This book contains a series of sermons on the Westminster Catechism, a central
catechism in English-speaking Calvinist churches. Watson treats several of the questions
and answers from the Catechism in detail, including “What is the chief end of man?”
“Did all mankind fall in Adam's first transgression?” and “How does Christ execute
the office of a priest?” In covering topics such as these, Watson touches on nearly all of
the basics of orthodox Christian theology. Readers still consider the sermons clear and
concise, and many consider them classics among 17th century Puritan works.