MC: May to July

All our Missional Communities will be exploring The Ten Commandments (Deuteronomy 5).
In addition to the scriptures, we will make use of the Shorter CatechismA Commentary and Study Guide by G.I. Williamson, and a few other resources.

[ Bo in Forney / Marq in Sunnyvale / Clemente in Mesquite ]

May 1 – Sixth Commandment / SC Qs 67-69

Q. 67. Which is the sixth commandment?
          A. The sixth commandment is, Thou shalt not kill (Exod 20:13Deut 5:17).

Q. 68. What is required in the sixth commandment?
A. The sixth commandment requireth all lawful endeavors to preserve our own life (Eph 5:28-29), and the life of others (1 Kgs 18:4Ps 82:3-4Job 29:13).
Q. 69. What is forbidden in the sixth commandment?
A. The sixth commandment forbiddeth the taking away of our own life, or the life of our neighbor unjustly, or whatsoever tendeth thereunto (Gen 9:6Prov 24:11-12Matt 5:22Acts 16:281 John 3:15).
May 22 – Seventh Commandment / SC Qs 70-72
Q. 70. Which is the seventh commandment?
A. The seventh commandment is, Thou shalt not commit adultery (Exod 20:14Deut 5:18).
Q. 71. What is required in the seventh commandment?
A. The seventh commandment requireth the preservation of our own and our neighbor’s chastity, in heart, speech, and behavior (1 Cor 7:2-3, 5, 34, 361 Thess 4:4Eph 5:11-122 Tim 2:22Col 4:61 Pet 3:2).
Q 72. What is forbidden in the seventh commandment?
A. The seventh commandment forbiddeth all unchaste thoughts, words, and actions (Matt 15:19; 5:28Eph 5:3-4).
June 5 – Eighth Commandment / SC Qs 73-75
Q. 73. Which is the eighth commandment?
A. The eighth commandment is, Thou shalt not steal (Exod 20:15Deut 5:19).
Q. 74. What is required in the eighth commandment?
A. The eighth commandment requireth the lawful procuring and furthering the wealth and outward estate of ourselves (Rom 12:17Prov 27:23) and others (Gen 30:301 Tim 5:8Lev 25:35Deut 22:1-5Exod 23:4-5Gen 47:14, 20Eph 4:28bPhil 2:4).
Q. 75. What is forbidden in the eighth commandment?
A. The eighth commandment forbiddeth whatsoever doth or may unjustly hinder our own (1 Tim 5:8) or our neighbor’s wealth or outward estate (Job 20:19-20Prov 21:6; 21:17; 23:20–21; 28:19; Eph 4:282 Thess 3:10).
June 12 – Ninth Commandment / SC Qs 76-78
Q. 76. Which is the ninth commandment?
A. The ninth commandment is, Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour (Exod 20:16Deut 5:20).
Q. 77. What is required in the ninth commandment?
A. The ninth commandment requireth the maintaining and promoting of truth between man and man (Zech 8:16), and of our own (1 Pet 3:16Acts 25:10) and our neighbor’s good name (3 John 12), especially in witness bearing (Prov 14:5, 25).
Q. 78. What is forbidden in the ninth commandments?
A. The ninth commandment forbiddeth whatsoever is prejudicial to truth (Rom 3:13), or injurious to our own (Job 27:5) or our neighbor’s good name (1 Sam 17:28Lev 19:16Ps 15:3Prov 6:16-19Luke 3:14).
July 3 – Tenth Commandment / SC Qs 79-81
Q. 79. Which is the tenth commandment?
A. The tenth commandment is, Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s (Exod 20:17Deut 5:21).
Q. 80. What is required in the tenth commandment?
A. The tenth commandment requireth full contentment with our own condition (Ps 34:1Phil 4:111 Tim 6:6Heb 13:5), with a right and charitable frame of spirit toward our neighbor, and all that is his (Job 31:29Luke 15:6, 9, 11-32Rom 12:151 Cor 13:4-7Phil 2:41 Tim 1:5).
Q. 81. What is forbidden in the tenth commandment?
A. The tenth commandment forbiddeth all discontentment with our own estate (1 Kgs 21:4Esth 5:131 Cor 10:10), envying or grieving at the good of our neighbor (Gal 5:26Jas 3:14, 16), and all inordinate motions and affections to anything that is his (Rom 7:7-8; 13:9Deut 5:21Gal 5:26Col 3:5).
July 10 – Guilt / SC Qs 82-84
Q. 82. Is any man able perfectly to keep the commandments of God?
A. No mere man since the fall is able in this life perfectly to keep the commandments of God (Eccl 7:201 John 1:8, 10Gal 5:17), but doth daily break them in thought, word, and deed (Gen 6:5; 8:21Rom 3:9-21Jas 3:2-13).
Q. 83. Are all transgressions of the law equally heinous?
A. Some sins in themselves, and by reason of several aggravations, are more heinous in the sight of God than others (Ps 78:17, 32, 56Ezek 8:6, 13, 15Matt 11:20-24John 19:111 John 5:16).
Q. 84. What doth every sin deserve?
A. Every sin deserveth God’s wrath and curse, both in this life, and that which is to come (Eph 5:6Gal 3:10Lam 3:39Matt 25:41Jas 2:10).
July 17 – Grace / SC Qs 85-87
Q. 85. What doth God require of us, that we may escape his wrath and curse due to us for sin?
A. To escape the wrath and curse of God due to us for sin, God requireth of us faith in Jesus Christ, repentance unto life (Mark 1:15Acts 20:21), with the diligent use of all the outward means whereby Christ communicateth to us the benefits of redemption (Prov 2:1-6; 8:33-36Isa 55:3Acts 2:381 Cor 11:24-25Col 3:16).
Q. 86. What is faith in Jesus Christ?
A. Faith in Jesus Christ is a saving grace (Eph 2:8-9Rom 4:16Heb 10:39), whereby we receive (John 1:12Isa 26:3-4) and rest upon him alone for salvation (Phil 3:9), as he is offered to us in the gospel (John 20:30-31Gal 2:16Isa 33:22).
Q. 87. What is repentance unto life?
A. Repentance unto life is a saving grace (Acts 11:182 Tim 2:25), whereby a sinner, out of a true sense of his sin (Acts 2:37-38), and apprehension of the mercy of God in Christ (Ps 51:1-4Jer 3:22Joel 2:12Luke 15:7, 10), doth, with grief and hatred of his sin, turn from it unto God (Jer 31:18-19Ezek 36:31Luke 1:16-171 Thess 1:9), with full purpose of, and endeavor after, new obedience (2 Chr 7:14Ps 119:59Isa 1:16-17Matt 3:82 Cor 7:11).
July 24 – Grace / SC Qs 88
Q. 88. What are the outward means whereby Christ communicateth to us the benefits of redemption?
A. The outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicateth to us the benefits of redemption, are his ordinances, especially the Word, sacraments, and prayer; all which are made effectual to the elect for salvation (Matt 28:19-20)

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