Catechism Supplement – 61-65
Westminster Shorter Catechism – Q 48
Psalm of the month – 44A (http://psalter.org/tunes/show/foundation1)
Memory Verse – Psalm 14:1
Q61. What should all Christians do with their faith?
Testify about the grace of Christ to unbelievers. Matt. 28:19; Luke 10:27.
Q62. What does someone need to know about themselves in order to want Christ and the gospel?
That they are totally depraved and under the wrath and curse of God unless they repent of their sin and turn to Christ for salvation. John 3:6, 3:18; Gal. 3:10.
Q63. What is the session?
The pastors and elders of a particular congregation who rule the church, preside over the worship, disciple its members in the faith, and exercise spiritual discipline according to the word of God. Acts 14:23; Tit. 1:5; Acts 20:28-31.
Q64. What is the deacon board?
The deacons of a particular congregation, who minister mercy, oversee the work of the treasurer, prepare the annual congregational budget, and teach principles of giving as needed.
Q65. How many offices are there in the church?
There are two offices, the office of minister of the word and sacraments (teaching elder) and ruling elder, and the office of deacon. Eph. 4:11; 1 Tim. 3:1-15; 5:17.
Q. 48. What are we specially taught by these words before me in the first commandment?
A. These words before me in the first commandment teach us, that God, who seeth all things, taketh notice of, and is much displeased with, the sin of having any other God.
Psalm 44:20-21 If we had forgotten the name of our God Or extended our hands to a strange god, 21 Would not God find this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart.