Monthly Archives: June 2015

  • Westminster Shorter Catechism, Week 26

    Q. 63. Which is the fifth commandment?
    A. The fifth commandment is, Honor thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

    Q. 64. What is required in the fifth commandment?
    A. The fifth commandment requireth the preserving the honor, and performing the duties, belonging to every one in their several places and relations, as superiors, inferiors or equals.

    Q. 65. What is forbidden in the fifth commandment?
    A. The fifth commandment forbiddeth the neglecting of, or doing anything against, the honor and duty which belongeth to every one in their several places and relations.

    Q. 66. What is the reason annexed to the fifth commandment?
    A. The reason annexed to the fifth commandment is a promise of long life and prosperity (as … Read More »

  • Westminster Shorter Catechism, Week 25

    Q. 57. Which is the fourth commandment?
    A. The fourth commandment is, Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

    Q. 58. What is required in the fourth commandment?
    A. The fourth commandment requireth the keeping holy to God such set times as he hath appointed in his word; expressly one … Read More »

    Posted in: Pastor Brian's Blog
  • Westminster Shorter Catechism, Week 24

    Q. 53. Which is the third commandment?
    A. The third commandment is, Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

    Q. 54. What is required in the third commandment?
    A. The third commandment requireth the holy and reverent use of God’s names, titles, attributes, ordinances, word and works.

    Q. 55. What is forbidden in the third commandment?
    A. The third commandment forbiddeth all profaning or abusing of anything whereby God maketh himself known.

    Q. 56. What is the reason annexed to the third commandment?
    A. The reason annexed to the third commandment is that however the breakers of this commandment may escape punishment from men, yet the Lord our God will not suffer them to escape … Read More »

    Posted in: Pastor Brian's Blog
  • Westminster Shorter Catechism, Week 23

    Q. 49. Which is the second commandment?
    A. The second commandment is, Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

    Q. 50. What is required in the second commandment?
    A. The second commandment requireth the receiving, observing, and keeping pure and entire, all such religious worship and ordinances as God hath appointed in his word.

    Read More »

  • Westminster Shorter Catechism, Week 22

    Q. 45. Which is the first commandment?
    A. The first commandment is, Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

    Q. 46. What is required in the first commandment?
    A. The first commandment requireth us to know and acknowledge God to be the only true God, and our God; and to worship and glorify him accordingly.

    Q. 47. What is forbidden in the first commandment?
    A. The first commandment forbiddeth the denying, or not worshiping and glorifying the true God as God, and our God; and the giving of that worship and glory to any other, which is due to him alone.

    Q. 48. What are we specially taught by these words before me in the first commandment?
    A. These words before me in the first commandment teach us that God, who seeth all things, … Read More »