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Moving from Demand to Delight (Exodus 20:15)

August 6, 2017 Speaker: Rev. Frank Wang Series: Movements of Grace - A series on the Ten Commandments

Topic: Sermons Passage: Exodus 20:15–20:15

As I prepare to bring God’s Word to you on Sunday, I’m mindful that I wouldn’t be the one preaching to you except for the hard providence of God.  We need to take time to care for and pray for the Silvernail’s.  This year has been unusually tough on them with Dr. Dave’s father’s passing earlier this year and now with Joanne’s sister’s passing.  Please pray for them and Joanne’s family. 

This week, we’re coming into the home stretch in our series on the 10 Commandments.  We only have 3 more Commandments to go, and this Sunday, we will be looking at the 8th commandment.  For many of you, a prohibition against stealing is almost an afterthought.  Don’t take what’s not yours.  Done.  On the surface of it, it’s a pretty easy principle to live by.  But as we have seen in the past weeks, righteousness and obedience to the Law is never as simple as it seems on the surface.

To get you thinking about what is encompassed in the Commandment, I’d like you to meditate on 3 things.  First, how do we, Christians in the wealthiest county in the US, steal?  Second, why do we steal?  What drives us to steal?  Third, What is the difference between a gift and theft?  As we answer these three questions, we begin to see the way in which this Commandment points us to the surpassing richness of the Gospel.

Frank

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