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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 3

Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 3

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Q What is God?
A God is a Spirit,1 infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being,2 wisdom,3 power,4 holiness,5 justice,6 goodness,7 and truth.8

*1 John 4:24.
*2 Psalm 90:2; Malachi 3:6; James 1:17;1 Kings 8:27; Jeremiah 23:24; Isaiah 40:22
*3 Psalm 147:5; Romans 16:27
*4 Genesis 17:1; Revelation 19:6
*5 Isaiah 57:15; John 17:11; Revelation 4:8
*6 Deuteronomy 32:4
*7 Psalm 100:5; Romans 2:4
*8 Exodus 34:6; Psalm 117:2


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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 2

Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 2

Q & A 2
Q What rule has God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him?
A The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments,1 is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him.2
*1 Matthew 19:4-5; With Genesis 2:24; Luke 24:27, 44; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 1 Corinthians 14:37; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Peter 3:2, 15-16
*2 Deuteronomy 4:2; Psalm 19:7-11; Isaiah 8:20; John 15:11; John 20:30-31; Acts 17:11; 2 Timothy 3:15-17;1 John 1:4.

Q & A 3
Q What do the Scriptures principally teach?
A The Scriptures principally teach, what man is to believe concerning God,3 and what duty God requires of man.4
*3 Genesis 1:1; John 20:31; Romans 10:17; 2 Timothy 3:15.
*4 Deuteronomy 10:12-13; Joshua 1:8; Psalm 119:105; Micah 6:8; 2 Timothy 3:16-17.


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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 1

Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 1

Q & A 1
Q. What is the chief end of man?
A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God,1 and to enjoy him forever.2

*1 Psalm 86:9; Isaiah 60:21; Romans 11:36; 1 Corinthians 6:20; 10:31; Revelation 4:11.
*2 Psalm 16:5-11; Psalm 144:15; Isaiah 12:2; Luke 2:10; Philippians 4:4; Revelation 21:3-4.


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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 52

Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 52

Q & A 107
Q What does the conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer teach us?
A The conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer, which is, For Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen, teaches us to take our encouragement in prayer from God only,1 and in our prayers to praise Him, ascribing kingdom, power, and glory to Him;2 and, in testimony of our desire, and assurance to be heard, we say, Amen.*3

*1 Daniel 9:4, 7-9, 16-19; Luke 18:1, 7-8.
*2 1 Chronicles 29:10-13; 1 Timothy 1:17; Revelation 5:11-13
*3 1 Corinthians 14:16; Revelation 22:20. He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!


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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 51

Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 51

Q & A 106
Q What do we pray for in the sixth petition?
A In the sixth petition, which is, And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, we pray that God would either keep us from being tempted to sin,1 or support and deliver us when we are tempted.2
*1 Psalm 19:13; Matthew 26:41; John 17:15.
*2 Luke 22:31-32; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Corinthians 12:7-9; Hebrews 2:18.


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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 50

Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 50

Q & A 105
Q What do we pray for in the fifth petition?
A In the fifth petition, which is, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors, we pray that God, for Christ’s sake, would freely pardon all our sins;1 which we are the rather encouraged to ask, because by his grace we are enabled from the heart to forgive others.2

*1 Psalm 51:1-2, 7, 9; Daniel 9:17-19; 1 John 1:7.
*2 Matthew 18:21-35; Colossians 3:13.


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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 48

Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 48

Q & A 103
Q What do we pray for in the third petition?
A In the third petition, which is, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven, we pray that God, by his grace, would make us able and willing to know, obey, and submit to his will in all things,1 as the angels do in heaven.2

*1 Psalm 19:14; Psalm 119; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:20-21.
*2 Psalm 103:20-21; Hebrews 1:14.