Lordís Day 37 Themes and Divisions

 

E. Kampen

 

As Christians guided by a Reformed Word and worldview we will not hesitate to swear oaths

 

We will consider how we come to this guided by:

 

1.      A Reformed Word view

2.      A Reformed world view

 

Bible readings:Numbers 30, Matthew 5:33-37, Romans 13:1-7

 

W. Bredenhof

 

The Third Commandment addresses our use of oaths

 

Weíll look at the use of:

 

1.      Legitimate oaths

2.      Illegitimate oaths

 

Bible readings:Deuteronomy 10:12-22, Matthew 26:57-75

 

C. Stam

 

The confession that the oath must be used to maintain and promote fidelity and truth

 

1.      The special character of the oath

2.      The two-fold purpose of the oath

 

Bible readings:Matthew 5:33-37, Matthew 26:57-64

 

B. Holwerda

 

The problem of the oath

 

1.      The grace in the oath

2.      The poverty of the oath

3.      The triumph of the oath

 

Bible reading:Matthew 5:17-37

 

R. H. Bremmer

 

The great importance of the oath

 

With that in mind we will consider:

 

1.      The oath in the Holy Scriptures

2.      The oath in society

3.      The oath in the church

 

Bible readings:Genesis 24:1-9, Matthew 5:33-48

 

J. Beeke

 

The Christian oath

 

1.      Its historical context

2.      Its scriptural legitimacy

3.      Its experiential reality

 

Bible reading:Hebrews 6:9-20

 

S. tíHart

 

Protect the honour of Godís name through the right use of the oath

 

1.      The need for the oath

2.      The significance of the oath

 

Bible readings:Deuteronomy 10, 2 Corinthians 1:12-24, Hebrews 6:9-20

 

J. Kok

 

The oath

 

1.      Is necessary because of sin

2.      May be used to maintain the truth

3.      Must be done according to Godís will

 

Bible reading:Hebrews 6:17-18

 

The godly swearing of oaths

 

It is:

 

1.      According to the will of God

2.      In the Name of God

3.      To the glory of God

 

Bible reading:Matthew 5:33-38

 

The oath

 

1.      Its character

2.      Its foundation

3.      Its purpose

 

Bible reading: Isaiah 45:23

 

G. Van Popta

 

Vows must be fulfilled

 

1.      We make our vows to God

2.      Examples of vows in church life

3.      Why vows must be kept

 

Bible reading:Ecclesiastes 5:1-7

 

E. Rupke

 

Christian hope is anchored in Godís oath

 

1.      Godís oath is the end of all discussion

2.      Godís oath provides encouragement

3.      Godís oath guarantees salvation

 

Bible readings:Genesis 22:1-19, Hebrews 6:13-20