Fall Sermon Series “The Ten Commandments for Today”
September 3 “Doing What We’re Told” During the Exodus God promised the people blessings if they were obedient to Him. The people promised obedience saying, “Everything that the Lord has spoken we will do.” In his letter, James urges people to be doers of God’s word and not just hearers, and they will be blessed in their doing. Obedience to God, doing what we’re told, brings blessing for living in our relationship with Him.
September 10 “The One True God” God created us in His image and intends for us to be in faithful relationship with Him above all else. We were made to worship God, but are we worshiping God or other gods in our life? Sometimes we may not identify those as other gods. The one true God who created us, loves us and died for us deserves all of our love and worship. To have no other gods before the one true God is a commandment for us today.
September 17 “No Idol Threats” Idols in Old Testament accounts seem easy to identify, but what about idols today? There are numerous idols presently existing that are a threat to our relationship with God. These idols can be many different things found today. We do well to identify them and not let them make problems for us in our relationship with God. To not make or worship idols is a commandment for us today.
September 24 “Are We Speaking in Vain?” There is more to taking the Lord’s name in vain than curse words, as many people think. Understanding the original context can help us avoid breaking the third commandment in other ways as well. The Bible has much to say about what we say. Not taking the Lord’s name in vain is a commandment for us today.