Lord’s Day 34

C. Bouwman

God’s law makes one wise to the challenges of this life

  1. What wisdom is
  2. How one is wise
  3. Who is perfectly wise

Scripture readings: Proverbs 1:1-19, Deuteronomy 4:1-14

Wes Bredenhof

The First Commandment:  Love for God drives out idols

We’ll see this love revealing itself in:

  1. The dying of the old nature
  2. The coming to life of the new

Scripture readings: Isaiah 44, 1 Corinthians 10

Idolatry = Adultery (it’s personal)

We’ll learn about:

  1. The Husband
  2. His wife
  3. Their relationship

Scripture readings: Hosea 2:1-13, 1 Corinthians 10:1-22

C. Stam

The confession concerning the function of the Ten Words in the covenant of grace (QA 92 and 93)

  1. The law of liberty for all of life
  2. The law of holiness for all of life

Scripture readings: Leviticus 19:1-4, Deuteronomy 6:20-25

The first commandment of the LORD that we choose wholeheartedly to serve the only living God (QA 94 and 95)

  1. A knowledgeable choice
  2. An exclusive choice

Scripture readings: Deuteronomy 18:9-22, 1 Corinthians 10:1-22

B. Holwerda

The relationship between gospel and law

  1. In general
  2. With a view to the first commandment

Scripture reading: Isaiah 28:1-13

R. H. Bremmer

God’s law as the rule for our thankfulness

  1. This does not frustrate us
  2. It normalizes our lives
  3. It is radical

Scripture reading: Psalm 119:1-24

K. Dijk

Our whole life as a demonstration of love

  1. In the vertical dimension
  2. In the horizontal dimension

No other gods before God’s face

  1. This word speaks to us of God
  2. This word speaks to us of idols
  3. This word speaks to us of ourselves

T. Van Raalte

Walk with the Lord in true love

  1. How to walk in trust
  2. How to walk in obedience
  3. How to trust and obey

Scripture reading:  Psalm 16

J. Kok

The law and repentance

  1. The law and man before his repentance
  2. The law and man in his repentance
  3. The law and man after his repentance

The first commandment calls us to the service of the only God

  1. What do we shun and flee?
  2. What do we learn and do?
  3. Whom do we trust and obey?

Reuben Bredenhof

Let us acknowledge, fear, and worship the LORD:

  1. As the Saviour
  2. As the Lawgiver
  3. As the only God

Scripture reading: Exodus 19:1-20:21