"You shall not murder." Exodus 20:13 Albert Mohler states in his book Words from the Fire: “As the Ten Commandments are explained, injury is often done to the final five commandments by suggesting that the simplicity of interpretation comes down to the fact that they pertain to our relationships with fellow human beings. Although that … Continue reading The 6th Commandment
"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you." (Exodus 20:12, ESV) This commandment is much like a bridge point between the first three and the final 6 commandments. And FYI, it’s not meant just for kids and teenagers to obey … Continue reading The 5th Commandment
This is just one of the first set of commandments that point us to focus on God and how He wants to be worshiped as the one and only true God, no idols used in worship, and we need not to take the Lord's name in vain (say we are a believer for our benefit … Continue reading The 4th Commandment
Image above from Logos Bible Software "You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.” (Exodus 20:7, ESV) This passage seems to be easily misunderstood as to the focus of this Commandment. There are three thoughts that … Continue reading The 3rd Commandment
The second Commandment is just like the first in that it points us to focus on God alone and stop putting things in the way of the true God. Exodus 20:4–6 (ESV) 4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in … Continue reading The 2nd Commandment
I've been away from blogging for a little while and eventually will be getting back to the Baptist Faith and Message, but for now I'll be blogging about The Ten Commandments for the next several weeks. Just a few weeks ago on January 11, 2017, I had the privilege to begin a new teaching series … Continue reading Intro to the Ten Commandments or The Ten Words
(Photo from our wedding day July 18, 2009) Marriage is a lifelong commitment and I fully believe it should be, but sometimes mistakes and the flaws of mankind make marriage not look like the original design. God's original design is for man and women to marry and become one flesh, but the fallen nature of … Continue reading Why is Ministry Still on the Forefront of my Mind if Several are Against the Idea?