Lord’s Day 39


In the fifth commandment the LORD calls us to recognize lawful office bearers, especially the office of our parents

  1. The purpose of this parental office
  2. The submission to this parental office
  3. The promise with this parental office

Scripture readings: Deuteronomy 6:1-9, Matthew 10:34-39

Wes Bredenhof

The fifth commandment calls us to submit to all God-given authority

  1. In the family
  2. In the work place
  3. In civil society

Scripture readings: Romans 13, John 19:25-27

God reveals his goodness and love in the fifth commandment

We’ll learn how he reveals his goodness and love in:

  1. The past
  2. The present
  3. Eternity

Scripture readings: Luke 2:41-52, Ephesians 6:1-4

G. Van Popta

God governs us by way of our parents and others in authority over us

  1. The background
  2. The command
  3. The promise

Scripture readings: Deuteronomy 21:18-21, Romans 13:1-7, Colossians 3:18-4:1

Keith Davis

God calls his church to honour and obey all authority

Three aspects of God’s call to obedience:

  1. Its basis
  2. Its beginning
  3. Its blessing

Scripture reading: Ephesians 5:21-6:9

B. Holwerda

The fifth commandment regulates authority in all of life’s connections

  1. The basis of authority
  2. The origin of authority
  3. The character of authority

Scripture reading: Ephesians 5:22-6:9

R. H. Bremmer

The beneficial message of the fifth commandment

  1. In relation to parents and children
  2. Governments and subjects
  3. About the limits of authority

Scripture reading: Romans 13:1-8

K. Dijk

Jesus and the fifth commandment

  1. He obeyed it in our place
  2. He obeyed it as an example for us

Reuben Bredenhof

The Lord wisely sets over us people with authority

  1. Their task
  2. Our duty
  3. God’s reason

Scripture readings: 1 Peter 2:13-25, 1 Peter 5:1-11

The Lord Jesus gives us a snapshot of proper family life

  1. We hear children asking
  2. We see parents giving
  3. We experience God’s blessing

Scripture readings: Matthew 7:7-29, Matthew 18:1-14

C. Bouwman

In his care for his children, God gives them parents to show them the way of salvation

  1. The task of parents
  2. The promise to the parented
  3. The manner of parenting

Authority is God’s gift in caring for his people

  1. The origin of authority
  2. The style of authority
  3. The response to authority

Obedience to authorities is obedience to God

  1. The reason for obedience
  2. The manner of obedience
  3. The limit of obedience