The Continuing Journey: Exodus

The Continuing Journey: Exodus

“Rules for the Road: Your Neighbor’s Reputation” – May 22, 2016

Exodus 20: 16 The 9th Commandment is understanding… A good reputation is valuable Reputation of… Respect Responsibility A reputation can be violated It is a… Serious violation Sinful violation Slander Lying Gossiping Insinuation Flattery Exaggeration Proverbs 26: 20-28 Silence A reputation should be verified (Ephesians 4:25) Verified by… Putting away – is it… True? Helpful? Inspiring? Necessary? Kind? Practicing truth

“Rules for the Road: Don’t Steal” – May 8, 2016

Exodus 20: 15 The 7th Commandment is about… Violating the Law There is a… Correct way to get “stuff” Reward for work 2 Thessalonians 3: 10 Reception of a gift Corrupt way to get “stuff” Ephesians 4:28 Violating a Loyalty As an EMPLOYEE Colossians 3:22 – 24 As an EMPLOYER  Colossians 4:1 In our ETHICAL BEHAVIOR Violating the Lord By stealing of THE TITHE Malachi 3:8 – 10 By stealing of TIME By stealing of TALENTS

“Rules for the Road: Avoiding Adultery” – May 1, 2016

Exodus 20: 14 “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” Ref. Mark 8:38 The 6th Commandment is about… Building together Built on… Partnership (Genesis 2:18) Pleasure Procreation Beginning thoughts (Matthew 5:27-30) Notice the… Process of lust Promise of love Breaking trust A broken trust… Destroys relationships Devastates children Bonding tightly Bond tightly by… Guarding yourself by… Walking with God Watching out Working on your marriage Weighing the cost Gracing yourself (John 8:3-)

“Rules for the Road: The Sanctity of Life” – April 24, 2016

Exodus 20:13 ref. Genesis 9:6 The 6th Commandment is about.. Acting Aggressively Notice the… Definition of Murder Description of murder Physical murder Personal murder (suicide) Physician-assisted murder (euthanasia) Abortion Assuming authority The entrance into life Psalm 139:13-16 The exit from life Alarming attitudes A call to… Examine attitudes in YOU Jealously Hatred Greed Arrogance Resentment etc. Matthew 5:21-22 Execute attitudes in you Romans 12:2 1 Samuel 16:7 Philippians 4:8

“Rules for the Road: A Holy Day” – April 10, 2016

Exodus 20: 8-11 The 4th Commandment is about… A day of rest (v. 9-10) Labor is commanded Genesis 2:15 A lull is commanded (v. 10) A day of reflection Reflection on God’s… Pattern A Sabbath (rest) every seven days (Genesis 2:2) Promises A day of renewal Renewal of… Dedication Hebrews 10:25 Delight

“Rules for the Road: His Name, Handle with Care” – April 3, 2016

Exodus 20:7 The 3rd Commandment is about… Reverence for God’s name Notice the… Announcement of God’s name “…The Lord thy God…” Realize when His name is taken in vain When we use His name… As a curse word Casually Reversing the shame of taking His name in vain Remember there is the… Punishment Path for the Christian A path in our words A path in our ways

“Rules for the Road: No Substitute” – March 13, 2016

Exodus 20: 4-6 “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” The 2nd Commandment is about… Responding to God 1st commandment addresses… WHO we worship HOW we respond Representing God Symbols as… Tools Ark of the Covenant Tabernacle and all of its contents Traps When we worship the tools, they become traps Reducing God Deuteronomy 4:15-16 Reacting to God

“Rules for the Road – Who is Number One?”

Message given on February 21, 2016 AM Exodus 20:1-3 The first commandment is about… Respecting the Almighty It is about… Authority “I am the Lord…” He is omnipotent (Jeremiah 32:17) He is omnipresent (Proverbs 15:3) He is omniscient (Hebrews 4:13) Priority “… Your God…” Priority of redemption “… brought thee out…” Responding appropriately Responding… Individually “Thou…” Importantly “… shalt have no other gods…” God of possessions? God of power? God of pleasure? Intentionally “… before me.” Instead of Me In…

“Rules for the Road”

Message given on Feb. 14, 2016, PM Exodus 20: 1-12 “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” Isaiah 5:20 HCSB Notice the… Reasons for The 10 Commandments They… Are a revelation of the will of God Now if you will listen to Me and carefully keep My covenant, you will be My own possession out of all the peoples,…

“Super Guys Like HUR”

Message given on Feb. 7, 2016 PM Exodus 17: 8-13 4 Characteristics of guys like Hur: Invaluable Involved Invisible Investors There are people watching them They are setting the example

“A ‘Heart’ Checkup”

Message given on Jan. 31, 2016 PM Ref. Psalm 95:7 Hebrews 3: 7-15 Notice the need… To start today (v. 7) Understand “today” Not yesterday Not tomorrow Urgency of today “If you hear His voice…” Receiving His Word Responding to His Word For a series of tests (v. 8-13) Are you… Denying? (v. 8-13) “…provocation…” Departing? (v.12) “…Departing from the Living God.” Deceiving? (v. 13) “…deceitfulness of sin.” Start treatment (v. 14-15) You have… A choice To choose
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