Exodus 20:1-3


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

authoritative .


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

Three Reasons

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.”

Colossians 1:18