New Life 2023 Homework

Week 1

Read Luke 15:11-32

Catechism Q&A


  1. 1. What should be our chief aim in this life?
    To live in God’s fellowship and grace, enjoy his favour, and obtain eternal happiness hereafter.
  • Matthew 6:33
  1. 2. Must we provide for the needs of the body?
    Yes, but in a Christian manner, seeking first the kingdom of God and his righteousness.
  • Matthew 6:31-34
  1. 3. What is the kingdom of God?
    At the present time, it is within all the believers and its essential qualities are righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit; in its fullness it is the coming universal kingdom of righteousness under Christ.
  • Luke 17:21, Romans 14:17, Revelation 21:4
  1. 4. How do we become members of the kingdom?
    By faith in God and Jesus Christ, our Saviour.
  • John 17:3, Hebrews 11:6
  1. 5. Is it enough to profess faith with the mouth only?
    No. Faith must work by love.
  • Galatians 5:6
  • Part 1 : The Creation
  • Ch 1 : God the Creator of all Things
  • 1. Who created all things?
    God; “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
  • Genesis 1:1
  • 2. Who is God?
    The one God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • Matthew 28:19, 1 John 5:7
  • 3. How can we know that there is a God?
    Nature, the conscience, and the testimony of the Holy Scriptures teach us that there is a God.
  • Romans 1:19-20, Deuteronomy 6:4-5
  • I. The Knowledge of God from Nature
  • 4. How does nature teach us that there is a God?
    All created things teach us that there must necessarily be a God, who created all things.
  • Job 12:7-10, Acts 17:24-28
  1. 5. What testimony does Paul give on this subject?
    He says: “For what can be known about God is plain to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So, they are without excuse”
  • Romans 1:19-20

  • II. The Knowledge of God from the Holy Scriptures
  1. 6. What do the Scriptures say that God is?
    That God is a spirit.
  • John 4:24, 2 Corinthians 3:17
  1. 7. What additional testimony does it give of God?
    That he is the one living God, eternal and unchangeable in his being; that he is unfathomable, all-seeing, all-knowing, omnipotent and omnipresent; that he is perfect in love, wisdom, holiness, justice, goodness and truth, and that he is most gracious, benevolent, merciful and long-suffering.
  • Deuteronomy 6:4, Psalm 90:2, James 1:17, Acts 10:33, Jeremiah 23:23-24, Psalm 94:11, Romans 16:27, Genesis 17:1, Isaiah 6:3, Deuteronomy 32:4, Romans 11:33, Psalm 103:8
  • 8. Is this all the Scriptures have to say about God?
    They say a great deal more about God as anyone can find for themselves.
  • John 5:39
  • III. The Holy Scriptures
  • 9. What are we to understand by the Holy Scriptures?
    The writings of the Old and New Testament, called the Bible.
  • 10. Are these writings the word of God?
    They are. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God.
  • 2 Timothy 3:16
  • 11. Were they not written by the will of men?
    No. Holy men of God spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
  • 2 Peter 1:21
  • 12. Are the Scriptures the infallible truth?
    They are. For all things foretold of Christ in Scripture have been literally fulfilled.
  • Matthew 26:56, Luke 24, 26-27
  • 13. Is it profitable for us to diligently to read the Scriptures?
    It is. For if we know the Holy Scriptures from childhood, they are able to make us wise for salvation; but we must pray to God for His Holy Spirit to enlighten our understanding.
  • 2 Timothy 3:15, Ephesians 1:18, James 1:5
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