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The Ten Commandments: Set Free to Commit Freely (part 2)
October 8, 2017

The Ten Commandments: Set Free to Commit Freely (part 2)

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Speaker: Dr Jon Lovelady | Series: The Ten Commandments

 

We return in our Ten Commandments series with Part 2 of “Set Free to Commit Freely.” As we go through life our commitments move to us to action, and if we survey our actions we will get a better view of our genuine commitments. We have been set free but it is a freedom for righteousness, not a freedom for destructiveness, to use our strength for good not evil. As the horribly tragic shooting in Las Vegas by Steven Paddock continues to be investigated, there is not a clear reason why he meticulously planned this violent act. It is clear, though, he was possessed by a violent spirit of anger. Jesus reminds us that if we do not deal with anger in our hearts, then it will hurt others and us! This is why we must move beyond the anger, or murder may be the end result! As you come to worship we must find the God’s freedom for righteous, it is the open door to a peace, joy and hope which God shares with us in Jesus. It is the way we can live in love and harmony! As you read these scriptures, let them compel you to move deeper in your commitment to love the Lord with all your heart. Exodus 20:1-2, 12-17 And God spoke all these words: “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery… “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

“You shall not murder.

“You shall not commit adultery.

“You shall not steal.

“You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

Mark 12:30-31: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”  (NIV)