Lord’s Day 37

Reuben Bredenhof

Jesus teaches about swearing an oath in God’s Name

  1. The power of the oath
  2. The abuse of the oath
  3. The spirit of the oath

Scripture readings: Matthew 5:33-37, Matthew 23:1-22

Jeremy Segstro

How then shall we vow?

  1. The right words
  2. The right occasion
  3. The right example

Scripture reading: Hebrews 6:10-20

E. Kampen

As Christians guided by a Reformed Word and worldview we will not hesitate to swear oaths

We will consider how we come to this guided by:

  1. A Reformed Word view
  2. A Reformed world view

Bible readings:  Numbers 30, Matthew 5:33-37, Romans 13:1-7

Wes Bredenhof

The Third Commandment addresses our use of oaths

We’ll look at the use of:

  1. Legitimate oaths
  2. Illegitimate oaths

Bible readings:  Deuteronomy 10:12-22, Matthew 26:57-75

C. Stam

The confession that the oath must be used to maintain and promote fidelity and truth

  1. The special character of the oath
  2. The two-fold purpose of the oath

Bible readings:  Matthew 5:33-37, Matthew 26:57-64

B. Holwerda

The problem of the oath

  1. The grace in the oath
  2. The poverty of the oath
  3. The triumph of the oath

Bible reading:  Matthew 5:17-37

R. H. Bremmer

The great importance of the oath

With that in mind we will consider:

  1. The oath in the Holy Scriptures
  2. The oath in society
  3. The oath in the church

Bible readings:  Genesis 24:1-9, Matthew 5:33-48

J. Beeke

The Christian oath

  1. Its historical context
  2. Its scriptural legitimacy
  3. Its experiential reality

Bible reading:  Hebrews 6:9-20

S. t’Hart

Protect the honour of God’s name through the right use of the oath

  1. The need for the oath
  2. The significance of the oath

Bible readings:  Deuteronomy 10, 2 Corinthians 1:12-24, Hebrews 6:9-20

J. Kok

The oath

  1. Is necessary because of sin
  2. May be used to maintain the truth
  3. Must be done according to God’s will

Bible reading:  Hebrews 6:17-18

The godly swearing of oaths

It is:

  1. According to the will of God
  2. In the Name of God
  3. To the glory of God

Bible reading:  Matthew 5:33-38

The oath

  1. Its character
  2. Its foundation
  3. Its purpose

Bible reading: Isaiah 45:23

G. Van Popta

Vows must be fulfilled

  1. We make our vows to God
  2. Examples of vows in church life
  3. Why vows must be kept

Bible reading:  Ecclesiastes 5:1-7

E. Rupke

Christian hope is anchored in God’s oath

  1. God’s oath is the end of all discussion
  2. God’s oath provides encouragement
  3. God’s oath guarantees salvation

Bible readings:  Genesis 22:1-19, Hebrews 6:13-20