The Podechesis Podcast
The Ten Commandments Part 9: On Not Stealing

The Ten Commandments Part 9: On Not Stealing

January 23, 2022

What is the big deal about “stealing?”  Why is theft part of the prohibitions in the Ten Commandments?  What are the implications that this commandment puts on how we live faithful lives?  What does this commandment have to say in how we treat our neighbors?

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about the questions in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deal with the 8th commandment (On not stealing).  They will talk about the nuances of the commandment as well as its implications in how we live moral and ethical lives.  They will also discuss the role of wealth and riches in the Christian faith

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Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #73

Q: Which is the eighth commandment?

A: The eighth commandment is, “You shall not steal.”

Scripture Proof: Exodus 20:15

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #74

Q: What is required in the eighth commandment?

A: The eighth commandment requires the lawful procuring and furthering the wealth and outward estate of ourselves and others.

Scripture Proof: Genesis 30:30; 1 Timothy 5:8; Leviticus 25:35; Deuteronomy 22:1-5; Exodus 23:4-5; Genesis 47:14, 20

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #75

Q: What is forbidden in the eighth commandment?

A: The eighth commandment forbids whatsoever does or may unjustly hinder our own or our neighbor’s wealth or outward estate.

Scripture Proof: Proverbs 21:17; Proverbs 23:20-21; Proverbs 28:19; Ephesians 4:28

Spirit & Truth

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For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life

Spirit and Truth Conference 

March 17-19, 2022 in Dayton, OH

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Important Links

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

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

Resurrecting Wounds by Shelly Rambo

Toxic Charity by Robert Lupton

When Helping Hurts by Corbett and Fikertt

“On Riches” Sermon by John Wesley

Daily Text by Seedbed.com

Firebrand Magazine

Plain Truth Podcast

Reclamation Podcast

 

The Ten Commandments Part 8: On Not Committing Adultery

The Ten Commandments Part 8: On Not Committing Adultery

January 16, 2022

What is adultery?  In what ways does adultery manifest in our lives?  What role do we have in “preserving our own AND our neighbor’s chastity?”  How do things like “thoughts” and “words” contribute to adultery?

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about the questions in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deal with the 7th commandment (On not committing adultery).  They will talk about the nuances of the commandment as well as its implications in how we live moral and ethical lives.  They will also discuss the teachings of the Lord Jesus on this issue and the wider implications of His teachings.

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Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #70

Q: Which is the seventh commandment?

A: The seventh commandment is, “You shall not commit adultery.”

Scripture Proof: Exodus 20:14

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #71

Q: What is required in the seventh commandment?

A: The seventh commandment requires the preservation of our own and our neighbor’s chastity, in heart [thought], speech, and behavior.

Scripture Proof: 1 Corinthians 7:2-3, 5, 34, 36; Colossians 4:6; 1 Peter 3:2

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #72

Q: What is forbidden in the seventh commandment?

A: The seventh commandment forbids all unchaste thoughts, words, and actions

Spirit & Truth

The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network.

Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission.

For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life

Spirit and Truth Conference 

March 17-19, 2022 in Dayton, OH

Register at https://www.spiritandtruth.life/conference

Use the promo code “Podechesis” at checkout to save $20 off registration.

Important Links

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

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

The Band Meeting by Kevin Watson and Scott Kisker

Covenant Eyes Screen Accountability

Strive 21

Daily Text by Seedbed.com

Firebrand Magazine

Plain Truth Podcast

Reclamation Podcast

 

The Ten Commandments Part 7: On No Killing/Murder/Taking Life

The Ten Commandments Part 7: On No Killing/Murder/Taking Life

January 9, 2022

What does it meant to not kill/murder/take a life?  What does it mean to preserve one’s life and/or the lives of others?  Are there just means in taking a life?  How does the sixth commandment speak to wider issues of life like: euthanasia, capital punishment, when life begins, poverty, education, etc.?

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about the questions in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deal with the 6th commandment (On not killing).  They will talk about the nuances of the commandment as well as its wider implications to how we live moral and ethical lives.  

Along the way, Jim is back, Allen is insightful, and Brett wonders if he is inconsistent.  

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Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #67

Q: Which is the sixth commandment?

A: The sixth commandment is, “You shall not kill.”

Scripture Proof: Exodus 20:13

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #68

Q: What is required in the sixth commandment?

A: The sixth commandment requires all lawful endeavors to preserve our own life, and the life of others.

Scripture Proof: Ephesians 5:28-29; 1 Kings 18:4

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #69

Q: What is forbidden in the sixth commandment?

A: The sixth commandment forbids the taking away of our own life, or the life of our neighbor unjustly, or whatsoever tends unto it.

Scripture Proof: Acts 16:28; Genesis 9:6

Spirit & Truth

The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network.

Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission.

For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life

Spirit and Truth Conference 

March 17-19, 2022 in Dayton, OH

Register at https://www.spiritandtruth.life/conference

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Important Links

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

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

Daily Text by Seedbed.com

Firebrand Magazine

Plain Truth Podcast

Reclamation Podcast

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255

Special Episode w/ Dr. Kevin Watson

Special Episode w/ Dr. Kevin Watson

January 2, 2022

On this special episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys are joined by Dr. Kevin Watson, Acting Director of Wesley House of Studies at Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University and Pastor of Discipleship at First United Methodist Church in Waco, TX.  They talk about Kevin’s new book, Perfect Love (Seedbed), the power of small groups, and how recovering the doctrine of sanctification can change the church.

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Spirit & Truth

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Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission.

For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life

Spirit and Truth Conference 

March 17-19, 2022 in Dayton, OH

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Important Links

Perfect Love by Kevin Watson

 

The Ten Commandments Part 6: On Honoring our Parents

The Ten Commandments Part 6: On Honoring our Parents

December 19, 2021

What does it mean to honor our parents?  What is purpose behind the 5th commandment?  Why do our relationships, especially between us and our parents, matter in our relationship with God?  What does this commandment say about relationships in general?

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about the questions in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deal with the 5th commandment (On Honoring our Parents).  They talk about why relationships matter, how the fifth commandment has a pivotal role in the whole of the Ten Commandments, and how parents should want to be honorable in our actions toward our children.

Along the way Jim, Allen, and Brett wish you all a very merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.

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Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #63

Q: Which is the fifth commandment?

A: The fifth commandment is, “Honor your father and your mother; that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God gives you.”

Scripture Proof: Exodus 20:12

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #64

Q: What is required in the fifth commandment?

A: The fifth commandment requires preserving the honor, and performing the duties, belonging to everyone in their several places and relations, as superiors, inferiors, or equals.

Scripture Proof: Ephesians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:17; Romans 12:10

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #65

Q: What is forbidden in the fifth commandment?

A: The fifth commandment forbids the neglecting of , or doing anything against, the honor and duty that belongs to everyone in their several places and relations.

Scripture Proof: Matthew 15:4-6; Ezekiel 34:2-4; Romans 13:8

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #66

Q: What is the reason annexed to the fifth commandment?

A: The reason annexed to the fifth commandment is a promise of long life and prosperity (as far as it shall serve for God’s glory and their own good) to all who keep this commandment.

Scripture Proof: Deuteronomy 5:16; Ephesians 6:2-3

 

Spirit & Truth

The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network.

Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission.

For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life

Spirit and Truth Conference 

March 15-17, 2022 in Dayton, OH

Register at https://www.spiritandtruth.life/conference

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Important Links

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

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

Daily Text by Seedbed.com

Firebrand Magazine

Plain Truth Podcast

 

Special Episode w/ Dr. Ken Collins

Special Episode w/ Dr. Ken Collins

December 5, 2021

On this special episode of The Podechesis Podcast the guys are joined by Dr. Ken Collins, Professor of Historical Theology and Wesley Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary.  They talk about Ken’s new book, Jesus the Stranger (Seedbed), the beauty of historical theology, and why running is good for drawing closer to God.

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Spirit & Truth

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Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission.

For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life

Spirit and Truth Conference 

March 15-17, 2022 in Dayton, OH

Register at https://www.spiritandtruth.life/conference

Use the promo code “Podechesis” at checkout to save $20 off registration.

Important Links

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

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

Jesus the Stranger by Ken Collins

Daily Text by Seedbed.com

Firebrand Magazine

Plain Truth Podcast

The Ten Commandments Part 5: On the Sabbath

The Ten Commandments Part 5: On the Sabbath

November 14, 2021

What is the Sabbath?  Why is a day of “rest” so important that it is included in the Ten Commandments?  Is it really a big deal if we work on Sundays (or whenever the sabbath is)?  Does sabbath even matter today?

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys are joined by Maggie Ulmer of Spirit & Truth, Firebrand Magazine, and Plain Truth: A Holy Spirited Podcast to talk about the questions in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deal with the 4th commandment (On Sabbath).  They will discuss why sabbath is important, our sometimes troubled relationship with time and work, and how Jesus is the Lord of the sabbath.

Along the way, Jim and Brett try to pick on Allen...and are successful.

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Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #57

Q: Which is the fourth commandment?

A: The fourth commandment is, “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days shall you labor, and do all your work: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God, in it you shall not do any work—you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger that is within your gates.  For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.”

Scripture Proof: Exodus 20:8-11

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #58

Q: What is required in the fourth commandment?

A: The fourth commandment requires the keeping holy to God such set times as he has appointed in his Word; expressly one whole day in seven, to be a holy Sabbath to himself.

Scripture Proof: Deuteronomy 5:12-14

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #59

Q: Which day of the seven has God appointed to be the weekly Sabbath?

A: From the beginning of the world to [Till] the resurrection of Christ, God appointed the seventh day of the week to be the weekly Sabbath; and the first day of the week ever since, to continue to the end of the world, which is the Christian Sabbath.

Scripture Proof: Genesis 2:2-3; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2; Acts 20:7

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #60

Q: How is the Sabbath to be sanctified?

A: The Sabbath is to be sanctified by a holy resting all that day, even from such worldly employments and recreations as are lawful on other days; and spending the whole time in the public and private exercises of God’s worship, except so much as is to be taken up in the works of necessity and mercy.

Scripture Proof: Exodus 20:8, 10; Exodus 16:25-28; Nehemiah 13:15-19, 21-22; Luke 4:16; Acts 20:7; Psalm 92; Isaiah 66:23; Matthew 12:1-31

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #61

Q: What is forbidden in the fourth commandment?

A: The fourth commandment forbids the omission or careless performance of the duties required, and the profaning the day by idleness, or doing that which is in itself sinful, or by unnecessary thoughts, words, or works, about our worldly employments or recreations.

Scripture Proof: Ezekiel 22:26; Amos 8:5; Malachi 1:13; Acts 20:7, 9; Ezekiel 23:38; Jeremiah 17:24-26; Isaiah 58:13

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #62

Q: What are the reasons annexed to the fourth commandment?

A: The reasons annexed to the fourth commandment are God’s allowing us six days of the week for our own employments, his challenging a special propriety in the seventh, his own example, and his blessing the Sabbath day.

Scripture Proof: Exodus 20:9, 11

Spirit & Truth

The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network.

Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission.

For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life

Spirit and Truth Conference 

March 15-17, 2022 in Dayton, OH

Register at https://www.spiritandtruth.life/conference

Use the promo code “Podechesis” at checkout to save $20 off registration.

Important Links

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

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

Daily Text by Seedbed.com

Firebrand Magazine

Plain Truth Podcast

 

The Ten Commandments Part 4: On Not Taking the Lord’s Name in Vain.

The Ten Commandments Part 4: On Not Taking the Lord’s Name in Vain.

October 31, 2021

What does the third commandment mean by “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain?  What are ways in which we misuse God’s “name” today?  Does the third commandment speak to more than just “bad words?”  Does the third commandment still matter today?

On this episode of the Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about the questions in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deal with the third commandment.  They talk about what it means to “take the Lord’s name in vain,” honoring God with our words and deeds, and what the consequences are of breaking this commandment.

Along the way, Brett shows off his command of ancient Hebrew, Allen shows off his talent for doing cartoon voices, and Jim just shows off.

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Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #53

Q: Which is the third commandment?

A: The third commandment is, “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.”

Scripture Proof: Exodus 20:7

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #54

Q: What is required in the third commandment?

A: The third commandment requires the holy and reverent use of God’s names, titles, attributes, ordinances, Word, and works.

Scripture Proof: Matthew 6:9; Deuteronomy 28:58; Psalm 68:4; Revelation 15:3-4; Malachi 1:11, 14; Psalm 138:1-2; Job 36:24

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #55

Q: What is forbidden in the third commandment?

A: The third commandment forbids all profaning or abusing of anything by which God makes himself known.

Scripture Proof: Malachi 1:6-7, 12; Malachi 2:2; Malachi 3:14

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #56

Q: What is the reason to the third commandment?

A: The reason annexed to the third commandment is that however the breakers of this commandment may escape punishment from men, yet the lord our God will not suffer them to escape his righteous judgment.

Scripture Proof: 1 Samuel 2:12, 17, 22, 29; 1 Samuel 3:13; Deuteronomy 28:58-59

Spirit & Truth

The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network.

Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission.

For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life

Spirit and Truth Conference 

March 15-17, 2022 in Dayton, OH

Register at https://www.spiritandtruth.life/conference

Use the promo code “Podechesis” at checkout to save $20 off registration.

Important Links

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

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

Daily Text by Seedbed.com

Firebrand Magazine

Plain Truth Podcast

John Wesley’s Notes on the OT.  See Para. 7 for notes on the third commandment

 

The Ten Commandments Part 3: No Graven Images

The Ten Commandments Part 3: No Graven Images

October 17, 2021

What is the big deal with “graven images?”  Are images that depict Jesus bad?  What are images that we worship today?  What does it mean that God is a jealous God?

 

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys discuss the questions in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deal with the second commandment.  They talk about what “graven images” are, idolatry and the Image of God, and why the second commandment matters today.

 

Along the way, Brett admits that Allen may actually be right, Allen states that he may or may not have a golden Uga in his office, and Jim shares his favorite Halloween costume.

 

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Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission.

 

For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life

 

Spirit and Truth Conference 

March 15-17, 2022 in Dayton, OH

Register at https://www.spiritandtruth.life/conference

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Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #49

Q: Which is the second commandment?

A: The second commandment is, “You shall not make unto you any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.  You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and showing mercy unto the thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.”

Scripture Proof: Exodus 20:4-6

 

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #50

Q: What is required in the second commandment?

A: The second commandment requires the receiving, observing, and keeping pure and entire, all such religious worship and ordinances as God has appointed in his word.

Scripture Proof: Deuteronomy 32:46; Matthew 28:20; Acts 2:42

 

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #51

Q: What is forbidden in the second commandment?

A: The second commandment forbids the worshipping of God by images, or any other way not appointed in his Word.

Scripture Proof: Deuteronomy 4:15-19; Exodus 32:5, 8; Deuteronomy 12:31-32

 

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #52

Q: What are the reasons annexed to the Second Commandment?

A: The reasons annexed to the second commandment are God’s sovereignty over us, his propriety in us, and the zeal he has to his own worship.

Scripture Proof:Psalm 95:2-3; Psalm 45:11; Exodus 34:13-14

 

Show Notes/Links

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

 

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

 

A Theology of Love by Wynkoop

 

Dynamics of Faith by Tillich

 

Knowing God by Packer

 

Daily Text by Seedbed.com

 

Firebrand Magazine

 

The Ten Commandments Part 2: No Other Gods

The Ten Commandments Part 2: No Other Gods

October 4, 2021

What is the first commandment and why does it matter?  What does it mean to not have other gods before God?  Why does God demand our complete loyalty?  How do we worship God alone?  How do we keep from worshipping other Gods?

 

On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys are joined by Tony Miltenberger of The Reclamation Podcast and Spirit & Truth to discuss the set of questions in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism dealing with the first commandment (questions 45-48).  They discuss the jealousy of God, what things can be like gods for us today, and why what has our allegiance matters.

 

Along the way, Jim tries to get Allen to sing 90s pop, Allen is concerned with Jim’s gambling, and Brett reveals that he does believe in the Great Pumpkin.

 

ALSO, our guest, Tony, makes a very important announcement about The Podechesis Podcast.

 

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Tony Miltenberger and The Reclamation Podcast

Tony is the director of leadership and discipleship for Spirit & Truth.

 

In addition to serving with Spirit & Truth, Tony Miltenberger is the Lead Pastor at Restoration Church in Centerville, Ohio. Restoration has experienced a revival by working to create a disciple-making culture that focuses on being a church without walls. He is a husband, father, coach, 16 year Army Reserve Veteran and sports fanatic. In 2014 he and his mentor Charles Causey wrote the book Unbreakable (Abingdon Press) to help articulate what they had learned in helping marriages throughout their military careers. A self-professed relationship junkie, he engages conversation through the Reclamation Podcast and his blog that can be found at www.twmilt.com.

 

Spirit & Truth

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Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs

 

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #45

Q: Which is the first commandment?

A:  The first commandment is, “You shall have no other gods before me.”

Scripture Proof: Exodus 20:3

 

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #46

Q: What is required in the first commandment?

A:  The first commandment requires us to know and acknowledge God to be the only true God, and our God; and to worship and glorify him accordingly.

Scripture Proof: 1 Chronicles 28:9; Deuteronomy 26:17; Matthew 6:10; Psalm 29:2

 

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #47

Q: What is forbidden in the first commandment?

A:  The first commandment forbids the denying, or not worshipping and glorifying, the true God as God, and our God; and the giving of that worship and glory to any other, which is due him alone.

Scripture Proof: Psalm 14:1; Romans 1:21; Psalm 81:10-11; Romans 1:25-26

 

Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #48

Q: What are we specially taught by these words [before me] in the first commandment?

A:  These words [before me] in the first commandment teach us that God, who sees all things, takes notice of, and is much displeased with the sin of having any other God.

Scripture Proof: Ezekiel 8:5-18; Psalm 44:20-21

 

Show Notes/Links

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

 

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

 

Martin Luther’s Larger Catechism: 1st Commandment

 

John Wesley’s Explanatory Note: Exodus 20:3

 

Daily Text by Seedbed.com

 

Firebrand Magazine

 

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