Widely known as one of the church's most significant theologians, John Calvin was also a skilled preacher with the ability to proclaim biblical truth with power and relevance. These sermons develop the essence of his teaching on the moral law in a popular and engaging manner. Pastors preaching through the Ten Commandments and serious Bible students will take great delight in reading Calvin's exposition of the Decalogue, which is called "the true and eternal rule of righteousness [for all] who wish to conform their lives to God's will."
Here you will find a collection of sixteen sermons by John Calvin that shed light on his understanding and application of the Ten Commandments. These sermons develop the esssence of his teaching on the moral law in a popular and engaging manner.
Calvin began his series of sermons on the Ten Commandcments on Friday, June 7, 1555. They belong to a larger corpus of sermons on Deuteronomy, which Calvin had initiated on March 20 earlier that year and which he would not conclude until the following summer in July, 1556. This series on the Decalogue, however, dates only from June 7 to July 19, 1555.
Table of Contents:
First Sermon - June 7, 1555, Deuteronomy 4:44 - 5:3
Second Sermon - June 12, 1555, Deuteronomy 5:4-7
Third Sermon - June 17, 1555, Deuteronomy 5:8-10
Fourth Sermon - June 19, 1555, Deuteronomy 5:11
Fifth Sermon - June 20, 1555, Deuteronomy 5:12-14
Sixth Sermon - June 21, 1555, Deuteronomy 5:13-15
Seventh Sermon - June 26, 1555, Deuteronomy 5:16
Eighth Sermon - July 1, 1555, Deuteronomy 5:17
Ninth Sermon - July 2, 1555, Deuteronomy 5:18
Tenth Sermon - July 3, 1555, Deuteronomy 5:19
Eleventh Sermon - July 4, 1555, Deuteronomy 5:20
Twelfth Sermon - July 5, 1555, Deuteronomy 5:21
Thirteenth Sermon - July 16, 1555, Deuteronomy 5:22
Fourteenth Sermon - July 17, 1555, Deuteronomy 5:23-27
Fifteenth Sermon - July 18, 1555, Deuteronomy 5:28-33
Sixteenth Sermon - July 19, 1555, Deuteronomy 6:1-4
John Calvin (1509-1564) was a theological giant of the Protestant Reformation. A contemporary of Martin Luther, he had as much influence over this period of history as his German counterpart. In 1536 he published his famous Institutes of the Christian Religion, which was a systematic presentation of the Protestant position. His writings are still cherished and relevant today.