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The Day Moses Broke All 10 Commandments

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Sermon shared by Jerry Shirley

August 2008
Summary: Aaron: ĎWe melted gold...and there came out this calf.í Thatís got to be the all time lamest excuse from an assistant Pastor! Before Moses even returned with the commandments the people were breaking them. Link inc. to text, audio, PowerPoint.
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: General adults
Sermon:
The Day Moses Broke All 10 Commandments
Exodus 32:1-26

http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/DayMosesBroke.html

Exodus 32:19
And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Mosesí anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.

It didnít take long for the commandments God gave to be broken by the people below, and then by Moses!

Exodus 32:22-24
22 And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou knowest the people, that they are set on mischief. 23 For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before us: for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. 24 And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off. So they gave it me: then I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.
Ď...there came out this calf.í Thatís got to be the all time lamest excuse from an assistant Pastor!

While Moses is up on the mountain receiving the commandments, the people are below breaking them.

The Children of Israel Corrupted

1. Aaronís Apostasy.
v. 1-6 The people are restless in the absence of their leader. But their faithfulness needs to be to God, not to the man Moses. Donít put man on a pedestal...which is for flowers and vases. Up on a pedestal thereís only one way for me to fall, and thatís down.

Itís no excuse that they forgot Moses, because they also forgot God.
Psalms 106:21
They forgat God their saviour, which had done great things in Egypt;
This wasnít just a national rebellion against Moses, but against God. Isnít that a good picture of America today?

Aaron caves in to the whims of the people. Heís the leadership left in charge, but heís no longer leading, heís following. It seems to me that a lot of church leaders today are caving in to the desires of carnal people. One of the marks of the last days is people flocking to teachers and leaders who will tickle their ears, not step on their toes. Sometimes I get a kick in the pants that I need at church.

Ill.óI heard of a church sign that read, Ďcome on in, we promise not to throw the book at you!í [We donít make that promise.]

The Bible is a mirror that tells us the truth so we can make any necessary adjustments.

These commandments weíve studied do something uncommon: they name sin. Itís not just an affair, itís adultery, itís sin! Kids disobeying isnít just a Ďstageí they are in, itís sin!

Aaron fashioned this golden calf. Why a calf? They had just come from Egypt, where they worshipped the sacred bull. Then he does something even more foolish, and builds an altar to the Lord in front of it.
v. 5-6 Heís making the same mistake many make today, trying to combine exact opposites...trying to reconcile the Lord and the world, worship and play, and be a more hip and popular leader. With one foot in Egypt and another in the Promised Land, he is trying to
Comments and Shared Ideas
Doran Womack
August 25, 2008
As with all of Jerry Shirley''s messages I find preparation, study and a compassion to share Jesus Christ.

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