Last year, we finished with our review of Spurgeon’s Catechism as published each Sunday on the back of our bulletin.
Beginning this year, 2020, we will be taking a look at one or more questions in the Heidelberg Catechism in the same fashion. It is our firm belief that consistent review of orthodox Christian beliefs, by way of a “question-and-answer” format, will help us gain a greater understanding and appreciation of Bible truths.
“till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head–Christ.” (Ephesians 4:13-15)
For the week beginning Sunday, October 25th:
LORD’S DAY 43
The ninth commandment: “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” Exodus 20:16
Q112. What is required in the ninth commandment?
A112. I must not give false testimony against anyone, twist no one’s words, not gossip or slander, nor condemn or join in condemning anyone rashly and unheard.*1 Rather, I must avoid all lying and deceit as the devil’s own works, under penalty of God’s heavy wrath.*2 In court and everywhere else, I must love the truth,*3 speak and confess it honestly, and do what I can to defend and promote my neighbor’s honor and reputation.*4
1. Ps 15; Pro 19:5, 9; 21:28; Mt 7:1; Lk 6:37; Rom 1:28-32. 2. Lev 19:11, 12; Pro 12:22; 13:5; Jn 8:44; Rev 21:8. 3. 1 Cor 13:6; Eph 4:25. 4. 1 Pet 3:8, 9; 4:8.
Handout A for Lord’s Day 43
For Boys and Girls
Studying God’s Word, Book E
Christian Liberty Press
Do Lesson #5: The Tower of Babel, pp17-20.
Read: Genesis 11:1-9 as a family together. Also, read and reflect on Acts 2.
Some ideas for discussion throughout the week:
(1) God’s power to scatter unified rebellion against Him.
(2) God’s revelation of the promised Messiah to Old Testament Israel.
(3) God’s inclusion of the Gentile nations in the redeeming work of the promised Messiah.
(4) The promised Messiah of Israel in the OT revealed in the NT as our Lord Jesus Christ.
(5) Our Lord’s atoning death on the cross for God’s elect–in Israel and in other nations.
(6) After Christ’s ascension, God’s outpouring of the Spirit so the gospel can go forth to all nations beginning in Jerusalem.
Memory work: Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth. Genesis 11:9.
Remember to review past memory verses (on your notecards) from previous lessons.