Ten Commandments #3 – Misusing God’s Name

In the third commandment, God tells us not to misuse the Lord’s name. But what does that even mean – how is it possible to use or misuse someone’s name? And how can we obey that in the 21st century?

You can find the interview with Andy Brown I mentioned here.

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Ten Commandments #1 – No other gods

The first commandment is “You shall have no other gods before me”. What does that mean – surely there is only one god? How can we have other gods before God? How do we keep this commandment today?

You can do the What is Christianity course here on the website. (Once the Ten Commandments course is finished you will also be able to find it on the courses page).

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God our Creator – Apostle’s Creed #3

One of the most fundamental things to understand about Christianity is that God is our Creator. It’s a distinctive of Christianity and it makes a practical difference to our lives. In this session on the Apostle’s Creed we look at the line “Maker of heaven and earth”.

When it’s complete, this course will be available on the courses page.

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God is the ruler that we need – WSC #11

Who’s really in charge of the world? In this session we look at something called God’s providence, which means not only that God is in charge but that he’s a good ruler – the ruler we really need.

More Thought for the Week…

This is part of the weekly Thought for the Week series. This series is designed to give a short, 10-15 minute ‘thought’, including a Bible reading and a prayer. Currently I am working through the Westminster Shorter Catechism. You can see all videos on the catechism on this playlist.

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Does God have a plan? – Westminster Shorter Catechism #7

Our plans are often subject to change. The best laid plans don’t always come to pass. But is it really like that with God?

Explore Further

I don’t mention this in the video, but if you would like to read something more about God’s sovereignty and plan, especially in salvation, check out these books:

You might also appreciate Part #9 of the Heidelberg Catechism – “God our Father”.

More Thought for the Week…

This is part of the weekly Thought for the Week series. This series is designed to give a short, 10-15 minute ‘thought’, including a Bible reading and a prayer. Currently I am working through the Westminster Shorter Catechism. You can see all videos on the catechism on this playlist.

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Are there more gods than one? – Westminster Shorter Catechism #5

The Bible makes clear that there is only one God. But have you ever thought about the implications of that deceptively simple statement? It’s one of the most fundamental things which has shaped our society for hundreds of years.

Explore Further

Part one of the “Get to know God” series is here.

Counterfeit Gods by Timothy Keller is available from 10 of those.

The God who is There by Francis Schaeffer is available from 10 of those. (A few months ago I wrote about why you should read his book, True Spirituality).

More Thought for the Week…

This is part of the weekly Thought for the Week series. This series is designed to give a short, 10-15 minute ‘thought’, including a Bible reading and a prayer. Currently I am working through the Westminster Shorter Catechism. You can see all videos on the catechism on this playlist.

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Who is God? – Westminster Shorter Catechism #4

“Who is God” is one of the most important questions which people never ask. Many people say “I believe (or don’t believe) in God” – but which God? In this session we look at who God is and what he is like.

This is part of the weekly Thought for the Week series. This series is designed to give a short, 10-15 minute ‘thought’, including a Bible reading and a prayer. Currently I am working through the Westminster Shorter Catechism. You can see all videos on the catechism on this playlist.

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God is… three persons (Trinity)

In this final part of our Get to know God series, we turn to thinking about how God is three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is traditionally known as the doctrine of the Trinity. Sometimes people can have the idea that the Trinity is too difficult to think about, or it doesn’t really make much difference to everyday life. But, as theologian D.B. Knox said: “The doctrine of the Trinity is the foundation of the Christian religion”. It’s essential to our Christian lives: we experience God as Trinity. It matters that we don’t just think of ‘God’, but think in terms of the Father, Son and Spirit.

Obviously there are many books which have been written about this topic (and I’ll link to some of them below). We won’t be able to deal with the whole doctrine of the Trinity in one session! But I hope this will at least make a start so you want to continue learning yourself.

Let’s start by thinking about what the Bible says, before we go on to look at why it matters for us day-by-day.

What does the Bible say about the Trinity?

The doctrine of the Trinity is somewhat veiled in the Old Testament. That is, it’s there if you know what you’re looking for – there are some passages which don’t make sense any other way. And yet, we don’t really get the full picture until the New Testament. Because we don’t have much time here, we’ll concentrate on the New Testament for the moment.

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