
A.  He died in our place and He speaks to God for us.
    Psalm 110:4; Hebrews 4:14-16; Hebrews 7:24-25;
    1 John 2:1-2

84

Q. Why do we need Christ as a Priest?
A. Because our sin has made us guilty and ashamed.
    Proverbs 20:9; Ecclesiastes 7:20; Isaiah 53:6;
    Romans 3:10-12; Romans 3:23; James 2:10

85

Q. How is Jesus Christ a King?
A.  He rules over us and He defends us.
    Psalm 2:6-9; Ephesians 1:19-23; Revelation 15:3-4

86

Q. Why do we need Christ as a King?
A. Because we are weak and afraid.
    2 Corinthians 12:9-10; Philippians 4:13; Colossians 1:11-13;
    Hebrews 13:5-6; 2 Timothy 1:12

87

Q. What blessings* do we receive when we believe in Jesus Christ?
A. God forgives* us and He declares us to be righteous*. God receives us into His family as His own dear children. God makes us holy* in heart* and in behaviour. God makes us perfect in body and soul* at the resurrection*.
    Romans 5:18; Galatians 4:4-6; Ephesians 1:5;
    Hebrews 10:10-14; 1 John 3:2

88

Q. Does God give me these blessings* because I have earned them by my good behaviour?
A. No, God gives me these blessings* because of His grace*. I do not deserve them and I cannot earn them.
    Isaiah 64:6; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7

89

Q. Will God ever remove His blessings* from
those who truly repent* and believe?

A. No, Jesus will never leave those who trust*
Him to save* them.
    John 10:27-30; Romans 8:38-39; Philippians 1:6;
    1 Peter 1:3-5 

90

Q. What is the grace* of God?
A. The grace* of God is His love and goodness to us when we do not deserve it.
    Exodus 34:6; Ephesians 1:7-8; 2 Corinthians 8:9

PART FOUR
SPIRIT AND CHURCH
91

Q. What does God desire for all who trust in
Jesus as Saviour?
A. He wants them to be holy in heart* and in
behaviour. He wants them to be like Jesus.
    Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 1:15; 2 Corinthians 7:1

92

Q. How does God make us holy* in heart*
and in behavior?
A. God gives us a new heart*. And He gives
us the Holy Spirit.
    Ezekiel 36:26; Romans 8:1-14; Galatians 5:22-26;
    Ephesians 1:13

93

Q. Who is the Holy Spirit*?
A. The Holy Spirit* is God. God the Father and God the Son sent the Holy Spirit*.
    Matthew 28:19; John 14:26, John 15:26;
    2 Corinthians 13:14

94

Q. What now has the Holy Spirit become to us?
A. The Holy Spirit is the Comforter, the Companion, and the Guide to all who trust in Jesus.
    John 16:7-8,12-15; Romans 8:14-16; 1 Corinthians 6:19;
    Ephesians 1:14

95

Q. How may I know the Holy Spirit is making me holy*?
A. I will grow to be more like my Saviour, Jesus Christ. I will see the fruit of the Spirit in my heart* and in my behavior.
    Colossians 1:9-12; Ephesians 3:16

96

Q. What is the fruit of the Spirit?
A. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness
and self-control.
    Galatians 5:22-23

97

Q. Will you always prosper* if you follow Jesus?
A. No. I may sometimes have troubles. I may sometimes suffer or be hated just as Jesus was.
    John 15:18-19; 2 Timothy 3:12; Romans 8:23-25;
    James 1:2-4; 1 Peter 4:12-13

98

Q. How does God help you in times of trouble?
A. He gives me the Spirit to comfort me. He gives me the church to care for me. He gives me His promise to work in all things for my good and for His glory.
    Romans 5:3-5; Romans 8:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:11;
    1 Peter 4:12-19; 1 Peter 5:10

99

Q. What is the universal Church*?
A. The universal Church* is made up of all of God’s redeemed* people. The Church* is the family of God the Father. It is the body of Christ the Son. It is the place where the Holy* Spirit* lives.
    1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 3:14-15; Ephesians 5:23;
    Colossians 1:24; Hebrews 2:11

100

Q. What is the local church*?
A. The local church* is a group of people that trust in Jesus Christ and obey His teachings. They worship God together. They hear and learn the scriptures together. They care for each other and are cared for. They pray and work together to see God’s kingdom* grow. They baptize believers and eat the Lord’s Supper.
    Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; Acts 8:36-39; Acts 14:23;
    Romans 6:1-5; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Titus 1:5

101

Q. Should you be a part of a local church?
A. Yes. The local church is the community that helps me grow and stay strong in my faith. It is where I learn to obey Jesus’ new command.
    Hebrews 10:24-25

102

Q. What is the new command that Jesus gave
to the church?

A. Jesus said, “Love each other. You must love
each other as I have loved you.”
    John 13:34

103

Q. How may we show this love for one another?
A. We show this love when we are kind to each other, pray for each other, and forgive each other. We show this love when we honour* each other, help each other, and encourage each other. We show this love when we speak the truth to each other and put each other’s needs before our own.
    Romans 12:10; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:9,13;
    1 Thessalonians 4:18; James 5:16

104

Q. What is Baptism*?
A. In baptism* a church* leader puts a person under water for a moment. Then the person is brought up out of the water. They do this in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit*.
    Matthew 3:6,16; Mark 1:5; Acts 8:12

105

Q. Who can be baptized*?
A. Baptism* is for everyone who repents* of their sins*. It is for all those who believe in Christ for salvation*.
    Acts 2:38,39; Acts 8:36-37; Acts 16:30-33

106

Q. What does baptism* mean?
A. Baptism* is a sign of the believer’s* unity with Christ when He died, was buried and was raised from the dead. It says that I am part of His church.
    Acts 16:30-33; Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 2:12

107

Q. How do Christians remind each other
about Jesus’ death for them?
A. We share in the Lord’s supper together.
    Mark 14:22-24; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

108

Q. What is the Lord’s* Supper?
A. At the Lord’s* Supper we eat bread and drink the cup. We do this to remember the death of Jesus Christ.
    Mark 14:22-24; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

109

Q. What does the bread mean?
A. The broken bread speaks about the broken body of Christ. He died once because of our sins*.
    Matthew 26:26; 1 Corinthians 11:24

110

Q. What does the cup mean?
A. The cup speaks about the blood of Christ. He
bled once for our salvation*.
    Matthew 26:27-28; 1 Corinthians 11:25

111

Q. Who should eat the Lord’s* Supper?
A. The Lord’s Supper is for everyone who repents* of their sins*. It is for all those who believe in Christ for salvation*.
    1 Corinthians 10:16,17; 1 Corinthians 11:18-29

112

Q. Who gave baptism* and the Lord’s*
Supper to the church*?
A. The Lord *Jesus Christ.
    Matthew 26:26-29; Matthew 28:18-20 

113

Q. Why did Jesus Christ give baptism* and the Lord’s* Supper to the church*?
A. Jesus Christ gave these to show that His people belong to Him. These acts remind us of what Jesus has done for us.
    Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:1-5;
    1 Corinthians 11:23-26

114

Q. What was Christ’s last command on earth to
His Church*?
A. “All authority in heaven* and on earth has been given to me. So go and make disciples* of all nations. Baptize* them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit*. Teach them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And you can be sure that I am always with you, to the very end.”
    Matthew 28:18-20

115

Q. What is the Lord’s* Day?
A. The Lord’s* Day is the first day of the week. The early Christians gathered to worship* on that day.
    Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 16:2; Revelation 1:10

116

Q. Why is it called the Lord’s* Day?
A. Because on that day Christ rose from the dead.
    Matthew 28:1-6; Luke 24:1-6; John 20:1

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Q. How may we best spend the Lord’s* day?
A. We best spend the Lord’s* Day when we gather with God’s people to worship* Him and encourage* each other in our faith.
    Psalm 27:4; Romans 12:9-13; Colossians 3:16 

PART FIVE
PRAYER AND HOPE
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Q. What is prayer?
A. Prayer is when we talk to God. We thank Him for His goodness. We confess our sin*. We ask for things that please Him.
    Matthew 6:6; Philippians 4:6; 1 John 5:14

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Q. In whose name should we pray?
A. We should pray in the name of Jesus.
    John 14:13-14; John 16:23

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Q. When and where should we pray?
A. We can pray to God anywhere, anytime.
    Matthew 6:6; Ephesians 6:18; Acts 21:5; Colossians 4:2

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Q. What did Jesus give us in order to teach us to pray?
A. Jesus gave us the Lord’s* Prayer.
    Matthew 6:9-15; Luke 11:2-4

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Q. What is the Lord’s* Prayer?
A. Our Father in heaven*, May we give honour* to your name. May your Kingdom* come. May what you want to happen be done, On earth as it is in heaven*. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive* us our sins*, Just as we also have forgiven* Those who sin* against us. Help us not to sin* when we are tempted. Protect us from the evil* one.
    Matthew 6:9-13

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Q. How many requests are in the Lord’s* Prayer?
A. There are six requests.

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Q. What is the first request?
A. “May we give honour* to your name.”
    Matthew 6:9; Luke 11:2

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Q. What do we pray for in the first request?
A. We pray that all people will praise God’s name.
    Psalm 8:1-2; Psalm 72:18-19; Psalm 113:1-3

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Q. What do we pray for in the second request?
A. We pray that all people in the world will hear and believe the good news. We pray that they will obey Jesus as Lord*.
    John 17:20-21; Acts 8:12; Acts 28:30-31; Revelation 11:15

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Q. What do we pray for in the second request?
A. We pray that all people in the world will hear and believe the good news. We pray that they will obey Jesus as Lord*.
    John 17:20-21; Acts 8:12; Acts 28:30-31; Revelation 11:15

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Q. What is the third request?
A. “May what you want to happen be done
on earth as it is in heaven*.”
    Matthew 6:10

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Q. What do we pray for in the third request?
A. We pray that people on earth will do as God desires in every way, just like the angels* do in heaven*.
    Psalm 103:19-22; Psalm 143:10

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Q. What is the fourth request?
A. “Give us today our daily bread.”
    Matthew 6:11; Luke 11:3

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Q. What do we pray for in the fourth request?
A. We pray that God will give us all things that we need for our bodies.
    Psalm 145:15-16; Proverbs 30:8-9; Matthew 6:31-33

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Q. What is the fifth request?
A. “Forgive* us our sins*, just as we also have forgiven* those who sin* against us.”
    Matthew 6:12; Luke 11:4

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Q. What do we pray for in the fifth request?
A. We pray that God will forgive*our sins*. And we pray that God will help us to forgive* those who have hurt us.
    Psalm 51:2-3; Matthew 5:23-24; Ephesians 4:32

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Q. What is the sixth request?
A. Help us not to sin* when we are tempted. Protect
us from the evil* one.
    Matthew 6:13; Luke 11:4

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Q. What do we pray for in the sixth request?
A. We pray that God will keep us from sin*. And protect us from evil*.
    Psalm 119:11; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Timothy 4:18

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Q. What does prayer teach us?
A. Prayer teaches us that we must trust* God
completely for His help.
    Ephesians 6:18; Philippians 4:6; Hebrews 4:16

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Q. Where is Christ now?
A. Christ is now in heaven*, at the right side
of God the Father.
    Mark 16:19; Acts 5:31; Romans 8:34

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Q. Will Christ come to this earth again?
A. Yes, He will come to be the judge of all the people in the world at the last day. And He will save those who are waiting for him.
    Matthew 25:31-32; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9;
    2 Timothy 4:1; Hebrews 9:28

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Q. What happens to the righteous* at death?
A. The bodies of the righteous* return to the dust. Their souls* go to be with the Lord*.
    Genesis 3:19; Ecclesiastes 12:7; 2 Corinthians 5:8

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Q. What happens to wicked people at death?
A. The bodies of the wicked return to dust. Their souls* suffer punishment. God keeps them for the day He comes to judge.
    Luke 16:23-24; John 5:28-29; 2 Peter 2:9

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Q. Will the dead be raised to life again?
A. Yes, all the dead shall be raised when
Christ comes again.
    Daniel 12:2; John 5:28-29; Acts 24:14-15

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Q. What will happen to the wicked people in the day Christ comes to judge?
A. God will punish them in hell* with a destruction that never ends. They will be cast out from God’s presence for ever.
    Matthew 25:41,46; Mark 9:47,48; Luke 12:5;
    Luke 16:23-26; 2 Thessalonians 1:9;
    Revelation 20:12-15

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Q. What will happen to the righteous* people?
A. The righteous* people will live happily with God. They will live forever in a new heaven* and a new earth.
    Isaiah 66:22-23; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:2-4

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Q. What will the new heaven* and the new earth be like?
A. In the new heaven and the new earth we will be with God. We will never sin. We will never die. There will be no more curse. There will be no more sadness and no more pain. We will never be guilty, afraid or ashamed. We will know the joy that comes from God.
    Hebrews 12:22-23; Jude 24; Revelation 21:1-5;
    Revelation 22:1-4.