First Glance: Exodus 20:8-11

‘Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy’ (Exodus 20:8) The words and metaphors we use shape how we understand the world around us. Our relationship to time has been largely determined by the words we use to describe it. We spend an afternoon reading, waste time by procrastinating, and manage time in order to…

First Glance: Exodus 20:7

You shall not misuse the name of the Lord, your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name (Exodus 20:7) Q99. What is the aim of the third commandment? A. That we neither blaspheme nor misuse the name of God by cursing, perjury, or unnecessary oaths, nor share in such…

Sermon: Worshipping God Rightly

[This sermon was delivered on Sunday, September 20, 2015] Two weeks ago we kicked off our fall series through the Ten commandments. Today, we look at the second commandment. You can find it in Exodus 20:4-6. I invite you to turn there now as we study God’s word together. Exodus is in the Old Testament,…

First Glance: Exodus 20:4-6

“You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God…” (Exodus 20:4-5a) We are created to worship. Many years…

First Glance: Exodus 20:1-3

And God spoke all these words: I am the Lord, your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me. (Exodus 20:1-3) The Ten Commandments have had immeasurable influence upon western culture, law, and morality. Whether they are displayed in…