Are the 10 commandments relevant for Christians today? There are easier ways to live, so if we’re going to engage in the struggle to live this kind of life, we need to be certain that this is what God is calling us to. Scripture: Exodus 20:1-17 1 And God spoke all these words, saying, 2 “I am […]
The 10 Greatest Struggles of Your Life (Sermons on the 10 Commandments)
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. These sermons on the Ten Commandments will teach you more.
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Have you ever wondered where you stand in relation to the Ten Commandments? Many people are confident, a few are really struggling, and some even feel that they’ve blown it. Scripture: Exodus 20:1-17 1 And God spoke all these words, saying, 2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, […]
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.
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.
If you’re saying to yourself: “The 2nd commandment is a breeze for me—I don’t own any totem poles.” Remember, idolatry isn’t limited to worshiping statues.
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.
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.
Is “time” one of the biggest struggles of your life? How do you decide your priorities? What can you leave undone? How do you balance all the responsibilities of life?
Is your plate full? Does it feel like you’re only one step away from disaster? God has some practical advice for you, and it begins with understanding why He made the heavens and the earth in six days.
The fourth 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.
Ever wonder why so many people who follow the command: You shall not murder, still feel that it’s ok 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?
If you go through your whole life and never commit a murder, does that mean you’ve kept God’s command: You shall not murder? Discover the applications Jesus made from the sixth commandment.
Some would say that they never really struggle 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.
What does it mean to keep the 8th commandment: You shall not steal? Well, the best way to avoid going down the wrong road is to take the right road. Discover the surprising place where that begins.
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.
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
Do you struggle with contentment? Christianity is not simply a program for promoting good behavior. What matters is not just that we do the right things.
“I’d known these commandments for years,” he said. “But one day, it was the 10th commandment, and it got me. I realized for the first time that God is not just looking at my outward actions, God is measuring my heart.