New Bible Study: God's Ten Commandments: Boundaries That Bless Us
The Ten Commandments point to our need for a Savior. We may break them in ways that we don't know.
- The Third Commandment of God states, "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy."
- It means that we should fear and love God that we do not despise preaching and his Word, but regard it as holy, and gladly hear and learn from it.
- According to page 68 (#54) of Luther's Catechism 3rd Edition (2006) by David P. Kuske, "This special will of God is no longer in effect since Christ fulfilled the Old Testament Sabbath by giving us the true rest, forgiveness of sins."
- On page 67, the following verses are cited to support that statement: Colossians 2:13, 14, 16, 17, and Matthew 11:28, 29.
This answer is correct. Read this excerpt from the book "Conversion: Not by My Own Choosing" by John M. Brenner from the People's Bible Teachings series.
People can lose faith also by neglecting the means of grace, the gospel in Word and sacrament. Christians can remain believers only through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Since the Holy Spirit works and preserves faith only through the means of grace, regular hearing and reading of God's Word is important for preserving faith.
Regular participation in the Lord's Supper allows the Holy Spirit to strengthen Christians in their daily struggles with sin and Satan.
Neglecting God's Word and the sacraments prevents the Holy Spirit's work.
This answer is incorrect. Consider Galatians 6:7-8:
"Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life."
Also, consider this excerpt from the website whataboutjesus.com.
1. Jesus fulfilled the requirements of the Third Commandment by obeying it perfectly in our place.
2. Jesus also demonstrated that the rest pictured by the Sabbath is the true, spiritual rest he provides.
3. Rest for our souls comes through faith in the forgiveness of sins Jesus won for us on the cross.
4.This faith comes from studying the Bible.
Meeting Our Neighbors
This was a joyful experience. We reunited with a former student and her children, prayed with a man who just had heart surgery, and met many people along the way. One of those people even helped canvass.
Everyone received the heartfelt message that Jesus paid for our sins so that we can live for eternity with Him in Heaven. Afterward, we shared our testimonies about how God used us to share His love with others.
Praise Fest 2017
We thank God for the combined choirs of Siloah, St. Marcus, and St. Phillip's churches, featured in the veiled photograph above. Their spirited performances glorified God on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017.
Eighth Grade Completion Ceremony, June 7th, 2017
The gymnasium was packed with relatives, teachers, and well-wishers during this wonderful celebration. We pray for the continued success of our students, and we thank God for their achievements.
K5 Completion Ceremony, June 7th, 2017
The above photograph only shows a portion of the people who attended the K5 completion ceremony. We look forward to seeing these students return as first graders this fall. Have a great summer!