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The Bible Says What? “Lessons in Common Sense” (Ex. 20:22-23:19) #9

The Ten Commandments have been delivered. And we have enough time following them. But it’s not like God was done speaking then. There are plenty more admonitions and warnings to be mentioned after that. And it’s possible that they have … Continue reading

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The Bible Says What? Moses & The Weight Of Leadership (Exodus 17:7-20:21) #8

Moses thought it was bad when he was performing the largest jailbreak in the history of humanity, liberating the Israelites from Egypt. But he hadn’t taken into consideration what life would be like when he was actually leading this group … Continue reading

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Ten Words #5: Family Matters

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.”–Exodus 20:12 “All stories come back to fathers and sons.” I read the quote somewhere in an exploration of … Continue reading

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Ten Words #3: The Name

“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) “What’s in a name?” That’s the question that Juliet asks, bemoaning the fact that Romeo … Continue reading

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Ten Words #2: No Idols… Or Sacred Cows

No carved gods of any size, shape, or form of anything whatever, whether of things that fly or walk or swim. Don’t bow down to them and don’t serve them because I am God, your God, and I’m a most … Continue reading

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Ten Words #1: God Doesn’t Have An Identity Crisis

The first word: “I am God, your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of a life of slavery. No other gods, only me” (The Message, Exodus 20:1-3).  [This is Week 2 of the Ten Words series. To read the intro, … Continue reading

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Ten Words Intro: From Slavery To Freedom (Sunday’s Sermon Today)

Have you ever been stuck? I remember some of my more sticky situations. Once, I was driving an older car that I didn’t know very well. I’d never really had any trouble with it, but it was hand-me-down. It was … Continue reading

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