Exodus: Fifth Commandment

Posted: October 15th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Sermons | Comments Off on Exodus: Fifth Commandment

<“Exodus: Fifth Commandment

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

Ex 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that YHWH your God is giving you.”

I. IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
A. AT SINAI

>>1. PREMISE (Heb 5:4; Rom 12:10; Is 29:13; Gen 2:24)
>>2. PROMISE (Ex 21:17; 21:15; Prov 28:24)

B. HEBREW HISTORY
>>1. DURING THE EXODUS (Lev 19:3; Deut 21:18-21; Prov 30:11)
>>2. AS A NATION (Prov 30:17; 31:28; Mal 1:6; I Sam 2:30)

II. IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
A. FULFILLED IN CHRIST

>>1. JESUS’ WORDS (Mt 15:1-19; Is 29:13; Jas 1:27; Lk 9:59-62; Mt 10:32-38; Mk 10:28-30; Lk 14:26)
>>2. JESUS’ EXAMPLE (Lk 2:42-51; Jn 2:1-5; 19:26-28)

B. FOR THE CHURCH
>>1. RECOGNIZING THE PROBLEM (II Tim 3:2; Rom 1:30; II Pet 2:10; Jude 8; I Pet 2:17)
>>2. BUILDING ON CHRIST’S FOUNDATION (Eph 6:1-3; I Tim 5:3,8)

III. IN THE WORLD TODAY
A. WORLD HISTORY

>>1. BURDEN OF LONG LIFE
>>2. PLEASING GOD (Col 3:20)

B. 21ST CENTURY
>>1. UNDERMINING THE 5th COMMANDMENT
*Bewildering Technology
*Broken Homes
*Big Government
>>2. RETURN TO HONOR (Gen 50:20)


Exodus: Fourth Commandment

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<“Exodus: Fourth Commandment

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

Ex 20:8-11 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to YHWH your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. For in six days YHWH made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore, YHWH blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.”

I. IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
A. AT SINAI

>>1. PHYSICAL BLESSING (Gen 2:15; 3:19; II Thes 3:10-12; I Tim 5:8)
>>2. SPIRITUAL BLESSING (I Thes 5:18; Phil 4:19; Gen 2:3; Ex 16:29-30)

B. HEBREW HISTORY
>>1. CONTINUED OBSERVANCE (Ex 31:13-14 Num 15:29-36)
>>2. METICULOUS OBSERVANCE (Luke 6:1-2; Acts 1:12; Josh 3:4)

II. IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
A. FULFILLED IN CHRIST

>>1. PURPOSE OF THE SABBATH (Mt 12:3-13)
>>2. SABBATH REST (Mt 11:28; Heb 4:7a-11)

B. FOR THE CHURCH
>>1. FREEDOM (Col 2:16-17 Gal 4:9-10 Rom 14:4-6a I Pet 2:9; 1:16)
>>2. NEW “SABBATH” (Mk 16:9; Jn 20:19; Acts 20:7; I Cor 16:2; Rev 1:10)

III. IN THE WORLD TODAY
A. WORLD HISTORY

>>1. AMERICAN WORSHIP
>>2. WORLD WORSHIP

B. 21ST CENTURY
>>1. SABBATARIANS
>>2. PHARISEES (Acts 20:7; Heb 10:25; I Cor 11:20-28; Ps 122:1)


Exodus: Third Commandment

Posted: October 1st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Sermons | Comments Off on Exodus: Third Commandment

<“Exodus: Third Commandment

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

Ex 20:7 “You shall not take the name of YHWH your God in vain, for YHWH will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.”

I. IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
A. AT SINAI

>>1. NAME OF THE LORD (Ps 19:1; 20:1; 22:22; Lk 24:47; Jn 1:12; Rev 3:4; Jn 17:6, 26; Mic 4:5; Ex. 3:14; Mal. 3:6)
>>2. PROFANE USE (Lev 18:21; 19:12; Prov 18:10; Gen 4:26b)

B. HEBREW HISTORY
>>1. PRAISE
>>2. PROCLAMATION (Ex 23:20-21; II Chron 33:6)

II. IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
A. FULFILLED IN CHRIST

>>1. GOD THE SON (Mt 11:25-27; 5:34-37; 26:63)
>>2. HALLOWED BE THY NAME (Mt 6:9; 12:36-37; 15:7-9; Ps 111:9; 66:2; 34:3; 29:2; Lk 6:43-48)

B. FOR THE CHURCH
>>1. NAME OF GOD (Acts 3:16; 4:12; Jas 3:5-6; Col 3:8)
>>2. WORDS MATTER (Rev 2:3, 13; 22:4; Jas 5:12; Eph 4:29-30; I Pet 1:14-16)

III. IN THE WORLD TODAY
A. WORLD HISTORY

>>1. MAGIC
>>2. TRUE WORSHIP (I Chron 16:23-36)

B. 21ST CENTURY
>>1. CUSSING & GOD’S NAME IN VAIN
>>2. PERSONALIZE (Phil 2:9-11)


Exodus: Second Commandment

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<“Exodus: Second Commandment

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

Ex 20:4-6 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I YHWH your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate Me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love Me and keep My commandments.”

I. IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
A. AT SINAI

>>1. DOUBLE PROHIBITION (Deut 4:12; Jn 4:24; Rom 1:22-23; Ex 25:18; 26:31)
>>2. DOUBLE MOTIVATION

B. THROUGHOUT ISRAEL’S HISTORY
>>1. APPEAL OF IDOLATRY (Deut 6:4; 4:15-16a; Job 1:8-12)
>>2. EXAMPLES (Is 40:18-26; 42:17; I Sam 4:3; I Kgs 12:28; II Kgs 18:4; 17:15)

II. IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
A. FULFILLED IN CHRIST

>>1. IMAGE OF GOD (Gen 1:26)
>>2. COMPLETE REVELATION (Jn 1:1-5, 9-14, 17; Heb 1:1-4a; Col 2:9)

B. FOR THE CHURCH
>>1. PRESENCE OF IDOLATRY (Acts 17:16-31; 19:23-24; I Cor 5:11; 10:14)
>>2. PRESSURE OF IDOLATRY (Eph 4:22-24; 5:5; I Cor 6:9-10; Gal 5:20; Col 3:5; I Pet 4:3; Rev 21:8; Rom 1:18-32; I Cor 10:20; Deut 32:17)

III. IN THE WORLD TODAY
A. WORLD HISTORY

>>1. CHALLENGING GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY
>>2. IDOLATRY OF SELF (Is 2:8; Heb 11:1; Jn 20:29)

B. 21ST CENTURY
>>1. PROPHETIC VOICE (Acts 17:16-34; Rev 13:8)
>>2. DRIFT TO IDOLATRY (Mk 9:7; I Thes 1:9-10; I Jn 5:21)


Exodus: First Commandment

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<“Exodus: First Commandment

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

Ex 20:1-3 And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am YHWH your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before Me.”

I. IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
A. AT SINAI

>>1. POSITIVE (Ex 20:1-3)
>>2. NEGATIVE (Hos 2:14)

B. HEBREW HISTORY
>>1. GODS OF MATERIALISM
>>2. GODS OF FERTILITY

II. IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
A. FULFILLED IN CHRIST

>>1. SEEING GOD (Mk 9:7; Jn 5:19; 8:58)
>>2. SELF-REVELATION (Jn 1:14; 14:8-10a; I Jn 5:20)

B. FOR THE CHURCH
>>1. WORSHIP OF TRUE GOD IS PRIMARY
>>2. PRESSURE TO COMPROMISE

III. IN THE WORLD TODAY (application)
A. WORLD HISTORY
>>1. WHO’S ON FIRST? (Ex. 34:14; I Kgs 14:23-28)
>>2. GODS OF THE WORLD

B. 21ST CENTURY
>>1. MODERN IDOLATRY
>>2. WORSHIPING CREATION, NOT THE CREATOR (Phil 3:18-19; Heb 11:25; Mt 6:24; Rom 1:25; I Cor. 3:11-14a)


Exodus: Overview of the Ten Commandments

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<“Exodus: Overview of the Ten Commandments

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

I. HISTORICAL UNDERSTANDING
A. INITIATION OF THE LAW

>>1. AT CREATION (Gen 2:15-17; 1:28; 3:1-6; Ezek 18:20)
>>2. IN GENESIS (II Cor 3:3; Gen 35:2; 31:39; 24:3; 2:3; 27:41; 4:9; 39:9; 44:4-7; 39:17; 12:18; 20:3)

B. CODIFICATION OF THE LAW
>>1. INTRODUCTORY SUMMARY (Ex 20:1-17)
>>2. ANCIENT COVENANTS (Deut 4:33-34; 10:20; Lev 20:26)

C. REDUCTION OF THE LAW
>>1. ABRIDGEMENT (I Tim 4:1-2)
>>2. SUMMARY OF THE SUMMARY (Mt 22:37-40)

II. OUR UNDERSTANDING
A. POSITION UNDER THE LAW

>>1. REASONS FOR THE LAW (Deut 5:24; Rom 7:12 13; I Tim 1:9; Jas 1:22-25; Psa. 147:19-20; Eph 2:14-16)
>>2. FREEDOM FROM THE LAW (Gal 3:10-12; 4:9-11; 5:18; Rom 6:14)

B. LIMITATION OF THE LAW
>>1. SALVATION (Jer 31:31-34; Ps 78:21-22; Hos 6:6-7; Micah 6:6-8; Rom 3:20; Acts 13:38-39)
>>2. SHOWING US THE SAVIOR (Gal 3:24; 4:4-5; Col 2:13-14)


Exodus: Ready for God’s Law

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<“Exodus: Ready for God’s Law

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

I. PREPARATION TO MEET GOD
A. PRELIMINARIES

>>1. ODYSSEY (Ex 19:1)
>>2. OPERATION (Ex 19:2-3a; 3:1, 12; 2:15; 3:1; Gal 4:25)

B. PREREQUISITES
>>1. OBSERVANCE (Ex 19:3b-4; Deut 32:10-12)
>>2. OBEDIENCE (Ex 19:5-6; Eph 1:18; Rev 1:5-6; I Pet 2:9)
>>3. OBLIGATION (Ex 19:7-8a; Rom 7:18-19; Ex 24:7)

C. PROOF
>>1. OUTCOME (Ex 19:8b-9a)
>>2. ORGANIZATION (Ex 19:9b-13)
>>3. ORDER (Ex 19:14-15)

II. PRESENCE OF GOD
A. PHYSICAL

>>1. OPENING (Ex 19:16-17)
>>2. OMINOUS (Ex 19:18-20a)

B. PRIORITIES
>>1. ORDAIN (Ex 19:20-23)
>>2. OMEN (Ex 19:24-25; Heb 12:18-29)
>>3. OBEISANCE (Ex 20:1-2)


Exodus: Working Together

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<“Exodus: Working Together, Working Smart

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

I. MEETING
A. GATHERING THE CHILDREN

>>1. FAMILY – Ex 18:1-4 (Gen 25:1-2)
>>2. FAMILIARITY – Ex 18:5-6 (Num 11:14)

B. GLORIFYING GOD
>>1. FACTS – Ex 18:7-9
>>2. FAITH – Ex 18:10-12

II. MENTORING
A. GAINING INSIGHTS

>>1. FAILURE – Ex 18:13-16
>>2. FOCUS – Ex 18:17-18 (Ex 17:3; Mk 3:20-21)

B. GIVING ADVICE
>>1. FOLLOW – Ex 18:19-20
>>2. FORMULA – Ex 18:21-22 (Deut 1:13; Acts 6:1-7; II Tim 2:2)

C. GRATEFULLY PREDICTING
>>1. FUTURE OF ISRAEL – Ex 18:23
>>2. FULFILLMENT – Ex 18:24-27 (Num 12:3; Mt 6:24; Ps 23:1-6; 77:20; Heb 13:7,17; Acts 2:17; Phil 1:1; I Pet 5:1-2; I Tim 3:4,12)


Exodus: Smitten Enemy

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<“Exodus: Smitten Enemy

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

I. PREPARING FOR VICTORY
A. GREEDY ENEMY

>>1. IDENTIFYING THE ENEMY
Ex 17:8a Then Amalek came (Heb 11:27; 12:16-17; Gen 14:7; 25:34; Num 13:29)
>>2 SNEAK ATTACK
Ex 17:8b and attacked Israel at Rephidim. (Deut 25:17-18)

B. GUTS TO RESPOND
>>1. PHYSICAL BATTLE
Ex 17:9a, 10a So Moses said to Joshua, “Choose for us men, and go out and fight with Amalek. So, Joshua did as Moses told him, and fought with Amalek. (Ex 13:17)
>>2. SPIRITUAL BATTLE
Ex 17:9b, 10b Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand . . . while Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.

II. SEEING GOD WORK
A. GAIN OR LOSS

>>1. EBB & FLOW
Ex 17:11 Whenever Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed, and whenever he lowered his hand, Amalek prevailed. (Ex 2:11-15)
>>2. SUPPORT
Ex 17:12a But Moses’ hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. (Col 4:2, 12)

B. GROUNDED ON THE ROCK
>>1. CONSISTENCY
Ex 17:12b So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
>>2. VICTORY
Ex 17:13 And Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the sword. (I Sam 17:46-47)

III. RECORDING GOD’S ANSWER
A. GLORIFYING GOD

>>1. MEMORIAL
Ex 17:14a Then YHWH said to Moses, “Write this as a memorial in a book and repeat it in the ears of Joshua” (Ex 17:14; 24:4-7; 34:27-28; Num 33:1-2; Deut 31:9,24)
>>2. CONDEMNATION
Ex 17:14b I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven. (Ex 4:22, 23)

B. GRATEFUL HEARTS
>>1. ALTAR
Ex 17:15 And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, YHWH-Nissi, the LORD Is My Banner.
(Ps 60:4; Is 11:10)
>>2. PROMISE
Ex 17:16 For He said, “I swear that I, YHWH, will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.”
(Num 24:20; I Sam 14:48; 15:2-33; II Sam 1:1, 13; 8:12; I Chron 4:41-43; Est 3:1; Gal 5:17; Jn 3:3; Rom 8:29; Heb 12:23; Eph 1:11-14; Phil 3:20; Heb 3:1; II Cor 4:6)


Exodus: Smitten Rock

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<“Exodus: Smitten Rock

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

I. UNDERSTANDING THE NARRATIVE
A. GRUMBLING

>>1. QUANDRY
Ex 17:1 All the congregation of the people of Israel moved on from the wilderness of Sin [Zen] by stages, according to the commandment of YHWH, and camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. (Num 33:8-14)
>>2. QUIBBLE
Ex 17:2-3 Therefore the people quarreled with Moses and demanded, “Give us water to drink.” And Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test YHWH?” But the people thirsted there for water, and the people grumbled against Moses and said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?”
>>3. QUESTION
Ex 17:4 So Moses cried to YHWH, “What shall I do with this people? They’re almost ready to stone me.”

B. GRACE
>>1. QUALIFICATION
Ex 17:5 And YHWH said to Moses, “Pass on before the people, taking with you some of the elders of Israel, and take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go.
>>2. QUOTATION
Ex 17:6 Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb, and you shall strike the rock, and water shall come out of it, and the people will drink.” And Moses did this, in plain sight of the Israeli elders.
>>3. QUARREL
Ex 17:7 And he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the quarreling of the people of Israel, and because they tested YHWH by saying, “Is YHWH among us or not?” (Deut 6:16; 9:22; 33:8; Psalm 95)

II. APPLYING THE LESSONS
A. EPITAPH OF HARDNESS

>>1. MAN’S POSITION (Ps 81:7; 106:15, 24b-25; 78:57; Deut 8:16; Mt 4:5-7; Dan 3:17-18)
>>2. MAN’S PERFIDY (Ps 106:14; 78:56; Ex 15:26)

B. EVIDENCE OF GRACE
>>1. GOD’S PROVISION (Ps 105:41-42; 81:16; Deut 32:3-4a; I Cor 10:3-4)
>>2. GOD’S PRESENCE (Mt 1:23; Deut 8:15; Ps 119:67-68, 71; Heb 13:5; Mt 28:19-20; Rom 8:26)