What is God’s name? Everything that stands for God.
What God’s people don’t want to do: Use God’s name in vain… – Uselessly – Carelessly – For an evil purpose
Christians don’t use God’s name in vain… By cursing (wishing evil from God on someone) By blaspheming (mocking God) By swearing (taking an oath unnecessarily)
Christians don’t use God’s name in vain… By turning to superstition (trusting in something other than God’s word) By teaching false doctrine (teaching against the Bible) By hypocrisy (pretending to be a believer)
What God wants to see in His people 1.Sincere prayer 2.Joyful praise and thanksgiving 3.Praising Jesus to others (witnessing)
Why God’s children love to use God’s name rightly 1.God revealed His name to save us. 2.We therefore love Him and His holy name. 3.We want others to love Him too.
The Third Commandment Love for God’s Word and Worship
Words to know Sabbath = rest Keep holy = set apart for sacred use, for God’s purpose.
What God requires… That we set apart time for Him, His Word, and His worship. 1.To get spiritual rest through forgiveness. 2.To gladly hear and learn His Word. 3.To assemble with fellow believers for encouragement 4.To publicly worship and serve.
Why God’s children love God’s Word and God’s Day 1.We want spiritual rest in Christ. 2.We want to grow in grace and biblical knowledge. 3.We want to serve one another. 4.We want to publicly praise God before others.