First Glance: Exodus 20:15

“You shall not steal” Exodus 20:15 Q110. What does God forbid in the eighth commandment? God forbids not only outright theft and robbery, punishable by law. But in God’s sight theft also includes all scheming and swindling in order to get our neighbor’s goods for ourselves, whether by force or means that appear legitimate, such…

Sermon: A Community of Chastity

[This sermon was delivered on Sunday, October 25, 2015] This morning, as we continue our journey through the Ten Commandments, I’d like to once again invite you to open your bibles to Exodus 20. Exodus 20, beginning in verse 14. Exodus is the second book of the bible. Exodus 20, verse 14. Before we hear God’s…

First Glance: Exodus 20:14

“You shall not commit adultery” (Exodus 20:14) Q108. What does the seventh commandment teach us? A. That God condemns all unchastity, and that therefore we should thoroughly detest it and live decent and chaste lives, within or outside of the holy state of marriage. The seventh commandment speaks specifically and directly concerning sexual sins. This…

First Glance: Exodus 20:12

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” (Exodus 20:12) The very first of the ten commandments to deal directly with our relationship with others speaks of honoring those placed by God in authority over you. In particular, the command…