New City Catechism 2024

A catechism is a fancy word for a set of questions and answers about Bible doctrines. It is a simple, effective way to teach our children (and adults) the BIG truths of the gospel. Join us in 2024 as we jump into these questions and find out the truth that awaits us! 

Week 22: June 3-9

Question 22: Why must the Redeemer be truly human? That in human nature he might on our behalf perfectly obey the whole law and suffer the punishment for human sin.


Hebrews 2:17

Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.


For the Parent’s Heart:

  • There are 3 big reasons that Jesus had to become fully human in order to be our Redeemer.
    1. Obedience – He needed to obey God’s law perfectly because we didn’t.
    2. Suffering – He experienced the punishment we deserved and suffered in a real human body.
    3. Sympathy – To be a merciful and faithful high priest He had to experience life in this fallen world.
  • How do these 3 reasons help you worship Jesus more?


Ask Your Children:

  • Why do you think Jesus had to come to earth, and live as a human man?
  • What would your life be like if you could obey perfectly every time?
  • Did Jesus suffer for doing something wrong or for doing good?
  • The word sympathy is defined as, “the act or state of feeling sorrow or compassion for another”. How does Jesus show sympathy for us?



  • Be sure to check out the playlists below or in the app for helpful songs that your family can listen to for help memorizing these questions and answers.
  • How can you incorporate this question into your normal daily routine? Post it on a mirror in the bathroom, in the kitchen, or in the car where everyone can see it.
  • Bedtime is a great opportunity to review this question and have discussions about it. If you have trouble remembering, set a reminder on your phone or ask your child to remind you to review this week’s question.

Find the Catechism

There are many ways for your family to keep up with New City Catechism throughout the year.


Options available for both Apple and Android products.


There are 50 copies of both the adult and kids editions of this book available at the Chapel welcome desk. First come, first serve. You can also purchase them at Crossway.


We have a new Instagram account for our children’s ministry! Each week, Pastor Jason will post encouragement and discussion points for that week’s question.


The Gospel Coalition has released songs to go with each catechism question. You can find them on both Spotify and Apple Music.