Latimer Congregational Church

This We Believe : A Series In The Westminster Shorter Catechism

In our Sunday evening series we are going through the Westminster Shorter Catechism, as a way of becoming familiar with basic Christian doctrine. More that that, we want to know and love our Lord more! 

These are still sermons - they are being preached in a worship service so are not theological lectures! We are also obviously seeing how these truths are taught by God in his word.

We hope this will be a resource that we can use and share, so we've grouped the sermons together here - you can watch them (videos are cued to the start of the sermon) or listen to them.

We may also add some extra resources to go alongside the series.

SERMON 1 - Our Chief End (Passage : Psalm 72)

Q1. What is the chief end of man?

A. Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.  

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SERMON 2 - The Sufficiency Of Scripture (Passage 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5)

Q2. What Rule has God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him? 

A. The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him. 

Q3. What do the Scriptures principally teach? 

A. The Scriptures principally teach what man is to believe concerning God, and what duty God requires of man. 

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SERMON 3 Who Is God (Passage : Exodus 32-33)

Q4. What is God? 

A. God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth. 

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You can also listen to our spring 2020 sermon series on "How God Is Unlike Us" here

SERMON 4 Only One God (Passage : Deuteronomy 6)

Q5. Are there more Gods than one?

A. There is but one only, the living and true God. 

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SERMON 5 Our Trinitarian God (Passage: John 5:16-23)

Q6. How many persons are there in the godhead?

A. There are three persons in the Godhead: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory. 

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SERMON 6 Our Sovereign God (Passage: Acts 4:23-31)

Q7. What are the decrees of God?

A. The decrees of God are, his eternal purpose, according to the counsel of his will, whereby, for his own glory, he hath foreordained whatsoever comes to pass.

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SERMON 7 God The Creator (Passage: Genesis 1)

Q8. How does God execute his decrees?

A. God executes his decrees in the works of creation and providence.

Q9. What is the work of creation?

A. The work of creation is God's making all things of nothing, by the word of his power, in the space of six days, and all very good.  

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SERMON 8 Men And Women Created In The Image Of God (Passage: Genesis 1 & Psalm 8)

Q.10. How did God create man?

A. God created man male and female, after his own image, in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness, with dominion over the creatures. 

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