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Thou Shalt Not Covet

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Of all the commandments God gave us. I believe the 10th is the one we most easily rationalize our way around. If you’re admiring a certain sleek looking automobile or beautiful house for example, and some­one says, “You mustn’t covet.” What’s the first thing […]

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Lying: A Prevalent Evil

You Liar! Have you ever called someone that? Probably. Most of us have. And usually with great disgust, and apparently good reason. How we hate to have people lie about us, or deceive us by lying. Then again, has anyone ever called you that? Again, probably. Justifiably? Hopefully not. But even if there was reason […]

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No Other Gods

John Calvin once described the inner motiva­tions of people in this way, “The poor yield to the rich, the common people to the nobles, the ser­vants to the masters, the ignorant to the schol­ars; but there is nobody who does not imagine that he is really better than the others. Everyone flatters himself and carries […]

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The Fifth Commandment

“Not another article (sermon!) on the fifth commandment,” I can hear some of you say. It’s the same old thing over again: “Honor your father and your mother.” How many times haven’t we heard this? And you are right. You will learn nothing essentially new who endure me long enough to read this article through […]

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The Second Commandment

Question 96 of the Heidelberg Catechism asks, “What doth God require in the second commandment?” Answer “That we in no wise represent God by images, nor worship him in any other way than he has commanded in his word”. How we are to serve him is the instruction we find here. Now don’t say right […]

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