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One of the biggest challenges congregations face when it comes to catechizing their children is the demanding schedule of sports and extra curricular activities. It’s commonplace for games, practices, recitals, etc., to be held on Sundays. When it comes to trying to do midweek services or catechesis, forget about it. There’s something going on every night of the week. One reason for the Sunday morning conflict is the simple fact that people work Monday through Friday. This makes Sunday morning prime real estate, since nothing else (or nothing important, apparently) is going on. Saturday schedules are already crowded, so Sunday morning tends to work for busy families. Another reason for this dilemma is the simple fact that the world hates the Church as much . . . Read All
“The First Commandment: Have No Other Gods” (Sermon on the Ten Commandments, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)
“The First Commandment: Have No Other Gods” (The Ten Commandments) “You shall have no other gods.” OK, that sounds pretty simple. “Have No Other Gods”? Yeah, I can do that. After all, I don’t bow down to any idols of wood or stone. I don’t worship the Buddha or that crazy god of the Muslims, Allah. No, I’m a good American! You won’t catch me worshiping any other gods than the good old-fashioned American God, you know, the Big Guy upstairs. So I guess I’m good to go. If the rest of these Ten Commandments are as easy as the First, then I’m in pretty good shape. Wrong! It is precisely the First Commandment that will undo you! It is . . . Read All
Today we talk about the First Commandment as it is discussed in the Large Catechism.
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With guests Rev. Warren Woerth and Rev. David Juhl.
Exploring the First Commandment in the Small Catechism with host Rev. Charles Henrickson and guests Prof. Tom Egger and Rev. Kevin Golden.