Monthly Archives: August 2011

Christ on Personal Property Rights (Exodus 22:1-15)

Personal property and its protection seems more like a legal issue than a Biblical issue but the Mosaic Law applies the 8th commandment, Thou shall not steal (Exodus 20:15), to many other areas of life where personal negligence or trust … Continue reading

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The Replay of Romans 1:1-6

This week we explored questions 22-24 of the Heidelberg Catechism by looking at the first 6 verses of Romans.  These questions address what a Christian must believe and the answer is all of the gospel promises given in the Scriptures. … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q 101 & 102

Q. 101. But may we swear an oath in God’s name if we do it reverently? Aš Yes, when the government demands it, or when necessity requires it, in order to maintain and promote truth and trustworthiness for God’s glory … Continue reading

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Christ on Injuring others (Exodus 21:12-36)

In this section we find many of the ten commandments repeated.  The prohibition against murder, stealing are both recited in various ways as is the command to honor one’s parents.  In fact, we will find that many of the 10 … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q100

Q. 100. Is blasphemy of God’s name by swearing and cursing really such serious sin that God is angry also with those who do not do all they can to help prevent it and forbid it? A. Yes, indeed.  No … Continue reading

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Jesus and Hebrew Servant Laws (Exodus 21:2-11)

In most of the narrative passages it is quite easy to correlate the story to some aspect of Christ and his ministry, however legal rules are another story.  It would be one thing if this chapter began with legal rules … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q99

Q. 99. What is God’s will for us in the third commandment? A. That we neither blaspheme nor misuse the name of God by cursing, perjury, or unnecessary oaths, nor share in such horrible sins by being silent bystanders.  In … Continue reading

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Congressional Reform Act of 2011

I am posting this from an email I received: The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971…before … Continue reading

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Love for the Big and the Small

Here is a great article from Kevin DeYoung. Love for the Big and the Small Posted: 09 Aug 2011 02:27 AM PDT Feel free to make copies of this article and pass it out to your friends. Feel free to post … Continue reading

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Jesus in the altar (Exodus 20:22-26)

Idols and altars – both of these can become objects of worship in place of worshipping God alone.  At first, the Lord reminds His people that they are to be completely dedicated to God alone.  No images, no carvings, nothing … Continue reading

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