About the Commandments
THE HISTORY OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
The Exodus out of Egypt took place in 1446 B.C., God led them to Mt. Sinai and gave Moses the Ten Commandments. The Bible is God’s book. God directed holy men to write down His words ― with the exception of the Ten Commandments. God called special attention to the Ten Commandments by writing them Himself "two tables of stone written with the finger of God." Deut. 8:10 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deuteronomy+8-10&version=NIV
LIFE’S MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION: “WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED? — ACTS 16:30
The Lord Jesus Christ asked, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” Mark 8:36 Reasonable people understand that at death they will face God in judgment. We will go to either Heaven or Hell. The Bible says, “it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” Hebrews 9:27 http://covenanttable.com/sermons.html
The Ten Commandments holds the key to understanding God’s plan of salvation. The Bible declares that “God is righteous in all works and holy in all his ways.” Ps 145:17 The Ten Commandments reveal how unlike God we are. Our “heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: Who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9 The Ten Commandments acts as a mirror so that we might see our sinful hearts and cause us to cry out like the Publican: “God be merciful to me a sinner.” Luke 18:13
God the Holy Spirit uses the Commandments to convict us of sin: our adulteries, murders, thefts, jealousies, lyings, dishonoring of parents, blasphemies…. God’s law shows us clearly that in and of ourselves we not good enough to merit Heaven. “All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned every one to his own way…” Is. 53:6 Honest men, when they examine their heart and life by God’s law, know that they will be found guilty in the Dayof Judgment.
But God in His great kindness has provided a way of escape. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” John 3:16 “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins -- the Just for the unjust that he might bring us to God.” I Peter 3:18
Jesus Christ came into this world to take our place and pay the price of our sins. At Creation, even before Adam and Eve sinned, God declared that the penalty for sin was death. Jesus paid that debt. When He was unjustly condemned by wicked men, and nailed to a cross on Calvary, He was shedding His blood to pay the price of death for our sins. His death, burial and resurrection make it possible for God to pardon our sins eternally and spare us from an eternity in Hell.
“Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins. And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.” Acts 13:38-39 The law of Moses reveals but can never take away sin. Only Jesus’ death can take away sin. He is our hope; He is our Savior. “The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” I John 1:7 www.covenanttable.com/sermons.html
Salvation cannot be earned by good works; it “is a gift of God, not of works.” Ephesians 2:8-9. In John 3:18 God makes our choices clear, “He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
From Acts 20:21, two issues must be resolved in order for us to go to Heaven: “repentance towards God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” True repentance is a hatred for the sinful life we have led and a sincere desire to turn and live for God.
Right now, if you would believe on the Lord Jesus Christ — from your heart — quietly, humbly and as a little child settle the matter: “Lord, I commit myself wholly to You. I want to be among those that willingly submit to Your authority. Be merciful to me a sinner. I repent of the sinful life I have led. I want to put my faith in your Son, Jesus Christ. I believe that He died in my place so that my sins could be forgiven. Amen.”
RAISING RESPECTFUL CHILDREN
In Deuteronomy 11:18-21, God promises that our days and the days of our children would be "as the days of heaven upon the earth" if we, as parents, would do these three things.
1.Learn and follow the Ten Commandments ourselves.
2.Teach them to our children daily
3.Display a copy of the Ten Commandments in our home "write them upon the door posts of thine house."
As parents, we need to talk to our children and explain, "The Ten Commandments are the laws that govern this home. As your parents, we are to obey them; you are to obey them. In other words, God is the Head of our home.”
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Pastor Kenny Anderson
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