Lord’s Day 40

T. Van Raalte

To walk with the living Lord of life we must uphold the life he’s given others

  1. Whoever hates his brother walks with Satan in the darkness of death
  2. Whoever loves his brother walks with God in the light of life
  3. Whoever walks with his Lord Jesus can walk in love for others

Scripture readings: 1 John 2:3-17, 1 John 3:11-16

G. Van Popta

Be pro-life

  1. The Lord God has created life
  2. You must care for your own life
  3. You must care for your neighbour’s life

Scripture readings: Genesis 9:1-7; Matthew 5:21-22; Romans 12:9-21; 13:8-14

Wes Bredenhof

The gospel leads Christians to honour and protect life

We’ll learn how we have:

  1. A Saviour whose life rescues us from death
  2. A Spirit whose guidance directs us away from death

Scripture reading: John 11:1-44

The Sixth Commandment calls us to uphold the life God has given

We’ll learn about our calling with respect to:

  1. Creation
  2. Society
  3. Ourselves

Scripture readings: Genesis 4:1-16, 1 Peter 4:1-11

C. Stam

The commandment of the Lord that we are to consider life as a sovereign gift of God

  1. With respect to our environment
  2. With respect to our fellow men
  3. With respect to ourselves

Scripture reading: Genesis 9:1-17

B. Holwerda

Love and justice in society

The love of the sixth commandment is a love that:

  1. Confesses the restoration of justice
  2. Maintains justice
  3. Desires the fulfillment of justice

Scripture reading: 1 John 3:10-18

C. Bouwman

The God of life treasures life

  1. What is murder?
  2. What is commanded?

The Creator of life gives and takes life in his time and manner

  1. Why people may not terminate life
  2. What people need to do with life

The God of life hates murder and demands love

  1. Why we may not murder
  2. Why we must love

R. H. Bremmer

The depth of God’s requirement in the sixth commandment

That comes into focus as we look at:

  1. How God discovers us here in our guilt
  2. How God points out to us the way of redemption
  3. How God sets before our eyes our task in society

Scripture reading: Genesis 4:1-16

K. Dijk

What do I do with my life?

  1. Do I see it as a gift of God?
  2. Do I see it as a mandate from God?

Reuben Bredenhof

Let’s get to the root of the sixth commandment:

  1. It’s broken by the sinful heart
  2. It’s kept by the renewed heart

Scripture readings: Mark 7:14-23, 1 Peter 4:1-11

Christ teaches us to love all the people around us:

  1. With an active love
  2. With an urgent love
  3. With an extensive love

Scripture reading: Matthew 5:13-48

Stephen ‘t Hart

Murder begins in the heart but life comes from God

  1. The root of murder
  2. The way of life

Scripture readings: Matthew 5: 17-26, 1 John 4:7-21