Category Archives: Ten Commandments

10 Reasons We Should Flee Coveting

The tenth commandment forbids coveting. The Bible fleshes out that command by giving us several practical reasons to flee coveting: 1. Life does not consist in the abundance of our possessions – there is more to life than stuff (Luke … Continue reading

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Four Good Reasons We Should Speak The Truth

The ninth commandment forbids bearing false witness. The command alone should cause us to commit to speaking the truth. But God gives us at least four more good reasons to speak the truth: 1. God hates lying. Proverb 12:22 tells … Continue reading

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From Stealing To Giving

The Eighth Commandment tells us not to steal. We must not shoplift, take items from work, waste time while on the clock, lie on our expense accounts, or cheat on our taxes. We must not kidnap, embezzle, or commit fraud. … Continue reading

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Jesus and Human Sexuality

It is often said that Jesus didn’t say anything about homosexuality. This is wrong on at least two accounts. First, such a statement fails to recognize that Jesus is God, and as God spoke the entire Bible which addresses homosexuality … Continue reading

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Why We Pursue Purity

A few days ago we considered how to pursue purity. Today, we want to consider why we should pursue purity. I Corinthians 6 gives us several reasons: First, those who practice sexually immorality will not inherit the kingdom of God … Continue reading

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Pursuing Purity

As a young person, the slogan for purity was “Just Say No.” Which I suppose was good as far it went. The problem was that it simply didn’t go far enough. Purity is much more than simply avoiding sex outside … Continue reading

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Murder in Our Hearts and Words

The sixth command forbids us to murder. The reason is given in Genesis 1 and 9 – we are made in God’s image. As image-bearers of God, human life is sacred and to be respected. Jesus teaches that this respect … Continue reading

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Honoring Your Parents Isn’t Only For Young Children

The fifth commandment calls us to honor our father and mother. We often think of this command in connection with young children obeying their parents, and yet it has application to adults as well. We honor our parents when we … Continue reading

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The Blessing of the Sabbath

In Exodus 20, the fourth commandment required Israel to take a Sabbath rest on the seventh day of each week. This pattern was established by God as he rested on the seventh day from his work of creation. And so … Continue reading

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Seven Ways We Must Not Misuse God’s Name

The Third Commandment tells us to not take the name of God in vain – to not misuse his name. There are several ways that we can use God’s name in the wrong way, which we must not do: First, … Continue reading

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