Category: Exodus

8th Don’t steal; Do give
November 12th, 2006

Exodus 20:15 There were two pastors, one Baptist and the other Presbyterian. They each preached at two churches on Sunday mornings and would go from one church to the other on bicycles and if they both finished their services on time, they would pass each other close to a bridge over a stream. One morning […]

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7th Family Protection
November 5th, 2006

Exodus 20:14 Adultery has to be one of the most depressing of sins. When someone commits adultery, it is not just that a man and a women who were not married to each other had sex. If that were all, then it would be less distressing. What makes adultery hurt so much is the pain […]

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6th Encouraging Life
October 29th, 2006

Exodus 20:13 The sixth commandment is short and to the point, just two words in the Hebrew, Don’t kill. Who can argue with that? Well, a lot of people can. This commandment has been used as an argument against war. It has been used as an argument against abortion and capital punishment. Pacifists use this […]

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5th Honoring the Sometimes Dishonorable
October 22nd, 2006

Exodus 20:12 Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you. In our series on the ten commandments we come today to the fifth. In my mind, when I have considered the two stone tablets of Moses, I have always assumed that […]

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4th The Gift of Sabbath Rest
October 15th, 2006

Exodus 20:8-11 Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. In the 1981 movie, Chariots of Fire, the hero is a Scotsman named Eric Liddell who won a gold medal at the 1924 Olympics. A key part of the film is his decision not to run in the 100 meters event, his best event, because […]

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