August 28, 2016: Printable Sermon Outline
1 Samuel 3, John 3:1-16
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A Brief and Untechnical Statement of the Reformed Faith by Benjamin B. Warfield
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Westminster Larger Catechism Question 119: What are the sins forbidden in the fourth commandment?
Answer: The sins forbidden in the fourth commandment are, all omissions of the duties required,[s] all careless, negligent, and unprofitable performing of them, and being weary of them;[t] all profaning the day by idleness, and doing that which is in itself sinful;[u] and by all needless works, words, and thoughts, about our worldly employments and recreations.[w]
s. Ezek. 22:26. Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
t. Amos 8:5. … saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit? See Acts 20:7, 9; Ezek. 33:30–32; Mal. 1:13.
u. Ezek. 23:38. Moreover this they have done unto me: they have defiled my sanctuary in the same day, and have profaned my sabbaths.
w. Jer. 17:24, 27. And it shall come to pass, if ye diligently hearken unto me, saith the LORD, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, but hallow the sabbath day, to do no work therein … But if ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the sabbath day, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched. See Isa. 58:13–14.
[Read the complete Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms here.]