Hello Church Family,
New City Catechism Question 11
What does God require in the sixth, seventh, and eighth commandments?
Sixth, that we do not hurt, or hate, or be hostile to our neighbor, but be patient and peaceful, pursuing even our enemies with love.
Seventh, that we abstain from sexual immorality and live purely and faithfully, whether in marriage or in single life, avoiding all impure actions, looks, words, thoughts, or desires, and whatever might lead to them.
Eighth, that we do not take without permission that which belongs to someone else, nor withhold any good from someone we might benefit.
Love your neighbour as yourself. This sure sounds easy. Love, I can love my neighbour, right? But loving someone as I love myself?
This is where it gets hard.
The above statements are in harmony with Jesus’ explanation of the Law in the Sermon on the Mount. They remind us of what we should strive towards, and they show us just how desperately we need a Saviour!
Fleshing out the 10 Commandments, and their implications, reminds us to praise God that the Word became flesh and lived among us.
Welcome to Advent, as we prepare for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ!
Mini Youth Group is tonight from 6:00 – 7:30pm at the church.
Our next Prayer Meeting is on Wednesday, December 4, 7:30pm at the church.
Women’s Isaiah Bible Study is on Thursday, December 5, 10:00am at the church.
General Church Meeting for everyone will be on December 11, 7:30pm at the church.
The Ladies’ Christmas Tea is on Sunday, December 15, 3:00 – 4:30 at the church.
Mission Focus for November: Haiti Children’s Home.