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THE FOURTH COMMANDMENT

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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 Works That I Do In My Father’s Name, They Bear Witness Of Me.” (John 10:25) Please have your Bible open to the Gospel of John chapter 5:1-16.  Imagine for a moment that back in in the year 1975 you took sick with some debilitating illness and for the last thirty-eight years you have Read More
(Last of eight installments) We have seen how believers in the Messiah in Old Testament times experienced the beauty and joy of Christian fellowship. Of course, we find such moments of beauty and joy in Christian fellowship in the New Testament also. We have already mentioned the fellowship enjoyed by the Read More

The Final Word

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Each weekday at noon a local TV station poses a “sound-off” question. It might be “Should city crews use more salt on the streets?” or “Would you like to see flu shots mandated for all residents?” or “Could stricter gun laws curb violence?” Viewers are encouraged to “sound-off” by texting or emailing their comments, which are Read More

CATECHISM SERIES: Studies in The Apostles’ Creed

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2) God is Maker of Heaven and Earth

Several years ago I watched an interesting program entitled If Walls Could Talk. The premise of the program was that buildings reveal much about their Read More

(Seventh of eight installments)

Already now in this sinful world believers in Christ are enabled to experience the beauty and joy of Christian fellowship. We certainly can appreciate those moments in our lives when God gives us such experiences as little glimpses and foretastes of future bliss. Consider a few Read More

“We only believe as much of the Bible as we practice.” This statement on a local church sign speaks a spiritually dangerous half-truth.

The implication that everything the Bible teaches is to be preached and taught is, of course, correct. In His Great Commission the Savior says, "...teaching them to observe all Read More
And again He entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the house. Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the word to them. Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men. And when they could not come near Him Read More
But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine: that the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience; the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things—that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to Read More

THE THIRD COMMANDMENT

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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 Read More