The Ten Commandments: When Wanting Is Sin

This command is unique from the others. It’s all about what you are thinking, not about what you are doing. If this command is obeyed the others would be so much easier to obey.  Boredom can be the beginning of coveting. We are a bored people. We are bored, but we still want more. What […]

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The Ten Commandments: Tell Me No Lies

Why is it we expect lies from certain people? Why do we get used to lying even when we don’t have to? We often don’t remember when we lie. God remembers. Be people of the truth. He knows it hurts us and it hurts others. God’s Word tells us again and again: Don’t lie. Don’t […]

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The Ten Commandments: Steal No Longer

The 8th commandment – Exodus 20:15 Everywhere around us we find thievery. We almost take it for granted. We see it as a ‘not so important command’. What does God say? “Don’t take what does not belong to you.”  When we are in Christ we have a new attitude, a new self. We therefore work […]

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The 7th Commandment – Exodus 20:14  Remember! This is not about God trying to be a fun-blocker! These commandments are how to have a great life in community–to live in a world where hurt and destruction does not happen. Imagine a world where no one kills, where no one sleeps with your spouse, where no […]

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The Ten Commandments: Anger in Hell

Exodus 20:13  “Thou shalt not kill.” (KJV) The 6th commandment confronts us with what Jesus teaches us about this commandment (Matthew 5:21-23) “You have heard that our ancestors were told, ‘You must not murder. If you commit murder, you are subject to judgment.’[ But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to […]

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The Ten Commandments: Honor God’s Way

The 5th commandment: Exodus 20:12 begins the commands where God tells us how to live and respond to others.  Honor your parents.  How? In all circumstances and all times? Does this seem ambiguous? Yes! God wants us to ask for His help here. Teach me Holy Spirit what this means! How we obey is ALL […]

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Exodus 20:8-11  Do you emotionally just skip this command because God’s asking you to take this day and set it aside? Like He was just making a suggestion?  And in today’s busy world that’s not as important as the other commands, right?  Why do we get to decide what’s more important in God’s commands? The […]

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The Ten Commandments: Watch Your Mouth

Exodus 20:7  The 3rd Commandment is not so much about how foul our language can be, but rather how we are honoring God with our words, our actions, and our lives. God’s name is important to Him. It reflects His character-His nature. Don’t change His character by the way you live.  This command is saying […]

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The Ten Commandments: No Other One

Exodus 20:1-7  Why waste time attaching to or caring about anything other than the God Creator who made you and all things?  Why choose something else to demand your attention and time?  We cannot limit Who God Is.  When we choose to lessen Who He Is because it is easier to change God into our […]

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*We are getting the wrong message about the Ten Commandments! Here’s what God wanted and wants to tell us: “I want to help you live. I want you to enjoy life. Because I love you.”  They are meant to not be spoilers but God’s wisdom for how life can be lived in love and peace. […]

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