The Statutes Of Liberty - 10 Commandments
Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jun 8, 2005 (message contributor)
1. Grasping For More - Covetousness - Greed - Envy
Contributed on Jun 8, 2005
The SIN of covetousness, The SOURCE of covetousness, The SORROW of covetousness...and the cure! Link included to Formatted Text Version and PowerPoint Template.
Grasping for More Exodus 20:17 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/GraspingForMore.html Covetousness is the mother of all sins. All 9 of the previous commandments are rooted in it. It is an excessive desire for something you don’t have. There’s nothing wrong w/ wanting certain things, like ...read more
2. Laying Down The Law
Contributed on Jul 3, 2008
What would happen if we got back to the basics and tried to live by the 10 Commandments? Oh, the revival that would sweep our nation, our churches, and each of our hearts! Link inc. to formatted text, audio & video, PowerPoint.
Laying Down the Law Intro. to the Ten Commandments Exodus 20 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/LayingDownLaw.html In The Gospel and the American Dream, historian Bruce Shelley writes, “In one hand Liberty holds the torch of freedom and in the other the tablet of law. The torch challenges the ...read more
3. Jehovah - The One And Only
Contributed on Jul 9, 2008
1. The Proclamation 2. The Prohibition 3. The Plea. God’s first commandment must be received Submissively, Sincerely, and Scripturally. Link inc. to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint.
Jehovah: The One and Only Exodus 20:2-3 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/JehovahOneAndOnly.html I. A Proclamation. v. 2 “I am the Lord” – a statement of the reality of God. For centuries scientists and philosophers have tried to ‘establish’ the existence of God. But nowhere does the Bible ...read more
4. How Big Is Your God?
Contributed on Jul 11, 2008
We must not only worship the right God, but we must worship Him in the right way. Accept no substitutes. Don’t try to reduce God to a material object. Don’t try to localize the One Who is infinite! Link inc. to formatted text, audio, PowerPoint.
How Big is Your God? Exodus 20:4-6 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/HowBigYourGod.html One day a little girl was drawing a picture, and even skipped recess because she was so focused upon it. Her teacher asked what she was doing and she said she was drawing a picture of God. “Oh honey, you ...read more
5. Take The Name, But Not In Vain
Contributed on Jul 15, 2008
This message has a lot of foul language in it, but a lot more helpful principles to aid our vulgar generation. Lifting high the NAMEs of our God! Link inc. to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint.
Take the Name, but NOT in Vain Exodus 20:7 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/TakeTheName.html 1. The Declaration of God’s Name One of God’s most beautiful gifts to mankind is the gift of language, the ability to speak. It is one of many things that distinguish man from animals, other than Mr. ...read more
6. Holy Day Or Holiday?
Contributed on Jul 16, 2008
Understanding the principles of WORK and WORSHIP, and the comparison of the OT Sabbath and the NT Lord’s Day, and reasons to be faithful! Link inc. to formatted text, audio & video, PowerPoint.
Holy Day or Holiday? Exodus 20:8-11 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/HolyDayHoliday.html 1st commandment = Worship the right and only God 2nd commandment = Worship God in the right way 3rd commandment = Worship God sincerely 4th commandment = Worship God regularly This 4th commandment is ...read more
7. It Comes With A Promise
Contributed on Jul 22, 2008
Famous line spoken to Indiana Jones: "You listen to me, you live longer!" What a measure of truth is there, and in the 5th commandment to honor our parents. Link inc. to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint.
It Comes with a Promise Exodus 20:12 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/ComesWithPromise.html Indiana Jones has become popular again this year, and this has prompted us to revisit the original trilogy. One highlight from the 2nd film was when ‘Short Round’, the young boy, says to adult Indiana, ...read more
8. Four Little Words
Contributed on Jul 24, 2008
’Thou shalt not kill’ - What it does and does not mean, with info. on INTENTIONAL killing [homicide, suicide, infanticide], INDIRECT killing, and INWARD killing. Link inc. to formatted text, audio & video, PowerPoint.
Four Little Words Exodus 20:13 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/4LittleWords.html “Thou shalt not kill.” In the Heb., lit. “Thou shalt do no murder” To be the shortest verse in the OT it sure has a lot of meaning and application behind it. To fully understand we need to look first at what ...read more
9. Consenting Adultery
Contributed on Aug 1, 2008
Don’t just roll over on this one and say w/ the masses, “Just be safe.” Or, “If you can’t be good, then be careful!” There is no sex safer than sex within God’s plan, marriage! Link inc. to formatted text, audio & video, PowerPoint.
Consenting Adultery Exodus 20:14 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/ConsentingAdultery.html The 1631 edition of the KJV had a misprint. Some would call it minor...just one little word accidentally missed by the typesetter. He left out the word ‘not’ in our text today, reading “Thou shalt commit ...read more
10. It Takes A Thief
Contributed on Aug 5, 2008
Not only SIMPLE STEALING, but 5 other types of SOPHISTICATED STEALING, as well as the truth about SPIRITUAL STEALING. Link inc. to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint.
It Takes a Thief Exodus 20:15 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/TakesAThief.html The popular TV show is back, where crooks teach us how to protect ourselves from people like them. But the Bible says, we ARE people like them! Synonyms for stealing: Extortion, burglary, defraud, ...read more
11. The Lying Tongue [let Me Be Honest]
Contributed on Aug 16, 2008
Here’s 3 Truths about Lying, inc. 7 ways we lie, often w/out even thinking about it. Also: How to OVERCOME it! Link inc. to formatted text, audio & video, PowerPoint.
The Lying Tongue Exodus 20:16 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/LyingTongue.html I’ve never once heard an entire message on lying. I have heard a few that contained some lies, however. I’ve also had some people lie while I’m preaching...usually on their side or back! Many Christians do not ...read more
12. The Day Moses Broke All 10 Commandments
Contributed on Aug 22, 2008
Aaron: ‘We melted gold...and there came out this calf.’ That’s 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.
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 Moses’ anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and ...read more
13. The Shining - From Guilt To Grace To Glory
Contributed on Aug 27, 2008
1. Fellowship Removed 2.Fellowship Restored 3. Glory Revealed! A lesson about God’s absence, His presence, and how our faces can shine like Moses’! Link inc. to formatted text, audio, PowerPoint.
The Shining From Guilt to Grace to Glory! Exodus 33 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/GraceToGlory.html [read vv. 1-3, 13; ch. 34:29-35 God actually gave 3 things to Moses on Mt. Sinai: • The 10 Commandments—the revelation of God’s Law. • The Book of the Covenant—the regulation of God’s ...read more