Sunday, June 3, 2012

A Catechism

Based on John, chapter 8.

Jesus said, If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

1. Under what conditions will the truth be known?
If we continue in the Word, we shall know the truth.

2. What is the benefit in so continuing?
In knowing the truth, we shall be free.

3. What does Jesus mean by “free”?.
Jesus said, Whosoever commits sin is the servant of sin. The son abides in the house forever, but not so the servant. If the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.

He that is of God hears God’s words: you hear them not because you are not of God.

4. If we are not of God, then of whom?
Jesus said, If God were your father, you would love me: for I proceeded from and came from God. I did not come of my own but of God who sent me. You are of your father the devil, and you will do the lusts of your father

5. What are we obligated to do?
We must be in the Word. We then will be freed from sin.

Jesus said, If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Today is the fiftieth birthday of my eldest son and third child, Delbert. He is featured here.
Happy Birthday, Delbert!


Shelly said...

A lovely lesson, full of truth, and happy birthday to Delbert~

vanilla said...

Shelly, the truth that makes us free!

Sharkbytes said...

Happy day to Delbert!

vanilla said...

Shark, thank you on behalf of the birthday lad.