Sermon: The First Word

Father, may your word be our rule, your Holy Spirit our teacher, and the glory of Jesus Christ our single concern. Amen. Elijah is in a question-asking phase. I both love it and, at times, feel exhausted by it. A couple weeks ago, he came out of his room after bedtime and called for Olga.... Continue Reading →

Sermon: Who Do You Love?

Our journey through Micah continues this morning in chapter 2, beginning in verse 1. Micah is in the Old Testament, one of the minor prophets, minor in size, not significance. Micah is nestled with Obadiah and Jonah on the left and Nahum and Habakkuk on the right. Micah 2, beginning in verse 1. But before... Continue Reading →

Sermon: Coveting

[This sermon was delivered on Sunday, November 15, 2015] Almost three months ago, we began a journey through the Ten Commandments. We began with one question: “What is God’s will for me today?” We explored, verse by verse, precept by precept, God’s will in each of the Ten Commandments. As we come to the end... Continue Reading →

First Glance: Exodus 20:15

“You shall not steal” Exodus 20:15 Q110. What does God forbid in the eighth commandment? God forbids not only outright theft and robbery, punishable by law. But in God’s sight theft also includes all scheming and swindling in order to get our neighbor’s goods for ourselves, whether by force or means that appear legitimate, such... Continue Reading →

Sermon: A Community of Chastity

[This sermon was delivered on Sunday, October 25, 2015] This morning, as we continue our journey through the Ten Commandments, I’d like to once again invite you to open your bibles to Exodus 20. Exodus 20, beginning in verse 14. Exodus is the second book of the bible. Exodus 20, verse 14. Before we hear God’s... Continue Reading →

First Glance: Exodus 20:1-3

And God spoke all these words: I am the Lord, your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me. (Exodus 20:1-3) The Ten Commandments have had immeasurable influence upon western culture, law, and morality. Whether they are displayed in... Continue Reading →

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