Proclaiming the gospel in order to present students mature in Christ.
Faith & Repentance (WSC Questions 85-87)
Q. 85. What does God require of us, that we may escape his wrath and curse, due to us for sin?
To escape the wrath and curse due to us for sin, God requires of us faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and repentance leading to life[a] together with the diligent use of all the outward means by which Christ gives to us the benefits of redemption.[b]
[a]. Mark 1:15; Acts 20:21[b]. Acts 2:38; 1 Cor 11:24-25; Col 3:16
Q. 86. What is faith in Jesus Christ?
Faith in Jesus Christ is a saving grace[a] by which we receive and rest upon him alone for salvation as he is freely offered to us in the gospel.[b]
[a]. Eph 2:8-9; cf. Rom 4:16[b]. John 20:30-31; Gal 2:15-16; Php 3:3-11
Q. 87. What is repentance unto life?
Repentance leading to life is a saving grace,[a] by which a sinner having truly realised his sin and grasped the mercy of God in Christ,[b] turns from his sin with grief and hatred and turns to God[c] with full resolve and effort after new obedience.[d]
[a]. Acts 11:18; 2 Tim 2:25[b]. Psa 51:1-4; Joel 2:13; Luk 15:7, 10; Acts 2:37[c]. Jer 31:18-19; Luk 1:16-17; 1 Thes 1:9[d]. 2 Chr 7:14; Psa 119:57-64; Mat 3:8; 2 Cor 7:10
The Penalty For Breaking God's Law (WSC Questions 82-84)
Q. 82. Is any man able to keep the commandments of God perfectly?
No mere human person, since the fall, is able to keep the commandments of God perfectly in this life, but breaks them daily in thought, word, and deed.[a]
[a]. Gen 8:21; Rom 3:9-18, 23
Q. 83. Are all transgressions of the law equally sinful?
Some sins, because of their nature and the circumstances, are more sinful in the sight of God than others.[a]
[a]. Eze 8:6, 13, 15; Mat 11:20-24; John 19:11
Q. 84. What does every sin deserve?
/Although some sins will be more severely punished than others,[a]/ yet every sin deserves God’s wrath and curse, both in this life and the life that is to come.[b]
[a]. Mat 11:21-24; Luk 12:47-48[b]. Mat 25:41; Gal 3:10; Eph 5:6; Jas 2:10
Living as God's Pilgrims Pt. 1 (Daniel 6:1-10)
In part 1 of Daniel chapter 6 we learn of the way in which Gods Pilgrims (Christians) are to live in the world but not of the world.
The Writing on the Wall (Daniel 5:1-30)
The theme of Daniel Chapter 5 is: God levels human Arrogance. When man looks up and sees God for who he is, how can he not be humbled? In this passage King Belshazzar is humbled and judged for his sin, while Daniel is exalted.
Recap 3: Westminister Shorter Catechism (Questions 39-81)
In this section we walk through an exposition of the moral law of God.
The 10th Command (WSC Questions 79-81)
Q. 79. Which is the tenth commandment?
The tenth commandment is: You shall not covet your neighbour’s house. You shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or his donkey, or anything which belongs to your neighbour.[a]
[a]. Exo 20:17; Deu 5:21
Q. 80. What is required in the tenth commandment?
The tenth commandment requires full contentment with our own condition,[a] and a right and charitable attitude toward our neighbour and all that is his.[b]
[a]. Psa 34:1; Php 4:11; 1 Tim 6:6; Heb 13:5[b]. Luk 15:6, 9, 11-32; Rom 12:15; Php 2:4
Q. 81. What is forbidden in the tenth commandment?
The tenth commandment forbids all discontent with our own state;[a] envying and grieving at the good of our neighbour, together with all ungoverned longings and desires for things that belong to him.[b]
[a]. 1 Cor 10:10; Jas 3:14-16[b]. Gal 5:26; Col 3:5