Sermon Notes: May 19, 2024

GOD DESCENDS

#3 in the series Exodus (Part 2: You Shall Be)
Dave Tate

Passages: Exodus 20:1-6

Why should we study the Ten Commandments?

Why should we obey the Ten Commandments?

The Ten Commandments are not instructions on how to get out of Egypt. They are rules for free people to stay free. Salvation is not the reward for obedience. Salvation is the _________ for obedience.

– Kevin DeYoung

As _________ in Jesus Christ, do we still need to keep God’s law? Yes. The moral law expresses God’s perfect and righteous will for our lives. So Jesus commands us to keep it, not as a way of getting right with God, but as a way of pleasing the God who has made us right with him.

– Philip Graham Ryken

How do we identify our idols?

Mistreating other people and worshipping idols have the same root: a violation of _________ things. In one case, we are looking for God’s image where it doesn’t exist (idolatry), and in the other case we are ignoring God’s image where it does exist (sins against our neighbors). We are God’s statues in the world, marking out the planet as his and his alone. He does not need our help in making more images. He asks for our witness.

– Kevin DeYoung.

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