Heidelberg Catechisms 92 – 93


Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Exodus 20: 1 – 21

Text: Mark 12: 28 – 31 And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (ESV)

Q. 92 What is the law of the lord?

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

Q. 93 How are these commandments divided?

A. Into two tables.

The first has four commandments, teaching us how we ought to live in relation to God.

The second has six commandments, teaching us what we owe our neighbour.

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Introduction:

  1. The threefold aspects of the law:

Ceremonial:

Judicial:

Moral:

  1. The use of the law:

To condemn:

To direct:

To lead:

  1. The foundation of the law:

God’s deliverance:

God’ Spirit:

  1. The summary of the law:

Love for God:

Love for man:

  1. The order of the law:

God:

Man: