Basic Outline
of the
Westminster Shorter Catechism

1-3: Introduction (with Q&A #3 establishing the overall outline of the Catechism)

4-38: What man must believe concerning God (and his relationship with God)
4-6:   The one true and living God
7-12: God's works (God the Father)
13-19: Man's fall and the consequences
20-28: Christ the Redeemer (God the Son)
29-38: Christ's work applied (God the Holy Spirit)

39-107: What duty God requires of man
39-84: The ten commandments
39-44: Introduction to God's law
45-62: Commands 1 to 4
63-81: Commands 5 to 10
82-84: Epilogue - under God's wrath
85-107: How must we escape the wrath of God?
86-87: Faith and repentance
88-107: The means of grace
89-90: Means of grace - the word
91-93: Means of grace - the sacraments
94-95: Means of grace - baptism
96-97: Means of grace - Lord's supper
98-107: Means of grace - prayer