MOPC Sunday School - Fall 2010 - The Westminster Shorter Catechism

Q39: What is the duty which God requires of man?

A39: The duty which God requires of man is obedience to his revealed will.

Q40: What did God at first reveal to man for the rule of his obedience?

A40: The rule which God at first revealed to man for his obedience, was the moral law.

Q41: Where is the moral law summarily comprehended?

A41: The moral law is summarily comprehended in the Ten Commandments.

Q42: What is the sum of the Ten Commandments?

A42: The sum of the Ten Commandments is. To love the Lord our God with all our heart, all our soul, with all our strength, and with all our mind; and our neighbor as ourselves.

Our God wants us to see the benefit of studying and knowing His law.

I. The moral law reveals God's c___________.

            The law is but a reflection w_____ God i_____ - Romans 7:12

            The law reveals who God is in relation to His creatures - He is the l________.

            Application: Study the law to better know God in all of His perfections.

II. The moral law declares our d______.

            It is not just that the law ___ holy, just and good.

            The law ____________ holiness, justice and goodness.

            The law comes to us:

                        As those created in God's ___________ - created to reflect God's character.


As those composed of body, soul, heart, mind and will - engaging us in the t____________ of who we are.

                        As those living ________ the fall into sin.


            Application:    Study the law to know what pleases God.

                                    Study Christ to see how this is exemplified.

                                    See the need for an unchanging standard outside of you.

                                    See the need for the law to be re-written on your heart and conscience.

III. The moral law and its three-fold f____________.

            As a Curb & Bridle - Deuteronomy 19:16-20

            As a Mirror - Romans 7:7 & 7:13

            As a Guide - Psalm 1:1-2