Saturday, October 20, 2007

Heidelberg Catechism 02

Q3: From where do you know your misery?

A3: From the Law of God.

Q4: What does the Law of God require of us?

A4: Christ teaches us in sum, Matthew 22: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Q5: Can you keep all this perfectly?

A5: No, for I am prone by nature to hate God and my neighbor.

DF's Group questions:

a) Read Rom 7:7 and give a modern day example of how reading the law in the Bible could make a person aware of their sin. e.g. In the morning Peter shouts at his mum, later he reads the Bible and …..

b) Read Rom 2:14-15

Is it possible to be aware of your sin without hearing the Law?

c)What therefore is the benefit of telling people the 10 commandments?

d) Read Deut 5:6-21 and Mat 22:37-40

Explain why the 10 commandments can be summed up into just 2?

e) Read Mat 5:48 What is God's standard for your life?

f) Read Jer 17:9 Why is it not possible for humans to live up to this standard?

g) Read Mark 10:17-27 What do we learn about salvation in this passage?