Sermons from August 2015

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Do Not Covet


There is only one commandment that prohibits a thought, and it is this: “Do Not Covet.” Why does the Bible, which is preoccupied with behavior, legislate a thought? Because to covet, to want what belongs to someone else, is the root of the preceding four commandments and often leads to evil. Before someone murders, steals, […]

Do Not Lie


Lies dehumanize. Lies demean. Lies treat people as objects, as things. We’re not moralists. We don’t say, “You shouldn’t lie because it’s impractical.” Christians don’t say, “You shouldn’t lie because that’s just the way we’re brought up. In our family we were always taught not to lie.” We don’t say, “Don’t lie because ladies don’t […]