God is in Control

Today we realize that God is still in control, He’s sovereign, Nothing takes Him by surprise. (1 Chron. 29, Ps 27:1) In 2 Sam. 24, because of David’s sin, God sent judgement upon Israel, and yet showed mercy toward them. (Ps. 91) Perhaps God, through today’s circumstances, is calling us back to himself, to forsake […]

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Thou Shall Not Steal

Today we look at Exodus 30:15, You shall not steal. This commandment has a way of measuring a person’s character and values. It’s a matter of integrity. Titus 2:9, show that we can be fully trusted, and that God would be glorified. We often drag around excuses about our dishonesty. How do we deal with […]

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Thous Shalt Not Commit Adultery

This morning we look at Exodus 20:14, you shall not commit adultery. The devil baits his trap with adultery. God protects those whose life pleases Him (Ecc. 7:26) Adultery is a sin that is committed aha your own body (Prov. 6:32). Sins of our culture today: 1. It promotes immortality 2. It defends immortality 3. […]

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Honor for Parents

Today we look at Exodus 20:12, Honor your father and mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you. What does this commandment do? 1. It establishes the basic family unit… father, mother, children. (Rom. 1:18ff) 2. It establishes the family structure. – What parents should do […]

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God’s Awesome Love

What does God’s love look like? (Eph. 3:16-21) Love’s starting point is God. (1 John 4:7-12) -love comes fresh from God (v7) -God is love (v8) -Not that we love God (v10) Our human love is not the standard of love. Our love is weak and insignificant, inadequate. Love focuses on others. -God sent His […]

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God Offers Rest that Renews

Today we look at Exodus 20:8-11, the Sabbath day. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Sabbath means intermission, to cease, to rest, a system of resting… work, then renew. (Col. 2:16). God offers us rest, a weekly day of rest (Mark 2:27) -Remember… it can be easy to forget -Holy… it is unique […]

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Respecting God’s Name

Today we look at Exodus 20:7, and the topic of misusing God’s name. What does it mean ‘the name?’ a. Specific sense, referring to a person b. General sense, the image produced in the mind Don’t use God’s name in an empty way, anything less than reverential. Even euphemisms are not glorifying to God so […]

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Loving God Through Worship

Today we continue in Exodus 20, looking at the topic of worshiping God, responding to God about what He’s done and who He is. I worship when the Holy Spirit is helping me respond to truth. (John 4:23, Phil. 3:3) I worship when I am occupied with God himself. (Heb. 12:28-39) I worship when I […]

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Loving God and Man

Today we examine God’s rules and how they apply to the 21st century (Ex. 20). Most people like the law except when it restricts them. A. We hate the law. Enlightenment, theological liberalism, relativism, Freudian psychology, Marxism, Nietzsche philosophy, situational ethics all go against God’s law. Our sinful nature is always in conflict with God’s […]

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What God wants to Give Us in 2020

God is a giver, one who likes to give gifts. Let’s look at some things that God wants to give us this year! -He wants to give us salvation. Rom. 6:23, Is. 1:18, Ez. 33:11, 2 Pet. 3:9 -He wants to give us sensitivity to sin. Rom. 5:17, 1 Pet. 1, Ps. 23, Prov. 10:2, […]

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