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THE CONCLUSION TO THE COMMANDMENTS

Written by Paul Koch | May, 2014
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“As the head of the family should teach them in a simple way to those of his household.”  (Martin Luther) The CONCLUSION What does God say about all of these commandments? He says, “I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth […] Read More

You Shall Not Covet

Written by Joseph Lau | March, 2014
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“As the head of the family should teach them in a simple way to those of his household.”  (Martin Luther)  The Ninth & Tenth COMMANDMENTS: You Shall Not Covet The Ninth Commandment You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. What does this mean? We should fear and love God that we do not sinfully desire […] Read More

The Eighth Commandment: Not a big problem?

Written by Paul Koch | January, 2014
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“As the head of the family should teach them in a simple way to those of his household.”  (Martin Luther) The Eighth Commandment Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour What does this mean? We should fear and love God that we do not tell lies about our neighbor, betray him, or say anything […] Read More

THE SEVENTH COMMANDMENT

Written by Joseph Lau | November, 2013
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“As the head of the family should teach them in a simple way to those of his household.” (Martin Luther) Our local newspaper has a regular feature which uses symbols on a city map to indicate where crimes have been committed. This allows the public to “see” what crimes have been committed in different neighborhoods. It […] Read More

THE SIXTH COMMANDMENT

Written by Paul Koch | September, 2013
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It’s a short and simple commandment—but it’s another thing to live accordingly. If anyone supposes that he holds the high ground in other commandments, the Sixth Commandment turns us into slinking jackals. Let’s be honest about it—we humans habitually misuse and abuse God’s gift of sex. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS “As the head of the family […] Read More

THE FIFTH COMMANDMENT

Written by Joseph Lau | July, 2013
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The recent bombings at the Boston Marathon highlight once again how quickly life can be lost. Even most of the unbelieving world would recognize that this act was wrong. Most would also agree that when the older brother was shot by authorities in a shoot—out, killing him  was not murder. The obvious question then is, […] Read More

THE FOURTH COMMANDMENT

Written by Paul Koch | May, 2013
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“As the head of the family should teach them in a simple way to those of his household.”  (Martin Luther) By way of introduction, isn’t it a remarkable privilege that you were born into a Christian family? From the moment of conception you were swaddled in warm love; for nine months your mother protected you from […] Read More

THE THIRD COMMANDMENT

Written by Lutheran Spokesman | March, 2013
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The Third Commandment  Remember the Sabbath-day to keep it holy. What does this mean? We should fear and love God that we do not despise preaching and His Word, but hold it sacred and gladly hear and learn it. “As the head of the family should teach them in a simple way to those of […] Read More

The Second Commandment

Written by Paul Koch | January, 2013
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It’s short and to the point: “You shall/should not take the name of the LORD your God in vain…” (Exodus 20:7).  Read More