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(CCC 1823-1825, 1844, 1970, 2196, 218-219)
2. God gave Moses the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20: -17). The Ten Commandments are God’s
laws of love that guide to love God and our neighbor. The Holy Spirit strengthens us to be
faithful to God's love by living according to the Commandments. Jesus’ two-fold Law of Love
sums up the Ten Commandments. Students should memorize each commandment and understand
their meaning in a manner that applies to their life.
(CCC 2056-2057, 2060-2063, 2067, 2072-2074, 2083,1724)
Living by the Ten Commandments - God’s laws of love
Jesus said, “You are My friends if you do what I command you.”
1 John 2:1-11
“My children, I am writing this to you so that you may not commit sin.
But if anyone does sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus
Christ the righteous one.”
Exodus 20: 2-6
Matthew 4:10 The First Commandment: There is only one God. You shall not have
other gods besides Me. (CCC 2083)
Jesus said “You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall
you serve.” Because God created us, keeps us in existence every second and we depend on Him for
everything, we must give Him proper worship as the one true God and Creator of all things. August 6th, 2009
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We worship other “gods” when we treat our possessions like gods: when we want more and
more, when we are stingy, or by making a god out of popularity by even doing something we
know to be wrong just to be popular.
Deuteronomy 6:4 Mark 10:17-31
Jeremiah 29:8 Exodus 20:7
Matthew 5:33-34 Psalm 113
Ephesians 4:39 Exodus 20:8-11
Genesis 2:3 “Through Him we have received the grace of apostleship, to bring about
the obedience of faith, for the sake of His Name.”
“The Lord our God is one Lord. Therefore, you shall love the Lord,
your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your
“…Come follow Me. At that statement his face fell, and he went
away sad, for he had many possessions.”
All forms of divination are to be rejected: recourse to Satan or demons,
conjuring up the dead or other practices falsely supposed to “unveil” the
future such as consulting horoscopes, astrology, palm reading, ouiji
boards etc. We should avoid these even as recreation.
(See CCC 2115-2117).
The Second Commandment: God’s name is Holy. You shall not use
God’s name in vain. (see Moral Life #4 and 5) (CCC 2142)
“O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your Name in all the earth.”
Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount, calling us to perfection: “You
have heard that it was said to the men of old, ‘You shall not swear
falsely…But I say to you, Do not swear at all.”
“From the rising of the sun to its setting, praised by the Name of the
“No foul language should come out of your mouths, but only such as
is good for needed edification, that it may impart grace to those who
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