Q8 - What is the Law of God stated in the 10 Commandments? | Family Discipleship Tools

NEW CITY CATECHISM QUESTION
Question 8 - What is the law of God as stated in the 10 commandments?

ICEBREAKER QUESTION
What are some rules or laws you can think of that impact your life everyday?

ACTIVITY
Guess which of these laws are real and which ones are fake (answer key at bottom)

  1. In Arkansas it is illegal to mispronounce Arkansas
  2. In Nevada, it is illegal to hunt llamas
  3. In Gainesville, Georgia it is legal to eat fried chicken only with your hands, not a fork!
  4. In Montana it is illegal to spit in public
  5. It is illegal to play cards on Sunday in Alabama
  6. In Beacon, New York it is illegal to own a pinball machine
  7. In Kentucky, it is illegal to handle a reptile during church
  8. It is illegal to fake a wrestling match in Louisiana
  9. In Quitman, Georgia it is illegal to let a chicken cross the road
  10. In Arizona it is illegal for a donkey to sleep in a bathtub 

Answer key: 1) Real 2) Fake 3) Real 4) Fake 5) Fake 6) Real 7) Real 8) Fake 9) Real 10) Real

Ask: Why do you think laws are important?

READ EXODUS 20:1-17
And God spoke all these words, saying,
“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
“You shall have no other gods before me.
“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
“You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.
“You shall not murder.
“You shall not commit adultery.
“You shall not steal.
“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
“You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.”


WATCH TEACHING VIDEO
RESPONSE ACTIVITY
Play charades using the 10 commandments. Write each commandment on a separate piece of paper. Take turns having someone pick one at random and act it out while everyone else tries to guess which commandment it is.

DISCUSS
  1. Which of the 10 commandments are the easiest to follow and which ones are the hardest to follow?
  2. How do the 10 commandments help us understand God more?
  3. What happens when we break one of the 10 commandments? 

PRAY
  1. Praise God for who he is as revealed in the Law.
  2. Pray for strength to follow the commandments and obey God.

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