Posts by Molly Sasser-Goehner

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A Sparrow’s Worth

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

Jesus said, “Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. And even the hairs of your […]

10th Commandment: Coveting & the Earth

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

The 10th Commandment: You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor. Luther’s Small Catechism What does this mean? We are to fear and love God, so that we do not entice, force, or steal away from our neighbors their spouse […]

9th Commandment: Coveting & the Earth

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

The 9th Commandment: You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. Luther’s Small Catechism What does this mean? We are to fear and love God, so that we do not try to trick our neighbors out of their inheritance, or property or try to get it for ourselves by claiming to have a legal right to […]

8th Commandment: False Witness & Earth Keeping

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

The 8th Commandment: You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. Luther’s Small Catechism What does this mean? We are to fear and love God, so that we do not tell lies about our neighbors, betray or slander them, or destroy their reputations. Instead we are to defend them, speak well of them, and […]

7th Commandment: Stealing & the Earth

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

The 7th Commandment: You shall not steal. Luther’s Small Catechism What does this mean? We are to fear and love God, so that we neither take our neighbors’ money or property nor acquire them by using shoddy merchandise or crooked deals or scheming, or pretending to have right to them, but instead always them keep […]

Father’s Day: This is my Father’s World

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

“Our Father in Heaven” These are the words Jesus used to teach his disciples how to pray (Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 11:2). Luther’s Small Catechism: What does this mean? Here God encourages us to believe that he is truly our Father, and we are his children. Therefore, we ought to pray to God with complete confidence, […]

6th Commandment: Sex & the Earth

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

The 6th Commandment: You shall not commit adultery. Luther’s Small Catechism What does this mean? We are to fear and love God, so that in matters of sex, our words and conduct are pure and honorable, and spouses love and respect each other. God’s Word Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but […]

5th Commandment: Not Killing & the Earth

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

The 5th Commandment: You shall not kill. Luther’s Small Catechism What does this mean? We are to fear and love God, so that we do not hurt our neighbor in any way, but instead help and support them in all life’s needs. God’s Word: Hear the word of the LORD, O people of Israel; for […]

4th Commandment-Honor Your Parents & the Earth

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

The 4th Commandment: Honor your father and your mother. Luther’s Small Catechism What does this mean? We are to fear and love God, so that we neither despise nor anger our parents and others in authority, but instead honor, serve, obey, love, and respect them. Read God’s Word: You make springs gush forth in the […]

3rd Commandment: Sabbath Keeping & the Earth

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

The 3rd Commandment: Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy. Luther’s Small Catechism What does this mean? We are to fear and love God, so that we do not despise or neglect God’s Word or the preaching of it, but instead keep that word holy and gladly hear and learn it. Read God’s Word: The […]