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. Also, we are taking liberty to modernize the language. Please see the link at the bottom of the page for the baptist catechism we will be using (5th edition - published c.1693)
Check below to know what catechism question will be taught during the Sunday evening service.
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Q. What rule has God given for our direction in prayer?
A. The whole word of God is of use to direct us in prayer (1 Jn. 5:14); but the special rule of direction is that prayer which Christ taught his disciples, commonly called the Lord's prayer (Mt. 6:9-13; with Lk. 11:2-4).
Q. What does the preface of the Lord's prayer teach us?
A. The preface of the Lord's prayer, which is “Our Father who is in heaven” (Mt. 6:9), teaches us to draw near to God with all holy reverence and confidence, as children to a father, able and ready to help us (Rom. 8:15; Lk. 11:13; Is. 24:8); and that we should pray with, and for others (Acts 12:5; 1 Tim. 2:1, 2).
Q. What do we pray for in the first petition?
A. In the first petition, which is, “Hallowed be Your name” (Mt. 6:9), we pray that God would enable us and others to glorify Him in all and through all that He makes Himself known in (Ps. 67:2, 3), and that He would dispose all things to His own glory (Ps. 83 throughout; Rom. 11:36).
Q. What do we pray for in the second petition?
A. In the second petition, which is, “Your kingdom come” (Mt. 6:10), we pray that Satan's kingdom may be destroyed (Ps. 68:1, 18), and that the kingdom of grace may be advanced (Rev. 12:10, 11), ourselves and others brought into it and kept in it (2 Thes. 3: 1; Rom. 10: 1; Jn. 17:19, 20), and that the consumated kingdom of glory may come soon (Rev. 22:10).
For access to the whole catechism click - THE BAPTIST CATECHISM
Audio recordings for the Sunday evening service can found here - Podbean & Apple Podcasts