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Westminster Shorter Catechism - Question 47: First Commandment Prohibitions
Q. 45 Which is the first commandment---A. The first commandment is, Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.--Q. 46 What is required in the first commandment---A. The first commandment requireth us to know and acknowledge God to be the only true God, and our God- and to worship and glorify Him accordingly.--Q. 47 What is forbidden in the first commandment---A. The first commandment forbiddeth the denying, or not worshipping and glorifying the true God as God, and our God- and the giving that worship and glory to any other, which is due to Him alone.--What are some of the ways that we turn to other gods- The first thing that happens is that we turn from the true God. You stop doing what a person does when that person has God as His God.
A Potent Gospel for Every Creature
You can see how simply Mark puts this momentous commission-a commission that has to do with the advancement of the Kingdom that Jesus came to set up and that He inaugurated by His death and resurrection.
Westminster Shorter Catechism - Questions 45-46: First Commandment - Requirements
Q. 45 Which is the first commandment---A. The first commandment is, Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.--Q. 46 What is required in the first commandment---A. The first commandment requireth us to know and acknowledge God to be the only true God, and our God- and to worship and glorify Him accordingly.--We were originally created to belong to God-to have Him as our God. We were made with a God-given desire for Him and a need for Him. What a marvellous and delightful thing when God brings us back to Him as our God.
The Lord Revealed as Risen to His Doubting Disciples
Today we come to Mark's account of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus. The resurrection is one of the most precious doctrines of our faith- -The third day He rose again from the dead.- It testifies to us that God has accepted the sacrifice of His Son for our sins. Because He lives, we shall live also. Mark's particular account reminds us that Jesus' disciples are not always so consistent in their response to this glorious doctrine that we all profess.
Westminster Shorter Catechism - Questions 43-44: The Preface to the Ten Commandments
Q. 43 What is the preface to the Ten Commandments---A. The preface to the Ten Commandments is in these words, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.--Q. 44 What doth the preface to the Ten Commandments teach us---A. The preface to the Ten Commandments teacheth us that because God is the Lord and our God and redeemer, therefore we are bound to keep all His commandments.--In the preface, God introduces Himself as the One giving these commandments to us because we are the people He has redeemed. The goal of the preface -and of this sermon- is to stir you up to wholehearted obedience to these commandments. We should obey the Ten Commandments because the One who gives them to us is the Lord -Yahweh-.
Jesus Honored at His Death
Today we continue our sermon series in Mark's Gospel, we come to the burial of Jesus where we see that His body was honoured at His death. It is a matter that is covered in all four gospels in some detail because it is important. We live in a day in which there is little understanding about the importance of the physical body-either of the body of Christ or of our own bodies. My prayer is that God will be pleased to rectify some of that confusion among us.