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live as a child of God: to love God and our neighbor. The Ten Commandments are God’s laws of love for
all His people. When we are baptized we become God’s children. Therefore, these laws are for us, too.
Knowing God’s laws helps us to do what is right. (CCC 2056-2057, 2060-2063, 2067, 2072-2074, 1724)
The Ten Commandments - God’s laws of love
Exodus 20: 2-6 The First Commandment: There is only one God. You shall not have other gods besides
The Second Commandment: God’s name is Holy. You shall not use God’s name in
Exodus 20:8-11 The Third Commandment: Remember to keep God’s day holy.
The Fourth Commandment: Honor your father and mother.
The Fifth Commandment: You shall not kill.
The Sixth Commandment: You shall not commit adultery.
The Seventh Commandment: You shall not steal.
The Eighth Commandment: You shall not lie.
The Ninth Commandment: You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.
The Tenth Commandment: You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.
Jesus said, “You are My friends if you do what I command you.” 5. God has loved us first. The Ten Commandments are a gift from God. (Students need to memorize the
Ten Commandments, become familiar with the major point of each commandment and understand their
meaning in a manner that applies to their life.) (CCC 2057, 2061, 2083) 6. Jesus summed up the Ten Commandments in the Two Great Commandments:
• Love God with all your heart.
• Love your neighbor as yourself.
Jesus became man to show us who we are and how we are to act. When we make right choices we act as
Jesus taught us. August 6th, 2009
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7. We love God our Heavenly Father by praying to Him. We show Him our love by going to Mass every
Sunday. At Church we worship the Blessed Trinity with the all the members of God’s Family. We also
show our love for God by talking about Him with respect and great love.
(CCC 2083-2086, 2098, 2142-2144, 2168-2178) 8. We love our neighbor by being kind and helpful to everyone we meet. We need to love our parents and
obey them and others in authority cheerfully. We should share things with other children and always tell
the truth. We are to pray each day, especially for those who need God’s help: the poor, the sick, those
who are unhappy, and people who do not know or love God.
(CCC 2214-2215, 2216-2217, 2401, 2443-2445, 2464,) 9. God gave us the power to choose to love Him and other people. We have free will. No one can make our
choice for us. In choosing to do something bad on purpose, we commit a sin. We do not love God when
we sin. Each sin takes grace away from our soul. (CCC 1264, 1426, 1428, 2848-2849, 2340) 10. There are two kinds of sin: venial sins and mortal sins. Venial sins are less serious sins even though all
sin is serious and venial sin hurts our...
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