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)


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