What does God require in the first, second, and third commandments?
First, that we know God as the only true God. Second, that we avoid all idolatry. Third that we treat God’s name with fear and reverence.
“ It is the Lord your God you shall fear. Him you shall serve and by his name you shall swear. You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are around you.” – Deuteronomy 6:13-14
Outline for lesson
- Pray, God help me to fully put my trust in You and worship You as God alone.
- Review: Read the previous questions (1 – 8) out of order. Have everyone try to say the answers that belongs with the questions.
- Intro: On three separate colored pieces of paper write out the first three commandments. Cut up each word and put each verse in a separate envelope. Hide the three envelopes around the house. Have the children look for them and then put the verses in the correct order.
- Read: Exodus 20: 1-7.Ask the family, what are some other things we worship in place of worshiping God? Let them know the first commandment is about who we worship and the second command is about how we worship.Tell them God wants to be known through His word. That is how He reveals Himself to us. Read verse 7 again. Ask, what do you think this verse means? Ask how do you feel when someone misuses God’s name? Because we are followers of God we love God above all things. Misusing His name is something we do not want to do. Ask, who do you worship? How do you worship in your everyday life?
Help children memorize question and answer 9 and the verse.