2016-10-19 Public School Catechism Quiz

1. Write the Second Commandment. (Include the “What does this mean?”)

You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God
What does this mean?
We should fear and love God that we do not use His name to curse, swear, lie or deceive, or use witchcraft, but call upon God’s name in every trouble, pray, praise and give thanks.

2. What is God’s name?

God’s name is every expression we use to refer to God.

God’s name is everything God has revealed about himself.

God’s name is Lord, God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Almighty, Alpha & Omega, etc.
3. When is swearing a sinful misuse of God’s name?

Swearing is a sin when it is unnecessary (needless swearing: “I swear to God!”)

Swearing is a sin when we use God’s name to tell a lie (False swearing)

Swearing is a sin when we don’t know what we are promising to do. (Swearing in uncertain things.)

4. How does God want us to use His name?

a. Passage – Psalm 50:15: Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you and you will honor me.

b. He wants us to use his name to pray – 1 Thessalonians 5:17: Pray continually

c. He wants us to use his name to tell others about him

d. He wants us to use his name to give thanks to him.
5. How does the Second Commandment serve as a mirror for us?

The second commandment shows us that we have not used God’s name as he wants us to use it.

James 5:12: Do not swear – not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. Let you “Yes” be yes, and your “No,” no, or you will be condemned.
6. Were you in church this week? If so, where? If not, why not? Were you in Footsteps or Bible Class?

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