Catechism lesson 36: Respect for human life (LD 40)

Because all humans are created in the image of God, we must respect them and protect their life as much as our own. LD 40 q&a 105. What does God require in the sixth commandment? I am not to dishonour, hate, injure, or kill my neighbourby thoughts, words, or gestures,and much less by deeds,whether personally … Continue reading Catechism lesson 36: Respect for human life (LD 40)

Catechism lesson 35: Respect for authority (LD 39)

We owe parents and other authority figures respect, because God has created and appointed our social relationships. LD 39 q&a 104. What does God requirein the fifth commandment? That I show all honour, love, and faithfulnessto my father and motherand to all those in authority over me,submit myself with due obedienceto their good instruction and … Continue reading Catechism lesson 35: Respect for authority (LD 39)

Catechism lesson 34: The Lord’s Day (LD 38)

As people belonging to the Jesus Christ, we must worship him regularly together with other believers. This is a reminder and a picture of the spiritual rest he is giving us. LD 38 q&a 103 What does God requirein the fourth commandment? First,that the ministry of the gospeland the schools be maintainedand that, especially on … Continue reading Catechism lesson 34: The Lord’s Day (LD 38)

CanRC and FRC (1): Pursuing our Unity

In Chatham, ON, there are several “Dutch Reformed” churches. Two of them are the Canadian Reformed Church, called “Eben-Ezer”, and the Free Reformed Church, “Living Hope”. These churches are similar in many respects, but the contact between them is very limited. In my mind, this is a sad state of affairs. I believe that we … Continue reading CanRC and FRC (1): Pursuing our Unity