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Catechism Insight – Review Doctrinal Standards WSC #22-27

Doctrinal Standards

WSC #22
Q. How did Christ, the Son of God, become man?
A. Christ, the Son of God, became man by assuming a real body and a reasoning soul. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary, who gave birth to Him; yet He was sinless.

WSC #23
Q. How is Christ our redeemer?
A. As our redeemer, Christ is a prophet, priest, and king in both His humiliation and His exaltation.

WSC #24
How is Christ a prophet?
As a prophet, Christ reveals the will of God to us for our salvation by His word and Spirit.

WSC #25
Q. How is Christ a priest?
A. As a priest, Christ offered Himself up once as a sacrifice for us to satisfy divine justice and to reconcile us to God, and He continually intercedes for us.

WSC #26
Q. How is Christ a king?
A. As a king, Christ brings us under His power, rules and defends us, and retrains and conquers all His and all our enemies.

WSC #27
Q. How was Christ humiliated?
A. Christ was humiliated: by being born as a man and born into a poor family; by being made subject to the law and suffering the miseries of this life, the anger of God, and the curse of death on the cross; and by being buried and remaining under the power of death for a time.

Memory Verses

  • “But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.” (1 Peter 3:15, ESV)

Scripture

  • Study Passage: 1 Peter 3:8-22

Thoughts

  • This should be a time of reflection, assessment, and re-teaching.
  • There are a couple of different ways to approach this review lesson. First, the review questions and answers could be made into a game that forces the students to remember what they have learned while assessing their understanding. Another idea is to quiz each student on each of the 10 questions making sure to encourage and celebrate their accomplishments. Last, it would be beneficial to review each of the question and answers drawing out their central truths and mentioning how they are connected.

Discussion Questions

  • What does doctrinal standard mean?
  • Why is important to know facts and these doctrinal standards found in the Bible?
  • What errors can take place if we don’t know what scripture teaches?
  • According to 1 Peter 3:8-22 (specifically verse 15) why should we know scripture?

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