The Ten Commandments – Do Not Bear False Witness

What does it mean to “bear false witness”, and how is it different than the generic concept of lying? Why does God use more specific words in the command, what what should that mean for us?

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(Yep, we missed another recording. Sorry. Preaching on the Ten Commandments. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on June 9, 2019.)

The Ten Commandments – Do Not Murder

Even in English, there are many words we use to describe the act of ending a life, depending on context, intent, and other factors. What is God talking about in this command, and what does Jesus say about it?

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(NOTE: Two sermons in this series did not get recorded. Sorry. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on May 19, 2019.)

The Ten Commandments – Keep the Sabbath

This and the next commandment are not repeated in the New Testament. Why was the Sabbath so important for Israel, and how did they get it wrong? What should we take from this command for our new covenant relationship with God?

NOTE: The Lapel mic started dying halfway through and I got cut off while reading Mark 3:3-5: “And he said to the man with the withered hand, ‘Come here.’ And he said to them, ‘Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to kill?’ But they were silent. And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ He stretched it out, and his hand was restored.

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(Preaching through the ten commandments. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on May 5, 2019.)

The Ten Commandments – The Commander

In both Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5, the Ten Commandments are prefaced with some words about the one giving the commands. This context is vital to understanding what these commandments meant for Israel, and what they might mean for us.

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(Preaching through the Ten Commandments. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on April 14, 2019.)

The Church that Doesn’t Believe in the Old Testament

The Old Testament occupies a strange space in the American-Christian psyche, and at times we have been accused of ignoring or forsaking it. But what does it really mean to “believe in” the Old Testament, and what about those OT doctrines that seem to have latched onto the American mind?

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(Preaching on common misunderstandings. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on June 25, 2016. The audio has some issues due to one of the amps short-circuiting during the sermon.)