Answer 52 is fantastic. The world is a hard place but answer 52 reminds us that we haven’t been abandoned.  Christ will return and set the world right.  Give thanks this morning; He’s coming again.

Q & A 50
Q.Why the next words:
“and is seated at the right hand of God”?

A.Because Christ ascended to heaven
to show there that he is head of his church,1 the one through whom the Father rules all things.2

1 Eph. 1:20-23Col. 1:18
2 Matt. 28:18John 5:22-23

Q & A 51
Q.How does this glory of Christ our head benefit us?

A.First, through his Holy Spirit he pours out gifts from heaven upon us his members.1 Second, by his power he defends us and keeps us safe from all enemies.2

1 Acts 2:33Eph. 4:7-12
2 Ps. 110:1-2John 10:27-30Rev. 19:11-16

Q & A 52

Q.How does Christ’s return
“to judge the living and the dead”
comfort you?

A.In all distress and persecution,
with uplifted head,
I confidently await the very judge who has already offered himself to the judgment of God in my place and removed the whole curse from me.1
Christ will cast all his enemies and mine into everlasting condemnation,
but will take me and all his chosen ones
to himself into the joy and glory of heaven.2

1 Luke 21:28Rom. 8:22-25Phil. 3:20-21Tit. 2:13-14
2 Matt. 25:31-462 Thess. 1:6-10