SPIRIT AND CHURCH
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
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;
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
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;
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
Q. What is the fruit of the Spirit?
A. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness
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
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
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
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
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.
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.”
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.”
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
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
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