Q12 - Family Discipleship Tool

NEW CITY CATECHISM QUESTION
Question 12 - What does God require in the ninth and tenth commandments?

ICEBREAKER ACTIVITY
What is your favorite holiday? Do you have a specific memory of celebrating that holiday that sticks out to you?

READ EXODUS 20:16-17
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
Repeat the New City Catechism Question 12 and it’s answer
Question: What does God require in the ninth and tenth commandments?
Answer: Ninth, that we do not lie or deceive. Tenth, that we are content, not envying anyone.


RESPONSE ACTIVITY
Read the following statements that are either true or false. If you think the statement is true, move to the right side of the room. If you think it is false, move to the left side of the room.

  1. September has 31 days (lie)
  2. Ants can carry up to 50 times their body weight (true)
  3. The sun rotates around the earth (lie)
  4. Cats have nine lives (lie)
  5. Walt Disney’s full name was Walter Elias Disney (true)
  6. Earthworms breathe through their skin (true)
  7. The Titanic sank in 2012 (lie)
  8. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world (true)
  9. Chicago, IL is the largest city in the United States (lie)
  10.  A former US President’s face appears on the $10 bill (lie)
  11. Ask: Do you enjoy spending more time around people who tell the truth or people who lie? Why?

RESPONSE QUESTIONS
  1. When is it easier to lie instead of tell the truth? 
  2. How can trusting God help you tell the truth in those situations?
  3. Make a list of things you are tempted to covet. What do they have in common?
  4. How can being content with what God has given you help you not become jealous of other people’s stuff?

PRAY
Review all 10 commandments from Exodus 20. Each person pick one you would like the most help with following and pray for God to help you with it.

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