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Set of biblical principles relating to ethics and worship, which play a fundamental role in the Abrahamic religions

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    It Is Written
    A Day to Remember (Video)

    It Is Written

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 28:29


    Could it be that you're missing out by rushing through the week without pausing to remember? At the dawn of creation, God gave the human family a special gift. Join John Bradshaw on location at the site of the world's largest Ten Commandments for "A Day to Remember."

    It Is Written
    A Day to Remember

    It Is Written

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 28:30


    Could it be that you're missing out by rushing through the week without pausing to remember? At the dawn of creation, God gave the human family a special gift. Join John Bradshaw on location at the site of the world's largest Ten Commandments for "A Day to Remember."

    Born to Win Podcast - with Ronald L. Dart

    Does God get angry? We know he does—everyone has heard about the wrath of God—but, you know, I think it’s fair to say that a lot of people don’t see what God has to be angry about. When they read scriptures about the wrath of God, they shiver a little, but they really don’t understand. They either think of God as an irascible tyrant, or they just don’t believe he is really all that angry.Between the movies The Ten Commandments and Prince of Egypt, everyone knows how the death of the firstborn in Egypt was the means God used to finally force Pharaoh to let the Israelites go. But someone asked me recently why God had to kill the firstborn of Egypt just to get the Israelites out of there? After all, he is God, isn’t he? Couldn’t he have found a better way to do that? The kids hadn’t done anything, had they? No, they hadn’t. And so it might be important to understand what actually happened—to understand what the basis of the anger of God might be. The movie-makers were troubled by it. It’s obvious by the way they tried, in their own way, to make sense of it—by having Pharaoh pronounce judgement upon himself…which really doesn’t match the Bible. So why don’t we try to understand what’s going on here.7 And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and grew exceedingly mighty; and the land was filled with them.8 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, who knew not Joseph.9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:10 Come, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there come upon us any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so escape out of the land.11 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigor:14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in mortar, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, in which they made them serve, was with rigor.Exodus 1:7–14 KJ2000For us, this is just so many words on paper. I am sorry, I lack the powers of description to impress upon your mind what this was like. To get a grip on it, read a book like Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankel. It is a description of the Nazi’s use of slave labor in WWII. And the Egyptians did not make the Israelites slaves for a few years, like the Nazis. They held them generation after generation. We live so well, even the poorest of us, that we cannot grasp the degradation and death that is inseparable from this kind of slavery. We have little idea of the dehumanizing effect of it, not only on the slaves, but also on the masters. It turns the slaves into animals and the masters into monsters. But as we continue in the Book of Exodus, we’ll see that the diminution of human life was about to become even worse.

    Beth Tikkun Messianic Congregation
    Va’etchanan 2022

    Beth Tikkun Messianic Congregation

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 19:53


    Va'Etchanan is an exceptionally rich portion. Not only does it contain the words of the Shema (6:4-9) but the reprise of the Ten Commandments (5:6-18). It also continues Moses' exhortation to Israel, with special emphasis on God's goodness and on Israel's uniquely intimate relationship with this good and great God. Topping it off, we find […] The post Va'etchanan 2022 appeared first on Beth Tikkun Messianic Congregation.

    Answers with Bayless Conley
    The Ten Commandments of Marriage (1/3)

    Answers with Bayless Conley

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 30:31


    Great marriages don't just happen, and they require much more than passion. Great marriages are built on principles. And the Bible provides the very best principles for how you can build a thriving marriage. In his message "The Ten Commandments of Marriage," Pastor Bayless Conley takes a look at God's wedding vows with His bride, Israel, and shows you how the Ten Commandments are as relevant for marriages today as ever. So whether you're married, divorced, widowed, or single…listen in because this message has something powerful for you.

    Christian Podcast Community
    Ep. 105 The Ten Commandments Pt.4–Taking God’s Name in Vain

    Christian Podcast Community

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 49:44


    Ep. 105 The Ten Commandments Pt.4--Taking God's Name in Vain Though it may seem that this commandment is limited to how we use "Lord" or "God" it is far more reaching than what most believe. Ekkie and Nathaniel discuss the fact that this commandment touches the very heart of the Christian life.

    The Rebellion
    Ep523 The Ten Commandments Matter - We Have No Liberty Without Them

    The Rebellion

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 27:34


    In today's episode we discuss the 10 Commandments, why they still matter and they're impact on our liberty. We can't have liberty without these basic commandments, which might seem obvious, or is it? Ready to join The Rebellion? Become a patreon member and enjoy some great extras while supporting our efforts to speak the Truth into our culture. Learn more at patreon.com/dreverettpiper. Find more resources and info at dreverettpiper.com

    TruthBeKnown
    Ep. 105 The Ten Commandments Pt.4–Taking God’s Name in Vain

    TruthBeKnown

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 49:44


    Ep. 105 The Ten Commandments Pt.4--Taking God's Name in Vain Though it may seem that this commandment is limited to how we use "Lord" or "God" it is far more reaching than what most believe. Ekkie and Nathaniel discuss the fact that this commandment touches the very heart of the Christian life.

    Into the Verse
    Va'etchanan: Why Repeat Stories?

    Into the Verse

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 20:38 Very Popular


    Parshat Va'etchanan tells the story of receiving the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai. But wait… Haven't we heard this story before? Why does the book of Devarim repeat this story along with so many others?In this week's episode, Ari Levisohn uncovers some subtle clues in Moses's retelling of this story that open up a new dimension to the book of Devarim. Moses isn't just telling us what happened. He is telling us how he experienced it and the unique lessons we can learn from his perspective.Leave us a voice message: https://www.speakpipe.com/AlephBetaInto the Verse is a project of Aleph Beta, a Torah media company dedicated to spreading the joy and love of meaningful Torah learning worldwide. For our full library of over 1,000 videos and podcasts, please visit www.alephbeta.org. 

    The Illuminated Word
    Tuesday 8/9/22 The Ten Commandments - Do not steal Exodus 20:1-15

    The Illuminated Word

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 13:31


    The Ten Commandments serve as God's life-giving word from Mount Sinai. They have formed the backbone of Western society and show us the heart of what God cares about for His people. Followers of Jesus would be wise to order their lives to these "10 Words" from God.

    Real Christianity
    Romans 2:12-13: The Inescapable Condemnation of God's Law

    Real Christianity

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 29:46


    The Bible tells us that God's Moral Law had a primary purpose—to bring awareness of man's sin. Namely, God's Law becomes the standard of righteousness that man cannot meet. In this episode of Real Christianity, pastor Dale Partridge exposits Romans 2:12-13 which demonstrates the universal and inescapable condemnation of God's Law.

    Determined to Dance Podcast
    S2 Episode 24 Praying for Others: New Believers

    Determined to Dance Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 7:30


    Welcome to season 2 of the Determined to Dance podcast. I pray that you'll be uplifted, encouraged, and will move forward each and every day. Today's episode, Praying for Others: New Believers, focuses on how to pray for people who have recently accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Show Notes: Praying for Others: New Believers Last week, we discussed praying for people who didn't believe in Jesus and those prayers are more important than we'll ever know while here on the earth. But what about new believers? People who've just given their hearts and lives to the One who died on the cross for them. I remember the time I realized that I needed a Savior, someone to take my sin and cleanse my mind, emotions, and will. I was a child but still needed Jesus to be the Lord and Savior of my life. It's the most important decision I have ever made. Shouldn't giving our lives to Jesus make everything perfect? Why should we pray for new believers? The most crucial time for a new Christian is at the beginning. The devil fights hard to pull them back into old habits and ways. He tries to plant fear and disbelief in a new believer's mind, causing them to doubt their salvation. Specific ways to pray for recent converts include: For support-that new Christians will find encouragement in the Word, through church and ministries, and through other believers. For positive influences and against negative ones-pray that these new believers will be aware of the people in their lives. Those who point them to God and who point away from Him. For the courage to share the gospel-they will not fear sharing their testimony of how they found God and what He means to them. For the ability to minister-they can learn by watching other loving, mature believers and reading the Word and the way Jesus lived His life. For growth- new believers won't feel condemned and discouraged as they grow. They will learn about the grace and mercy of God. For peace-New Christians won't live in fear of falling back into sin. When tempted, they'll pray, go to the Word, and find a safe believer to confide in. Besides praying for new believers, we need to encourage every baby step they take, share the way God helped us when we first received Jesus, and listen to any fears or concerns, pointing them to Jesus constantly. There are two other ways to pray I want to touch on specifically: First, that a new believer will be able to conform to the image of Christ. We are called to be like Jesus. Philippians 2: 1-5 says in the New Living Translation: “Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. Don't be selfish; don't try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don't look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.” We pray that new Christians can learn to be Christ-like through spending time praying and listening to God, reading and studying the Word, sitting under sound teaching and preaching, and listening to uplifting music. Second, we can pray a new believer will know the will of God and how it pertains to their lives. You can see God's will throughout the Word. Following the Ten Commandments is in his will. Also, loving God and our neighbors. Caring for widows and orphans. Repentance. Being a growing disciple of Christ. Believing. Having Faith. Showing the fruit of the spirit. Praying. All these things and much more are the will of God for everyone. Then there are gifts, talents, and direction given to each individual. Some people are called to full-time ministry. Many are called to be a witness at work, in the community, and at home. Some to be missionaries.

    Five Minutes from Friendship
    Beware of Covetousness! What does it mean to Covet?

    Five Minutes from Friendship

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 6:20


    The Ten Commandments speaks about coveting. What does that mean? Let's find out! Five Minutes from Friendship #Biblestudy #covet #Monday #podcast

    Lighthouse Vineyard Church
    You Shall Not Murder | Clint Schwartz

    Lighthouse Vineyard Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 30:40


    Welcome back to another message in the series “Top 10”. Throughout this summer series we are discussing the Ten Commandments listed in the Bible. This week Clint Schwartz talked about the sixth commandment - you shall not murder. We talked about why we should not take an innocent life, and why it is important not to hate in our hearts. We are so excited to continue this series so stay tuned in the next several weeks as we continue diving deeper into studying scripture. We hope that through this series you will be impacted by God and that you are able to grow closer to Him! Watch here: https://youtu.be/cxo_aEwxbBU

    Covetousness on SermonAudio
    Covetousness, Part 2

    Covetousness on SermonAudio

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 30:00


    A new MP3 sermon from Heritage Presbyterian Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Covetousness, Part 2 Subtitle: The Ten Commandments Speaker: Carl Miller Broadcaster: Heritage Presbyterian Church Event: Sunday - AM Date: 8/7/2022 Bible: Exodus 20:17 Length: 30 min.

    Ten Commandments on SermonAudio
    Covetousness, Part 2

    Ten Commandments on SermonAudio

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 30:00


    A new MP3 sermon from Heritage Presbyterian Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Covetousness, Part 2 Subtitle: The Ten Commandments Speaker: Carl Miller Broadcaster: Heritage Presbyterian Church Event: Sunday - AM Date: 8/7/2022 Bible: Exodus 20:17 Length: 30 min.

    Slothfulness on SermonAudio
    Covetousness, Part 2

    Slothfulness on SermonAudio

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 30:00


    A new MP3 sermon from Heritage Presbyterian Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Covetousness, Part 2 Subtitle: The Ten Commandments Speaker: Carl Miller Broadcaster: Heritage Presbyterian Church Event: Sunday - AM Date: 8/7/2022 Bible: Exodus 20:17 Length: 30 min.

    The Rittman Grace Podcast
    The 9th Commandment - THE 10 COMMANDMENTS: FREEDOM REDEFINED (Pastor Clark Genet) - 08/07/22

    The Rittman Grace Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 42:09


    It's easy to think of the Ten Commandments as a list of rules and regulations. But there's actually freedom found within those if we're willing to see it. Pastor Clark Genet continues our summer sermon series, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS: FREEDOM REDEFINED where we take a closer look at the book of Exodus, Chapter 20. This sermon is on the 9th Commandment which says, "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor." Website: http://www.rittmangrace.org Facebook: Rittman Grace Brethren Church Instagram: rittmangrace Twitter: RittmanGrace YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaXPiaa4z3iZMA4DkCihtHg TikTok: rittmangbc --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rittman-grace/message

    Good Shepherd Community Church - Sermon Series
    The Ten Commandments, Part 5: Honor Your Father and Mother

    Good Shepherd Community Church - Sermon Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 34:44


    Questions? Comments? Prayer Requests? Let us know: http://cc.gshep.us Sign the 2022 Continuing Together Covenant: http://2022.gshep.us Stay connected with your Good Shepherd Family by downloading the FREE Church Center App: http://churchcenter.gshep.us Give online: http://give.gshep.us

    LIGHT OF MENORAH
    Exodus - 47 lesson 1 part 1 - Exod. 20:1-17 - the Ten Commandments

    LIGHT OF MENORAH

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 20:56


    Bible study on the Ten Commandments. This is not a study to re-teach the Ten Commandments. But as we put the Bible into its historical context, as we put the Bible back into its textual context, we begin to see things in a new light. This simply enriches our understanding of the Ten Commandments. In Part 1 of lesson 1 we will ask if there are ten commandments or are they something else? And ten? Could there be 12 or 15 or 17 commandments? What is God's purpose in all this? It is recommended that you listen to lesson 46 parts 1 & 2 first before jumping in to the extensive study of Exod. 20:1-17. Here's the links to lesson 46 parts 1 & 2. Part 1 - https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-uhhag-127e43f Part 2 - https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-7uqgr-1281e42 Who is this guy, Rev. Ferret? What's his background? Why should we take time to listen to him? Here's a link to check out his background ... - https://www.dropbox.com/s/ortnret3oxcicu4/BackgrndTeacher%20mar%2025%202020.pdf?dl=0

    The Opperman Report
    Dr. Feelgood: The Shocking Story of the Doctor Who May Have Changed History by Treating and Drugging JFK, Marilyn, Elvis, and Other Prominen

    The Opperman Report

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 66:58


    Dr. Feelgood: The Shocking Story of the Doctor Who May Have Changed History by Treating and Drugging JFK, Marilyn, Elvis, and Other Prominent Figures Doctor Max Jacobson, whom the Secret Service under President John F. Kennedy code-named “Dr. Feelgood,” developed a unique “energy formula” that altered the paths of some of the twentieth century's most iconic figures, including President and Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis. JFK received his first injection (a special mix of “vitamins and hormones,” according to Jacobson) just before his first debate with Vice President Richard Nixon. The shot into JFK's throat not only cured his laryngitis, but also diminished the pain in his back, allowed him to stand up straighter, and invigorated the tired candidate. Kennedy demolished Nixon in that first debate and turned a tide of skepticism about Kennedy into an audience that appreciated his energy and crispness. What JFK didn't know then was that the injections were actually powerful doses of a combination of highly addictive liquid methamphetamine and steroids. Author and researcher Rick Lertzman and New York Times bestselling author Bill Birnes reveal heretofore unpublished material about the mysterious Dr. Feelgood. Through well-researched prose and interviews with celebrities including George Clooney, Jerry Lewis, Yogi Berra, and Sid Caesar, the authors reveal Jacobson's vast influence on events such as the assassination of JFK, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Kennedy-Khrushchev Vienna Summit, the murder of Marilyn Monroe, the filming of the C. B. DeMille classic The Ten Commandments, and the work of many of the great artists of that era. Jacobson destroyed the lives of several famous patients in the entertainment industry and accidentally killed his own wife, Nina, with an overdose of his formula. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

    The Opperman Report'
    Dr. Feelgood: The Shocking Story of the Doctor Who May Have Changed History by Treating and Drugging JFK, Marilyn, Elvis, and Other Prominen

    The Opperman Report'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 66:58


    Dr. Feelgood: The Shocking Story of the Doctor Who May Have Changed History by Treating and Drugging JFK, Marilyn, Elvis, and Other Prominent Figures Doctor Max Jacobson, whom the Secret Service under President John F. Kennedy code-named “Dr. Feelgood,” developed a unique “energy formula” that altered the paths of some of the twentieth century's most iconic figures, including President and Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis. JFK received his first injection (a special mix of “vitamins and hormones,” according to Jacobson) just before his first debate with Vice President Richard Nixon. The shot into JFK's throat not only cured his laryngitis, but also diminished the pain in his back, allowed him to stand up straighter, and invigorated the tired candidate. Kennedy demolished Nixon in that first debate and turned a tide of skepticism about Kennedy into an audience that appreciated his energy and crispness. What JFK didn't know then was that the injections were actually powerful doses of a combination of highly addictive liquid methamphetamine and steroids.Author and researcher Rick Lertzman and New York Times bestselling author Bill Birnes reveal heretofore unpublished material about the mysterious Dr. Feelgood. Through well-researched prose and interviews with celebrities including George Clooney, Jerry Lewis, Yogi Berra, and Sid Caesar, the authors reveal Jacobson's vast influence on events such as the assassination of JFK, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Kennedy-Khrushchev Vienna Summit, the murder of Marilyn Monroe, the filming of the C. B. DeMille classic The Ten Commandments, and the work of many of the great artists of that era. Jacobson destroyed the lives of several famous patients in the entertainment industry and accidentally killed his own wife, Nina, with an overdose of his formula.Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

    St Marcus MKE Sermons
    The Eighth Commandment: Constructive Speech | The Ten Commandments: What Does This Mean?

    St Marcus MKE Sermons

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 29:03


    This week we'll be studying 1 Timothy 5:9-15 & Exodus 20:16 under the theme of "The 8th Commandment: Constructive Speech." Words can be the most powerful weapons in the world. We must take care to use them in the way the God who spoke the universe into creation uses his words - i.e. constructively. And we're saved and motivated to do this by seeing the Word who became flesh take a verdict of condemnation in our place so that we can have an affirmation of grace.

    CBC Sermons
    Keeping Our Passions in Check

    CBC Sermons

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 42:50


    Though the Ten Commandments have fallen out of favor among many people, they still establish the strongest foundation of life with God and each other. These “10 Words” set the course for the rest of the Jewish Law and still serve as a template for godly living today. We pause our “Way Out” series through the book of Exodus to focus on these fundamental verses in chapter 20. Exodus 20:14CC: Self-Control

    Cornerstone Church of Knoxville Sermons
    The Good News of Law | The 8th Commandment

    Cornerstone Church of Knoxville Sermons

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 74:56


    Jake Cronin continues our sermon series through the Ten Commandments, "The Good News of Law", with this week's message on the 8th commandment.

    New Life Listens
    Is 'not murdering' enough? | The Ten Commandments

    New Life Listens

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 24:16


    Although 'not murdering' may seem like the most natural commandment to follow, God wants us to look much deeper than the extreme of harming another person physically. What emotions and sinful thoughts lead up to murder? Is it possible to commit murder in our heart? In part six of "The Ten Commandments", Pastor Derek uncovers the devastating ripple effect murder can have, as well as the solution to how we can live with pure hearts toward others - acting in love instead of violence.

    Mosaic Boston
    Heartbroken Over Eternal Souls

    Mosaic Boston

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 41:52


    Audio Transcript: This media has been made available by Mosaic Boston Church. If you'd like to check out more resources, learn about Mosaic Boston in our neighborhood Churches or donate to this ministry, please visit mosaicboston.com. Heavenly Father, we thank you that you, the Great God of the universe have given us this opportunity to come and worship you. We thank you Jesus, that while we were yet sinners, you came and you died for us. Not because there was anything lovely in us presently or in the future, but because you are a loving God. Lord, I pray, remove any distractions and help us focus on your Holy Word. Help us to meditate today on the Sovereignty of God that you are God over everything, over every detail, over all the minutia of our lives and all the minutia in the world. And help us take solace in the fact that you're in control, even when we look at our lives and we look at the world, it seems like everything is out of control. Your word tells us that when we submit ourselves to you, when we love you with all our heart, soul, strength and mind, you take every single aspect of our lives and you weave them all together for our good and for your glory. Bless our time in the Holy Scriptures now, as we look at a profound passage. It's difficult in many ways, but it's not difficult to understand. It's difficult to receive, so give us grace to receive it. We pray Holy Spirit, come now and minister to us. Take these words that are on paper, that are on screens and apply them to our hearts. Make us the people who love you with everything that we got. Love the Gospel with everything we got, so much so that we're willing to sacrifice anything and everything, so that others might have the opportunity to hear the Gospel and be prompted by the Holy Spirit generated in their hearts and drawn to you. Bless our time in the Holy Word. We pray all this in Christ's Holy Name. Amen. We're continuing our sermon series through Romans 9. Today, we're in Romans 9:1-5. The title of the sermon is, Heartbroken Over Eternal Souls. We've moved from one of the most popular passages in all the Scripture, Romans 8 to one of the least popular and most avoided. It's a difficult passage, but it's not that difficult to understand. I can explain it to you. It's difficult for many to accept and receive, partially because it cuts against the grain of our very nature. Our nature is driven by self. In many ways, we are natural Pelasgians. Pelagius taught that we have the power to come to Christ whenever we want. That we have a free will that's truly free and we can choose Christ whenever, wherever. That's not true. I love this portion of Scripture. It's balm to my weary soul, because it shows us that God is Sovereign. That God is King. That God is God. He is all powerful. He can do whatever he wills, and whatever he wills is good because he is good. I love this portion of Scripture because it reminds me I'm not in control, nor do I need to be. God is in control. And thanks be to Jesus Christ, the one who is in control loves me and wants the best for me. In Romans 8, one of my favorite verses is Romans 8:28, which says, "And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." Well this verse is only true, if God is Sovereign over every single detail in the universe. If God is Sovereign over everything, then he is Sovereign over who gets saved, because who gets saved is part of everything. And if you don't understand just how totally Sovereign God is, you don't really understand the character of God, not yet. Romans 9 is an explanation for why the word of God has not failed, even though God's chosen people Israel, as a whole, are not turning to Christ and being saved. In Romans 8, God says, "There is nothing that can sever God's people from God's love." There is nothing that can sever God's people from God's love, and here someone can raise the question, "Whoa, whoa, hold on. What about Israel? What about the Jewish People, the chosen people of God? Why aren't they flocking to Christ as they should be?" They have received so many of the privileges that many people are not born into. Here St. Paul says, "Hey, hold on. God never promised that salvation will be given to all of ethnic Israel, because salvation isn't based on DNA. Salvation isn't based on our genes. It's not based on our religious pedigree. It doesn't matter how many religious people you had in your family before you. What matters is faith in Jesus Christ, your own personal faith in Jesus Christ, your own relationship with Christ." God's word has not fallen and the sovereignty of God's grace has brought in, in Romans 9, as the final ground of God's faithfulness, despite Israel's faithlessness, their failure to trust in Christ. And therefore, God's sovereignty is the deepest foundation for the precious promises of Romans 8. With that said, would you please look with me in Romans 9:1-5, "I am speaking the truth in Christ. I'm not lying. My conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit, that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh. They are Israelite. And to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises. To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen." This is the reading of God's holy, inerrant, infallible, authoritative word, may write these eternal truths upon our hearts. Three points to frame over our time. First, anguish over lost souls. Second, accursed and cut off. And third, religious privilege doesn't save. First, anguish over lost souls. Look at verse one. Look at Paul's solemnity. He's giving a declaration with the deepest sincerity that he can muster. He says, "I am speaking the truth in Christ." He invokes Christ, the second person of the Trinity. "I'm not lying. Speaking the truth. I'm not lying. My conscience bears me witness." Brings in his conscience. "In the Holy Spirit," brings in the third person of the Holy Spirit, to show us just how sincere he is and what he's about to say. Why? Because he knows that he's said some things that are problematic for religious Jewish people of his day and religious Jewish people of our day. Before Paul looks at how God has taken the Gospel from the Jews to the Gentiles community, grafting Gentiles in the place of Israel. That's what Romans 9-11 is about. He wants to make sure that these people, his brothers, his brethren, his kinsmen. His brothers that he grew up going to synagogue with these people. This is his family. He wants the Jewish community to know that he is writing these words with tears. He's not angry. He's not hostile toward them. He's speaking with a loving and burdened heart. Why is such a strong assertion of truthfulness of his love? Because he knows that he has spoken hard truths. And when you speak hard truths to people, it's easy for them to misinterpret your intentions. He's speaking truth, because he loves. Probably because Paul also knows that his fellow Jews were suspicious of his loyalty and his patriotism, because he was used by God to bring so many Gentiles into the people of God. He was viewed by a number of his Jewish people as a traitor, that he has lost his natural affection towards his people and he denies this. They doubted his love. So that's what he starts with. Why would they doubt his love? Because he said hard things, like Romans 2:24, "For as it is written, the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you." He's talking about religious people who offered God nothing more than mouth service. They worshiped God with their mouths, but their hearts were far from him. The Gentiles saw the testimony, the sermon of the lives of these people. And he said, "You worship God?" They blaspheme the name of God. Romans 3:9, "What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin." This was his message. His message has never changed. His message was, it doesn't matter what your pedigree. It doesn't matter what your genealogy. It doesn't matter what your DNA. It doesn't matter how many faithful people you had in your past, in your family. None of that matters, because God doesn't have grandchildren. God only has children. So everyone is a sinner. He's preaching the same message to both Jews and Greeks. And the Jews will say, "Hold on, hold on. You're saying we're as much sinners as the Gentiles?" And Paul says, "Yes. We're all sinners. We're all under the condemnation of God. We all deserve damnation. We're all accursed apart from God." And then he says in verse six, and we'll cover this next week in Romans 9:6. He says, "But it's not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel." It's not your genealogy that saves you. Saying it over and over and over, God's covenant doesn't guarantee the salvation of every Jew. The ultimate reason why some are cursed and cut off from Christ is that they are not among the elect. Romans 11:7, "What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was seeking. The elective obtained it, but the rest were hardened." Before he gets to these hard truths about election, he wants everyone to know that these truths are coming from a heart that loves people. He says in verse two of chapter nine, "That I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart." You can feel his pain as grief. It's a perturbed heart, kind of like Christ was. And the more that you know Christ and love Christ, the more Christ-like you become. This is why Jesus saves us, so that we can be refashioned and transformed into the image of Christ, that we become more Christ-like, and Christ loved sinners. Christ gave everything to save sinners. On his way to Jerusalem, he knows the passion is coming. He knows the crucifixion is coming, and he knows the people that he is dying for, killed by. These are people that he loves and he wants them to be saved. This is what Jesus says, as he cries out in lament about Jerusalem, a city that hardened their hearts against the word of God. Matthew 23:37, "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it. How often would I have gathered your children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you are not willing." Paul continues and this is point, accursed and cut off. In verse three, he says. This is how deep his grief. This is how deep his sorrow. He says in verse three, "For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh." Well, you got to pause here and meditate on what he's saying. What are you saying, Paul? The first thing that he's saying is an implication. What he's implying is, that his kinsmen, his brothers according to the flesh, his fellow Jewish believers are accursed and cut off from Christ. He does soften the statement of their loss by expressing in relation to his own anguish, but the statement's unmistakable. He's saying that the Jewish people who rejected Christ are accursed, that they're lost. They're on their way to hell, under the judgment of God. The word for accursed here is anathema. It's used in other places, like 1 Corinthians 16:22, "If anyone has no love for the Lord, let him be accursed. O Lord, come." So why are these people accursed? What makes one accursed? Well, breaking the moral law of God. You break the moral law of God, God's curses upon your head. It's upon your soul. And there's only one way to be saved from the curse that we all deserve for our law breaking. That's the trust in the God Man, Jesus Christ, who was cursed on our behalf. These people rejected the only one who could save them from the curse of the law. Galatians 3:13 says, "Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us. For it is written, 'Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree." Paul knows this. Paul knows that the only way to be saved from damnation is to trust in Jesus Christ, that Jesus Christ, the substitutionary atonement, he bore the curse that we deserve. And as soon as we trust in him, the curse is lifted off from us, and Christ's righteousness is imputed to us. "He who knew no sin became sin, so that we might become the righteousness of God." Paul knows this, but he still sees his brothers and sisters as kinsmen in the flesh. They've rejected Christ, and he says some haunting words. He says, "For I could wish that I were accursed on their behalf." What he's saying is hypothetically, if there were a way for them to be saved and for me to be cursed, I'm willing to take their curse upon myself and bear eternal torment forever. Of course, he's speaking hypothetically. It's impossible that any mere man could be cursed in exchange for the salvation of others, but Paul expresses this impossible wish in uncertain terms. He says, "My conscience bears me when it's in Christ, I'm saying the truth in the Holy Spirit." He knows it's not true, but if it were true, he would do it. The wish can't be fulfilled. Nothing can sever believers from the love of Christ. We already know this from Romans 8, but he says, "May I be damned so that they would not be." Martin Luther comments. He says, "It seems incredible that a man would desire to be damned in order that the damned might be saved." Well, this is as Christ-like as you can become. He sees people that he loves and he's willing to do absolutely anything and everything sacrifice everything for these people to meet Christ. That's what Christ did. He knew that there was no other way for people to be saved, other than for Christ to come, live a perfectly obedient life of love toward God and people. And then, Christ goes to a cross. He's crucified and the crucifixion was chosen by God. This is pre-destined sovereignty of God. He controls every single detail. God chose crucifixion, because it was the most excruciating form of capital punishment ever known to man, and even that was just a tip of the iceberg of the spiritual anguish that Christ went through. Christ bore our curse upon himself, and that curse was bearing the wrath of God in his soul. Christ went through hell so that we would not have too. You can hear the grief and the voice of St. Paul here at the unbelief of his people. And I wonder, could you say this? Could you say anything remotely close to this? Could you say you love someone so much that you give up your own salvation for them? Those of us who have loved ones who were lost, perhaps a sibling or a spouse or a child or a parent, a grandparent, friends, we know this grief. We know this sorrow. We made joy time with them, laugh with them, even play with them, but there's always a pain underneath knowing, unless this person trusts in Christ, we will spend eternity apart from each other. Luther put it this way, "Love is not only pure joy and delight, but also a great and deep heaviness of heart and sorrow." The good news is, we don't have to give up our salvation for the salvation of others. But if you put yourself in this posture of heart, where you're willing to give up your salvation for that of another, well it makes other things so much easier, like sharing the Gospel with them. As awkward as it can be as politically incorrect as it may be, you can have a difficult conversation with the person. And by the way, this is what St. Paul and by the way Jesus calls each one of us to. The great commission wasn't just given to the disciples or the Apostles or professional trained clergy. The great commission was given to each one of us. Jesus Christ tells each Christian, "Look, I've saved you and now I'm giving you a job. I'm commissioning you, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to do everything that I have taught you." I do want you to increase your evangelistic ministry. You should have one. Every Christian should have an evangelistic ministry, where you have unbelievers that you are heartbroken over, sorrow, anguishing your heart over, and you beg God to save them. And you take any and every opportunity to share the Gospel with them, to read Scripture with them, to speak truth in love and serve them. This is what Paul did. These aren't just words for Paul. He devoted his life, his whole life to sharing the Gospel, planting Churches and doing missionary work. Paul's immense heart broke for Israel and he uses the same word when he writes to the Galatians, the word anathema. The Galatians were being seduced away from the true Gospel in Galatians 1:8. He says, "But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a Gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed." So what he's saying to false teachers who do not preach the full Gospel? He says, "May you be cursed for preaching lies." What he's saying is, "Damn you for destroying the Gospel." This is the worst kind of curse that could be brought against a human being. It goes back to the Old Testament, when God's curse was upon Canaan and God tells the people of Israel, "Don't even take their goods. Slaughter them, give them up to absolute destruction." This is the kind of anathema that Paul is calling upon himself. "I am willing to go through this anathema so that my kinsmen could be saved." And the reader of Romans who knows his or her Bible will immediately spot, that the posture of heart in verse three is very similar to that of Moses. When Moses comes down from Mount Sinai and he sees that the people of Israel have fashioned golden calf, and they're worshiping it. Moses discovers the sin of the people and he knows that God is about to vanquish them, and he says, "God, you got to hold on." And he intercedes for them in Exodus 32:30-32, "The next day, Moses came to the people. You have sinned." And he said to them, "You have sinned a great sin. And now I will go up to the Lord, perhaps I can make atonement for your sin.' So Moses returned to the Lord and said, 'Alas, this people has sinned a great sin. They have made for themselves gods of gold. But now, if you will forgive their sin. If not, please blot me out of your book that you have written." What a heart for the lost, and I pray that the Lord develops a similar heart in each one of us. This is why we exist. This is why this Church exists. This is why we have an army volunteers, every Sunday, show up here like 6:00 AM. They're here till like 2:00 PM, sweating and burning calories. You worship God and you get a workout. It's like CrossFit. Jesus is the center of the cross. This is what we do. We do everything. We do glorify God, and we want unbelievers to meet Jesus. That's what we want. And every single Sunday, there's unbelievers that show up and we hear, people get saved. We prep people for baptism, discipleship, et cetera. The Lord is doing his work. Third point is religious privilege doesn't save. Romans 9:4, "They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship and the promises." What he's saying is, some people are given more revelation than others. These are spiritual privileges. If you grow up in a Christian family, you have a father and a mother who care for you, teach you the Gospel, teach you Holy Scriptures, have devotions with you, pray with you, pray over you, care for you. And they embody the truth of the Gospel with their own lives. That's incredible privilege. I think of my own parents. Every single morning, I walk down the stairs as I go prep breakfast on the way to school. And my dad is on his knees, open Bible, praying to God. My mom and my dad loved the Lord, incredible privilege. But what we are you saying here, it doesn't matter the privileges that you've been given, if you don't do anything with them, if you don't make them your own, if you don't accept these blessings, privileges. The privileges missed, the first one is adoption. And here he is talking about Israel not as adoption given to individuals. And this has to be clarified because in Romans 8, he does say that we have been, "Christians individually adopted into the family of God." Israel did not have the same adoption. They had a national blessing of adoption conferred on them, but they still had to appropriate for themselves. In the Gospel of Matthew, we see this application from the Old Testament, when Jesus Christ was born and then Herod issued the threat of infant slaughter. An angel comes and warns Joseph in a dream to flee from Bethlehem and not to return to Nazareth, but go to Egypt until the threat had passed. And then Matthew tells us, that Joseph took Mary and the baby Jesus and fled to Egypt. And when the Herodian persecution was over, they come back to Israel, thereby fulfilling the Old Testament prophecy that we're given. And this is the text in Matthew 2:13-15. "Now, when they had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, 'Rise, take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child to destroy him.' And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt, and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, 'Out of Egypt, I called my son." Well, the original reference to this adoption was when God, through Moses brings Israel out of captivity, out of the yoke of slavery under Pharaoh and calling the nation, his son. And that's Hosea 11:1, "When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son." The Israelites were those who had been called to enjoy the adoption, but then they've run from the Lord, turned from the Lord and turned to idolatry. The second privilege that they were given is the glory, and the Greek word for glory's Doxa, where we get the word doxology from. When we sing the Doxology after every Sunday Service, we're giving glory to God. He deserves it. The Latin equivalent of the word Doxa is Gloria, from which we get the Gloria Patri, Glory Be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning and is now and ever shall be. Amen. In this context here, Paul is undoubtedly referring to God's presence to people of Israel. God was amongst them, but the reader of Romans have forgotten that Paul has attributed this characteristic to Christians, that God is in us. The Holy Spirit is in us in a way that wasn't true with Israel, but they did experience the Glory, hovering over the mercy seat in the Arc of the Covenant, in the Holy of Holies and glory in Israel is connected to the Shekinah, the blazing light that manifested God's Glory and made him a consuming fire. Ezekiel saw the Glory of God rising from the City of Jerusalem and departing. And at the birth of Jesus Christ, the Glory of God flooded the landscape and the angelic choir gave Glory to God. The covenants were given to Israel, the covenants with Adam, with Noah, with Abraham, with Isaac, Jacob, Moses and with David. And the covenants we inherit from the Jews, not from the Gentiles. We inherit these from Paul's kinsmen. The covenants belonged to them. Covenants and promises probably goes together, but we'll get to the promises later, but all these covenants that God made and all the promises that God made belong to Christians as well. You elect remnant of Israel, you future ethnic Israel as a whole, and you Gentiles who trust in the Messiah and are grafted into the tree of the covenant of the promise, these are ours. Why? Because in Jesus Christ, "All the promises of God are yes," as 2 Corinthians tells us. The giving of the law. We received the law because the law was given by God to Israel. The law wasn't given to Hammurabi. It wasn't given to Babylon, Phoenicia or Egypt. The law was given to Israel and through Israel, it was given to all of us. And the law was given to us, so that we might realize that we are sinners in need of the Grace of God. Romans 3:19, "Now we know that whatever the law says, it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God." The whole world. The moral law is given to every single human being. It's not just the Jewish people. And as you read the Ten Commandments, you realize that there's a self authenticating power to them. That these are God's words and these words are written on our hearts, so that's the self authentication. And ultimately, the law is given to us to show us that we need salvation. We need Christ. Romans 10:4, "For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes." In the long term, aim of the law wasn't our condemnation. It was our salvation. For trusting the Messiah for our righteousness, the law has become to us, what it was given for, a servant to lead us to Christ. And the word worship. The worship was given to the people of Israel and the word for worship that he uses here is the same word as service. So to worship God is to serve God. To serve God is to worship God, the Greek word [foreign language 00:29:19]. Our instructions about how to bring praise, sacrifices to God in corporate worship were given to us through the people of Israel. And the word here refers to ministry of priests and the offering of sacrifices. And the supreme temple service, the supreme temple worship was the Passover. In the Passover, a lamb was to be slaughtered. Blood was supposed to be shed. And then you take that blood and you paint it over your doorway, so that the angel of death passes over your household. And then, 1 Corinthians 5:7 says that, "Christ is our ultimate Passover lamb. He has been sacrificed." He has performed the final and decisive atoning temple service on the cross. So when we say the temple service belongs to true Israel, we mean in the fullest saving way, our sins are forgiven and God welcomes us into his fellowship. Then six, he says, "The promises we're given to them." Which promises? And there are thousands in Scripture, but in particular, it's the promise that God would save his people from their sins, and we'll get that from the very beginning in Genesis 3 right after the fall. In Genesis 3:15, God gives us the Protoevangelion, the first Gospel in Genesis 3:15 where he says the following, "I will put enmity between you." He's talking to the serpent saying, "And the woman, between your offspring and her offspring, he." So this is the offspring of the woman. "He will bruise your head and you will bruise his heel." And this is God promising that the seed of the woman. This is going to be a human being, but it's a human being who can vanquish Satan. So it has to be God. He's the only one who can vanquish Satan. He's the one that will come and he's the one that will save. A friend sent me a video this week of Jordan Peterson. Apparently, he's been getting into the Bible recently, and it was a video of him with a slide behind him of every single Cross reference in Scripture. And it's just arc after arc after arc. And I'm like, I already knew this, but he was amazed. There's 65,000 Cross references in the Bible. I actually think it's more, but 65,000 Cross references in the Bible and he's like, "This book is ... You can't make this up. This is a miracle." He called it the first hyperlinked book ever. He's like, "There's no links to click, but it's hyperlinked." It's telling one story. 3000 years, three millennia, 40 plus authors, three plus language, all speaking in harmony unison about this Gospel. We have sinned. God is gracious, sends his Son to vanquish Satan, sin and death. All these things, the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship of God and God's promises, they came through to Paul's kinsmen Israel. Don't you see? This is why Paul is in tears. You've been given so much. You've been given every single piece of the puzzle. You're only missing the Cross at the center, Jesus Christ. Romans 9:5, "To them belong to patriarchs. And from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God overall, blessed forever. Amen." The implication of this is stated in Romans 11:28, "As regards the Gospel, they are enemies for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers." And we'll get into that in a few weeks. But in other words, God freely chose Abraham, freely chose Isaac and Jacob and promised to their descendants that they would be heirs of God. And what we see from Romans 9-11 is that, this is meant in three ways. First, that there is an elect remnant of Israel. There always was, and there always will be. Elijah, I don't know if you remember this one text, where he's just complaining to God like, "God, I'm the only Christian. I'm the only one that loves you." I wonder if you ever feel like that in Boston. I'm the only one. I'm the only one in my company, probably the whole university. If you go to BU, you're probably right. I'm the only one. I'm the only one. And God says to Elijah, "Stop complaining. I've got 7,000. 7,000 people who have not knelt a knee to Baal. Well that's election. That's God's saving his remnant. There's also promise that all ethnic is real. At some point, in some future time, when they're alive, will be saved. It will be incredible revival amongst Jewish people. And Gentiles, that's us who trust in the Messiah, become sons of the fathers with the same blessing as the natural children. So if you repent of your sin and trust in Jesus Christ, you become a child of Abraham as much as Isaac was. Everything promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is yours, in the Messiah Jesus Christ. Verse five, I don't know if you noticed. He says, "Christ, who is God overall, blessed forever." Paul does affirm Jesus' Jewish ancestry, that Jesus was fully human, but he doesn't stop there. He gives one of the clearest, most decisive affirmations of the Deity of Christ, that we find anywhere in Scripture, that Christ is God. He's over all things, the entire universe. The Jews use this expression to refer to God's dominion over the entire creation. "Christ is God over all, blessed forever." So if you're having a conversation with a Mormon or a Jehovah's Witness, they don't believe that Jesus is God, just keep this one in the back pocket, Romans 9:5. Just take him there, Romans 9:5, "Christ is God, blessed forever." Here, someone might raise a legitimate question and say, "Will we go to heaven, be sad throughout all eternity, because of those who are cursed and cut off from Christ in hell?" What if we have a loved one who never turns to Christ? Brother or sister, sibling, spouse, child, there will be a sadness in eternity because of them. And the answer is no. The Scripture says, "God will wipe away every tear from their eyes and neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain anymore." But God will have to wipe out tears. God will have to wipe off our tears. Why are we weeping in the first place, in a place of bliss? I think there will be moments in the very beginning, where we wish we had done more, kind of like Schindler's List at the end, where he is like, "Here's the watch. Here's the pen. I wish I had done more." Well, that's just a reminder for us to do the more now, be encouraged to be more bold and preaching the Gospel now. "And with respect to any affection that the godly may have had to the finally reprobate, the love of God will wholly swallow it up, and cause it wholly to cease," as Jonathan Edwards says. In conclusion, pray for God to burden your heart for the lost. If you hear this and you're like, "I've never even thought about praying for the lost." Well first, pray for your own heart, you're living in disobedience. Pray for your own heart to care for the lost and then pray for the lost and share the Gospel with the lost. Romans 10:1, this is what Paul says, "Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved." St. Paul had to pray for God to save people. He couldn't do it himself. He believed in the sovereignty of God. He believed that God elects people to salvation. And because he believed that God elects people to salvation, he prayed for God to save the elect. A lot of people use God's sovereignty in saving people as an excuse to do nothing. Well, if God saves people, then he doesn't need me to share the Gospel. If God is the one to predestine people a salvation, well he doesn't need me to do any. He doesn't need me to pray. That's false. If God predestines the end, he predestines the means. And the means that he predestines is for every single one of us to pray for the lost and share the Gospel with the lost. And the fruit of Paul's anguish is to pray for them and ask that God would save them. If Paul had to pray, if Paul prayed for the lost, we should too. If Christ prayed for the lost, we should too. Jesus Christ on the cross says, "Father, forgive them. They know not what they do." He's praying for the loss. And because Christ prayed for the loss on the cross for their salvation, we are called to pray as well. 2 Timothy 2:25 says, "God may perhaps grant them repentance, leading to a knowledge of the truth." May the Lord do so even now. If you don't know if you're a Christian, if you're still under the guilt of your sins and accursed and cut off from Christ, well don't stay there. Today, turn to Jesus Christ. Look to Christ on the cross. Christ crying out from the depth of his soul and anguish and heart, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Christ was accursed. Christ was caught off from God the Father, God the Holy Spirit, so we would never have to be. He bore the wrath of God, so that we would not have to. He bore the curse, so that we might receive the blessing. So trust in him as your only hope, and you will be saved today. I'll close in Matthew 11:25-30, before we transition to communion. It's a text where Jesus Christ thanks God for closing the eyes of some, opening the eyes of others and saying that only the one to whom the son reveals the Father can be saved. And still Christ says, "Come to me all who are burdened and heavy laden." Matthew 11:25-30, "At that time, Jesus declared, 'I thank you, Father Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children. Yes Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart. And you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Lord, we thank you for all the spiritual privileges that you have bestowed upon us as a Church and as individuals. We thank you for the full canon of Holy Scripture, a word that testifies to you, a word that reveals you, a word that reveals the Living Word of God, Jesus Christ. Lord, we thank you that your, "Word is living and active, sharper than any two edge sword, piercing the division of soul and of marrow, revealing to us the intentions of the heart." And we come to you Lord and we ask for forgiveness of all our sin, of all our pride of all our selfishness and self-reliance, and help us not trust in our spiritual privileges. Make us people who only trust in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And make us people who walk in a manner worthy of the Gospel, to bring glory to you and attract attention to the beautiful Gospel of Jesus Christ, which is the power of God unto salvation for all who believe, every single person who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. We pray all this in the beautiful name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and savior. Amen.

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    We went deep sea fishing once in Florida. And I was having a good time—until the guys started catching fish. As we pressed out into deep waters, the ship captain cast the poles out of the ship, and we started reeling in beautiful blue and green mahi-mahi. I wanted to throw them back into the deep sea. I'm too much of a softie to go fishing. But Simon was forevermore a fisherman. Enjoy this week's episode to hear that story.   Purchase my newest book Ten Words: a Practical Look at the Ten Commandments at https://pentecostalpublishing.com/products/ten-words Listen to Ten Words: a Practical Look at the Ten Commandments on Audible at Ten Words on Audible Purchase the devotional Simplify—which launched the podcast— at https://pentecostalpublishing.com/search?q=simplify   Join me on another podcast called God's Word for Life to help us better learn and live out God's Word for Life. Listen on Podbean Listen on Google Podcasts   Join me on another another podcast called The Preacher and the Policeman, where Lt. Andy Burns and I mix in current events with the gospel and do our best to add a heaping helping of humor.  Listen on Podbean Listen on Google Podcasts   Music provided by: Positive Happy by PeriTune https://soundcloud.com/sei_peridot Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/TutcA4JPa7Q

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    Jan Markell welcomes filmmaker Chris Pinto and Jill Martin Rische. Part one considers America's Stonehenge, the Georgia Guidestones and their mysterious demise in July. Was this monument just another globalist endeavor? They also consider the staggering rise of witchcraft, particularly during the two-year Covid saga. During a crisis, people turn to the mystical. How can you protect them? Learn more about Pinto's films at Adullam Films. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/407/29

    TruthBeKnown
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    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 62:45


    Ep. 104 The Ten Commandments Pt.3--No Idols Whether an idol is made out of stone, wood, or comes from the heart, God forbids His people to possess or worship idols. In this episode, Ekkie and Nathaniel talk about how Christians today must be careful not to violate the 2nd Commandment.

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    Ep. 104 The Ten Commandments Pt.3–No Idols

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    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 62:45


    Ep. 104 The Ten Commandments Pt.3--No Idols Whether an idol is made out of stone, wood, or comes from the heart, God forbids His people to possess or worship idols. In this episode, Ekkie and Nathaniel talk about how Christians today must be careful not to violate the 2nd Commandment.

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    The Ten Commandments of the New World Order – Chris Pinto and Jill Martin Rische

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    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 54:36


    Jan Markell welcomes filmmaker Chris Pinto and Jill Martin Rische. Part one considers America's Stonehenge, the Georgia Guidestones and their mysterious demise in July. Was this monument just another globalist endeavor? They also consider the staggering rise of witchcraft, particularly during the two-year Covid saga. During a crisis, people turn to the mystical. How can you protect them? Learn more about Pinto's films at Adullam Films. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.lightsource.com/donate/1472/29

    The Berean Manifesto
    Season3 Episode 88 Relationships for the Modern Christian Part 1

    The Berean Manifesto

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 47:46


    Season3 Episode 88 Relationships For The Modern Christian Part 1  [0:00] Hello and welcome to season 3 episode 88 of the Berean Manifesto, faith hope and love for the modern Christian this is Pastor newms and I'm here again by myself as Pastor Bill is still on a break. [0:19] So to get started and give people you know time to kind of get to know us and get to. Continue to join us Hello's Zaydiee  welcome. My week was pretty good we are really really really busy at work overcapacity type busy so that is fun and we are, ghetto plugging along so my week has had a lot of a lot of that aspect I have been in the evenings playing a lot of Pokémon I finished this week my live decks and finish out the quote-unquote decks for Pokemon Arceus that was exciting I still don't have the 10 stars and have not finished all of the side quests, for those of you out there in Internet land who know what that means I still have some more to go, but I did at least get most of the game finished we have my life jackets done which was my overall true goal before moving on to, the next thing that I'm going to try to tackle turned up a cone an exile server to play if anyone out there is playing Conan Exiles and wants to join us let me know. [1:47] The 3.0 patch is coming soon and so I wanted to get a server up so that way when that was out we could play together so that is going to be fun and I have I did stream once this week and I actually streamed that hoping to do some more this week we're going to be doing a lot of changes there's some new stuff happening in the house and so because of that moving some stuff around throughout the next two weeks as we have a bunch of craziness going on so it's going to be good so that is kind of. [2:25] Where I'm at for the week I'm it's pretty good I hope all of you out there that are listening and we'll listen to this later have all enjoyed your weeks as well is the last day of July I can't believe tomorrow is August it's just crazy to me how time is just flying by but it's how we live. Hum so the next thing we want to discuss is getting to know the pastor's which is of course my favorite part of the. Podcast and I'm still not sure why I'm doing it without Pastor Bill making me but. [3:11] Here Comes getting know the pastor's if the daytime high temperature has to be exactly the same every day of the year what would you want the temperature to be. Hmm so if it's got to be the highest temperature. Little will never get higher. The downside Zaydiee of 68 or 64 which I agree with somewhere in that range is my favorite temperature the downside of that temperature though, we would never have snow if the high has to be that every day. [3:59] And I like the rainy cold I like. Snow so I'm I'm torn I would not want it to be snowing every day though so I wouldn't want in the 30s every day so I'm. I'm a little torn by this question but I would have to say somewhere around 65. Because that means actually I'd probably say like 73 ish because that means the mornings would be a little bit crisp. In the evenings would be a little bit cooler but the day wouldn't get too hot so maybe like 68 69 70 72 somewhere around that area. [4:52] So you say 73 is too warm but yet the house is currently set for. 73 so you are currently sitting in 73 with a blanket in the living room, just saying zadie not that I'm trying to back a bus over you while you're cuddling a blanket on the couch watching this. But yeah. [5:24] Huh anyway yeah I definitely would have to say it's somewhere somewhere in that. [5:34] In that. High 60s low 70s is where it is where I'd want to keep it probably yeah I think so. [5:50] All right so now. Comes the part that we're all actually here for which is us talking about stiff so. For tonight's tooth. I would like to say we're sorry for last week of not being live and not having a podcast come out we had some family relationship stuff come up not, in my family group, our family some relationships we have outside of our family someone had an emergency and so we took care of that and you know that's one of the things that's really important, to us at the occasion house and on the Brie and manifest so our relationships. And you know we've talked about relationship friendship evangelism in the past we've talked about you know all the different aspects but relationships are so important and that's what we really are. [6:54] Looking at tonight is relationships because relationships are more important, to us here at the occasion house then things like, getting together that's why we have the format we have we're we're together talking about these items it's not just me talking it's not just passed a bill talking it's it's all of us talking about these things together people in the chat, I'm over here people in the chat discussing so that way it engages everyone and we're having these conversations and topics together so that's really what we are discussing tonight is, relationships for the modern Christian. [7:35] Now the bad thing is is since I started doing being the big faced over the last couple of weeks. They're I've made every single one of these like a question and then not answer the question, and I didn't do that tonight it's just, relationships for their Mountain Christian and so I feel a little bad about that but I couldn't come up with a clever title. And so that's kind of where we are. Biggs how was what you're asking how was how was what, and while he he he types that out so you know there are three relationships I really want to look at tonight and this actually might go slightly long and if it does will show. [8:30] We'll do a part 2 and then that's okay we can do things like that the first one I want to look at is the relationship we have in, spouses yes the hope you know good food and good friends it's some of the most important things we can do in life, so the first thing I want to look at is spouses and you know when we look at spouses there is a. [8:58] Biblical and Christian Dynamic to a lot of spousal interactions and people look at. Spouses in marriage and long-term relationships and they're like well you know. This is what this says and this is what that says and we should always do this and we should always do that and there's often times this. Hierarchical structure that goes one way or another which does have its roots in biblical times. But on the same token oftentimes it's grossly simplified the man is the head of the house no matter what and it's like no matter what isn't fully. The answer there but. [9:46] There are reasons for certain aspects like that and so I want to start we're going to go all the way back, not all the way almost all the way to Genesis 22 23 and 25, and the csb it says and the man said this one at last is bone of my bone and Flesh of My Flesh this one would be called woman for she was taken from man this is why a woman leaves his father and mother and bonds with his wife and they become one flesh both the man and his wife were naked and felt no shame now, I could have easily stopped at the end of verse 24 there but I. Didn't obviously and the reason is is because, that both the man and his wife were naked and felt no shame if I had to be really important to a lot of conversation not that we're going the sexual route with this particular, podcast as we try to keep the podcast more family-friendly than my traditional streams and so we're not going to go that direction but. [10:53] There was no shame between a husband and a wife there shouldn't be shame between a husband and a wife ever no matter what it is because you guys should be coming together as one flesh in all things. You know I I will often forget. That my spouse exists for small moments of time and make really stupid decisions and and not even say well what do you think and then it hits me who the other half is more smart than I am, see what I did there I said more smart she wouldn't say more smart, she would say smarter which is actually the real word for those of you out here who might not realize that I was making a funny joke so. The the aspect there was one of those things that came up actually this weekend where I was like this is how we're going to do it this this is what makes the most sense and. [11:57] My wife who is Sadie in chat and she was like yeah I understand why you think that and I agree with you to a certain degree that's the best option but, I started thinking about it and here are the list of reasons why that's wrong. And it's all because you won't like it wasn't like she didn't come at me like hey these are the reasons why I disagree with what you're doing she came at me with have you thought about these aspects, if you do what you're planning on doing. You're going to regret it in six months for these reasons because you are super picky about certain things and I was like oh those are all super valid and. You know we came together on that as opposed to just me saying but I'm right or her saying but you're wrong we came together and had an adult conversation around those and there wasn't a shame of will you're dumb and you're stupid and you're this and you're that and we try never to go down that route. There are there are times that that I'm mean and we don't because I'm definitely not perfect especially when I get upset. But that's that aspect of we should be bonded and be one flesh together. [13:24] And then if you are one flesh, the shame and the fighting and the certain aspects of those are more limited because you are together of one mind and of one, body because that one flesh that includes you know one mind one conversation you've talked about it you've made decisions together you've you're doing things as a couple not as, a husband and wife it is as spouses and as. One flesh one flesh together one flesh like this like this like this like this okay so. [14:03] And you know then we get into the conversation of. You know well that's the Old Testament the New Testament is completely different because Jesus came and he changed all the rules, all the rules well and then we if we turn to Matthew 19 four and six, now you know Jesus changed all the rules from the Old Testament to the New Testament don't forget right we just say that so this is Jesus talking. [14:36] And he says haven't you read. He replied he didn't say he replied of course that sad that he who created them in the beginning made them male and female and he also said for this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and the two will become one flesh so they are no longer two but one flesh therefore, what God has joined together let no one separate and, I want to dig into this for a couple of reasons so one obviously Jesus said the same thing that was recorded in Genesis which was hey the two of you are one, stop acting like you're separate. And that's important because you're no longer two but you are joined in the flesh. [15:32] And then it's like what God has joined let no one separate and I want to touch on that part, a little bit because that's one of those areas where people are like well that means you should never have a divorce no in other parts are scripture there are reasons for divorce you know there are there are things listed that way I'm not trying to you know we're not going down that road of a who divorces divorces Ascend because of this verse well no, now. What God has joined let no one separate now that's also important to look at because here's the problem let no one separate not, not. One of them separate let no one no one else no one outside of do not separate what God has put together now here's a problem. What happens when you're with someone and it wasn't of God. [16:29] It opens a big can of worms that that statement of, what God has joined let no one separate what if you didn't what if you didn't have a marriage ceremony you just sign the papers you didn't you rushed, you rushed in and and there wasn't Godly counsel you didn't consult God at all God wasn't, part of it what if your uneven little yoked God wasn't a part of it and then God becomes part of it for one of you and so you're not. You know the burden that's on you that's helping to decide the path that you take is now different. There are lots of reasons why but someone outside of your marriage should not be the reason why your marriage. [17:21] Breaks up one of you the two you know something needs to happen in there and if God joins you. You shouldn't be separate so stop going out there and get into relationships and getting married and all that other stuff and never Consulting the person who created the universe and knows a thing or two about, said Universe just don't do it it does don't do it. [17:53] Now now we want to jump to a versus the basis of a lot of what we were talking about. [18:01] In the beginning that a lot that some people have taken out of context taking the step to far I won't say out of context but the Step too far. As you know it's always the next guy who takes it a step too far so when we look at Ephesians 5:22 through 33 this is the limit of a large passage so bear with me as I get through wives submit to your husband's as to the Lord because the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church he is the savior of the body now as in the church submits to Christ also wives are to submit to their husbands in everything husbands love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her to make her holy cleansing her with the washing of, Water by the word he did this to present the church to himself in splendor without spot or wrinkle or anything like that but holy and blameless in the same way husbands are to love their wives as their own bodies he who loves his wife, loves himself for no one ever hated his own flesh but provides and cares for it just as Christ does for the church since we are members of his body for this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and the two will become one see there's that reference again this mystery is profound but I am talking about Christ in the church to sum up each one of you is to love his wife as himself and the wife is to respect her husband. [19:27] So I find it interesting that in his summary he doesn't talk about submission, but talks about respect because that's a real big thing you hear often people that talk about this passage especially in the old the older generations and the older. Facets of the church they will say things like you know. [19:57] Anything a man does you need to listen. And that's not necessarily true. That submit to your husbands that is to be a subordinate to obey but also under obedience. To be put in subjugation to submit oneself on to so it's that aspect of. [20:29] I love you here I am here I am you know I'm yours now in that. The Hut the husband is supposed to love his wife if you love your own body you don't mistreat it it's plainly what it says. So because of that. If you are in an abusive relationship where your spouse is is beating on you and you're like well I'm supposed to submit no no that's that's not where the line is, you're supposed to submit because he's supposed to be loving you and sacrificing himself for you there's that that, two-person part of relationship you know people love to quote part of it and forget the other part when it's available for. A husband is supposed to love their wife and sacrifice for them. If he's never sacrificing the question is outlined does he ever loved, now that sacrificing can happen in a thousand different ways and it looks different in every relationship so of course externally we should not be the one to judge things like that and internally you have to look deep into okay what are the reasons for all of this. [21:54] But the big thing there is the aspect of. Loving each other and respecting each other. And even though it says you know submit to your husband part of it is a husband should also be sacrificial. To the wife so you know I find it funny some people are like okay so you know. Wives submit to your husbands and then it's like okay that means do whatever he says and then he says to do something crazy and you're like well my husband told me I had to do it but. In telling you to do something crazy he's breaking the aspect of loving you as. Himself and as you know. He's not following that either so you have to find that balance in everything because it's important. You know we shouldn't be taking advantage of our spouses in either side because that's not how. [23:06] We're supposed to do it it's not what the Bible actually says so stop taking scripture out of context just so you can be. [23:15] I mean it's rude so. After that after spouses the relationship you have with your spouse, the next thing I want to talk about is the relationship you have with children because that's kind of a natural progression you know spouses children that's one of the types of relationships we have in life as Christians and, as people who procreate and breathing. Are human so we're going to look first at Ephesians. [23:55] 6 1 through 4, and this is the probably one of the most quoted scriptures about children and it says children obey your parents in the Lord because this is right, honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with promise so that it may go well with you and that you may live a long life in the land fathers do not stir your children to anger but bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. So this is important for several reasons we often hear children obey your parents children obey your parents children obey your parents yes, yes we get it honor your father and mother yes we have to honor our father and mother father and mother yes. [24:44] But the other aspect is as parents. We have to also not provoke our children. To anger and. Them in an incorrect. Aspect we should be bringing them up and training them in the way they should go no not, just dictating rules that shouldn't be followed for their whole lives and you know, are just you know there are some people out there who just do it because they quote-unquote can there's no valid reasons for what they're doing they're not doing it for their child safety they're not doing it because of you know any reason other than my house my rules which yeah it is but. On the same token your house your rules are they, valid rules are they steeped in something that is healthy and normal or do your rules. [26:04] Do you rules that you have our rules that are detrimental to your children you know do you have crazy rules that are actually unsafe but it's the rule you know now of course we're talking about parents who are. Abusing in different ways their children when you start to deal in those aspects and as big said rules have to be different for every child just because you have rules in your house doesn't mean it's right for both children I have two very different children running around my house one of them if she's tired she goes to sleep. [26:40] She she she doesn't. Need to try to go to sleep once she decides it's time to go to sleep she's like her daddy she lays down she's out the other one. Has trouble sleeping so she lays down. And if we turn her phone off we turn her TV off we turn all technology off we should no books no nothing no just lay there, she will she will just lay there for hours and be like 1:00 in the morning and I'm going to bed and she's like that can have a hug you're like why are you wide awake what have you been doing. Laying here so it's different you have to have a different rule set for each of those two kids because one is go to bed all right sleep wake up in the morning the other one is okay I'm gonna stare at the ceiling for two hours okay no you can go read a book, like pull out a lamp like turn the lamp on read a book like do something you don't have to just lay there you shouldn't be on a lot of technology to blue lights are terrible for sleeping, I get that. But there are other things that are okay don't just lay there like that's I don't want you to have to do that that's boring and and I I wouldn't do it I'd like to do something else let's be honest. [28:00] Yes as zaidi said the other one is too much like her mama because her mama will do that I'll roll over them like how did you sleep I didn't and I'm like what do you mean you. You didn't sleep I didn't hear you now I just laid here you were asleep they want to bother you big says no Legos there too loud I would have to agree with that that was a rule when I was growing up I need very little sleep even as a child and so because of that I would wake up early, or go to bed later than my parents sometimes because Dad woke up at a completely different time and I wasn't allowed to play with Legos because I was right next to their bedroom and, they're allowed to roll out and Biggs also made a joke of don't date until they're 18. I know that's a joke because that wasn't the rule in our house growing up but he has two granddaughters and. I am not ready for them to start dating anytime soon so I'm thinking like 25 which is also inaccurate but it's all good so that's that aspect of when we look at, those and then I want to point out the two words that are real important there. [29:19] Obey your parents so that word obey, is sorry my stuff is very bad hoop a cougar oh oh oh oh oh oh I don't know it's a lot of letters, but I try and so it is to hear under as a subordinate, that is to listen attentively by implication to heat or to conform to a calm command or authority Harkin be obedient to obey and then, when we look at honor it is to prize that is to fix a valuation upon to Revere and to honor so. Those are real important what those words truly mean because often you hear you should obey me no matter what well mmm. You know I'm not going to say children don't obey your parents. There is a difference between children obey your parents and honor your father and mother so honor your father and mother that doesn't stop ever, you should always have a valuation and you should always Revere value your parents period. No questions the obey is you should heed their command. [30:47] But heating a command and doing it no matter what. Is different go jump off of a tree you know I'll joke with my girls go jump off a bus and they're like okay start walking towards you know start walking towards the front door like they're going to go jump off a bridge and you're like do not go jump off a get back in hmm and you know it's a joke but you know I'm glad they don't obey right away, in certain things cuz it's a joke you know so we have to look at things like that you know let's be let's be normal humans and know that. People aren't perfect and not now if you notice in there. It says honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with promise so that it may go well with you and you may have a long life okay well I'm you know let's look at where that comes from, and to do that we've got to go back to Exodus 20 and anyone who has been in. You know Christian circles for a long time for those of you out there that have you know Exodus 20. [31:58] For those of you who are new to Christ or listening to this as someone who is not a Christian. I'll explain when Exodus 20 years Exodus 20 is where we get the Ten Commandments and so it's the list of you know hey don't do this do this you know don't go murder people don't commit. [32:20] Adultery don't go steal don't lie about your neighbor you know you know there's all these different aspects. So when you get down to verse 12 of Exodus 20 it says honor your father and mother so that you may have a long life in the land that the Lord your God is giving you so. [32:43] It's the only one in that group that has a do this. [32:53] And this will happen you know some of them are do this and I will do this which is different. [33:03] But this one is you know. It has a promise attached it is it is a good thing. Do this honor your your elders and this is honoring your elders what I one of those aspects of honoring your elders that's not something unique to Christianity like certain things are unique to Christianity you know do not. Worship any God but me you know that's one that is you know unique to Christianity as far as Christianity is the only one that says you should only worship going you know. [33:46] You know that's one of those aspects the Sabbath the Sabbath is not taught in every religion that we should take a break once a week. [33:56] You know things like that are. But honoring your parents that's the threat honor your elders respect the people that brought you into the world now. [34:12] One of the things I will say about this is coming from someone who has a lot of friends with a lot of different backgrounds and a lot of different situations. I'm going to throw out an example hate me Pete me spit in my face every time I see you that does not mean go hang out with your parents every day they're my parents. But I think I have cut them off they are far away. And in that is a certain amount of Honor you're far away I don't want it I'm not I'm not you go away you know. [35:05] Again this goes back to healthy relationships this is the perfect way of doing things so this is you know God giving Commandments and giving rules for, dealing with each other in the correct circumstances with circumstances outside of correct circumstances. You have to make other decisions and that's where the Holy Spirit comes into play that's where you have to pray about it seek guidance from Godly counsel and friends that are that are Godly you know things like that you do not just. Well I know that they I know that they tried to poison. My wife but you know they're still my parents and I have to love them you don't have to go to their house on Sundays for dinner though if there, trying to, kill your spot like no no no those need cut off and move on you know so let's be let's be smart about things not just follow. Blindly not thinking about situational aspects and we would be remiss. [36:21] You are so big says you are married so you have to leave and start your. [36:42] Yeah okay so yeah so you know you're together with your spouse so yeah you honor your father and mother still but that doesn't mean they're like you know. Chilling in the backyard 24/7 like. [36:57] You know hey did you take out the trash like your wife asked you you know. Don't don't hopefully that's not your life if that's your life mm I'm sorry you should probably think about situations all right, and I would be it would be wrong of me to discuss children and things without discussing Proverbs 22:6. And I might actually have to save the second half of this for another day cuz I don't think I'm going to be we'll get through it in 18 minutes. And so I think we're going to save this as a part two for the second part of this and just talk out this more but. [37:41] Proverbs 22:6 is it states starter youth out on the way. On his way even when he grows old he will not depart from it and this verse is real important for for for those of us that are, religious and for those of you that are not because the way you start a youth the way you train a child, determines where they are going to end up if you teach your kid to be a. [38:16] Mean person then they are going to go through life at a certain point and become a mean person. [38:27] If you teach your children hatred they are going to continue to have hatred now which teach your children love they are going to have love. You raise your children as in the religion that you currently hold for us it's Christianity. [38:45] They will not depart from it fully that does not mean, there will not be times where your kids Rebel and do not listen and do other things this is not a magic recipe for. To have perfect adults later just because we raised our children and try to instill in them certain values that we prescribe to as humans of hey don't be. Mean to others you know love each other that does not mean they won't grow up to be a jerk, but they will remember that they're not supposed to be a jerk and it will hurt ya big says that he did the best he could but he said we. My parents did the best they could sometimes you just grow up to be a jerk it's the personality I have and I'm just I'm rough around the edges and it's it's hard I try though I really do have tried very hard and I know what's right I just sometimes come across, as jerk and then I go back and apologize of hey I didn't, I mean to be a jerk and I feel terrible that I was and that's the part that they did instill in me um. [40:14] The Don't Be a Jerk didn't stick as well as they would like but the being apologetic jerk did stick sacrifice yourself for others did stick. You know show love did stick um just. I'm a little more Rough Around the Edges than some people would enjoy as there's this there's this beautiful wonderful Soul who lives next to my, parents and she is the sweetest lady my parents live in a 65 and up area, they got their 55 and up sorry not 65 or no I just I just aged Biggs he's gonna get real mad, a 55 and up community and they're in there they're close to my grandparents and and then on the other side is the super nice lady and her parents are all of course grown I mean her children are all grown they come to visit when they can but they all live their own lives and she is just the sweetest little thing and. [41:17] We were over there this week I know you're not even 60 bags and I am sorry I did not mean to age you like that we were over there and she asked if I could help her move a table she was going to pick up this is little coffee table I mean a little a little, little 4-person table for the dining room but, no big deal yeah sure I'll be you know I was I was hanging out with my mom so sure no problem, and so we're over there and it's beautiful white, off-white white-ish table and the chairs and then a wood finish on the top and on the seats of the chairs and it works really well in her kitchen because her cabinets are the same color not her cabinets her. [42:05] Thing that you put China China cabinet her china cabinet is the same color as the top and then her trim and stuff is, white so it ties the room together really nicely and she was like oh it will be so her daughter was like oh it'll be so nice she has to help lighten the room and I was like well you know I am personally I'm not trying to lighten any rooms we try to keep rooms nice and dark in my house we got you know dark Furniture you know I like things a little dark and this poor sweet lady she looks to be in ghosts, well honey that's just because you're just a darker person and we love you anyway it's just how you are and I'm like. I mean she's not wrong I'm wearing a black T-shirt I've got my nails like beards black chain wrong like I'm just a darker person you know we all do our own things but she's super sweet and you know she didn't mean of course any malice bye. She's such a sweetheart and so it was just so cute because she was like you're just a darker person my wife, did not let me leave that down for the rest of the day anytime she could say it she did and it was great because we love the wonderful lady next door, and her husband who is in a facility my girls love them they're just they're such sweet people. [43:28] So that's you know one of those things we have to look at as adults and as Christians in relationships. Since we're at the 49 minute mark I'm not going to jump into the next section because there were three sections we needed to discuss we discussed spouses you know how we should treat our spouses let's be smart about it let's show love to each other as if we are each other we are we are together we are one let's handle life as one. With our children you know train them correctly gentle guiding not. [44:10] Anything else gentle guiding them the way they should go not saying there doesn't have to be disciplined there is time for negative and positive reinforcement. Gentle, guiding on both sides there are times we take away things there are times we do time out there are times we do different things gentle guiding positive and negative reinforcement the last one we really want to talk about is friendship. Because guess what. Who do we have more of in our lives our spouses and our children or friends now depending on your family size you might have more. Spouses and children then you do friends because some people have a lot of kids I don't know how y'all do it your job can't do it. Same with spouses I can't do more than one I can barely lovingly be with one. [45:09] Couldn't do multiple and two is enough children. [45:15] And and yes zadie your spouse me is also your friend and was your best friend for years before we were married but, we do handle our friends differently than our spouses and hopefully, you do what zaidi did where your spouse was your friend first and you've gone through all this friendship stuff we're going to talk about next week before. Getting into. [45:44] Relationships shouldn't get into relationships with strangers necessarily I know we live in the dating age but please get to know people before you just start dating them, and in case y'all heard that sorry my dog just decided to freak out for no reason. [46:01] Hopefully that wasn't as loud for you all as it was for us here if it was I will try to edit that down or I will just remove this part completely we'll see. But in that I hope you guys. [46:18] Heard this and understand what we're trying to go next week we never do this this is crazy next week we're gonna be talking about friendship. And yeah as they just said if you heard her yell a swear word. Our dog scared her so it happens we're not perfect here so for everyone out there. We love you we hope you have a great week this is recorded live on Sunday nights at 6:30 Central Time on Sundays it goes out on our. Twitch okay sorry no swearing, okay yeah they did not hear you swearing so we're good on Sunday nights this goes out on Twitch YouTube and Facebook you can go to our website EKK.HOUSE. Know which twitch which Facebook in which YouTube it is my personal twitch pastor newms and we will hopefully see you guys in that live so you can be part of this discussion like Biggs and zaidi was tonight where you can get into the discussion in that way. But I hope you guys all have a great week we love you and please be safe out there see you next time.  

    Kerusso Daily Devotional
    Sapphire Stands Apart

    Kerusso Daily Devotional

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 2:05


    We don't have direct evidence, of course. The Bible doesn't tell us this exactly…   But tradition says that the Ten Commandments were carved from a solid slab of sapphire.   It's a beautiful thought, isn't it? The rich blue of the sapphire gemstone reminds us of royalty, and the regal King Jesus. It fits!   Proverbs 31:10 says, “She is far more precious than jewels.”   When a woman admires a sapphire necklace, or turns her hand in order to catch the light on that beautiful blue sapphire ring, she is presenting a picture of what it means to be a Proverbs 31 woman. The ring of a ruler, one that loves all people and values them, the sapphire can be seen from a very long distance. There is no mistaking that this is a treasure that draws the best kind of admiration from everyone who comes in contact.   If you want to stand out from the crowd in the best sense of the term, remind yourself that your King is the royal regent who has set you apart to be His ambassador here on Earth. See yourself the way He sees you: a precious and priceless gem.   Let's pray.   Lord, like the sapphire, we desire to stand out from the crowd for the right reasons: to point the way to King Jesus. Help us to shine for you! Amen.

    FBC Benbrook Sermons
    The Gospel and the Ten Commandments

    FBC Benbrook Sermons

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 32:23


    The Ten Commandments are one of the most iconic passages of Scripture in the entire Bible, but they present an interesting question for gospel loving Christians. What is the relationship of the law to the gospel of grace? How are we both “no longer under the law” and yet called to obey “all His commands”? Why do we embrace these commands that God gave Moses on the mountain, but dismiss almost all the rest of them? How do we read the law in light of the gospel of grace? (Exodus 20.1-17) July 31, 2022

    The Bushnell Project
    Be perfect? Possible?

    The Bushnell Project

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 7:57


    Can I follow the Ten Commandments perfectly?  Daily?  

    Truth For Life Programs
    Who Takes First Place? (Part 1 of 2)

    Truth For Life Programs

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 Very Popular


    By nature, we're opposed to rules and restrictions. But the Ten Commandments aren't a list of dos and don'ts given to deprive us of fun and freedom. Discover how God's laws are actually our pathway to freedom. Join us on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg. Listen...

    St Marcus MKE Sermons
    The Seventh Commandment: Stewarding God's Stuff | The Ten Commandments: What Does This Mean?

    St Marcus MKE Sermons

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 33:15


    This week we'll be studying Luke 12:13-21 & Exodus 20:15 under the theme of "The 7th Commandment: Stewarding God's Stuff." The counterintuitive wisdom of gaining by giving is completely foreign to fallen humans from birth. Jesus spends LOTS of time in the Gospels talking about money - what he does & doesn't want us to do with it. But it's all with the intention that giving fits our design, and brings unique and lasting blessings.

    Society of Reformed Podcasters
    The Ten Commandments and Dennis Prager: Introduction

    Society of Reformed Podcasters

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 56:59


    In this introduction to our new series on God's law, Sean and I work our way through the first video of Dennis Prager's video series on The Ten Commandments.

    CBC Sermons
    Murder Conviction

    CBC Sermons

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 38:39


    Though the Ten Commandments have fallen out of favor among many people, they still establish the strongest foundation of life with God and each other. These “10 Words” set the course for the rest of the Jewish Law and still serve as a template for godly living today. We pause our “Way Out” series through the book of Exodus to focus on these fundamental verses in chapter 20. Exodus 20:13,21:12-36CC: Love

    Wisdom for the Heart on Oneplace.com

    Stealing is wrong. We know that because it's one of the Ten Commandments. But why is it wrong? What harm does it really do? Why does God hate it so much? That's what we really need to find out.

    Harrison Faith Church
    Ten Commandments Part 6 | Pastor Scott Brandon | July 31, 2022

    Harrison Faith Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 44:09


    Wisdom for the Heart
    A Thief in the Light

    Wisdom for the Heart

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 28:26


    Stealing is wrong. We know that because it's one of the Ten Commandments. But why is it wrong? What harm does it really do? Why does God hate it so much? That's what we really need to find out.

    Simplify
    From Cana to Capernaum

    Simplify

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 12:50


    John 4 would look different if it took place in Mount Vernon in 2022. There are fliers everywhere. On bank windows. Restaurant counters. Gas pumps. And every radio station, from talk stations to rock stations, will be talking about it. Jesus is coming to Mount Vernon. Enjoy this week's episode to hear that story.   Purchase my newest book Ten Words: a Practical Look at the Ten Commandments at https://pentecostalpublishing.com/products/ten-words Listen to Ten Words: a Practical Look at the Ten Commandments on Audible at Ten Words on Audible Purchase the devotional Simplify—which launched the podcast— at https://pentecostalpublishing.com/search?q=simplify   Join me on another podcast called God's Word for Life to help us better learn and live out God's Word for Life. Listen on Podbean Listen on Google Podcasts   Join me on another another podcast called The Preacher and the Policeman, where Lt. Andy Burns and I mix in current events with the gospel and do our best to add a heaping helping of humor.  Listen on Podbean Listen on Google Podcasts   Music provided by: Positive Happy by PeriTune https://soundcloud.com/sei_peridot Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/TutcA4JPa7Q

    Cornerstone Church of Knoxville Sermons
    The Good News of Law | The Sanity and Safety of the Seventh Commandment

    Cornerstone Church of Knoxville Sermons

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 74:56


    Stephen St John continues our sermon series through the Ten Commandments , "The Good News of Law", with this week's message on the 7th commandment titled, "The Sanity and Safety of the Seventh Commandment."

    New Life Listens
    Do I have to honor my parents? | The Ten Commandments

    New Life Listens

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 32:38


    With so many different types of parent-child relationships out there, the command to honor your father and mother can seem complicated. Some of us don't have a parent in our life any more. Others may not be on speaking terms because their parents aren't in a healthy enough place to have a relationship. Are we called to honor our parents no matter what? Or is this command flexible based on our circumstances? In part five of "The Ten Commandments", Pastor Jon gives clarity on what honoring your father and mother really means, while offering practical ways we can follow this command in order to glorify God.

    Let's Get Haunted
    Episode 116: The Georgia Guidestones Conspiracy

    Let's Get Haunted

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 130:47


    **SKIP TO 1:09 TO GET TO THE STORY** Sometime around 4:00AM on July 6, 2022, a mysterious monument known as both “America's Stonehenge” and “The Ten Commandments of Satan” had been partially bombed by a domestic terrorist; However, before sunset that evening, the remaining structure and it's mysterious message was razed to the ground by authorities. Join Nat as she “translates” the tale behind the Georgia Guidestones to Aly! What were The Georgia Guidestones and what purpose did the monument serve? Who created the stones and who sought to benefit most from their destruction? Wtf was in the time capsule?? Some questions only lead to more questions... but some of those questions can be easily answered by Aly. Other Important Stuff: Buy Our Merch: www.letsgethaunted.com Donate to our stupid show: ko-fi.com/dogmomusa Buy Venterra Farms CBD Products: www.venterrafarms.com & use code “HAUNTED15” at checkout for 15% off Check out the photo dump for this week's episode: www.instagram.com/letsgethaunted Send us fan mail: PO BOX 1658 Camarillo, CA 93011 Send us your listener stories: LetsGetHauntedPod@gmail.com — Theme song by: Steven Suptic Creepy Doll Song by: Michael Byrnes Dark Piano Song by: Michael Byrnes SOURCES: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Guidestones https://egaonline.com/learn/elberton-granite-museum https://www.cityofelberton.net/ https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/13/how-much-gas-cost-every-year-since-1978.html https://wearethemutants.com/2019/11/21/american-monoliths-local-pride-and-global-anxiety-in-the-georgia-guidestones/#jp-carousel-36891 https://www.rosicrucian.org/ https://www.politifact.com/article/2022/jul/13/bombing-controversial-georgia-guidestones-fuels-on/ http://storiessecretsandsagas.com/georgia-guide-stones/ https://egaonline.com/learn/about-elberton https://adst.org/2014/10/kal-007-a-targeted-assassination/ https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/georgia-guidestones-became-magnet-conspiracy-theorists-rcna37279 https://web.archive.org/web/20120421094844/https://www.elberton.com/articles/2005/05/18/news/news03.txt https://www.wyff4.com/article/no-time-capsule-georgia-guidestones/40575157# The spotify original podcast Conspiracy Theories Episode entitled “the Georgia Guidestones” https://www.ranker.com/list/mysterious-georgia-guidestones/jodi-smith https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mystery-georgia-guide-stones-unveiled-last-ernesto-jeshurum-giro https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/georgia-guidestones-destroyed-in-an-explosive-attack-180980383/ https://www.wyff4.com/article/video-explosion-georgia-guidestones/40540907 https://www.npr.org/2022/07/06/1110210885/georgia-guidestones-monument-damaged-explosion https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jul/07/georgia-guidestones-destruction-satanic-standing-stones https://www.elberton.com/local-regional/alleged-time-capsule-disproved