Ten Commandments Overview

In my parish we recently took some time to go through the Ten Commandments in order to better understand God’s ordering of the world around us. There are many advantages to this practice, not only will it make for clearer heads for Christians as they interact with the world around them, but of course as the Law shows sin, they will themselves be better prepared for confession and absolution. It was a good opportunity to run through these basics once again.

The presentation included around 111 slides. I used many sources to put this together. CPH’s online catechism is helpful for copy/paste. Pr. Wolfmueller’s quick diagnostic is helpful. Pr. Korby’s list of confession questions is also a good help. The main content comes from Pr. Lincoln Winter’s “Teach These Things“, which is in my opinion one of the best catechesis curriculums out there for pastors to use. I supplemented that with J.M. Reu’s “Explanation of Martin Luther’s Small CatechismTogether with Four Supplements” and Johann Gerhard’s “On the Law

Each section involved discussion of the Commandment, Bible passages behind it or examples from it, the Large Catechism overview of it, virtues commended by it, examination based upon the command, how Jesus kept the command, and Bible Narratives to teach it.

Here is a PDF of the presentation. (33MB file)

I put this forward that others may benefit from it or use it to produce even better things.

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  1. Those wishing a deeper understanding of the Commandments as well as the entire Catechism would benefit from a current 15-part series on KFUO entitled the ‘Catechized Life.” Rev. Mark Bestul, the catechist for each lesson, brings an astonishingly fresh and understandable perspective to this in-depth study. Each excerpt first airs at 10:00 a.m. (Central Time) each Saturday. But, if you miss it, each podcast, including the most recent, is available On-Demand the following week. Go to KFUO. Click on “Study,” and then “Concord Matters.” Scroll down to find each excerpt. Have paper and pencil at-the-ready, as you’ll want to take notes to keep track of these awesome teachings.

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