Exodus 20: 12 - 26

Sermon Outline

  1. The Covenant of God Preserves Life -Honour Your Father and Mother
  2. The Covenant of God Values Life- Do Not Murder
  3. The Covenant of God Protects Life- Do not Commit Adultery
  4. The Covenant of God Satisfies Your Desires- Do not Steal
  5. The Covenant of God Values Truth- Do not Lie
  6. The Covenant of God Values Trust in God- Do not Covet

Discussion Questions

    • What makes the Ten Commandments special? How might they be applied in modern society? Think of social issues. (Euthanasia, abortion etc.)
    • How do the Ten Commandments help us understand the character of Jesus?
    • In light of our discussion on the 6th commandment, and the command given to Adam to "subdue the earth", why do you think God values mans relations to one another?
    • What do you think theologians mean when they say, "Christ fulfilled the law"?
    • What does Ephesians 1:11 have to do with the 10th Commandment?
    • Why do situational ethics fail?
    • Considering the last three sermons (Exodus 20:1-17), what do you think Paul means when he says, "The law, then, was our guardian until Christ, so that we could be justified by faith." (Galatians 3:24)