Sermon Series
  • 1. God’s Top Ten

    Contributed on Sep 23, 2008
    based on 11 ratings
     | 4,893 views

    An overview of the 10 commandments and specifically their benefits for people today. They help us know God, know ourselves, and know love.

    God’s Top Ten Exodus 20:1-20 Since 1997, an anti-lawsuit group from Michigan has held “The Wacky Warning Label Contest” every year. They do it to highlight the absurd effects of lawsuits on warning labels. Last year (2007), Kevin Soave of Farmington Hills, Michigan, submitted the winning ...read more

  • 2. Single Devotion

    Contributed on Sep 23, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,308 views

    A look at the first commandment and why God alone deserves our wholehearted devotion and no other. It is because He is the Lord, OUR God, who has set us free.

    Single Devotion Exodus 20:1-3 One of my favorite theologians, Theodor Seuss Geisel, known for his works such as Horton Hears a Who, Green Eggs and Ham, and The Cat in the Hat, once wrote a story about a character named Zoad. It goes like this… Did I ever tell you about the young Zoad, ...read more

  • 3. Accept No Substitutes

    Contributed on Sep 23, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,649 views

    A look at the second commandment encouraging people to accept no substitutes for a real relationship with the real God, embracing His passion, enjoying His protection, and experiencing His promises fulfilled for 1,000 generations to come.

    Accept No Substitutes Exodus 20:4-6 Some time ago, a young man crowded into an airplane seat next to a businessman. They both fastened their seat belts, and the businessman good-naturedly inquired as to whether the young man was traveling on business or pleasure. “Pleasure,” the young man ...read more

  • 4. God’s Name

    Contributed on Sep 23, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,619 views

    An application of the third commandment not to take up God’s Name in a worthless or false way, but rather to honor God’s name by what we say and do.

    God’s Name (Exodus 20:7) Just a little over 10 years ago (1997), a 14-year-old student, Nathan Zohner, circulated a petition to ban the use of dihydrogen monoxide. According to Zohner, dihydrogen monoxide “may cause severe burns, accelerates the corrosion and rusting of many metals, and has ...read more

  • 5. God’s Gift Of Rest

    Contributed on Sep 23, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,368 views

    A look at the 4th commandment with an encouragement for God’s people to enjoy God’s gift of rest every week, resulting in a better perspective and greater productivity.

    God’s Gift of Rest (Exodus 20:8-11) Some time ago, a Tacoma, Washington, newspaper carried the story of Tattoo the basset hound. Tattoo didn’t intend to go for an evening run, but when his owner shut the dog’s leash in the car door and took off for a drive with Tattoo still outside the vehicle, ...read more

  • 6. The Promise Of Respect

    Contributed on Sep 25, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,993 views

    An application of the 5th commandment, describing what it means to honor one’s parents at different stages in one’s life, first learning to obey, then respect, then care for them, which results in a long-lasting society.

    The Promise of Respect Exodus 20:12 Comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who died October 5, 2004, at age 82, made a living making fun of himself and the difficulty of getting what we all desire: a little respect, please. Some of his best lines were: “I tell ya I get no respect from anyone. I ...read more

  • 7. Respect Life

    Contributed on Oct 2, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 4,428 views

    A look at the 6th commandment, "You shall not murder," with the practical implications of what it means to maintain healthy relationships in a healthy society through respect for all human life.

    Respect Life (Exodus 20:13) An attorney was speaking to a woman who had just lost her husband. He said to her, “Your husband did not leave a will, so we need to know the last words he ever said to you.” She replied, “I don’t want to tell you.” The attorney said, “Look, he did not ...read more

  • 8. God’s Wedding Gift

    Contributed on Oct 15, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,495 views

    An examination of the 7th commandment against adultery, showing us how to fully enjoy God’s wedding gift of sex in the marriage relationship.

    God’s Wedding Gift Exodus 20:14 At the end of their first date, a young man in a bygone era took his favorite girl home. He decided to try for that important first kiss. With an air of confidence, he leaned his hand against the wall, smiled, and said, “How about a good night kiss?” “Are you ...read more

  • 9. Give And Take

    Contributed on Nov 6, 2008
    based on 1 rating
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    An examination of the 8th commandment and what it means for building healthy relationships when we don’t take from those relationships, but work to give.

    Give and Take (Exodus 20:15) There is an old story about two neighbors, a baker and a farmer, who didn’t get along very well. You see, the baker was suspicious of the farmer, suspecting that he wasn’t getting his money’s worth when he paid for a pound of butter. He weighed the farmer’s butter ...read more

  • 10. The Value Of Honesty

    Contributed on Nov 6, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 7,444 views

    An application of the ninth commandment about lying, demontrating the value of honesty in honoring God, healing relationships, and helping ourselves gain personal credibility.

    The Value of Honesty (Exodus 20:16) At midnight, one spring evening in 1987, a terrible thing happened: Seven million American children suddenly disappeared. No, it wasn’t a mass kidnapping or a serial killer. It was the IRS. They had changed a rule for the night of April 15, which for the ...read more

  • 11. The Secret Of Satisfaction

    Contributed on Nov 13, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,879 views

    A practical application of the 10th commandment, "You shall not covet," encouraging people to replace the wrong desire for their neighbor’s stuff with the right desire for one’s mate and God’s Word.

    Secret of Satisfaction (Exodus 20:17) If Danny Simpson had known more about guns, he might not have needed to rob a bank. But in 1990, in Ottawa, Canada, this 24-year-old went to jail, and his gun went to a museum. He was arrested for robbing a bank of $6,000 and then sent to jail for six ...read more