Monthly Archives: July 2011

Heidelberg Catechism Q96-97

Q. 96. What is God’s will for us in the second commandment? Aš That we in no way make any image of God nor worship him in any other way than he has commanded in his Word. Q. 97. May … Continue reading

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Jesus in the 10th commandment: Coveting (Exodus 20:17)

In the last commandment of the famed 10 commandments, God instructs his people not to covet.  But what exactly is coveting?  Coveting is the yearning to possess and have more than what is currently in one’s possession.  Joan Chittister describes … Continue reading

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The Replay of John 5:39, 46

All Scripture testifies to Christ.  He is the culmination of all history, the center of revelation.  Everything points to him and to read the OT as a moral story about ethical demands is to fail to grasp its full meaning. … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q95

Q. 95. What is idolatry? Aš Idolatry is having or inventing something in which one trusts in place of or alongside of the only true God, who has revealed him self in his Word. Monday In the first commandment we … Continue reading

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Jesus in the command not to bear false testimony (Exodus 20:16)

The scriptures are full of teachings related to truth.  The truth is of utmost importance in the Bible. Exodus 23:7 tells us, Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to … Continue reading

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Psalm 49 & HC 13-17 Our need for divine redemption

Sermon Outline: Wisdom for the entire World Wealth and material things can secure your life Trusting in material things brings death Who can redeem our lives? Jesus [Can we get a trumpet to be blown before I start.]  Hear ye! … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q94

Q.94. What does the Lord require in the first commandment? A. That I, not wanting to endanger my very salvation, avoid and shun all idolatry, magic, superstitious rites, and prayer to saints or to other creatures.  That I sincerely acknowledge … Continue reading

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The Replay of Jeremiah 7:1-15, 20

God calls his people to reflect on their worship.  When they enter the temple is it really a life lived in conformity to their confession which comes before God or are they coming strictly in a lifeless act of liturgical … Continue reading

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Jesus in the command not to steal (Exodus 20:15)

To steal is to use someone else as a conduit for one’s own pleasures, for one’s own desires.  It is to take what they have in order to enrich oneself. And the greatest thing that can be stolen from a … Continue reading

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Neither a reductionist theology that denies historical and theological unity in the narrative of God’s redemptive works, nor a reductionist materialism that denies real, spiritual, and cosmic significance to the wonders and works of Yahweh in nature and history, does … Continue reading

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