Q 43. What is the local church?

A. The local church is the gathering of believers in all places where the gospel is truly preached. 

[Scripture: Acts 2:42; 20:7; 7:38;

Ephesians 4:11-12]

Q 44. What is the universal church?

A. The universal church is the whole number of God's people from all

times and places. 

[Scripture: Ephesians 1:10, 22-23; John 10:16; 11:52]

Q 45. What is prayer?

A. Prayer is pouring out our hearts to God in praise, petition,

confession of sin, and thanksgiving.

[Scripture: Psalm 62:8; 1 John 5:14; Philippians 4:6; John 14:13-14]

Q 46. What should we pray?

A. The whole Word of God directs us in what we should pray.

[Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Matthew 6:9-13]

Q 47. What is Baptism?

A. Baptism is a command and picture of the gospel in which being dipped in water shows we belong to Christ and his Church.

[Scripture: Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 2:12]

Q 48. Who should be baptized?

A. Only those who repent of their sin and trust Jesus alone for

salvation should be baptized.

[Scripture: Acts 2:38; 8:12, 36; 10:47-48; Matthew 3:6; Mark 16:16]

Q 49. What is the Lord's Supper?

A. The Lord's Supper is a command and picture of the gospel in which eating the bread and drinking the cup show the death of Jesus.

[Scripture: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; 10:16; Matthew 26:26-28]

Q 50. Who should partake of the Lord's Supper?

A. All Christians should partake of the Lord's Supper after examining


[Scripture: 1 Corinthians 5:8; 11:27-31; 2 Corinthians 13:5]