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Summary: This message continues with the series on making sacrifices and what it truly means for our lives.

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Sermon Pre-Test

1. Serving other gods can be defined as:

A. Anything that I cherish so much that I place it before God.

B. Those little figurines that people buy and place on their shelves and pray to.

C. My car, my house, my spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc.

D. There are no other gods today – that was back in the Old Testament times.

E. A,B, and C are all examples of what can become an idol.

2. Anything that I place above God can be considered a god in my life. True or False

3. We have the ability to make something or anyone into a god. True or False

4. Which examples below are examples of worshipping a car.

A. Washing my new car every other day because I must keep it clean.

B. Not driving my car in the rain because I do not want it to get dirty.

C. Sitting in my house and looking out the window at my car.

D. Sitting in my car in my garage because I just want to be close to it.

E. All are examples of worshipping a car.

5. Which examples below are examples of worshipping a person?

A. Doing whatever that person asks me to do because I love them so much.

B. Turning my back on God just so I can keep this person in my life.

C. It is impossible to worship another person.

D. If you shake a famous person’s hand you never wash your hand again.

E. A, B, and D are all examples of worshipping a person.

6. I have a favorite entertainer that I love above all. My bedroom walls are covered with their pictures. I have begun to worship that person. True or False

7. Which of the following would you choose as the most common god in America?

A. Food

B. Money

C. Cars

D. A Celebrity

8. Money is the root of all evil? True or False

Sacrifices Part 4: Multiple Choice or True/False Christian Living

Scripture: Exodus 20:7-17; Matthew 5:13-7:27

Introduction

This message is part four of my series on sacrifices. Last week we started looking at how Christians live their lives, either as a multiple choice question or as a true or false question. In my message last week, I covered the ninth which says “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor” and the seventh commandment which says “You shall not commit adultery.” This morning we will continue by looking at the first two commandments. As we did last week, you should have already received and/or completed your pre-test and we will use that as we continue throughout this message today. Let’s go back to Exodus chapter twenty.

I. The First Two Commandments

The first two commandments pertain to our worship of God versus other gods and idols. The first commandment states the following: “You shall have no other gods before Me.” The second commandment says “You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and fourth generations of those who hate me, but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.” Exodus 20:3-6


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