The Third Word: God’s Name, our blasphemy, and the Word made flesh (1)

A homily on the Third Commandment:  “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.”  We’re continuing to use the Westminster Larger Catechism’s exposition of the Ten  Commandments.  That exposition is always biblical, thorough, and convicting. Q. 112. What is required in the third commandment? A. The third commandment requires, that […]

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The Second Commandment: our failure, Christ’s fulfillment (part 1)

A homily on the Second Commandment:  “You shall not make for yourself a carved image – nor bow down to them nor serve them.” We’re continuing in the Westminster Larger Catechism’s biblical exposition of the Ten Commandments.  The psalmist says that God’s commandment is exceedingly broad (Ps 119:96) – meaning perfectly comprehensive.  And Westminster does […]

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