**We apologize that a technical issue has caused this episode to not be available in its entirety** My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to […]
Some Christian traditions break the first commandment into two, so the first commandment is “Thou shall have no other gods” and the second commandment is “Thou shall have no graven images.” They then combine the two “coveting” commandments into one. This is an Eastern church tradition which most Protestants today follow. As Lutherans, our tradition […]
Last year was a record setting year for forest fires. Millions of acres were burned, billions of dollars in damage was done. Maybe you remember seeing it on TV or reading about it online. The images were frightening. The damage your tongue can inflict on other people is described in terms of a forest fire!
Stealing is a sin that strikes deeper than simply taking something that is not yours; stealing is taking something that God has given to someone else. When you steal, you are not only sinning against your neighbor, but you are sinning against God Himself!
Marriage was created by God in the Garden of Eden before sin entered the world. Marriage is one biological man and one biological woman in a lifelong, loving, and committed relationship. The Sixth Commandment teaches us to Value Marriage!
How important is your body? Of course, its very important! You spend a lot of time taking care of it; you buy clothes, shoes and food, all for your body; you have a home for shelter, perhaps you are careful what you eat and spend time exercising; and, if your body gets sick, there are […]
Worship is the single most obvious thing that you do that sets you apart as a Christian. It is public. It is weekly. It includes your family. You are active. Worship separates you from the world and everyone can see it; it marks you as one who believes in Christ and obeys His Word. Worship […]
Your name can be a complicated affair! Your first name is also your given. Your last name is also your family name or your surname. You might also have a middle name, and some of you might have a nickname. If you would have been born in another country, your first name would be your […]
Most of us have been learning the Ten Commandments since we were children in Sunday School, a Lutheran School, and/or Confirmation classes! You probably had to memorize not only the Commandments, but also Martin Luther’s meaning from the Small Catechism. Those meanings help us to put the Commandments into our everyday life and help us […]