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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 by Christ’s death and resurrection for us. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness, made possible by the Spirit’s work in us.

Scripture Verses - 1 Peter 1:1–2

To those who are elect exiles . . . according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

Video Commentary

For a brief commentary on this catechism question, please watch the video below.