Recently, I completed a series on the Ten Commandments. In the series introduction, I offered three reasons why the Ten Commandments remain important for our day:
1. The Ten Commandments communicate the character of God;
2. They show us the need for mediator;
3. They show us God’s grace.
In case you missed any of the series, here are the links to the series.
The First Command: You Shall Have No Other gods Before Me
Quick Summary: From the hit movie, The Life of Pi, to the gods of Mount Olympus, the Bible’s rationale for why worship should be exclusive.
The Second Command: Do Not Worship Idols
Quick Summary: Idols are not simply found on the silver screen of Indiana Jones movies or inside the pages of National Geographic magazines.
The Third Command: Do Not Take the Lord’s Name in Vain
Quick Summary: More than profanity, God’s name is trademarked and copyrighted.
The Fourth Command: Remember the Sabbath
Quick Summary: Remembering our need for rest.
The Fifth Command: Honor Your Father and Mother
Quick Summary: Exploring the biblical stories of Noah and Joseph in how best to honor our parents.
The Sixth Command: You Shall Not Murder
Quick Summary: Thoughts on the practice of suicide, euthanasia, and abortion in looking at God’s rationale to protect human life.
The Seventh Command: You Shall Not Commit Adultery
Quick Summary: God designed sex as act that glues two people together. Sex is relational cement that belongs only in marriage.
The Eight Command: You Shall Not Steal
Quick Summary: Ask any mother of a preschooler and she will tell you children possess a keen sense of ownership.
The Ninth Command: You Shall Not Lie
Quick Summary: From former Notre Dame coach George O’Leary to the famous court cases of Casey Anthony and George Zimmerman, a look at the level of honesty in contemporary culture.
The Tenth Command: You Shall Not Covet
Quick Summary: The command that places handcuffs on our hearts in addition to our hands.