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Week 42 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #42 Q. How is the Word of God to be read and heard?  A. With diligence, preparation, and prayer; so that we may accept it with fait...

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Week 41 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below:New City Catechism #41Q. What is the Lord's Prayer?A. Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, 
your will be done, on earth as it is i...

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Week 40 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below:New City Catechism #40Q. Why should we pray?The whole Word of God directs and inspires us in what we should pray, including the prayer Jesus himself taught us....

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Week 39 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #39 Q. With what attitude should we pray? A. With love, perseverance, and gratefulness; in humble submission to God’s will, kn...

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Week 38 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #38 Q. What is prayer?A. Prayer is pouring out our hearts to God in praise, petition, confession of sin, and thanksgiving. Scriptur...

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Week 37 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #37 Q. How does the Holy Spirit help us?A. The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, comforts us, guides us, gives us spiritual gifts and t...

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Week 36 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #36 Q. What do we believe about the Holy Spirit?A. That he is God, coeternal with the Father and the Son, and that God grants h...

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Week 35 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #35 Q. Since we are redeemed by grace alone, through faith alone, where does this faith come from?A. All the gifts we receive from Christ...

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Week 34 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #34 Q. Since we are redeemed by grace alone, through Christ alone, must we still do good works and obey God’s Word?A. Yes, because ...

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Week 33 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #33 Q. Should those who have faith in Christ seek their salvation through their own works, or anywhere else? A. No, they should not, as ...

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Week 32 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #32 Q. What do justification and sanctification mean?  A. Justification means our declared righteousness before God, made possible ...

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Week 31 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #31 Q. What do we believe by true faith?  A. Everything taught to us in the gospel. The Apostles’ Creed expresses what we bel...

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Week 30 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #30 Q. What is faith in Jesus Christ? A. Faith in Jesus Christ is acknowledging the truth of everything that God has revealed in his Wor...

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Steve Brown to Preach Sunday, July 23!

This Sunday, Dr. Steve Brown will be our guest as he preaches a message entitled, "The Silence of God" from Deuteronomy 29:29. Make plans now to join us for worship at 10AM this Sunday (July 23rd)! Who is Steve Brown? Born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. Received a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from High Point College, High Point, North Carolina. Received an...

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Week 29 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #29 Q. How can we be saved? A. Only by faith in Jesus Christ and in his substitutionary atoning death on the cross; so even though ...

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Week 28 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #28 Q. What happens after death to those not united to Christ by faith? A. At the day of judgment they will receive the fearful but...

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Week 27 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #27 Q. Are all people, just as they were lost through Adam, saved through Christ? A. No, only those who are elected by God and unit...

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Week 26 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #26 Q. What else does Christ's death redeem? A. Christ’s death is the beginning of the redemption and renewal of every part o...

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Week 25 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #25 Q. Does Christ's death mean all our sins can be forgiven? A. Yes, because Christ’s death on the cross fully paid the penalty f...

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Week 24 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #24 Q. Why was it necessary for Christ, the Redeemer, to die? A. Since death is the punishment for sin, Christ died willingly in our pla...

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Week 23 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #23 Q. What must the Redeemer be truly God? A. That because of his divine nature his obedience and suffering would be perfect and e...

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Week 22 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #22 Q. What must the Redeemer be truly human? A. That in human nature he might on our behalf perfectly obey the whole law and suffe...

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Week 21 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #21 Q. What sort of Redeemer is needed to bring us back to God? A. One who is truly human and also truly God. Scripture Memory Ver...

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Week 20 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #20 Q. Who is the Redeemer? A. The only Redeemer is the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, in whom God became man and bore ...

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Week 19 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #19 Q. Is there any way to escape punishment and be brought back into God’s favor?A. Yes, to satisfy his justice, God him...

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Week 18 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #18 Q. Will God allow our disobedience and idolatry to go unpunished? A. No, every sin is against the sovereignty, holiness,...

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Week 17 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #17 Q. What is idolatry?A. Idolatry is trusting in created things rather than the Creator for our hope and happiness, significance...

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Week 16 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #16 Q. What is sin?A. Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world he created, rebelling against him by living without reference ...

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Week 15 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #15 Q. Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose?A. That we may know the holy nature and will of God, and the sinful natu...

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Week 14 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #14 Q. Did God create us unable to keep his law?A. No, but because of the disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, all of ...

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Week 13 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #13 Q. Can anyone keep the law of God perfectly? A. Since the fall, no mere human has been able to keep the law of God perfe...

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Week 12 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #12 Q. What does God require in the ninth and tenth commandments? A. Ninth, that we do not lie or deceive, but speak the tru...

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Week 11 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below:New City Catechism #11Q. What does God require in the sixth, seventh, and eighth commandments?A. Sixth, that we do not hurt, or hate, or be hostile...

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Week 10 | New City Catechism and Scripture Memory

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #10 Q. What does God require in the fourth and fifth commandments? A. Fourth, that on the Sabbath day we spend time in publi...

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Week 9 | New City Catechism and Scripture Memory

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #9 Q. What does God require in the first, second, and third commandments? A. First, that we know and trust God as the only t...

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Week 8 | New City Catechism and Scripture Memory

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below:New City Catechism #8Q. What is the law of God stated in the Ten Commandments?A. You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for you...

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Week 7 | New City Catechism and Scripture Memory

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #7 Q. What does the law of God require?A. Personal, perfect, and perpetual obedience; that we love God with all our heart, soul, m...

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Week 5 | New City Catechism and Scripture Memory

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #5 Q. What else did God create?A. God created all things by his powerful Word, and all his creation was very good; everything flou...

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Week 3 | New City Catechism and Scripture Memory

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below:New City Catechism #3Q. How many persons are there in God?A. There are three persons in the one true and living God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spi...

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Week 1 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #1 Q. What is our only hope in life and death?A. That we are not our own but belong, body and soul, both in life and death, to ...

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Week 50 | Scripture and Catechism

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #49Q. What does Christ's resurrection mean for us?A. Christ triumphed over sin and death by being physically resurrected, so that all...

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New Sunday Seminar - DISCOVER 2.0

For the past few years, we’ve offered a Sunday seminar for those new and newer to Willow Creek. We first called it FUSION, but then later rebranded to its present name: DISCOVER. DISCOVER has been a very popular opportunity for our guests to discover and deepen their relationship with Jesus and the Willow Creek Church family. Some have even attended multiple times, ...

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Week of November 13, 2016 | Catechism and Scripture Memory

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #46Q. What is the Lord's Supper?A. Christ commanded all Christians to eat bread and to drink from the cup in thankful remembrance of ...

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Week of September 25, 2016 | Catechism and Bible Memory

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below:New City Catechism #39Q. With what attitude should we pray?A. With love, perseverance, and gratefulness; in humble submission to God's will, knowing that, for ...

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Week of September 11, 2016 | Catechism and Bible Memory

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week’s Q&A addresses a little bit of what we believe about the Holy Spirit. New City Catechism #37 Q. How does the Holy Spirit help us? A. The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, comforts us, guides us, gives us...

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Week of September 4, 2016 | Catechism and Bible Memory

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week’s Q&A addresses a little bit of what we believe about the Holy Spirit.New City Catechism #36Q. What do we believe about the Holy Spirit?That he is God, coeternal with the Father and the Son, and that God gr...

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Seeking Some Shalom, Here and Now

The gospel is not only good news for individuals. It’s not only good news for their souls. It’s good news for every aspect of the cosmos and every dimension of our humanity, spiritual and physical. Through Jesus Christ, God is reconciling all things to himself, things of the spirit and heaven and things of the physical and of earth (Colossians 1:19-20). He is m...

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