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About Everything you need to know about The Ten Commandments in about Ten Minutes

A sermon preached the Third Sunday in Lent (March 8, 2015) The Rev. John Ohmer, Rector, The Falls Church Episcopal, Falls Church, Virginia Because the Old Testament lesson appointed for this Sunday is the passage which gives us the Ten Commandments, and because we recite the Ten Commandments at the start of our worship service during the season of Lent, today is as good a time as any to take another look at the Ten Commandments. And so the title of this sermon is “About everything you need to know about the Ten Commandments in about ten minutes.” The first thing we need to know is -- as I said in my e-news article, The first and most important thing to remember is that the first commandment begins NOT with a commandment at all, but with a reminder: “I am the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.”