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The Ten Commandments: Set Free to Commit Freely
October 1, 2017

The Ten Commandments: Set Free to Commit Freely

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Speaker: Dr Jon Lovelady | Series: The Ten Commandments

In The Ten Commandments series, we continue to explore the power of these commandments for today and how they are setting us free. This week, our sermon challenges our commitments. We become what we are committed to!  In the sermon, “Set Free to Commit Freely,” we look at these commandments through the lens of “strength.” Without our strength we cannot fulfill our commitments, but Kingdom of God does not work like our conventional wisdom.  In God’s Kingdom we gain a greater strength, a refreshing flow, a compelling conviction from our commitments!  Yet how does this work in our lives?  As you read these Commandments, let your heart be challenged to consider the simple quality of loving God with all of your strength! Exodus 20:1-2, 7-11 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.” (NIV).

Mark 12:29-30″The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ (NIV)

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