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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 […]

2nd Commandment: God’s Name & the Earth

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

The 2nd Commandment: You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God. Luther’s Small Catechism What is this? We are to fear and love God, so that we do not curse, swear, practice magic, lie, or deceive using God’s name, but instead use that very name in every time of […]

1st Commandment: Only One God & the Earth

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

The 1st Commandment: You shall have no other gods. Luther’s Small Catechism: What is this? We are to fear, love, and trust God above all things. God’s Word: Jesus said, “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in […]