Are The 10 Commandments relevant for Christians today? There are easier ways to live, so we need to be sure that this is what God is calling us to.
Every day is full of struggles. We struggle with time. We struggle with truth and authority. We struggle for peace and for purity and contentment—and that’s just the beginning. God speaks to us about these struggles that put us to the test each and every day in the Ten Commandments. By His power, we can prevail. When you love God fully, His commandments no longer seem the impossible rules of a benevolent dictator, but the firm guidance of a loving Father.
How does God reach out to us? If he wanted to, he could reach out to us in power like a dictator. After all, God has more power at his disposal than a million nuclear bombs—but he chooses not to do that. God reaches out to us in love. Find out what difference that makes.
Many people say that they find icons or beads or images of Jesus helpful in their prayer life and in worship. But these aids always have the effect of obscuring as much as they reveal about Jesus. Listen to find out why.
If you’re saying to yourself, “The second commandment is a breeze for me—I don’t own any totem poles.” Remember: idolatry isn’t limited to worshiping statues. Discover the many different disguises that idolatry can wear.
The first commandment says, “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.” If this was just about swearing, it might make us wonder why God would include it in the 10 Commandments. Find out what it means and why it’s so important.
According to The Concise Oxford English Dictionary, the most common use of the name “Jesus” is as a vulgarity. Secondly, it is an exclamation expressing surprise, impatience, etc. The name of Jesus can also be used to refer to the founder of Christianity. Find out God’s answer to this.
The fifth commandment would be easy if it said, “Honor your father and mother if they are honorable.” But it doesn’t actually say that. God does not give us the luxury of choosing who we should honor. Pastor Colin explains why.
Some parents aren’t worthy of honor. But God commands us to “honor” our father and mother. So how do you honor a parent (or anyone else) who has exercised authority over you in an unworthy manner? Pastor Colin explains.
Ever wonder why so many people who follow the command "You shall not murder" still feel that it’s okay to harm animals and eat meat? Why is this command applied only to people and not also to animals, which are part of God’s creation? Find out on today's program.
Ever wonder why so many people who follow the command "You shall not murder" still feel that it’s okay to harm animals and eat meat? Why is this command applied only to people and not also to animals, which are part of God’s creation? We'll hear more on today's program.
Some would say that they’ve never really struggled with the 7th commandment—"You shall not commit adultery"—but Jesus made it very clear that this issue of purity includes even our thoughts. Find out where the door of hope is… even when you’re purity has been compromised.
When you are climbing and you feel like you’re going to fall, you don’t need someone shouting at you. You need someone to show you where to put your foot so you can keep moving forward. Discover how you can learn to walk in sexual purity.
The 8th Commandment says, “You shall not steal.” This definition will help you take in the challenge of this command: 'Stealing' is trying to get as much as possible while giving as little as possible. Hear more about this on today's program.
Lies always have a source and Jesus said that Satan is “the father of lies.” His rebellion began when he lost touch with reality and conceived the idea that instead of worshiping God, he should take the place of God. Find out how he deceives people.
Some Christians have become confused about what is appropriate when it comes to speaking the truth. Did you know it’s possible to abuse the truth? A 'terrorist' is someone who destroys things. A 'truth terrorist' is someone who uses the truth to destroy things.
Christianity is not simply a program for promoting good behavior. What matters is not just that we do the right things—because murder, adultery, stealing, and lying are only symptoms of the disease. Find out what the disease is.
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