PART THREE

CHRIST AND SALVATION*

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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

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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

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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

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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

 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Q. What kind of death did Jesus Christ die?

A. Christ died on a cross*.
    Luke 23:33; Galatians 3:13; Philippians 2:8

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 

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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

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