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Lord’s Day 42 (Q/A 110-111): STEWARDSHIP OF GENEROSITY

110 Q.   What does God forbid in the eighth commandment? A.    God forbids not only outright theft^1 and robbery,^2 punishable by law. But in God’s sight theft also includes all scheming and swindling in order to get our neighbor’s goods for … Continue reading

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Lord’s Day 41 (Q/A 108-109): BEING SINGLE

108 Q.   What does the seventh commandment teach us? A.    That God condemns all unchastity,^1 and that therefore we should thoroughly detest it^2 and live decent and chaste lives,^3 within or outside of the holy state of marriage.^4 ^1 Lev. 18:27-28 … Continue reading

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Lord’s Day 40 (Q/A 105-107): DIGNIFYING DIFFERENCE

105 Q.   What is God’s will for you in the sixth commandment? A.    I am not to belittle, hate, insult, or kill my neighbor— not by my thoughts, my words, my look or gesture, and certainly not by actual deeds—^1 and … Continue reading

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Lord’s Day 38 (Q/A 103): ALWAYS A PACIFIC GUY

103 Q.   What is God’s will for you in the fourth commandment? A.    First, that the gospel ministry and education for it be maintained,^1 and that, especially on the festive day of rest, I diligently attend the assembly of God’s … Continue reading

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Lord’s Day 37 (Q/A 101-102): YOU ARE MY WITNESS

101 Q.   But may we swear an oath in God’s name if we do it reverently? A.    Yes, when the government demands it, or when necessity requires it, in order to maintain and promote truth and trustworthiness for God’s glory … Continue reading

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Lord’s Day 36 (Q/A 99-100): WHAT’S IN A NAME?

99   Q.   What is the aim of the third commandment? A.    That we neither blaspheme nor misuse the name of God by cursing, perjury,^1 or unnecessary oaths,^2 nor share in such horrible sins by being silent bystanders. In summary, we … Continue reading

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Lord’s Day 35 (Q/A 96-98): SWEAT EQUITY

96   Q.  What is God’s will for us in the second commandment? A.   That we in no way make any image of God^1 nor worship him in any other way than has been commanded in God’s Word.^2 ^1 Deut. 4:15[-19]; … Continue reading

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Lord’s Day 34 (Q/A 92-95): WHERE IS YOUR HEART?

92   Q.  What is God’s law? A.   God spoke all these words: THE FIRST COMMANDMENT “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no … Continue reading

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Lord’s Day 33 (Q/A 88-91): BEING APPRENTICED

88   Q.    What is involved                 in genuine repentance or conversion? A.    Two things: the dying-away of the old self,^1 and the rising-to-life of the new. ^1 Rom. 6:4-6; Eph. 4:22-24; Col. 3:5-10; … Continue reading

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Lord’s Day 32 (Q/A 86-87): SIGNED, SEALED, AND BEING DELIVERED

86   Q.   Since we have been delivered                 from our misery                 by grace through Christ                 without … Continue reading

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