Exodus: Tenth Commandment

Posted: November 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Sermons | Comments Off on Exodus: Tenth Commandment

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Ex 20:17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”

I. IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
A. AT SINAI

>>1. DESIRES OF THE HEART
>>2. CONSPIRACY IN MY SOUL – LUST v COVETOUS

B. HEBREW HISTORY
>>1. IT STARTED IN THE GARDEN (Gen 3:4-6; Josh 7:21; Eccl 4:8; I Kgs 21; II Sam 11)
>>2. CONTINUAL WARNINGS Prov 23:4-8; 10:28; 11:4, 6-7; 23:17; Mic 2:1-2; Hab 2:9)

II. IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
A. FULFILLED IN CHRIST

>>1. SPECIAL WARNING ABOUT COVETOUSNESS (Mk 7:21-23; Lk 12:15; Mt 16:24-26; 6:19-21)
>>2. CUTTING TO THE HEART (Mk 10:17-22)

B. FOR THE CHURCH

>>1. ENEMY OF CONTENTMENT (Heb 13:5-6; Eph 5:5; I Cor 6:10; Jas 1:13-15; I Tim 6:6-10; Phil 4:19)
>>2. ENEMY OF GENEROSITY (II Cor 9:5; Jer 17:9; Rom 7:7b)

III. IN THE WORLD TODAY
A. WORLD HISTORY

>>1. REFLECTION OF MAN’S VALUE SYSTEM
>>2. IDOLATRY OF “THINGS” (Lk 12:13-15)

B. 21ST CENTURY
>>1. FAILURE OF MODERN CHURCH (I Kgs 11:1-8; Prov 4:23)
>>2. “GOOD” COVETOUSNESS (Lk 22:15; 9:57-62; Phil 3:7-14; 1:7-11; Mt 16:24; Rev 3:14-22)


Exodus: Ninth Commandment

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<“Exodus: Ninth Commandment

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Ex 20:16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.”

I. IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
A. AT SINAI

>>1. LEGAL PROCESS (Prov 19:9, 28; Jn 8:44; Acts 5:3-4; Ex 23:6-8)
>>2. INFORMAL COURT (Rom 3:13-14; Deut 5:20; Lev 5)

B. HEBREW HISTORY
>>1. EARLY EXAMPLES (Gen 3:4; 4:9; 12:11-13; 37:20,32-33; Ex 1:18-19; 4:18; (Deut 17:6-7)
>>2. CONTINUING LESSONS (Ps 19:7; Ex 19:6; Jer 29:23; 9:3-6; Mal 3:5; Zech 8:16-17; I Kings 21; Ps 15:1-3; 39:1; 12:3a; Prov 11:9; 25:18)

II. IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
A. FULFILLED IN CHRIST

>>1. JESUS IS TRUTH PERSONIFIED (Heb 1:1-2; Jn 14:6; 8:12-13; Mt 5:33-37; 18:16; Mk 14:55-59)
>>2. HERESY TODAY ATTACKS TRUTH (Rev 1:5; 3:14; II Cor 5:21; Heb 4:15)

B. FOR THE CHURCH
>>1. GUARD OUR TONGUE (Ps 5:9; 12:3; 73:9; 109:2; 120:2; 10:7; Prov 6:17; 10:31; 17:4, 20; 25:15, 23; 15:4; 12:18)
>>2. APOSTOLIC AFFIRMATION (Col 3:9; 4:6; II Cor 2:17; 4:1-2; I Cor 2:4-5; I Pet 2:12; 3:15-16; Jas 3:6)

III. IN THE WORLD TODAY
A. WORLD HISTORY

>>1. LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS
>>2. LIVING LIES

B. 21ST CENTURY
>>1. PRIORITY OF TRUE WITNESS (Jas 2:18)
>>2. GUARD THE TRUTH (Prov 22:1; I Tim 4:6-7; 16; 20-21; II Tim 1:13-14; 2:1-2 3:14-17)

T Is it True?
H Is it Helpful?
I Is it Inspiring?
N Is it Necessary?
K Is it Kind?


Exodus: Eighth Commandment

Posted: November 5th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Sermons | Comments Off on Exodus: Eighth Commandment

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“Thou shalt not steal.” (Exodus 20:15)

I. IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
A. AT SINAI

>>1. RIGHTS OF OWNERSHIP (Lk 3:13; Deut 24:7; 22:1-4; Ex 22:1-15; Lev 6:3)
>>2. STEALING FROM GOD (Mal 1:13; Mal 3:7-12)

B. HEBREW HISTORY
>>1. ALL THEFT WILL BE JUDGED (Ps 10:3-11; Prov 1:10-19; 30:7-9)
>>2. CRUMBLING SOCIETY (Hos 4:1-3; Is 1:23; Ps 62:10; Prov 10:2; Lev 25:23; Deut 25)

II. IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
A. FULFILLED IN CHRIST

>>1. CORRECTIVE: RESTITUTION (Ex 22; Lev 6; Lk 19:1-10)
>>2. CURE: SACRIFICE (Mt 5:42; Lk 6:30-35)

B. FOR THE CHURCH
>>1. CHANGED HEARTS (Phil 2:3-5; Mt 23:14; Jas 1:27; Eph 4:28; II Thes 3:10-12)
>>2. WORSHIP (I Pet 1:18-19; I Cor 6:20)

III. IN THE WORLD TODAY
A. WORLD HISTORY

>>1. WAY DOWN THE LIST
>>2. ONLY TWO WAYS

B. 21ST CENTURY
>>1. MIXED SIGNALS
>>2. GOD’S TRUTH


Exodus: Seventh Commandment

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<“Exodus: Seventh Commandment

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Ex 20:14 “You shall not commit adultery.”

I. IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
A. AT SINAI

1. ADULTERY AND CONSEQUENCES (Deut 22:13-30)
2. DETAILS AND EXAMPLES (Ex 20, 22; Lev 18, 20; Num 5; Hos 4:10-12; 2:11-12; Jer 5:7-9; 13:27)

B. HEBREW HISTORY
1. EXAMPLES FROM PRE-SINAI ERA (Gen 2:18-24; 39:1-3, 7-12)
2. EXAMPLES OF GREAT MORAL FAILURES (II Sam 11:1-5; 12:1-7, 12; Kg 11:1-4; Prov 5:15-20)

II. IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
A. FULFILLED IN CHRIST

1. HEART OF THE COMMANDMENT (Mt 5:27-30; 15:19; Jn 3:17)
2. EXPANDING THE EXPANSION (Mt 19:9; 5:31-32)

B. FOR THE CHURCH
1. ATTITUDINAL SIN (Jas 1:14-15; Mk 8:38; II Pet 2:14; II Tim 2:22)
2. WIDENING SCOPE (Heb. 13:4; I Pet 2:11; I Thes 4:3; Gal 5:19)

III. IN THE WORLD TODAY
A. WORLD HISTORY

1. IMMORAL v AMORAL SOCIETY
2. DEATH SPIRAL (I Cor 6:18-20)

B. 21ST CENTURY
1. SANCTITY OF SEX (Jas 4:4)
2. CONFESSION AND CHANGE (Job 31:1; Ps 51:1-4; 101:3; John 8:3-11)


Exodus: Sixth Commandment

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<“Exodus: Sixth Commandment

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Ex 20:13 “You shall not murder.” (Thou shalt not kill – KJV)

I. IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
A. AT SINAI

>>1. DISTINCTION OF KILL/MURDER (Psa. 139:13; Jer. 1:5)
>>2. LIMITATIONS OF MURDER (Gen 9:6; Lev 24:17; Num 35:15)

B. HEBREW HISTORY
>>1. SOVEREIGN GOD v MAN (Gen 1:27; 2:7; 4:8-10; 4:23-24; 9:1-7; Job 14:5; Ps 104:29)
>>2. MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE (Ex 2:11-12; Acts 7:23-25; II Sam 11:1-17; I Kg 21:19; Hos 6:6-9)

II. IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
A. FULFILLED IN CHRIST

>>1. HEART OF THE COMMANDMENT (Mt 5:17-22)
>>2. ROOT CAUSE OF MURDER (Jn 8:44; Mt 10:28)

B. FOR THE CHURCH
>>1. FIRST SERMON (Acts 2:36; 3:14-15; 9:1; Rev 21:8)
>>2. APOSTOLIC WRITING (Jas 2:10-11; 4:1-2; I Jn 3:12-16)

III. IN THE WORLD TODAY
A. WORLD HISTORY

>>1. CHANGING VIEWS ON MURDER (Rom 13:4)
>>2. HATE REPLACES BULLETS

B. 21ST CENTURY
>>1. AVOIDING THE APPLICATION (Lk 10:25-28)
>>2. CONFESSING SIN (Mt 22:37-39; Eph. 4:32)


Exodus: Fifth Commandment

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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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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

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<“Exodus: Third Commandment

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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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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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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)