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Lord's Day 38

Topics: Fourth Commandment, Gospel, Church, Day of Rest, Preaching, Sacraments, Prayer, Holy Spirit

103. Q.

What does God require
in the fourth commandment?

A.
First,
that the ministry of the gospel and the schools
be maintained 1
and that, especially on the day of rest,
I diligently attend the church of God 2
to hear God's Word, 3
to use the sacraments, 4
to call publicly upon the LORD, 5
and to give Christian offerings for the poor. 6
Second,
that all the days of my life
I rest from my evil works,
let the LORD work in me through his Holy Spirit,
and so begin in this life
the eternal Sabbath. 7
  • 1. Deut 6:4-9; 20-25; 1 Cor 9:13, 14; 2 Tim 2:2; 3:13-17; Tit 1:5.
  • 2. Deut 12:5-12; Ps 40:9, 10; 68:26; Acts 2:42-47; Heb 10:23-25.
  • 3. Rom 10:14-17; 1 Cor 14:26-33; 1 Tim 4:13.
  • 4. 1 Cor 11:23, 24.
  • 5. Col 3:16; 1 Tim 2:1.
  • 6. Ps 50:14; 1 Cor 16:2; 2 Cor 8 and 9.
  • 7. Is 66:23; Heb 4:9-11.
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