Sunday morning messages

Revere the name of god

Exodus 20:7

We can put anybody who takes God’s Name in vain into one of three categories:

  1. The Uniformed
    Exodus 20:7
    Leviticus 24:14-16

  2. Those who are unable to control their tongues
    Proverbs 18:21
    James 3:8-10
    Matthew 12:34-37
    Ephesians 4:29
    Ephesians 5:4
    Ephesians 4:15

  3. The unsaved

Refuse to reduce god

Exodus 20:4-6

What is it that God is prohibiting?
• Images should not impact our worship.

Let’s look at the “why” of the 2nd Commandment:
• God knew that a major frustration of His people was going to be the fact that they had to worship an invisible God.

Here’s what’s behind the 2nd Commandment:

  1. God knew that no image crafted by human hands could ever accurately represent the totality of who He is.

  2. Any image attempting to represent God would automatically reduce God.

Two Warnings that are implied in the 2nd Commandment:

  1. This warning has to do with the use of religious symbols.

  2. This warning has to do with the formation of mental images of God.

honor god as god

Exodus 20:3

Q: What does this commandment mean?
A: To honor God as God!

Q: Why is God so concerned about our worship going only to Him?
A: Whatever other god you bow to will not come through for you when you need it most.

Q: How do I honor God as God?

  1. Believe God’s assessment of your sinful condition.

  2. Find out what God wants you to be and do and get about the job of being and doing those things.

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