Jump Into The Word
Join us as we jump into Biblical Foundations using
New City Catechisms.
Catechisms: Basic summaries of Christian doctrine, laid out in question and answer format. When memorized it gives a biblical framework for life.
Check out question one below!
Question 1: "What is our only hope in life and death?"
"That we are not our own but belong, body and soul, both in life and death, to God and to our Savior Jesus Christ."
"For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s."
What does it mean that our only hope is in the truth that we are not our own, but belong body and soul, both in life and death to God? It means our hope is not found from searching within, from seeking self-fulfillment, or living for our own gain. Our hope is found in God alone.
Jesus gave Himself for us on the cross, laying down His life, so that we may have the free gift of eternal life by grace through faith. This is our hope and our salvation, both in this life and for eternity. Don't place your hope in yourself, or in anything in this world. Rather put your trust and reliance on God.
As our hope is found in God alone, we encourage you to seek to know Him through His Word: the Bible, and check out more of the New City Catechism question and answers below to learn the foundations of the Christian faith and the unshakable hope we have in Jesus Christ through His life, death and resurrection!