“And God spoke all these words:
2 “‘I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
3 “‘You shall have no other gods before me.‘” (NIV)
“We stake the future of this country on our ability to govern ourselves under the principles of the Ten Commandments.”
-James Madison, 4th President of the United States
Who Needs the Ten Commandments Anyway?
1. Our society needs direction .
2. Our society seems to have a powerful distaste for anything
How Should We Apply the Ten Commandments?
1. Like a compass .
2. Like a bridle .
3. Like a thermometer .
4. Like a mirror .
5. Like a guardian .
“There is no more succinct statement of human moral responsibility anywhere than in these ten rules for right living.”
– Rubel Shelly
Give God First Place in Your Life: vv. 1-3
God should be the first priority in our lives . . .
1. Because of who He is .
God is great !
2. Because of what He has done . v. 2
God is good !
3. Because He deserves our worship . v. 3
God’s power defeats the enemy.
I Exalt Thee
For Thou, O Lord, art high above all the earth;
Thou art exalted far above all gods.
I exalt Thee! I exalt Thee! I exalt Thee, O Lord!
-Pete Sanchez, Jr.
“And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.”