Sermons from August 2017

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No coveting

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  As we get to the end of the Commandments we think about coveting – the deep, inappropriate desire to have something that belongs to someone else. We see how much of a problem it can cause and the suffering it can bring to many. We are challenged about whether we are allowing anything to […]

No false testimony

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Here we get to think about the importance of speaking the truth – with this commandment particularly focusing on giving truthful testimony in a court of law but we see that it extends into all areas of speech and communication. We are also challenged by whether we are prepared to speak the truth about Jesus […]

No stealing

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Most of us would agree that stealing is wrong, recognise the deep pain it causes and accept that those who do it should be punished. But why is it so significant, what forms does it take, what are some good alternatives, and how can stealing be put right? Readings: Exodus 20:15; Leviticus 19:13; Ezekiel 18:7-8; Ephesians […]

No adultery

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Adultery – cheating on someone’s partner – is another of those things that most of us think is wrong and that can cause real harm and damage. The Bible speaks about that and encourages us to think deeply about what is involved, how to avoid it and how to offer support and love to those […]

No murder

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As we continue our sermon series on the 10 Commandments and think about not murdering – how much do we value human life? Readings: Exodus 20:13

Honour your father and mother

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The first four of the 10 commandments focus on our relationship with God. But the next 6 deal with our relationships with each other, and begin with the fundamental family relationship between children and parents. If we get it right, there is a better chance that we can shape and maintain the web of wider […]

Keeping the Sabbath

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The 4th commandment reads: “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.” In creation God worked 6 days and rested on the 7th, and his people are commanded to do the same. The seventh day is to be set apart – as a holy day (the root of our words holiday). It was a vital […]

Not misusing God’s name

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As we continue our sermon series on the 10 Commandments we are challenged by the question of how we use / misuse the name of God. Readings: Exodus 20:7; Matthew 7:21-23; Matthew 5:17-20; Acts 4:11-13