THE SECOND
AND THIRD
COMMANDMENTS
• The Second Commandment:

You shall not take the
name of the Lord,
your God, in vain
• The second commandment demands respect for
the Lord’s name
• In scripture, the name of God was so great that the
Israeli...
* There is no
“Plan B” – They
are not called the
Ten Suggestions!

• We are called to use God’s divine name with
reverence and to speak to and about others with
respect for their human dign...
• A vow is a sacred promise; a promise to God
made freely
• Honoring a vow is proper use of God’s name
• An oath is a statement that calls on God as a
witness to the truth.
• Lying under oath is the sin of perjury
• The second commandment also forbids blasphemy,
the use of words that insult or show hate toward
God or anything sacred
•...
• Your words reflect who you are
• Using language that is crude, disrespectful, or
ignorant shows that type of personality...
• The Third Commandment

Remember to
keep holy
the Lord’s Day
• Sunday is the Lord’s Day
• The Israelites were by this commandment to set
aside a day for rest.

• They called this day ...
• The early Christians moved the Sabbath from
Saturday to Sunday to connect it with the day of
Jesus’ Resurrection
• On Su...
• Every Sunday is a celebration of Easter, recalling
the Paschal Mystery – the passion, death, and
Resurrection of Jesus.
• Sunday is the foundation of the Liturgical Year,
the Church’s cycle of seasons and holy days
• The seasons of the Liturg...
• Holy days of obligation
are days that commemorate
special people of events.

• Catholics are required
to participate in ...
Commandments 2and 3 GRADE 8
Commandments 2and 3 GRADE 8
Commandments 2and 3 GRADE 8
Commandments 2and 3 GRADE 8
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Commandments 2and 3 GRADE 8

  1. 1. THE SECOND AND THIRD COMMANDMENTS
  2. 2. • The Second Commandment: You shall not take the name of the Lord, your God, in vain
  3. 3. • The second commandment demands respect for the Lord’s name • In scripture, the name of God was so great that the Israelites never spoke it aloud • God wanted people to heal and care for each other through the power of His name • We must not introduce the name of God into speech unless it is to bless, praise, or glorify
  4. 4. * There is no “Plan B” – They are not called the Ten Suggestions! 
  5. 5. • We are called to use God’s divine name with reverence and to speak to and about others with respect for their human dignity.
  6. 6. • A vow is a sacred promise; a promise to God made freely • Honoring a vow is proper use of God’s name
  7. 7. • An oath is a statement that calls on God as a witness to the truth. • Lying under oath is the sin of perjury
  8. 8. • The second commandment also forbids blasphemy, the use of words that insult or show hate toward God or anything sacred • Any abuse of God’s name shows disrespect • Careless and inappropriate use of God’s name is called profanity • Vulgar language shows irreverence to God and to other people
  9. 9. • Your words reflect who you are • Using language that is crude, disrespectful, or ignorant shows that type of personality • Christians are called to honor God not only through their deeds, but in their words. • Your words should: – Praise and glorify God – Encourage others and speak positively – Respect God, Respect others, Respect yourself!
  10. 10. • The Third Commandment Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day
  11. 11. • Sunday is the Lord’s Day • The Israelites were by this commandment to set aside a day for rest. • They called this day the Sabbath because Sabbath means rest • The third commandment declares the Sabbath a day for honoring God and for doing good
  12. 12. • The early Christians moved the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday to connect it with the day of Jesus’ Resurrection • On Sunday, we observe the Lord’s Day by celebrating Eucharist • Sunday is the foremost holy day of obligation
  13. 13. • Every Sunday is a celebration of Easter, recalling the Paschal Mystery – the passion, death, and Resurrection of Jesus.
  14. 14. • Sunday is the foundation of the Liturgical Year, the Church’s cycle of seasons and holy days • The seasons of the Liturgical Year are: Advent, Christmas, (OT), Lent Easter, and Ordinary Time
  15. 15. • Holy days of obligation are days that commemorate special people of events. • Catholics are required to participate in Mass on these days

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