Sermons in Ten Commandments

 

The Tenth Commandment: The Secret of Contentment

by David Robinson

March 16, 2014 | Exodus 20:17; 1 Kings 21:1-26

The tenth commandment requires us to be fully content with our own condition and to be charitably disposed toward our neighbour.

 

The Ninth Commandment: Speaking the Truth in Love

by David Robinson

March 9, 2014 | Exodus 20:16; Acts 4:32-5:11

The ninth commandment is not only a negative prohibition against perjury, but it also governs all our speech and requires us to speak the truth in love.

 

The Eighth Commandment: You shall not steal

by Joe Boot

March 2, 2014 | Exodus 20:15; Luke 19:1-10

All theft is a violation of God's order and absolute ownership and thus it is first an offense against God. God institutes private property, commissioning the family as steward to work out the dominion mandate and to inherit the earth.

 

The Seventh Commandment: Guarding Marriage

by Joe Boot

February 23, 2014 | Exodus 20:14; Psalm 32; 51

In a fallen world our feelings, instincts, and impulses are not normative for sexuality. God's law is the path to true freedom and joy.

 

The Sixth Commandment: The Lord of Life

by Joe Boot

February 16, 2014 | Exodus 20:13; Isaiah 51:1-8

The sixth commandment forbids unlawful killing, and further requires preserving our own lives and those of others because of the image of God in man. It is beyond our authority to take life; it is purely God's prerogative.

 

The Fifth Commandment: Honour your Father and Mother

by Scott Masson

February 9, 2014 | Exodus 20:12; Leviticus 19:1-3; Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Ephesians 6:1-4

We learn about God as Father when our fathers and mothers act in accordance with God's fatherly presence. We're to educate and build for the future and as a consequence the world grows under God's dominion.

 

The Fourth Commandment: Symbol of Life and Freedom

by Joe Boot

February 2, 2014 | Exodus 20:8-11; Matthew 12:1-14

God restricts our work time to bless us and to free us. Endless work is slavery and leads to death, because God's covenant law is built into the very fabric of creation. As a consequence of abandoning Sabbath rest, people become restless, stressed, overworked, unhealthy, and poor.

 

The Third Commandment: Taking the Name

by Joe Boot

January 26, 2014 | Exodus 20:7; Philippians 2:5-11

The Maker, Sustainer, and Governor of all things, our Lord and Savour, has a great name honoured above all others.  God's name is taken in vain whenever we use it without due consideration and reverence.

 

The Second Commandment: You shall not make a graven image

by David Robinson

January 19, 2014 | Exodus 20:4-6; Deuteronomy 4:1-24

We are prone to making God who we want him to be. We fashion him according to our desires and expectations. However, it is God who is remaking us in his image. The second commandment addresses the sinful desire to make God in our image and likeness.

 

The First Commandment: Ultimate Allegiance

by Joe Boot

January 12, 2014 | Exodus 20:1-3

All other loyalties and affections find their rightful places as we put God first in everything.