As Christians - we all confess something. And what we confess unites us with believers both locally and historically. In order to pursue a greater unity and a more loving fellowship, FFC will be teaching through the Baptist Catechism (often called Keach's catechism - but we aren't using the one he popularized) during our Sunday evening service. There have been some modifications to the catechism over the years and because of this - your copy may have slightly different wording of a particular question or perhaps, a different ordering of questions or a different question all together depending on what copy you have. Please see the link at the bottom of the page for the baptist catechism we will be using (5th edition - published c.1693)
Check here to know what catechism question will be taught during the Sunday evening service.
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Q. How are we made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ?
A. We are made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ, by the effectual application of it to us (John 1:11,12) by his Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5,6).
Q. How doth the spirit apply to us the redemption purchased by Christ?
A. The Spirit applieth to us the redemption purchased by Christ, by working faith in us (Eph. 1:13, 14; John 6:37, 39; Eph. 2:8), and thereby uniting us to Christ, in our effectual calling (Eph. 3:17; 1 Cor. 1:9).
Q. What is effectual calling?
A. Effectual calling is the work of God's Spirit (2 Tim. 1:9; 2 Thess. 2:13, 14), whereby convincing us of our sin and misery (Acts 2:37), enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ (Acts 2:18), and renewing our wills (Ez. 36:26, 27), he doth persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ freely offered to us in the gospel (John 6:44, 45; Phil. 2:13).
Q. What benefits do they that are effectually called partake of in this life?
A. They that are effectually called do in this life partake of justification (Rom. 8:30), adoption (Eph. 1:5), sanctification, and the several benefits which in this life do either accompany or flow from them (1 Cor. 1:30).
Q. What is justification?
A. Justification is an act of God's free grace, wherein he pardoneth all our sins (Rom. 3:24, 25; and 4:6, 7, 8), and accepteth us as righteous in his sight (2 Cor. 5:19, 21), only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us (Rom. 5:17-19), and received by faith alone (Gal. 2:16; Phil. 3:9).
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For access to the whole catechism click - THE BAPTIST CATECHISM
Audio recordings for the Sunday evening service can found here - Podbean & Apple Podcasts