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October 23

October 23

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October 23 HC #105 – Genesis 9:1-7 The magistrate is given the sword, the power to take life in order to stop others from taking life. The magistrate is supposed to stop people from killing. That is one of the main jobs of the magistrate. Restrain the people from evil, especially from the evil of […]

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October 22

October 22

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October 22 HC #105 – I Samuel 31:1-7 One of the things forbidden in the “Thou Shalt not murder” 6th commandment is self murder. Sometimes we call this suicide. And this does not mean simply killing yourself by your own hand. Willfully running into deadly danger and allowing others to kill are also forbidden. The […]

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October 21

October 21

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October 21 HC #105 – Matthew 5:21-22 Thou shalt not murder. It is a straightforward commandment that most people do not break. Well, they think they do not break it. They think this because they view the commandment as only outward. But like all the commandments this one too has a very internal aspect. Jesus […]

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October 20

October 20

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October 20 HC #104 – Genesis 9:24-25 Honoring your parents includes bearing with their infirmities.  There are no excuses or reasons for not honoring your parents.  Yes, your parents and those in authority over you are going to be sinful.  Yes, they are going to make mistakes.  But, the they are to be honored anyway, […]

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October 19

October 19

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October 19 HC #104 – Ephesians 6:1-6 Honor your father and your mother.  The familiar commandment number five.  Every child has to learn this one early.  And with good reason.  God has ordered authority on earth, and the first earthly authority he created was the family.  So the commandment that speaks of being submissive to […]

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October 18

October 18

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October 18 HC #103 – Ephesians 5:15-16 What does the fourth commandment require?  What does the NT say about it?  Do we see the NT speak about prohibitions on work during the Sabbath?  No, in fact, we see Jesus saying the Sabbath is made for man, not man for the Sabbath.  More interestingly is what […]

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October 17

October 17

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October 17 HC #103 – Genesis 1:31-2:7 The Fourth Commandment in Exodus references the act of creation and the fact that God rested on the seventh day.  So, if we are to discuss what we think the Fourth Commandment requires it seems plausible to look at the seventh day of creation.  What is God teaching […]

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October 16

October 16

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October 16 HC #103 John 20:19-29 What does the Fourth Commandment require?  This is a place where good men and sincere Christians can disagree.  Let us then start in a place where we can agree.  We should all be able to agree that God wants to be worshipped, and to accomplish that time has to […]

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October 15

October 15

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October 15 HC #102 – Matthew 5:33-37 Can we swear by anything other than God?  If we have ruled out people since they cannot see into our hearts, what about swearing by things?  Especially God ordained holy things.  “I swear on a stack of Bibles.”  Is that okay?  Again the answer is no. All of […]

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October 14

October 14

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October 14 HC #102 – 2 Corinthians 1:23-24 Since we are to be so careful to use God’s name rightly, what about the practice of taking oaths in the name of other things like saints of old? Can we swear by Moses or by Jehoshaphat or someone more contemporary like Augustine or Mother Theresa? These […]

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