Heidelberg Catechisms 103

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Readings: Matthew 11: 25 – 12: 14

Text: Exodus 20: 8 – 11 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labour, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. (ESV)

Q. 103 What is God’s will for you in the fourth commandment?

A. First, that the gospel ministry and education for it be maintained, and that, especially on the festive day of rest, I diligently attend the assembly of God’s people to learn what God’s Word teaches, to participate in the sacraments, to pray to God publicly, and to bring Christian offerings for the poor.

Second, that every day of my life I rest from my evil ways, let the Lord work in me through his Spirit, and so begin in this life the eternal Sabbath.

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Different times:

Different stories:

Different views:

Different emphasis: (6 questions vs 1); (practice vs purpose); (Sabbath vs Lord’s Day)

  1. The day of Jehovah:

God’s creation: Exodus 20:11

God’s deliverance: Deuteronomy 5:15

God’ Son:

God’s church:

  1. The worship Jehovah of:

Gospel ministry:

Church gathering:

Holy sacrament:

Public prayer:

Christin offering:

  1. The teaching of Jehovah:

Daily objective:

Divine work:

Eternal Sabbath: