Q10- What does God require in the fourth and fifth commandments | Family Discipleship Tool

NEW CITY CATECHISM QUESTION
Q: What does God require in the fourth and fifth commandments?
A: Fourth, that on the Sabbath day we spend time in worship of God. Fifth, that we love and honor our father and our mother.

ICEBREAKER
  • Share with each other something that makes you feel rested (this is often times different for people!). 
  • If you have younger kids, play Simon Says using motions such as:
    • Simon says lift your feet up as high as you can
    • Simon says play air guitar
    • Simon says roll over
    • Simon says waddle like a penguin

READ EXODUS 20:1-17
 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

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RESPONSE TIME
Discuss the barriers that make it hard for us to listen to God when he asks us to:
  1. [Parents] Set aside a specific day to rest, and
  2. [Kids] Honor and respect our parents?
Discuss one way that you could observe the Sabbath together as a family this week.

PRAY
Lord, thanks that you created us to depend on you.  Would your Spirit stir up in us an affection for your law and commands, that the words of the Psalmist would echo in our hearts: “For I find my delight in your commandments, which I love.  I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes” (Psalm 119:47-48).

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