The Lord Provides

Text: Seventh Commandment Our Lord teaches us in the Sermon on the Mount about being anxious over our earthly well-being. He says, Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life moreContinue reading “The Lord Provides”

Chaste in Word and Deed

Text: Sixth Commandment The Holy Spirit teaches us in Genesis 2 that after God formed man from the dust of the earth and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, He found that it was not good for Adam to be alone. Every beast of the field had its mate – its helper –Continue reading “Chaste in Word and Deed”

Not Hurt, But Help

Text: Fifth Commandment In Luke 10 a lawyer stood up to put Jesus to the test. He asked our Lord what good thing he must do to inherit eternal life. Jesus asked this expert what the Scriptures say and he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with allContinue reading “Not Hurt, But Help”

Honor Your Father and Your Mother

Text: Fourth Commandment “Honor your father and your mother,” the Lord said on Mount Sinai,“that your days may be long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” With these words the Lord moves us into what we call the Second Table of the Commandments. If you imagine Moses coming down from theContinue reading “Honor Your Father and Your Mother”

Remember the Sabbath Day

Text: Third Commandment Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished His work that He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work that He had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy,Continue reading “Remember the Sabbath Day”

Call Upon Me

Text: Second Commandment When we gathered this past Sunday, we began our Lenten review of the Catechism. The Catechism is a collection of our Lord’s teachings that is essential for all Christians to know. It includes the Commandments, Creed, and Lord’s Prayer; and also, Baptism, Confession, and the Lord’s Supper. Our Lord has impressed uponContinue reading “Call Upon Me”

No Other Gods

Text: The First Commandment On the eve of their entrance into the Promised Land, Moses spoke to the children of Israel. He said to them,  Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with allContinue reading “No Other Gods”