Sunday, June 19, 2011

Honor Your Father

Deuteronomy 5:16

New American Standard Bible (NASB)
16 'Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, that your days may be prolonged and that it may go well with you on the land which the LORD your God gives you.

Ephesians 6:1-4

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Family Relationships

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER (which is the first commandment with a promise), 3 SO THAT IT MAY BE WELL WITH YOU, AND THAT YOU MAY LIVE LONG ON THE EARTH.
4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Focus: Command #5 is glue that holds all society together.

I. Why should I honor my Father?
A. Because this PLEASES GOD Colossians 3:20
B. Because this IS RIGHT Ephesians 6:2
C. Because this IS GOD FOR YOU Exodus 20:12, Deuteronomy 5:16, Ephesians 6:2-3

II. How should I honor my Father?

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Why His Name is a Big Deal

Why His Name is a Big Deal

Deuteronomy 5:11

Focus: The desire of our heart is for God's name and reputation to be renowned!

I. Don't MISUSE God's name
A. PROFANITY Colossians 3:8
B. Meaningless GOD' TALK

II. Don't TAKE God's name MEANINGLESSLY Isaiah 4:1, John 17:11
A. The name = ENTER the COVENANT
B. Honor God's name = EXPAND God's REPUTATION making his name RENOWNED

Sunday, June 5, 2011

No Play-Doh Gods

Deuteonomy 5:7-10

Focus: There is only one name brand God, don't settle for less.

I. Don't shape an IDOL GOD.
...Or it will SHAPE you!

II. Don't shape GOD into an IMAGE image.

A. Not into an IMAGINATION image.

B. Not into an MENTAL image.