Contributed on Feb 17, 2005
Part 1 of a series looking at the relationship God desires with us through the 10 commandments. In our relationship with God He must be first.
A recent cover story in Time Magazine was entitled “The God Gene.” It was an expose on research that is being done in over a dozen universities in the United States. Different researchers in different universities from California to New York are all looking into the same question: Does our DNA ...read more
Contributed on Feb 26, 2005
Idolatry is alive and well in the church today. Any time we try to make Yahweh into a manageable size we have broken the Second command.
Please turn with me to Exodus 20:1-17. As I said last week every week that we discuss the 10 laws of Grace we will begin by hearing them. I love stories about kids so I thought I would share this one with you. Little Sara looked forward to the end of the school day. The last 30 minutes in Ms. ...read more
Contributed on Mar 6, 2005
We need to hold the name of God in reverence with our tongue and our lives.
Please turn with me to Exodus 20:1-17, as we read our text tonight. In Lewis Carroll’s book “Alice in Wonderland”, Alice was having a conversation with the Mad Hatter and the March Hare one afternoon. And the March Hare scolded her, saying, “You should say what you mean!” Alice said, “I do — ...read more
Contributed on Mar 14, 2005
We are still in need fo a Sabbath today. This sermon gives 4 reasons why this Command was necessary and then 3 things that the Sabbath still protects
Let’s begin tonight by reading the Ten Commandments found in Exodus 20:1-17. Tonight we come to the 4th Commandment. "Remember to keep the Sabbath holy.” Now for so many of us this is the Command that we have been waiting for. We understand the need to only serve God, and we agree that we ...read more
Contributed on Mar 20, 2005
The respect we get is equal to the respect we give
On a cross Country flight a rabbi was seated next to an atheist. I know sounds like the beginning to a bad joke. A Rabbi and an atheist walk in to a … But I love this story. Every few minutes one of the rabbi’s children or grandchildren would come to his seat to see if he needed anything - ...read more
Contributed on Mar 28, 2005
Do not murder has to do with the value we place on every life.
It was in the Fall that he brought his gift, when the leaves turn and the days grow shorter and the wind begins to blow just a little colder in the evenings. It was his favorite time of year. The winter was horrible. Nothing grew. Even if he could have plowed a trough the seeds would be wasted. ...read more
Contributed on Apr 2, 2005
Purity in marriage is critical in the life of every Christian.
Read Exodus 20:1-17 Last week I was approached by one of our members and we were talking about this series on the Ten Commandments. They said that they thought I was handling the topic real well but they were waiting for the Seventh one. This ought to be real good they said. So here we are ...read more
Contributed on Apr 16, 2005
Thou Shall Not Steal is an ageless principle is being proclaimed. God intends for his people to live in community. That principle is valued and protected by this four word commandment.
The church that we worked at in Atlanta was in a great section of town when it was built in the mid 50’s. But as time passed businesses who were landlocked began to relocate to the outskirts of town and left abandon buildings, which drove down the appearance of the neighborhood and the value of the ...read more
Contributed on Apr 23, 2005
When we lie we destroy our community and our relationship with God
Tonight I want to begin by stating four famous quotes. I am sure that you have heard them before, and I want you to think about what they all have in common. "Read My Lips, No New Taxes.” – George H Bush “I did not inhale.” - Bill Clinton. "The American people have a right to know that ...read more