Catechism Question 5

What does the Fourth Commandment show you? I must love God by resting every seven days from my normal work and worshiping him with the church. I must love my neighbor by giving them rest and serving them, especially on the Sabbath day.
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Catechism Question 4

What does the Third Commandment show you? I must love God by talking about him and his Word with respect. I must love my neighbor by keeping all my promises and truly loving God.
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Catechism Question 3

What does the Second Commandment show you? I must love God by worshiping him only as he commands in the Bible. I must love my neighbor by opposing worship that God hates.
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Discipleship Intensive: Doctrinal and Spiritual Foundations

As “a pillar and buttress of the truth,” (1Tim.3:15) the church’s purpose is to embody the gospel before a watching world, showing as well as telling the good news of the kingdom of God, and so making visible the invisible glory of God revealed in the person and work of Jesus...
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Why Worship Matters, Part 2

“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope” (Romans 15:4). In the last post, I tried to show the relationship between the First and Second Commandments. Both...
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Why Worship Matters, Part 1

[When God's word (represented faintly by Moses holding the stone tablets in the background) isn't our guide, our worship, sincere though it may be, is actually sinful.] The Christians I know understand who deserves their worship: the three-Persons-in-one God of the Bible and him...
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