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Lord’s Day 35

W. Slomp

Worship the Lord God only in the manner he has shown in his Word

That means that we may not:

  1. Add human elements
  2. Take away divine elements

Scripture readings: Deuteronomy 4:1-20, Acts 2:36-42

Wes Bredenhof

The Second Commandment directs the proper worship of God

We’ll learn about the:

  1. Perfect obedience to this commandment
  2. Perfect reasons for this commandment
  3. Perfect end of this commandment

Scripture readings: 1 Kings 12:25-33, John 2:13-21

We must conform our thoughts of God to his perfect revelation

In particular we’ll learn how we must regard him as:

  1. Exalted in majesty
  2. Near in steadfast love

Scripture reading: Deuteronomy 4:1-40

G. Van Popta

In the second commandment the Lord God commands us to worship him as he has revealed himself in his Word

That is, as the one who is:

  1. Exalted above us
  2. Near unto us
  3. Faithful towards us

Scripture readings: Isaiah 40:12-31, 57:15

Reuben Bredenhof

True worship requires the true Word

  1. Watch out for false prophets
  2. Listen to the truth
  3. Put the truth into practice

Scripture reading: Matthew 7:13-29

God calls his covenant people to present holy worship

  1. Not in the way of the nations
  2. But the place the LORD chooses
  3. With offerings and sacrifices
  4. And with great rejoicing

Scripture readings: Deuteronomy 12:1-14, Romans 11:33-12:3

C. Bouwman

God insists that we make no images of him, lest we provoke his jealousy

  1. The ancient setting of this command
  2. The modern application of this command

Scripture readings: Exodus 32:1-14, Job 42:1-9

A God jealous for his honour is particular in how we serve him

  1. The prohibition of the second commandment
  2. The jealousy behind the second commandment
  3. The obedience required by the second commandment

Creatures can come to know how to serve the Creator only by listening to his Word

  1. God is particular in how he is served
  2. Careless services comes from not knowing God well
  3. Knowing God well comes from listening to his Word

Jeremy Segstro

How then shall we worship?

  1. In wisdom because he is jealous
  2. In obedience because he is just
  3. In joy because he is loving

Scripture reading: John 4:1-42

Arthur VanDelden

The true worship of God’s true image

God requires you to:

  1. Form a true image of God in your mind through revelation
  2. Worship the image of God in your heart without manipulation
  3. Bear the image of God in your works by means of recreation

H. Vanderkam

The manner of our worship

  1. Its importance
  2. Its essence
  3. Its transgression

J. Visscher

How shall we worship the Lord?

  1. Exclusively
  2. Accurately
  3. Carefully

C. Stam

The second commandment concerning the special manner in which the only living God wishes to be worshipped

  1. The heathen manner of worship
  2. The covenantal manner of worship

Scripture readings: Deuteronomy 30:11-20, Ezekiel 18:1-20

B. Holwerda

Christ writes the second commandment in our hearts

He does that in order that we:

  1. Should show gratitude to God for our redemption
  2. Ourselves would be assured of our faith by its fruits
  3. Should gain our neighbour for Christ

Scripture reading: Romans 10:6-17