Sermon Series
  • 1. Foundations For Freedom

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2021

    When we see the Ten Commandments from the true Biblical perspective, we see them as gifts of grace. They came from God who first delivered Israel, and then gave the law to preserve that liberty He gave them. The origin of the law is God's love.

    The editor of a newspaper was interviewing a man who applied for the job of being a rewrite man. "Are you good at condensing"? the editor asked. "Sure", was the snap reply. "All right then, take this and cut it short", he said , as he handed him a copy of the ten more

  • 2. The Law And The Christian

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2021

    Christians have recognized what observant men of all ages have noticed, and that is, that law that is a respecter of persons is an instrument of evil, whereas, law that treats all men equally is an instrument for justice.

    An angry group of citizens shouted at their small town mayor-"Every city car that passes through here breaks the law by breaking the speed limit. You've got to do something about it, and do it fast." "Don't you worry," said the mayor with confidence. "I'll more

  • 3. The First Commandment

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2021

    God must win our obedience to the first commandment or the rest of them become meaningless. If we are not absolutely loyal to Him and Him alone, we will not be concerned about being loyal to His standard of morality.

    And God spoke all these words: I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me. In the book, The Doctor Of Crows Nest, and old doctor Ferguson fell in love with the hands of young Barney Boyle. "You must be a surgeon, more

  • 4. Concentration Commanded

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2021

    This First Commandment is a law of love, for God knows we cannot be happy in split-level living with dual or multiple gods demanding our devotion. The law is God's preventative love, whereas the cross is God's redeeming love.

    A salesman who was growing more and more nervous about his travel by air went one day to see a statistician. "Can you tell me what the odds would be against my boarding an aircraft on which somebody had hidden a bomb?" he asked. He replied, "I can't tell you until more

  • 5. Relaxation Commanded

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2021

    The guy who says the devil never takes a vacation and so why should I, is not being super spiritual, for that is the angelic fallacy. Satan doesn't need a vacation, but we do, for we have the limitations of flesh.

    A young boy was visiting his uncle on a Sunday when a new neighbor knocked at the door. When he answered it, and learned that he wanted to borrow the lawn mower, he conveyed the message to his uncle. The uncle said, "If he mows his lawn on the Sabbath he'll be breaking the more

  • 6. Imagination Commanded

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2021

    True worship comes from within, and is dependent upon a sanctified imagination. The Second Commandment is a call to forsake the dependence upon the sensual and climb to the higher level of spiritual worship.

    Back in the 60's eight wrestlers took their own lives because world champion 37 year old Gohlam-Rexa committed suicide. Three of them left notes saying they could not stand the death of their idol. Almost every time a well-known person takes their own life some of their worshipers do more

  • 7. Sanctification Commanded

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2021

    The Second Commandment forbids the linking of God to any fixed image. This Third Commandment forbids that we link His name with any idea that is unworthy of His nature. Many who would never dream of reducing God to an idol will reduce Him to a curse word, which is equally vile.

    During the Civil War one company of soldiers adopted a rule that every man who swore would be required to read aloud a chapter from the Bible. While that rule was in force one private read all of Genesis and Exodus and was starting on Leviticus. The one recording the experience said he had a fine more

  • 8. Preservation Of Marriage Commanded

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2021

    Marriage is similar to conversion in that, in conversion we make a commitment of our lives to one Lord, and in marriage we commit our lives to one mate. Sex and salvation are linked all through the Bible.

    Actor Eli Wallach figured that his son who was approaching his teens was sharp enough to grasp some basic facts of life. So he called him in, and gave him the time-honored story about the birds and the bees. When he was all finished the boy said, "You know in a rudimentary fashion, the more

  • 9. Preservation Of Property Commanded

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2021

    Stealing is wrong because ownership is right, and ownership is right because God has ordained it. Obedience to the eighth commandment, like all of the rest, is essential to the good life, and the good society.

    The teacher said to the little boy who had stolen an apple from another boy's lunch pail, "Don't you know that you broke the eighth commandment?" "Yes," he responded, "But I figured I might just as well have the apple and break the eighth commandment as covet it more

  • 10. Preservation Of Truth Commanded

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2021

    Most Christians go their whole life and do not break some of the commandments, but it is not likely that anyone even gets through childhood without breaking this one. We talk so much about other people. We are all mini versions of the National Enquirer.

    An unusual trial took place in London in 1670. The defendant was none other than the founder of Pennsylvania, William Penn. He was the leader of the Society Of Friends, known as the Quakers, and he was charged with inciting a riotous, seditious assembly. Parliament had made the Quakers an object more

  • 11. Last But Not Least

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2021

    As soon as you desire anything that is not able to become yours by legitimate labor or purchase, recognize you are on dangerous ground, and move. This vice of coveting is really only a good thing gone after the wrong object.

    A French taxi cab driver once played a joke on Sir Arthur Conon Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes. He had driven Sr. Arthur from a station to a hotel, and when he received his fare he said, "Merci, Mr. Conon Doyle." "Why, how do you know my name?" asked Sr. Author. more