Sermons from October 2016

Lord’s Day 39, Ephesians 6:1-9, Luke 2:49-52, Romans 13:1-7 -- R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Rev. Richard Bodini - October 9, 2016

The fifth commandment is either a turning point or a summary instruction in the list of ten. Both are correct and helpful. It is a summary of the first four commandments… a picture of honouring God, showing respect to those who are a representative of God to us on earth, that is our parents and all who are in authority. Number five is also a turning point, as we move from our relationship with God to our relationship with one another. The last five commandments are about showing respect to others.


Lord’s Day 40, Genesis 4:1-16, Matthew 15:1-20 -- Actions, Words... Giving (Rather than Taking) Life

Rev. Richard Bodini - October 16, 2016

The sixth commandment is short. “Do not murder.” Straight forward! We would never dream of transgressing this one. Ever! However, the catechism goes a little deeper. After the first murder in the beginning of Genesis, things go downhill and expand quickly. Murder is more than just unlawfully taking one’s life as we find out from Jesus’ expansion upon this command.


Psalm 139 -- The Inescapable God

Rev. Andrew Vis - October 23, 2016


Lord’s Day 41, Genesis 1:26 - 28, 2:20b - 25, 1 Corinthians 6:12 - 7:8, 1 Thessalonians 4:3 - 8 -- Unrestricted Sex

Rev. Richard Bodini - October 30, 2016

The seventh commandment “Do not commit adultery” brings up a host of thoughts. A painful word or event from the past.   An act of love before it should have happened. This command has been used in a multitude of ways… with both negative and positive results. However, there is also something liberating in obeying this command to the fullest of what both Scripture and the Catechism teach us. The freedom to explore passion, love, and sex WITHIN the wide open boundary of marriage. This is the thankful life that God gives to us in the 7th commandment.