Lord’s Day 43

Arthur VanDelden

Truth is constructive; the lie destroys

  1. In Adam, the lie conquered the truth
  2. In Christ, the truth conquers the lie

Clarence Bouwman

The God of peace teaches us to preserve our neighbour’s reputation

  1. The daily setting of false witness
  2. The devilish origin of false witness
  3. The Lord’s triumph over false witness

The God of truth instructs his people to speak the truth

  1. We are to be truthful to the neighbour
  2. We are to be truthful to the self
  3. We are to be truthful to God

The God of truth desires a people of truth

  1. The setting of the ninth commandment in Israel
  2. The significance of the ninth commandment today

Wes Bredenhof

The Ninth Word directs us to embrace our identity in the Truth

  1. The first Adam and the lie
  2. The second Adam and the truth

Scripture readings: Genesis 3, John 15:26-16:15

Our speech increasingly reflects our identity in the Truth

This is shown in:

  1. Putting to death old ways and attitudes
  2. Bringing new ways and attitudes to life

Scripture readings: John 8:31-47, Colossians 3

Communication is God’s good gift and he wants us to use it for the good of our neighbour

We’ll learn about this gift and its:

  1. Abuses
  2. Proper use

Scripture readings: 1 Kings 22:1-28, Luke 4:16-30

B. Holwerda

The Ninth Commandment

  1. The letter of this commandment
  2. The meaning of this commandment
  3. The fulfillment of this commandment

Scripture reading: James 3

Clarence Stam

The LORD commands us in the ninth commandment to love the Truth

  1. The truth must be said!
  2. But not always

Scripture reading: Ephesians 4:17-32

R.H. Bremmer

Lying is of the Devil

  1. Therefore we should hate lying and
  2. Love the truth

Scripture reading: James 3:1-12

J. Kok

The Ninth commandment

  1. Forbids the misuse of the tongue
  2. Commands the good use of the tongue

What is God’s will in the Ninth Commandment?

  1. It forbids falsehood in word and deed
  2. It calls us to uprightness in doctrine and life

Reuben Bredenhof

Jesus reveals the heart behind the mouth, teaching us to:

  1. Speak with caution
  2. Speak with humility
  3. Speak with wisdom

Scripture readings: Matthew 7:1-20, Matthew 12:22-37

Be imitators of God and speak like him

  1. Speaking in love
  2. Speaking in truth

Scripture readings: Numbers 23:13-26, 1 Peter 4:7-11