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

                   5-12:         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:         Commandments 1 to 4

                                     63-81:         Commandments 5 to 10

                                     82-84:         Epilogue - All have broken God's law and are 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:    Baptism

                                                         96-97:    The Lord's Supper

                                     98-107:       Means of grace - prayer


Where We Have Been:


1-3: Introduction (with 0. 3 establishing the overall outline of the Catechism)

                   1/04          Week l:                     Outline of the WSC

                   1/18          Week 2: Q. 1             The Chief End of Man

                   1/25          Week 3: Q. 2 -3        The Only Rule for Glorifying God


4-38: What man must believe concerning God (and his relationship with God)

 

4-11:           Doctrine of God, His Decree, Creation, and Providence

                   2/1            Week 4: Q. 4-6         The Doctrine of the Triune God

                   2/8            Week 5: Q. 7-8         God's Eternal Decrees

                   2/15          Week 6: Q. 9-10       Creation

                   2/22          Week 7: Q. 11           Providence


12-19: Man's Fall into Sin and the Consequences (the Covenant of Works/Life)

                   3/1            Week 8: Q. 12           The Covenant of Life/Works

                   3/8            Week 9: Q. 13-16     The Fall into Sin

                   3/15          Week 10: Q. 17-18   Our Sinful Estate

                   3/22          Week 11: Q. 19         Our Miserable Estate


20-28: Christ the Redeemer of God's Elect through the Covenant of Grace

                   3/29          Week 12: Q. 20         The Covenant of Grace

                   4/5            Week 13: Q. 21-22   Christ the Redeemer

                   4/26          Week 14: Q. 23-24   Christ Our Prophet

                   5/3            Week 15: Q. 25         Christ Our Priest

                   5/10          Week 16: Q. 26         Christ Our King

                   5/24          Week 17: Q. 27-28   Christ's Humiliation and Exaltation


29-38: Christ's work applied by God the Holy Spirit

                   5/31          Week 18: Q. 29-31   Effectual Calling

                   6/7            Week 19: Q. 32-33   Justification

                   6/14          Week 20: Q. 34         Adoption

                   Fall 2009                      Q. 35                   Sanctification

                   Fall 2009                      Q. 36                   Accompanying Benefits

                   Winter 2009/10           Q. 37                   Believer's Benefits at Death

                   Spring 2010                 Q. 38                   Believer's Benefits at the Resurrection