Week 40:


Weekly Hymn:                      All For Jesus



Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q99 What is required in the third commandment? / Answer: We are not to blaspheme or to abuse the name of God by cursing, perjury, or unnecessary oaths, nor to share in such horrible sins by being silent bystanders. Rather, we must use the holy name of God only with fear and reverence, so that we may rightly confess him, call upon him, and praise him in all our words and works.


  • Q100 Is the blaspheming of God’s name by swearing and cursing such a grievous sin that God is angry also with those who do not prevent and forbid it as much as they can? /

Answer: Certainly, for no sin is greater or provokes God’s wrath more than the blaspheming of his name. That is why he commanded it to be punished with death.


  • Q101 But may we swear an oath by the name of God in a godly manner? /

Answer: Yes, when the government demands it of its subjects, or when necessity requires it, in order to maintain and promote fidelity and truth, to God’s glory and for our neighbour’s good. Such oath-taking is based on God’s Word and was therefore rightly used by saints in the Old and the New Testament.


Bible Reading:

Mon- 10/7 – Jeremiah 40-42 & Isaiah 24

Tue – 10/8 – Jeremiah 43-46 & Isaiah 25

Wed – 10/9 – Jeremiah 47-49 & Isaiah 26

Thurs – 10/10 – Jeremiah 50-52 & Isaiah 27

Fri – 10/11 – Lamentations 1-2 & Isaiah 28

Sat – 10/12 – Lamentations 3-5 & Isaiah 29

Sun – 10/13 – Catch Up Day