"Brothers and sisters, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature." 1 Corinthians 14:20

At Arlington Baptist Church, we value deep thinking about the Bible. An hour before our corporate worship service, we meet to study Scripture and pray together. From time-to-time, there may be teaching on an important Biblical topic such as marriage, singleness, parenting, money, or guidance and the will of God. We want the time to be interactive and welcome questions and comments from the body as we wrestle with the Word and its claims on our lives.

Current Study

Our adult discipleship hour is currently studying the Ten Commandments. Article 12 of our Statement of Faith, "of the Harmony of the Law and the Gospel," says this:

We believe that the Law of God is the eternal and unchangeable rule of his moral government (Rom. 3:31Matt. 5:17Luke 16:17Rom. 3:204:15); that it is holy, just, and good (Rom. 7:1271422Gal. 3:21Psa. 119); and that the inability which the Scriptures ascribe to fallen men to fulfill its precepts arises entirely from their love of sin (Rom. 8:7–8Josh. 24:19Jer. 13:23John 6:445:44); to deliver them from which, and to restore them through a Mediator to unfeigned obedience to the holy Law, is one great end of the gospel, and of the means of grace connected with the establishment of the visible church (Rom. 8:2410:41 Tim. 1:5Heb. 8:10Jude 20–21Heb. 12:14Matt. 16:17–181 Cor. 12:28).

We hope to explore more fully the Bible's teaching on this topic.

Resource: Check out the Baptist Catechism text and songs on the Ten Commandments.


Baptist Catechism Question
June 5

Intro: Are Christians Under the Ten Commandments?

June 12

Intro: The Goodness of the Law and The 3 Uses of the Law



June 19 Preface and 1st Commandment (No other gods) 48–53
June 26 2nd Commandment (Graven Images) 54–57
July 3 3rd Commandment (Lord's Name) 58–61
July 10 Regulative Principle of Worship 55
July 17 5th Commandment (Honor Father and Mother) 68–71
July 24 6th Commandment (Murder) 72–74
September 4 4th Commandment #1 (Sabbath):
Work and Rest in Redemptive History
September 11 4th commandment #2 (Sabbath):
Is it still in force?
September 18 4th commandment #3 (Sabbath):
Right use of the day
September 25

7th Commandment #1 (Adultery): Marriage and Adultery

October 2 7th Commandment #2 (Adultery): Statement of Faith


October 9

8th Commandment (Theft)


October 16

9th Commandment #1 (False Witness)

October 23

9th Commandment #2 (False Witness):
Statement of Faith

October 30

9th Commandment #3 (False Witness):
Statement of Faith

November 6 John Flores: Missions  
November 13 10 Commandment (Coveting) 84–86