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Week 45 | 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 #45

Q. Is baptism with water the washing away of sin itself?

A. No, only the blood of Christ and the renewal of the Holy Spirit can cleanse us from sin.

Scripture Memory Verses

Luke 3:16

John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”

Video Commentary

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