The Second Commandment
Scripture: Exodus 20:1–6
Exodus 20:1-6 | This week's sermon is given by Rev. Dr. Robert Howard continues our study in Exodus. The second commandment requires us to recieve, perform, and preserve all the regulations for worship that God has established in His word. These include: prayer, the reading, preaching, and hearing of the world; the administration of and receiving the sacraments; church government and discipline; the administration and upkeep of the church; religious fasting; swearing by the name of God; and making vows to Him. Also included are disapproving, denouncing, and opposing false worship and doing our best, in accordance with our position and calling in life, to eliminate it and all forms of idolatry. Idolatry is the chief sin of the human heart and impossible to resist except by grace and power of Christ and the Holy Spirit.