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14. The Sacraments

Q: What are the sacraments?
A: The sacraments are outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace, given by Christ as sure and certain means by which we receive that grace.

Q: What is grace?
A: Grace is God's favor toward us, unearned and undeserved; by grace God forgives our sins, enlightens our minds, stirs our hearts, and strengthens our wills.

Q: What are the two great sacraments of the Gospel?
A: The two great sacraments given by Christ to his Church are Holy Baptism and the Holy Eucharist.

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