How does Jesus fulfill the 10-Commandments?

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” (Matthew 5:17; Cf. Rom. 10:4; Gal. 3:24). Jesus said these words. He has come to fulfill the Law and the Prophets. He has come to to bring about that to…

coveteousness

What company are behind these slogans? (answers are below) 1. “Got milk?” 2. “Diamonds are forever” 3. “Just do it” 4. “Eat Fresh” 5. “You’re in good hands with _____” 6. “have it your way” 7. “the quicker picker upper” 8. “Tastes great, less filling” 9. “Melts in your mouth, not in your hands” 10….

liar liar pants on fire

What do you say when you are in sticky situation? What do you say when you really want to impress someone? What do you say when you are caught in the act or confronted with your actions? The Ninth Commandment: “Do not lie.” (Exodus 20:16) We can be incredible liars. Let’s expose the multiple layers…

4 sly ways we steal

The Eighth Commandment: “Do not steal.” (Exodus 20:15) When the people of Israel were given  these commands from God they were wandering in the desert wandering from Egypt where they were slaves. The Israelites had been slaves in Egypt for 400 years. They had nothing. When they left Egypt God told them to walk to…

adulterous

We are tempted every day. No one is invisible to temptation. When the Bible talks about temptation, it is never “if”; it is always “when.” The bait is bound to lure you in and tempt to hook you. It is our responsibility to know what the bait is and how to avoid its trap. The…

are you a murderer?

Have you ever seen the America’s Most Wanted on TV? It can be frightening to know that the person staring at you in the wanted ad is on the loose, armed and dangerous. Most of us probably don’t know a person who is armed and dangerous. However, you might be more of a murderer than…

parents

The key to having a good relationship with others people (parents), is to have your foundation built on God. God is about to transition the commandments from a vertical (God) focus to a horizontal (man) focus. The relationship that God focuses on is the parent-child relationship. This foundation relationship affects most if not all your…

sabbath

It is interesting that God loves to remind us about important things. He knows our memories can be weak at times.  To remember is to take what we know and apply it to our lives. Fourth Commandment is to “Remember the Sabbath to keep it holy.” (Exodus 20:8-11) In other words, we are to stop…

i swear

Do you remember when you first learned a swear word? I must have been 6 or 7 years old, and I was left alone watching the TV. I recollect there being a Steven Seagal fight’em, shoot’em flick on the tube. There were lots of fist and words flying. I was glued. Dad came into the…

image is everything

In our world today, image is everything. What seems to matter is what you represent and what image you portray. People spend lots of money on creating an image for themselves. A picture of a mountain doesnt compare to the beauty of beholding in reality. Images or representations cannot be compared to the real thing….

no other

God didn’t just casually hand over a posted note of “10 Thoughts” one day and suggest His people read them when they have time, then pick and choose which ones they like. God set the stage, and they never forgot that day…God meant business with these tablets (Exodus 19:16-19; 20:1-21). The First Commandment: “You shall…

10 rules to live by

Why are there so many rules? Everywhere we are there are rules that govern us. At home, school, work, church, sports and every other area of life there are rules upon rules. It is easy to gripe about rules in our lives. Rules can seem like a dirty 5-letter word. I just started a series…