The Podechesis Podcast (Episode 32) The Ten Commandments Part 1: The Preface

Why are the Ten Commandments important?  What does the preface to the Ten Commandments teach us about God and us?  What is it about God’s nature that binds us to keep his commands?  How is obedience the appropriate response to God’s grace?

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys examine questions 43-44 of John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism and talk about the preface of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:2), why obedience to the Lord is actually an act of freedom, and how the Ten Commandments can spark deep theological reasoning about many areas of life.

Along the way, Brett, Allen, and Jim show why they never matured beyond the 8th grade.

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Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #43

Q: What is the preface of the Ten Commandments?

A:  The preface to the Ten Commandments is in these words, “I am the Lord your God, who has brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.”

Scripture Proof: Exodus 20:2

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #44

Q: What does the preface to the Ten Commandments teach us?

A:  The preface to the Ten Commandments teaches us that because God is the Lord, and our God, and Redeemer, therefore we are bound to keep all his commandments.

Scripture Proof: Luke 1:74-75; 1 Peter 1:15-19

Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com)

Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism

Old Testament Theology in a Canonical Context by Brevard Childs

John Wesley’s Explanatory Notes on Exodus 20:2

Daily Text by Seedbed.com

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