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Acts 2 – The New Exodus

| February 11, 2017

Jewish tradition states the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2 took place on the same calendar day as God came down on Sinai to deliver the Law to Israel. Historically then in order: 1) the Israelites “plundered” the Egyptians; 2) The Israelites crossed the Red Sea; 3) The Israelites received the Law. When we come […]

Exodus 20:7; Matthew 6:9; Romans 2:24 – Holy Name

| January 7, 2016

The Ten Commandments warn, “Do not take the Lord’s name in vain” (Ex.20:7). Jesus reasoned in the model prayer, “Holy is your name” (Mt.6:9). Paul writes, “The name of God is blasphemed…because of you” (Rom.2:24). This goes far beyond but includes how we speak: 1) Do we promise something in God’s name and renege? 2) […]

Exodus 20 – The 10 Commandments in Christ (5th – Honor)

| September 25, 2015

The 5th Command is about honoring your father and mother; followed by a promise of life. This promise of life is followed by a command to not take life; which is the 6th. The rest of the commands are familiar but missing in much of society today: do not commit adultery, steal, tell false witness, […]

Exodus 20 – The 10 Commandments in Christ (5th – Honor)

| September 25, 2015

Parents, when one parent allows the other parent to disrespect and disobey the other, they are not helping their children to honor both the father and the mother. If they dishonor one parent they dishonor the entire command. Dishonoring the command is dishonoring the One who gave the command. Parents, be honorable if you want […]

Exodus 20 – The 10 Commandments in Christ (4th – Sabbath)

| September 25, 2015

The meaning of the Sabbath rest in the first giving of the 10 Commandments is different than in Moses’ second reiteration. In Exodus 20 it is based upon God resting after creation. In Deuteronomy 5 it is based upon God freeing Israel from slavery. These are not two distinct ideas although they are two distinct […]

Exodus 20 – The 10 Commandments in Christ (3rd – Lord’s Name)

| September 25, 2015

Do not take Lord’s name in vain. This 3rd command found within the “10 Words” existed before Mt. Sinai and continues today in the covenant of Christ. The Lord’s Prayer shares the sentiment when saying, “Holy is Your name.” Texting “OMG” is vain as is swearing but breaking the vow. Calling ourselves Christians, and our […]

Exodus 20 – The 10 Commandments in Christ (1st-4th)

| September 23, 2015

The first 4 of the 10 Commandments provide a paradigm that is still followed in the covenant of Christ: 1) God wants first place, not only over other gods; but most importantly over ourselves. The way we treat God impacts God. God has feelings and emotions too. The way we treat God impacts how He […]

Exodus 12:2 – Parents Honor One Another

| September 23, 2015

Parents, when one parent allows the other parent to disrespect and disobey the other, they are not helping their children to honor both the father and the mother. If they dishonor one parent they dishonor the entire command. Dishonoring the command is dishonoring the One who gave the command. Parents, be honorable if you want […]

Exodus 20:11; Deuteronomy 5:15 – The 10 Commandments In Christ

| September 23, 2015

The meaning of the Sabbath rest in the first giving of the 10 Commandments is different than in Moses’ second reiteration. In Exodus 20 it is based upon God resting after creation. In Deuteronomy 5 it is based upon God freeing Israel from slavery. These are not two distinct ideas although they are two distinct […]

Exodus 14 – A Newer Creation

| May 27, 2014

Israel is leaving bondage, but is not yet free. The enemy is pursuing. Israel leaves Egypt following a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire for night. Then this pillar divides Israel from Egypt as the Egyptians pursue. The cloud is moved from leading the Israelites to behind them, between the Egyptians […]