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The Third Article: Raise Up Me And All The Dead -- Isaiah 42:1-7 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The Apostles' Creed -- The Third Article
The Third Article: God's Gift Of Eternal Life -- Joel 3:9-21 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The Apostles' Creed -- The Third Article
The First Commandment: Eyes On Jesus -- Deuteronomy 11:26-32, Colossians 1:15-20 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The First Commandment
The Introduction: Our Father In Heaven -- Isaiah 63:8-16, Matthew 6:5-8 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The Lord's Prayer -- The Introduction
The Second Commandment: God's Name -- Isaiah 9:1-7, Ephesians 5:15-20 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The Second Commandment
The First Petition: Hallowed Be Thy Name -- Psalm 103:1-14 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The Lord's Prayer -- The First Petition
The Third Commandment: Holding God's Word Sacred -- Exodus 20:8-11, Acts 2:36-47, Matthew 11:25-30 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The Third Commandment
The Second Petition: Thy Kingdom Come -- 1 Samuel 8:1-9, Colossians 1:9-14 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The Lord's Prayer -- The Second Petition
The Fourth Commandment: Holding Parents In Love And Esteem -- Proverbs 23:22-25 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The Fourth Commandment
The Third Petition: Thy Will Be Done -- Psalm 115:1-18, 1 Timothy 2:1-4 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The Lord's Prayer -- The Third Petition
The Fifth Commandment: Help And Befriend -- Proverbs 31:1-7, Romans 12:9-21 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The Fifth Commandment
The Fourth Petition: Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread -- Proverbs 30:7-9 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The Lord's Prayer -- The Fourth Petition
The Sixth Commandment: A Chaste And Decent Life -- Genesis 2:15-25, Ephesians 5:21-33 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The Sixth Commandment
The Fifth Petition: Forgive Us Our Trespasses -- Psalm 32:1-6, Ephesians 4:30-32 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The Lord's Prayer -- The Fifth Petition
The Seventh Commandment: Improve And Protect -- Genesis 14:14-16 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The Seventh Commandment
The Sixth Petition: Lead Us Not Into Temptation -- Psalm 25:1-12, Matthew 4:1-11 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The Lord's Prayer -- The Sixth Petition
The Eighth Commandment: Speak Well Of Your Neighbor -- Proverbs 31:8-9, Matthew 18:15-20 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The Eighth Commandment
The Seventh Petition: Deliver Us From Evil -- Psalm 71:1-12 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The Lord's Prayer -- The Seventh Petition
The Ninth Commandment: Help And Be Of Service -- Psalm 16:5-6, 1 Timothy 6:6-10, Matthew 6:25-34 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The Ninth Commandment
The Conclusion: Thine Is The Kingdom -- Psalm 103:15-22, Luke 23:32-43 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The Lord's Prayer -- The Conclusion
The Tenth Commandment: Satisfaction -- Deuteronomy 5:21 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The Tenth Commandment
The Conclusion: Thine Is The Power -- Psalm 68:28-35, Romans 1:16-17, Luke 4:1-13 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The Lord's Prayer -- The Conclusion
The Close Of The Commandments: Grace And Every Blessing -- Exodus 20:4-6, Matthew 5:17-20 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The Close Of The Commandments
The Conclusion: Thine Is The Glory -- Isaiah 40:1-5 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The Lord's Prayer -- The Conclusion
The First Article: God Gave Me My Eyes And Ears -- Genesis 1:26-27, Ephesians 2:1-10 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The Apostles' Creed -- the first article

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"Well, I'd love to, but we always invite a widower, Andy Vespa, each Thanksgiving. I don't want him to be by himself with his pork and beans. Of course, Steve and Vicki will be here, too," Louise replied. "Andy's always been a part of this family gathering."

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