Part Four

Spirit and Church

91

QUESTION

What does God desire for all who trust in Jesus as Saviour?

ANSWER

He wants them to be holy in heart* and in behaviour. He wants them to be like Jesus.

SCRIPTURE

Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 1:15; 2 Corinthians 7:1
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92

QUESTION

How does God make us holy* in heart* and in behavior?

ANSWER

God gives us a new heart*. And He gives us the Holy Spirit.

SCRIPTURE

Ezekiel 36:26; Romans 8:1-14; Galatians 5:22-26;
Ephesians 1:13

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93

QUESTION

Who is the Holy Spirit*?

ANSWER

The Holy Spirit* is God. God the Father and God the Son sent the Holy Spirit*.

SCRIPTURE

 Matthew 28:19; John 14:26, John 15:26;
2 Corinthians 13:14

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94

QUESTION

What now has the Holy Spirit become to us?

ANSWER

The Holy Spirit is the Comforter, the Companion, and the Guide to all who trust in Jesus.

SCRIPTURE

John 16:7-8,12-15; Romans 8:14-16; 1 Corinthians 6:19;
 Ephesians 1:14

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95

QUESTION

How may I know the Holy Spirit is making me holy*?

ANSWER

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.

SCRIPTURE

Colossians 1:9-12; Ephesians 3:16

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96

QUESTION

What is the fruit of the Spirit?

ANSWER

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

SCRIPTURE

Galatians 5:22-23

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97

QUESTION

Will you always prosper* if you follow Jesus?

ANSWER

No. I may sometimes have troubles. I may sometimes suffer or be hated just as Jesus was.

SCRIPTURE

 John 15:18-19; 2 Timothy 3:12; Romans 8:23-25;
James 1:2-4; 1 Peter 4:12-13

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98

QUESTION

How does God help you in times of trouble?

ANSWER

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.

SCRIPTURE

Romans 5:3-5; Romans 8:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:11;
1 Peter 4:12-19; 1 Peter 5:10

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99

QUESTION

What is the universal Church*?

ANSWER

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.

SCRIPTURE

1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 3:14-15; Ephesians 5:23;
Colossians 1:24; Hebrews 2:11

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100

QUESTION

What is the local church*?

ANSWER

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.

SCRIPTURE

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
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101

QUESTION

Should you be a part of a local church?

ANSWER

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.

SCRIPTURE
Hebrews 10:24-25
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102

QUESTION

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

ANSWER

Jesus said, “Love each other. You must love each other as I have loved you.”

SCRIPTURE

John 13:34
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103

QUESTION

How may we show this love for one another?

ANSWER

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.

SCRIPTURE

Romans 12:10; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:9,13;
1 Thessalonians 4:18; James 5:16

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104

QUESTION

What is Baptism*?

ANSWER

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*.

SCRIPTURE

Matthew 3:6,16; Mark 1:5; Acts 8:12
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105

QUESTION

Who can be baptized*?

ANSWER

Baptism* is for everyone who repents* of their sins*. It is for all those who believe in Christ for salvation*.

SCRIPTURE

Acts 2:38,39; Acts 8:36-37; Acts 16:30-33
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106

QUESTION

What does baptism* mean?

ANSWER

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.

SCRIPTURE

Acts 16:30-33; Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 2:12
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107

QUESTION

How do Christians remind each other about Jesus’ death for them?

ANSWER

We share in the Lord’s supper together.

SCRIPTURE

Mark 14:22-24; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29
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108

QUESTION

What is the Lord’s* Supper?

ANSWER

At the Lord’s* Supper we eat bread and drink the cup. We do this to remember the death of Jesus Christ.

SCRIPTURE

Mark 14:22-24; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29
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109

QUESTION

What does the bread mean?

ANSWER

The broken bread speaks about the broken body of Christ. He died once because of our sins*.

SCRIPTURE

Matthew 26:26; 1 Corinthians 11:24
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110

QUESTION

What does the cup mean?

ANSWER

The cup speaks about the blood of Christ. He bled once for our salvation*.

SCRIPTURE

Matthew 26:27-28; 1 Corinthians 11:25
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111

QUESTION

Who should eat the Lord’s* Supper?

ANSWER

The Lord’s Supper is for everyone who repents* of their sins*. It is for all those who believe in Christ for salvation*.

SCRIPTURE

1 Corinthians 10:16,17; 1 Corinthians 11:18-29
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112

QUESTION

Who gave baptism* and the Lord’s* Supper to the church*?

ANSWER

The Lord *Jesus Christ.

SCRIPTURE

Matthew 26:26-29; Matthew 28:18-20 
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113

QUESTION

Why did Jesus Christ give baptism* and the Lord’s* Supper to the church*?

ANSWER

Jesus Christ gave these to show that His people belong to Him. These acts remind us of what Jesus has done for us.

SCRIPTURE

 Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:1-5;
1 Corinthians 11:23-26

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114

QUESTION

What was Christ’s last command on earth to His Church*?

ANSWER

“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.”

SCRIPTURE

Matthew 28:18-20
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115

QUESTION

What is the Lord’s* Day?

ANSWER

The Lord’s* Day is the first day of the week. The early Christians gathered to worship* on that day.

SCRIPTURE

Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 16:2; Revelation 1:10
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116

QUESTION

Why is it called the Lord’s* Day?

ANSWER

Because on that day Christ rose from the dead.

SCRIPTURE

 Matthew 28:1-6; Luke 24:1-6; John 20:1
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117

QUESTION

How may we best spend the Lord’s* day?

ANSWER

We best spend the Lord’s* Day when we gather with God’s people to worship* Him and encourage* each other in our faith.

SCRIPTURE

Psalm 27:4; Romans 12:9-13; Colossians 3:16 
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