Feb 9, 2020
Respecting Human Life as Image Bearers (Exodus 20:13)
Each human being is created in the image of God. Therefore, human life is sacred in God’s eyes. The sixth command is straightforward, literally rendered “No murder.” To take an innocent human life in a premeditated, violent manner is to attack the very image of God. But what about attacking and assassinating the character of that person. As we delve into this command the heart of it is to respect deeply in all ways one another. We are the image bearers.
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  • Feb 9, 2020Respecting Human Life as Image Bearers (Exodus 20:13)
    Feb 9, 2020
    Respecting Human Life as Image Bearers (Exodus 20:13)
    Each human being is created in the image of God. Therefore, human life is sacred in God’s eyes. The sixth command is straightforward, literally rendered “No murder.” To take an innocent human life in a premeditated, violent manner is to attack the very image of God. But what about attacking and assassinating the character of that person. As we delve into this command the heart of it is to respect deeply in all ways one another. We are the image bearers.
  • Feb 2, 2020Honor and Respect (Exodus 20:12)
    Feb 2, 2020
    Honor and Respect (Exodus 20:12)
    The first four commandments deal with one’s relationship with God. The final six deal with one’s relationship with others. Just as God is our ultimate authority, our parents are our first human authority. We will discover in this command how our response to primary relationships can have impact for our entire lives.
  • Jan 26, 2020Freedom in Rest (Exodus 20:8-11)
    Jan 26, 2020
    Freedom in Rest (Exodus 20:8-11)
    God did not create us to be on the go 24/7/365. We all need rest. Not just a three week vacation once a year, but a regular rhythm of work and rest. When we operate within a rhythm of work and rest, we are healthier, more productive, and just easier to live with. Consider your own rhythm of work and rest, where does God come into your routine?
  • Jan 20, 2020What’s in a Name? (Exodus 20:7)
    Jan 20, 2020
    What’s in a Name? (Exodus 20:7)
    Sometimes we just skirt by the third commandment and assure ourselves that we are okay because we don’t swear. But the third commandment is more than just a prohibition against uttering profanity. It is a reminder that in all of our words and deeds we are to remember that we represent the person and character of God on a daily basis.
  • Jan 13, 2020Staying Focused (Exodus 20:4-6)
    Jan 13, 2020
    Staying Focused (Exodus 20:4-6)
    The temptation of the Israelites was to worship other gods. In their mind other gods offered more options. We are tempted in the same way, maybe not with stone or metal idols but with so many distractions. Yet when we refuse to let anything or anyone interfere with our relationship with God, there is a stability that is indescribable. There is freedom and security in staying focused on our God.
  • Jan 5, 2020A Holy God Who Delivers (Exodus 20:1-3)
    Jan 5, 2020
    A Holy God Who Delivers (Exodus 20:1-3)
    We begin a new series today as we will examine the 10 Words; also known as the 10 Commandments. We will find that these are not prohibitions as much as they are “guardrails” that provide freedom and security for an enjoyable life. In the first word we find that there is stability, hope, protection, and provision when we remember that there is only one God.