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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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The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson

Question: What doth the preface to the Ten Commandments teach us? Answer: The preface to the Ten Commandments teacheth us, That because God is The Lord, and our God, and Redeemer, therefore we are bound to keep all His commandments. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1267/westminster If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier: Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/ 5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/ Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/ Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

The Babylon Bee
The Simpsons and Progressive Christianity | A Bee Interview With Michael J. Kruger

The Babylon Bee

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 57:09


On The Babylon Bee Interview Show, Kyle and Ethan talk to Michael J. Kruger about The Ten Commandments of Progressive Christianity, the theology of the Simpsons, and how Christians can survive college with Root Beer Pong. Michael J. Kruger is President and Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary. He has written several books, including his latest Surviving Religion 101: Letters to a Christian Student on Keeping the Faith in College. He also runs his website, where he talks about exploring the origins of the New Testament canon and other biblical and theological issues. Check out Michael J. Kruger's book on Progressive Christianity here: https://www.amazon.com/Commandments-Progressive-Christianity-Cruciform-Quick/dp/194925321X Check out Kruger's website: https://www.michaeljkruger.com/   Kyle and Ethan give Michael a few icebreaker questions to help get to know him better. Michael gives some surprising answers to what he would be doing if he wasn't a president of a reformed university. Kyle and Ethan dive in deep to the 10 commandments of Progressive Christianity. Michael gives his explanation for the origin of where these commandments came from.  After hearing about the book, Kyle and Ethan dive into a game of Root Beer pong with Michael. They each take turns shooting ping pong balls and asking Michael questions about Theology, personal questions, and monkeys. Once they finish drinking all the cream soda, Kyle and Ethan transition to playing a Theology Simpsons trivia game with Michael.  In the Subscriber Portion, Ethan finds out about Michael's views on the canonization of the bible. Kyle finds out if Michael had a God's Not Dead experience while he was in college. Michael gives his grade on Church leadership in our current culture. Ethan and Kyle ask Michael the ever amazing 10 questions. 

The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson

Question: What is the preface to the Ten Commandments? Answer: The preface to the Ten Commandments is in these words, "I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house OF SLAVERY.� A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1267/westminster If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier: Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/ 5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/ Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/ Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson

Question: What is the sum of the Ten Commandments? Answer: The sum of the Ten Commandments is, "to love the Lord our God" with all our heart, all our soul, with all our strength, and with all our mind; and our neighbor as ourselves. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1267/westminster If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier: Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/ 5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/ Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/ Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

Messages | RHC
Feeling Failure. Receiving Grace.

Messages | RHC

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021


The giving of the Ten Commandments was a holy moment between God and Israel. 3500 years later the 10 Commandments are still a hot topic. In this message we process what the 10 Commandments are and what the impact in the life of a Christian is.

Wisdom's Echo
The Ten Commandments (Part 4) by Karl Whitehead

Wisdom's Echo

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 14:15


The Ten Commandments (Part 4) by Karl Whitehead

Growing in Grace
830. Things Seldom Heard in Church: Keeping Commandments - New Covenant Style

Growing in Grace

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 14:00


Calvary @ Phillipsburg
1689 2LBCF: On the Ten Commandments

Calvary @ Phillipsburg

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 39:56


The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson

Question: Where is the Moral Law summarily comprehended? Answer: The Moral Law is summarily comprehended in the Ten Commandments. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1267/westminster If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier: Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/ 5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/ Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/ Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

Community Bible Church
The Ten Commandments: Stealing Love

Community Bible Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 38:53


October 17th, 2021

Table Talk Radio
Show #S2E24: Church Signs, Bumper Stickers and Which Estate Mandates

Table Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 63:28


On today's episode of Table Talk Radio we discuss our Buzzwords and then listen to some voicemail to play Church Sign and Bumper Sticker Theology. Then we play Ten Commandments in the News by playing Which Estate.

Faithbridge Sermons
Thou Shall Not Steal: Part 1

Faithbridge Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 44:12


CLAY SCROGGINS // How To Be Human. As we continue our series on the Ten Commandments, Bible Teacher Clay Scroggins teaches about a perspective shift on the way you see your money that has the potential to change everything. Exodus 20:15.

Simplify
Sheep and Sons

Simplify

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 13:51


When one lost sheep comes back home, we dance. We rejoice. We break out the Dr. Pepper with Cream Soda. But what do you do when they don't? Jesus has a story for such a scenario. Listen to this week's episode to hear the story.    Purchase my brand new book Ten Words: a Practical Look at the Ten Commandments at https://pentecostalpublishing.com/products/ten-words Purchase the devotional Simplify—which launched the podcast— at https://pentecostalpublishing.com/search?q=simplify   Join me on 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

The Common Good Podcast
Craig Deall shares how Foundations for Farming is revolutionizing agriculture and sharing the Gospel in Zimbabwe, Brian and Aubrey discuss the importance of resolving bitterness, and they unpack “The Ten Commitments Behind the Ten Commandments” - Octo

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 54:56


(00:00-8:17): Brian and Aubrey discussed Bob Smietana's Religion News Service article, “Menlo Church investigation finds no direct evidence or disclosures of sexual abuse.” (8:17-19:42): Craig Deall, CEO of Foundations for Farming, joined Brian and Aubrey to talk about the work of Foundations for Farming in Zimbabwe and how the organization is  revolutionizing agriculture in that country and beyond.  Learn more about Foundations for Farming at foundationsforfarming.com and connect with Craig on Twitter at @Deallo1   (19:42-28:14): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on Dr. Sanjay Gupta's CNN article, “Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Why Joe Rogan and I sat down and talked -- for more than 3 hours.”  (26:00-36:31): Brian and Aubrey shared encouragement on dealing with bitterness.   (36:31-45:13): What can we learn about God from the Ten Commandments? Brian and Aubrey talked about this and commented on Andrew Wilson's Christianity Today article, “The Ten Commitments Behind the Ten Commandments.”  (45:13-54:56): Brian and Aubrey shared encouraging tweets from Scott Sauls, Derwin Gray, Sharon Hodde Miller, and Beth Moore.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Help Me Teach The Bible
Scott Redd on Deuteronomy (Re-release)

Help Me Teach The Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 58:22


In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy talks to Scott Redd, campus president and associate professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Redd is the author of the chapter on Deuteronomy in A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament: The Gospel Promised, edited by Miles Van Pelt.He describes Deuteronomy as “the hub around which the entire Old Testament revolves.” In this discussion, Redd describes how the Ten Commandments serve as a table of contents for much of the book of Deuteronomy. He also helps with handling hard issues in the book, such as its discussion of slavery and the stoning of a rebellious son.Resources on Deuteronomy:Sermons on Deuteronomy by Sandy WillsonDeuteronomy's Riches: A Conversation with Ajith FernandoThe Theology of Deuteronomy for Preachers  workshop by Gary MillarNew International Biblical Commentary: Deuteronomy  by Christopher WrightDeuteronomy (Apollos Old Testament Commentary)  by J. G. McConvilleDeuteronomy (Evangelical Press Study Commentary)  by John CurridDeuteronomy: Loving Obedience to a Loving God  by Ajith FernandoNow Choose Life: Theology and Ethics in Deuteronomy  by Gary Millar

Community Bible Church
The Ten Commandments: In His Heart

Community Bible Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 40:53


October 10th, 2021

Pathfinder Church Messages
Broken Heroes - Moses' Anger (Week 4)

Pathfinder Church Messages

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 38:20


Pathfinder Church | October 10, 2021 | Doug MaussMoses wrote the first five books of the Bible, led God's people for decades, and even came down from heaven to visit Jesus on earth (Matt. 17:3). Yet Moses was routinely angered by the “stiff-necked people” God asked him to lead. In his youth, he lashed out at injustice, accidentally killing a guard. He broke the tablets of the Ten Commandments in his wrath. And his anger problems culminated in his last days, when he performed a miracle in frustration, with a consequence that God forbade him from entering the promised land.Website | https://pathfinderstl.orgOnline Giving | https://pathfinderstl.org/givePodcasts | https://pathfinderstl.org/podcastsFacebook | https://facebook.com/pathfinderstlInstagram |  https://instagram.com/pathfinderstlSt. John School | http://stjls.orgContact Us | churchinfo@pathfinderstl.org

Christ Church Presbyterian | Charleston, SC
The Ten Commandments: Introduction and Overview

Christ Church Presbyterian | Charleston, SC

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021


Simplify
One More Is Too Many

Simplify

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 12:49


Suppose you had 100 sheep, and one of those little lambs is lost. What do you do? What do you do? Jesus asked and answered that question in Luke 15. Listen to this week's episode to hear the story.    Purchase my brand new book Ten Words: a Practical Look at the Ten Commandments at https://pentecostalpublishing.com/products/ten-words Purchase the devotional Simplify—which launched the podcast— at https://pentecostalpublishing.com/search?q=simplify   Join me on 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

The Sunday Scaries Podcast
The Dreaded Quarter-Life Crisis, Ten Commandments of Dinner Parties, and Styling Crewneck Sweatshirts

The Sunday Scaries Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 23:05


Ranking the best (and worst) ways to wear a classic crewneck sweatshirt, rules for hosts and guests of dinner parties, and a look at something we all inevitably go through in our 20s — the quarter-life crisis. Shop Sunday Scaries Scented Candles: www.vellabox.com/sundayscaries Support This Week's Sponsors Trade Coffee: www.drinktrade.com/scaries (first bag free + $5 off!) Honey: www.joinhoney.com/scaries (easily save on all your favorite sites!) Follow Along Sunday Scaries on Twitter: www.twitter.com/sundayscaries Sunday Scaries on Instagram: www.instagram.com/sunday.scaries Will deFries on Twitter: www.twitter.com/willdefries Will deFries on Instagram: www.instagram.com/willdefries Credits Podcast artwork by Alfonso Ruiz and Tristan Pigott All music by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

CrossPoint Baptist Church Worland
41 | Thou Shalt ... The Ten Commandments: Have No Other Gods Before Me | Exodus 20:1-3 | 10-10-2021

CrossPoint Baptist Church Worland

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 46:57


41 | Thou Shalt ... The Ten Commandments: Have No Other Gods Before Me | Exodus 20:1-3 | 10-10-2021

Today in the Word Devotional

Before the American Civil War, The Liberator was an influential weekly newspaper that campaigned for abolition. For 35 years, founder William Lloyd Garrison demanded the immediate emancipation of all American slaves. Though controversial, he stood his ground. As he wrote in the very first issue: “I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice.” The paper ceased publication at the end of 1865, its goal accomplished. Moses was chosen by God to accomplish the liberation of the Israelites from slavery. On October 3rd, he looked like a somewhat pathetic choice, but with God on his side, the slaves’ freedom was won, and decisively so. Everything happened just as the Lord decreed: The firstborn of Egypt were struck down, but Israelites with the lamb’s blood on their doorposts were spared (vv. 29–30). Egypt’s defeat was total and humiliating (vv. 31–32). Pharaoh who had said he would never see Moses again, on pain of death, was forced to summon him to the palace and set the Israelites free. He even requested that Moses bless him! The former slaves’ departure was rushed, just as God had said it would be (vv. 33–36). The Egyptians were somehow both afraid—please leave or we’ll all die—and “favorably disposed” toward the Israelites, showering them with gold, silver, and clothing: “So they plundered the Egyptians” (v. 36). The Israelites numbered 600,000 men, or in total probably about two million people. “Many other people” left with them, perhaps other slaves or even some converted Egyptians (vv. 37–39). There was no doubt who had won the victory: “The Lord kept vigil that night to bring them out of Egypt” (v. 42). Four hundred and thirty years of slavery came to a dramatic end! >> Though they take some artistic license, movies such as The Ten Commandments and The Prince of Egypt can help the life of Moses come alive for you and your family. Why not plan to watch one together?

Restitutio Classes
412 One God 2: Yahweh Our God, Yahweh Is One

Restitutio Classes

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 36:31


This is part 2 of the One God Over All class. This class is all about who God is. That Yahweh is our God and that Yahweh is one are truths we must take to heart if we want to think biblically about God. Today we’ll continue our march through the Hebrew Bible, stopping to Read more about 412 One God 2: Yahweh Our God, Yahweh Is One[…]

Restitutio
412 One God 2: Yahweh Our God, Yahweh Is One

Restitutio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 36:31


This is part 2 of the One God Over All class. This class is all about who God is. That Yahweh is our God and that Yahweh is one are truths we must take to heart if we want to think biblically about God. Today we’ll continue our march through the Hebrew Bible, stopping to Read more about 412 One God 2: Yahweh Our God, Yahweh Is One[…]

America's Living Foundations
Living in a World without the Ten Commandments – Part 4

America's Living Foundations

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 28:00


Join Pastor Ken Wilde and Winston Sanders as they discuss living in a country that appears to disregard the ten commandments. America’s Living Foundations airs every weekday at 1pm MST Learn more about the National Prayer Center founded by Pastor Ken in Washington D.C. at https://nationalprayerusa.com/

America's Living Foundations
Living in a World without the Ten Commandments – Part 3

America's Living Foundations

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 28:00


Join Pastor Ken Wilde and Winston Sanders as they discuss living in a country that appears to disregard the ten commandments. America’s Living Foundations airs every weekday at 1pm MST Learn more about the National Prayer Center founded by Pastor Ken in Washington D.C. at https://nationalprayerusa.com/

America's Living Foundations
Living in a World without the Ten Commandments – Part 2

America's Living Foundations

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 28:00


Join Pastor Ken Wilde and Winston Sanders as they discuss living in a country that appears to disregard the ten commandments. America’s Living Foundations airs every weekday at 1pm MST Learn more about the National Prayer Center founded by Pastor Ken in Washington D.C. at https://nationalprayerusa.com/

America's Living Foundations
Living in a World without the Ten Commandments – Part 1

America's Living Foundations

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 28:00


Join Pastor Ken Wilde and Winston Sanders as they discuss living in a country that appears to disregard the ten commandments. America’s Living Foundations airs every weekday at 1pm MST Learn more about the National Prayer Center founded by Pastor Ken in Washington D.C. at https://nationalprayerusa.com/

Just Start Real Estate with Mike Simmons
Former Bloomberg Exec and Expert Communicator Chuck Garcia

Just Start Real Estate with Mike Simmons

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 47:59


My guest today is Chuck Garcia. Chuck is the former head of Global Marketing at Bloomberg. He is also the Founder of Climb Leadership International and coaches executives on leadership development, public speaking, and emotional intelligence with his Empathetic Leadership Institute. Chuck is a professional speaker and has given keynotes in over twenty countries. He is also the Amazon best-selling author of A Climb to the Top and podcast host of the popular show of the same name. Chuck also teaches Leadership Communication at Columbia University's Graduate School of Engineering.   Chuck first shares his background story and how he went from Wall Street to entrepreneurship. He began his career on Wall Street, under the tutelage of Mike Bloomberg. Now, for those of you who might not know this, Mike Bloomberg was a presidential candidate and a Mayor of New York for three terms. He was also Chuck's boss for fourteen years, and Chuck shares that he learned more in one week under his tutelage than he did in four years of college. After 9/11, the day he was scheduled to speak on the hundred seventh floor of the World Trade Center, Chuck decided that it was time for a career change. So, he started his own company called Climb Leadership international. Today, he is a professional speaker, published author, and a professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Engineering where he teaches public speaking and emotional intelligence.   We then move on to discussing one of Chuck's biggest passions which is communication. He explains that throughout his education, he defined success as being at the top of his class, as many of us do. But after beginning his career on Wall Street, he came to realize that the people who were climbing the career ladder were not the best students, but they were powerful communicators. They were the ones who could read the room the best and who were the most dynamic speakers.    Next, we talk about key concepts of communication. Chuck shares that during his college years there was one course that made a huge impact on him and it was called the Art and Science of Debate. This course changed his career. Later, when he was working at Bloomberg's and speaking on stage, he had to find a way to connect to hundreds of different people at the same time. He experimented with a number of different methods, and he soon found his framework which he named Ten Commandments of Great Communicators. In his book A Climb to the Top, he gives an in-depth look at all ten commandments. Some of them are: the Primacy/Recency Effect, the observation that when people hear you speak they remember the first thing and the last thing that you say; Power of Emotional Appeal, that people gravitate to stories of struggle and challenge; the Power of the Pause, that by pausing you are showing consideration to the listener and giving them time to catch up and absorb the message.     Eventually, we talk about what emotional intelligence is and why it is important. Chuck explains that emotional intelligence addresses the social, personal, and survival dimensions of the emotions of an individual when they are going about their day. Emotional intelligence helps one to understand how to be self-aware. When it comes to teaching this class, Chuck explains that his students are likely to become amazing engineers but the higher they climb in their careers, the less engineering they'll do. Their job description is going to change midway through that ladder and they will feel ill-equipped. This is called the paradox of success: the skills that got you halfway are not the skills that get you all the way. As you move higher up that ladder, your communication skills become more and more important.    Lastly, we dive deeper into the metaphor behind Climb to the Top. Chuck explains that in his book he uses a climb to a mountain as a metaphor for career success. This all started after the tragic event of 9/11 when Chuck realized that we wanted to do more with his life. He decided to become a mountaineer. After climbing his first few mountains, he began to notice a pattern similar to the one in his career. He was climbing his way to the top, one step at a time, but he wasn't alone, he had a guide and people who helped him get to the top. So, he decided to be a guide for others.   Make sure you don't miss this incredibly fun and informative episode of the Just Start Real Estate Podcast with true expert communicator Chuck Garcia! Notable Quotes:   “If a man stands on integrity and he makes several billion dollars along the way, well isn't that the American dream?” Chuck Garcia   “As real estate investors, oftentimes we're taking something really bad that doesn't have the value it should and we create value and better communities.” Mike Simmons     “Career success is determined 5 percent by your academic credentials, 15 percent by your professional experiences, 15 percent by your natural ability, and 65 percent by your communication skills.” Chuck Garcia   “As I learned to become a more compelling communicator, I was finding what was working well on stage, was working well at home. And what worked well with my colleagues, worked well with my children. That's when the formula really hit me.” Chuck Garcia    “Just because one can speak doesn't mean one is a good speaker.” Chuck Garcia   “The really good people in the real estate business are very good listeners. They establish an emotional connection. They make you feel like the home you're about to purchase, that their happiness and success is as much at stake as yours.” Chuck Garcia    “I have no idea what I'm doing, but what I know is if I do it again, I'm going to suck a little less.” Chuck Garcia  Links: Chuck's Website Chuck on Facebook Chuck on Instagram  Chuck on LinkedIn Chuck on Twitter Climb To The Top Podcast  Climb Leadership Consulting A Climb to the Top: Communication & Leadership Tactics to Take Your Career to New Heights by Chuck Garcia How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie 7 Figure Flipping Return on Investments Just Start Real Estate JSRE on Facebook Mike on Facebook Mike on Instagram Mike on LinkedIn Mike on Twitter Level Jumping: How I Grew My Business to Over $1 Million in Profits in 12 Months

The Bart Ehrman Blog Podcast
Why these Caricatures of the Old Testament God? Guest post by Amy-Jill Levine; Jesus and the Ten Commandments

The Bart Ehrman Blog Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 21:51


The first reading (post published Sept 28, 2021) is a Guest Post by Amy-Jill Levine explaining why we sometimes think there are two contrasting Gods in the Old and New Testament. In the second reading (post published Oct 13, 2016) Dr. Ehrman begins a thread on Jesus' relationship with the Jewish law. Join the blog at https://ehrmanb.log.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and every post in the archives. Your entire minimal cost of membership goes to charity. https://ehrmanblog.org/why-these-caricatures-of-the-old-testament-god-guest-post-by-amy-jill-levine/ https://ehrmanblog.org/jesus-and-the-ten-commandments/

Harvest Community Church (PCA) in Omaha, NE
“The Blood of the Covenant” – Hebrews 9:15-28

Harvest Community Church (PCA) in Omaha, NE

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021


If you have bibles with you, I invite you to open them up with me to Hebrews 9:15-28. Hear now the word of the Lord. 15 Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant. 16 For where a will is involved, the death of the one who made it must be established. 17 For a will takes effect only at death, since it is not in force as long as the one who made it is alive. 18 Therefore not even the first covenant was inaugurated without blood. 19 For when every commandment of the law had been declared by Moses to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, 20 saying, “This is the blood of the covenant that God commanded for you.” 21 And in the same way he sprinkled with the blood both the tent and all the vessels used in worship. 22 Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins. 23 Thus it was necessary for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these rites, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24 For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. 25 Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the holy places every year with blood not his own, 26 for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, 28 so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. Hebrews 9:15-28, ESV One of the most precious doctrines, doctrines are referring to theological teachings that the church confesses, a theological teaching that we as Harvest Community profess, that Christians have professed for two thousand years, is a doctrine known as the penal substitutionary view of the atonement. Now you haven't heard that term before, you may assume that lies on the periphery of important Christian doctrine. In fact, the so-called penal substitutionary review of the atonement is no different doctrine of Christianity. In fact, it's the doctrine that lies at the heart of the gospel. So the basic question what are we saying when we refer happily the penal substitutionary view of the atonement? To affirm this doctrine, to break down the phraseology of it, is to say something very specific about the nature of Christ. In the particular it is to claim that when Christ died on the cross 2000 years ago, he first of all voluntarily died in our place. Hence, the word substitution. Then to pay the penalty for our sin by satisfying God's righteous requirements against sinners, hence penal, so that God's sinful people, you and I, could have peace and fellowship with God, hence, atonement. Now understand that this doctrine is predicated on a few assumptions. It's predicated on the assumption that we, as sinners who have rebelled against the holy God of the universe, deserve nothing less than the eternal wrath of God. When Christ entered into human history, he willingly took our place. He died in our place so that the punishment we rightly deserve for our sin was instead poured out to Jesus for all those who trusted him for salvation. This is indispensable. It's a thoroughly biblical doctrine, and we have to confess with every other Bible believing church. Yet, in some quarters over the last few decades, this doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement has sadly come under duress. Not because it's not a biblical doctrine. Again, it's a thorough biblical doctrine, but because it sounds far too harsh for many in our sanitized Western Conference. One theologian about 20 years ago or so who sadly rejects this doctrine, has characterized penal substitution as a teaching rooted in violence that imagines the cross as a form of cosmic child abuse, with the Father pouring out his wrath on the Son. Now there are a legion of problems with that kind of characterization, but the fact of the matter is that this very biblical doctrine that we know as penal substitutionary atonement assumes both a certain view of God, God's character, and a certain view of human sin and humanity, which is simply unpalatable to many people in our western context. You see, when we turn to the Bible, whether we're talking about the Old Testament or the New Testament, one thing we find all over the place is that the shedding of blood is really important and it's really pervasive. Now we could turn to Leviticus, for example, and read all about the various animals that had to be slaughtered. We could turn to Leviticus and read all about all of the various sacrifices that had to be offered, all the animals that had to be slaughtered, and all the blood that had to be poured out at the altar. Or on the other side of the Bible we could turn to Revelation and read about how, after the great harvest of the Earth, a veritable sea of blood as high as a horse's bridle that comprise an area of one hundred and eighty four square miles filled the earth. Now these ideas of sacrifice and the shedding of blood, the pinnacle of which is Christ penal substitutionary death on the cross are frankly a bit difficult for many in our modern world to accept even professing Christians. Yet, even if you rightly profess the doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement as biblical and necessary, which it most certainly is, perhaps all of this imagery of blood and sacrifice in the Bible raises the question for you. Why? Why was it necessary for blood to be spilled in a sacrificial system of the Old Testament? Ultimately, why was it necessary for Christ to die? After all, God is God, and if you wanted to forgive sin, why couldn't he just snap his fingers and forgive our sin? Why does God's wrath need to be satisfied, and why does all of this blood have to be shed? Well, fortunately, our passage this morning addresses many of these questions, and for all of the weedy details that we have to work through, its main point couldn't be simpler. That is Christ Jesus had to die. And that's our big idea this morning, Christ had to die. As we work through a passage, we're going to home in on three specific reasons for why Christ had to die. Now again, we might imagine if we were to answer this question in a vacuum, why did Christ have to die? A number of reasons we could give, but just sticking to the text. What we find are three specific reasons given to us in Hebrews by the author in this text for why Christ had to die. 1. Christ had to Die so that We Could Receive 2. Christ had to Die in Order to Represent Us in Heaven 3. Christ had to Die so that He Could Return Christ had to Die so that We Could Receive So first, Christ had to die so that we could receive. Now notice when our passage opens, our author reminds us of something that we've heard a number of times already in Hebrews, he says, right out of the gate that Christ is the mediator of the new covenant. Now to review because this is an important concept, a mediator is someone who stands between two parties. In this case, Jesus Christ, the eternal son of God, stands between God and mankind in order to represent us, the people of God, before God. So that we could draw boldly near to God, near to the throne of grace, unencumbered by the defilement of our sin. This is exactly the privilege that we have in the new covenant. Through Christ, we are invited as the people of God to draw near to God. We have the promise that when we lift up our prayers to the Lord in the name of Jesus Christ, that he hears our many prayers. Also that we sojourn this world with security and belonging in an otherwise insecure and lonely world, because Christ Jesus in the new covenant claims you and me and the church as his own. For all of these great blessings that we enjoy in the so-called new covenant, we learned that before any of that belong to us, before any of that was ours, that Christ Jesus had to spill his blood. The first thing we learned in our passage is that Christ had to spill his blood specifically for us to receive forgiveness of sins. The forgiveness of sins that all of us so desperately need. In order to give us the forgiveness promised in the new covenant, it was required that the mediator, Jesus Christ, spill his blood. But if you look further down in your text, if you're following along with me beginning in 18, we're going to skip around for just a second. Our author tells us that this concept of shedding of blood, which we read all about in the book of Hebrews, how Christ had to shed his blood. Well, we learned that in one sense, this was nothing new because the shedding of blood was characteristic of the so-called first covenant too. Now we've encountered this language of first covenant elsewhere in Hebrew, so you get that language here in verse 18. When our author talks about the first covenant, well, he doesn't view the covenant that God entered into with Israel all the way back towards the beginning of the Bible, all the way back in the Book of Exodus, which we sometimes call the covenant with Moses. Different names, but same covenant, first covenant, covenant with Moses same deal. In verses 19 through 22 of our passage our author reflects on a few chapters in the book of Exodus that tell us about what happened when this covenant with Moses, this first covenant, was ratified or inaugurated. Now, to give some brief biblical theology, we find that throughout the scripture, as God enters into a series of unified covenants with his people. It's a way of advancing his singular promises over time. A covenant is a way of securing a special relationship with a people, and the Lord enters into a series of these covenants with his people in the Bible. He enters into a special relationship with Abraham and his descendants, all the way back in Genesis chapter 12. He enters into a covenant with Moses and the nation of Israel, and that's the one that our author reflects upon as he looks back a few thousand years from when he writes. Then there was a covenant that came later with King David and his sons. With each of these covenant administrations, as we call them, there were formalizing events that accompanied the start of each of these covenants. In verses 19 through 22 of our passage, our author is reflecting on the formalizing event of the first covenant of the Mosaic covenant. Now, if we were to go back in the Book of Exodus, we would find that the formalization of this covenant when this Mosaic covenant, the first covenant actually began, happened right at the start of Exodus 19. Now, as the story goes, some 50 days after God miraculously delivered his people out of slavery and captivity and Egypt well, he gathered them to a certain place in the desert, a place we know as Mount Sinai. Through Moses, God had some really important things to say to Israel at Mount Sinai. First, he reminded them how he just saved them, 50 days earlier out of Egypt, all by himself. When they were laboring in Egypt for 400 years in slavery, the Lord stepped in when they did nothing to deserve it and pulled them out of slavery and captivity without them contributing a single thing to their salvation. Then he called them as his people, as his treasured possession to be his own and so to walk, according to his law. After the Lord issues these things, the people of Israel respond, This God seems pretty good to us, so all that the Lord has spoken, we're going to do it. We're going to do it, they say in Exodus 9:8. Well, following this enactment of the so-called first covenant, Moses, what does he do? Well, he goes up on a mountain, Mount Sinai, and he meets with God one on one. It's on Sinai that Moses received the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20, followed by a variety of other specific laws in Exodus 21 to 23. Then in Exodus 24, Moses descends down the mountain, he tells Israel all that God commanded for them, and then Israel responds once again with these ominous words. They say, "All the words that the Lord has spoken, we will do." Before the covenant was finally ratified, before it was finally stamped as the start of it, one more thing had to be done. The next morning, Moses wakes up early in the morning and he offers a number of sacrifices to the Lord. He builds an altar at the foot of Sinai. He offers oxen on it. He pours out animal blood on the altar and then he sprinkles blood on God's people and on the book of the law that was just received. Now this is the event that our author reflects upon in our passage in Hebrews and verses 19 through 20. It leaves us with the question I think why all the blood? Why was it necessary that this covenant ratifying ceremony be accompanied by so much blood? Well, the blood symbolized two really important things for God's people to understand. One reason was that the blood symbolized the penalty for breaking the covenant. Understand that God is holy and that God requires those who bear his name, Israel, be holy too. For God to be the perfect God of justice means that he can't just let lawbreaking and unholiness slide under the rug. Otherwise, he just wouldn't be the God of perfect justice. After all, we would never consider a judge to be just in our own day if he gave a criminal a free pass. Now we may quarrel from time to time over what might be a just sentence in any given situation. However if a judge failed to uphold the law at all in view of the clear guilt of a criminal, well, we probably wouldn't consider that person to be a just judge in the slightest. So too, with God. This is why God couldn't just ignore sin. His reputation depended upon it, because perfect justice requires that infractions against an infinitely holy God, be paid with life. This is what all the shed blood so vividly demonstrated. It demonstrated that sin is no light matter. That sin is an infraction against an infinite holy God. That sin requires that blood be shed. On the other hand, just as blood pictured quite potently, the penalty for breaking the covenant. Well, it also foreshadowed it looked forward to a provision, the provision that God would one day make for sinners in the person and work of Jesus Christ. The blood that was spilled at the start of the Covenant with Moses and throughout the long thousand year run of the Covenant of Moses may have been a stark reminder of judgment. It also pointed to the means of our salvation as well. Understand that it wouldn't take long for Israel after twice repeating that they would do everything that God commanded for them to break their end of the bargain. It's a pretty drastic way too. They transgressed God's perfect law, and every one of them as a result deserved to die a sinner's death. Though they violated their end of the deal and friends, though we violate our end of the bargain each and every day too, God wouldn't violate his end of the deal. After all, he bound himself to his people by way of covenant. In the fullness of time, he would send his son to be the perfect sacrifice, to do what the bloody sacrifices under the Mosaic Law could never do. That is bring about true and lasting forgiveness to sinners like you and me. The provision for sin that God's people under the Mosaic Covenant desperately needed and the provision for sin for our sin that we desperately need to be found only in Jesus Christ, our Lord, who died in order that we might live. Christ shed his blood in order to inaugurate a better covenant, the new covenant, a covenant that was better than the first one. In doing so, the sins of all of God's people past, present and future have been completely 100 percent forgiven for all those who put their trust in Jesus Christ. Just as Christ spilled his blood so that God could forgive, well, so too, we learn as we continue in our passage that he also spilled his blood so that he could give. Now, if you look at verses 16 through 17 in our passage and skipping back to the beginning again, our author gives us another important perspective on Christ's death. He relates Christ's death to that of a last will and testament. Now, many of you probably know what a will is. I'm sure some of you probably even have wills as well. In a will, we bequeath property and that property that belongs to us, we bequeathed to other people. Usually, it's other family members. We sometimes call those other family members or people who get some of our inheritance, heirs. They are heirs to the estate when what they will receive eventually one day is called an inheritance. Of course, we also know that heirs don't actually receive their inheritance ordinarily until the one who bequeathed them their inheritance dies. Well, this is the background in verses 16 through 17, when an author tells us that a will takes effect only at death. Only then is the inheritance actually released and distributed to the heirs. When Jesus Christ spilled his blood for you and me, we who belong to Christ, we who, as the Apostle Paul tells us, are heirs according to promise, we received an inheritance, too. That begs the question what is this promised eternal inheritance that we receive as a result of Christ shed blood and broken body? Well, there are various blessings that are part of this inheritance we receive. One theologian, Charles Hodge, mentions things like justification that is being forgiven of our sins and being declared righteous in God's sight. It includes reconciliation with God, that is being put in a right relationship with God once again. It also includes a title to eternal life, the hope of eternal life that we look forward to after death. We could also add to this list things like adoption that is becoming members of God's family as well. Above everything else, the chief blessing that binds all of these other blessings together is Jesus Christ himself. Because every other blessing bequeathed to us in the new covenant flows from the inheritance that is the person of Jesus Christ. Now, as a quick aside, I've been told that there are these certain vacation destinations around the world that are known as all-inclusive. I've never been to one before, but I'm told there are these magical places, typically an exotic or remote locations, where you pay one lump sum and when you arrive, you don't have to pay for anything else. Sounds kind of magical to me. All the food you could ever want is covered. Every activity or excursion you could ever want to do is covered. Transportation is covered, your room is covered. There's nothing, while you're there, that you have to pay for. Nothing that you have to go outside the all- inclusive to get. It's all at your fingertips and you shouldn't have to procure a credit card at any point in your stay. This is how our inheritance in Christ works, too. After all, the Apostle Peter tells us that his divine power has granted us all things, not just some things, not just most things, all things that pertain to life and godliness. The Apostle Paul tells us that in Christ are hidden all the treasures, not some of the treasures, not most of the treasures, all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Brothers and sisters Christ Jesus, who we receive as covenant members of the new covenant, is the whole package. When we identify with Christ through faith alone, he gives us everything that the God sized hole in the human heart could ever want. He gives us meaning and purpose so that we don't need to frantically look for it in our vocations. He gives us the kind of belonging and security that we could never find, even in our most intimate partners on Earth. He gives us forgiveness and rest from the toil and endlessly trying to make ourselves acceptable or worthy in his eyes or in the eyes of the world. Brothers and sisters Christ had to die so that we could receive and when we place our faith in Jesus Christ, well, that's exactly what happens. Boy, do we receive. The exhortation from this first point, then in one sense, it's quite simple. Put away your idols. Brothers and sisters stop hedging all your bets by claiming Christ on the one hand, but then chasing after so many other lovers, on the other hand. Look to the one who gives, look to the one who gives lavishly, look to the one who shed his blood to give, and who gives without us having to do a single thing other than faith alone to receive it. Look to Jesus Christ friends and be satisfied in the God who gives? Christ had to Die to Represent Us in Heaven So Christ had to die so that we could receive, that's our first point. But as we continue in our passage, we hear of a second reason for why Christ had to spill his blood and die on a cross as well. That is, second, Christ had to die in order to represent us in heaven. Now, there's a particularly powerful scene that unfolds later in the Bible, specifically in Revelation chapter five. There the Apostle John, who's peering into the Heavenly Holy of Holies, he sees the slain lamb, Jesus Christ, make his approach to the throne of God. To give a little bit of context after weeping in heaven, in despair that no one was found worthy in heaven to open this scroll and look into it, his eyes suddenly pivot when he sees the lamb of God, Jesus Christ, standing as a slain sacrifice. This lamb then makes his approach to the throne. He takes the scroll from the hand of God, and then all of the heavens erupt in a chorus of praise. Well, that event that John sees unfold in dramatic, symbolic fashion in heaven is the same event that our author now describes in verses 23 through 26 of our passage, albeit from a slightly different angle. Now, we've already heard in Hebrews that when Christ shed his blood, he ascended into the more perfect tent, that is into heaven itself. Remember, our author has made the argument a number of times in Hebrews already that the tabernacle, this mobile tent of worship in the Mosaic Covenant where all the Leviticus priests ministered and offered sacrifices. It was great, but it was only a copy or a blueprint. As carefully constructed and as outwardly ornate as this thing called the Tabernacle in the Old Covenant was, it was only ever supposed to be a replica of the genuine, heavenly tabernacle made without hands. Even though the earthly tabernacle was a replica, well, it was still a serious matter under the Covenant of Moses to draw near to God in it. If we were to go back to the Pentateuch, Exodus and Leviticus, we would see that the Levitical priests had to offer a lot of blood in this tabernacle. Day after day, year after year, they'd have to offer a blood upon blood upon blood to cover the sins of God's people. Blood was sprinkled everywhere. Even the priest's clothes were sprinkled in blood. By one account, over the entire life of the sacrificial system, which would have been close to about a thousand years, over one million animals were eventually sacrificed. That's a lot of blood. Again, all of this points to the fact that human sin is so serious that drawing near to God, even in a divinely instituted copy, because that's all the tabernacle was, required that all of that blood be spilled. Yet, as necessary as all that blood was to enter the copy, there's no chance in the world that it would have gotten you access into the real deal in heaven itself. This is why our author tells us that it was necessary, it had to happen, that the heavenly things would be purified with better sacrifices than the blood of bulls and goats in the old covenant. So what was this better sacrifice? Well, of course it was Jesus. It was Jesus himself who entered heaven after spilling his blood on the cross. Not by virtue of the blood of bulls and goats, but by virtue of his own sinless, undefined blood. Remember that scene that we just referenced a moment ago in Revelation five were the slain lamb made his approach to throne of God? Well, because of the nature of the sacrifice that Christ offered as the sinless eternal one, he was able to go where no one else, even the most morally upstanding person you could think of would ever dare to go. Yet, remarkably, when Christ entered into heaven after paying the debt that we could never pay, we read in our passage that he didn't do this for his sake alone. Our author tells us that he entered into heaven itself in, verse 24, now to appear in the presence of God. That's literally before the face of God. Here's the important phrase, "on our behalf." Understand that Christ didn't ascend into heaven in order to leave us in the rearview mirror. Christ didn't ascend to get away from us and all of the baggage that we bring to the table. Remember what Christ said in his parting words to his disciples in Matthew, 28? Well, he said, "I am with you always to the end of the age." By his spirit, friends, Christ is with us right now on Earth. In heaven the resurrected and ascended Christ represents us. He advocates for us and he invites us to lay our many prayers at the foot of his throne. There's a story from the Bible, which I think at this point is particularly instructive to illustrate all of this. Earlier in the Bible, in the life of Joseph, this can be found in the latter part of Genesis. We read a story about when Joseph had been unjustly imprisoned, that there was a glimmer of hope at one point during his time in prison when he met two fellow prisoners who were Pharaoh's chief cup bearer on the one hand and Pharaoh's chief baker on the other. Now these two people, the chief cup bearer and the chief baker, they were one day serving in the courts of the King of Egypt, pretty high up, and then, for whatever reason, they were thrown in prison where they were now sharing a cell with Joseph. As the story goes, and many of you probably know the story, is that one evening these two prisoners dreamed a dream, and when they awoke from their dream, they were disturbed and they were confounded by the dream symbolic nature. They had no idea what their dreams meant, but they suspected that they were probably pretty important. So one thing leads to another and in steps Joseph to interpret their dreams. First, he hears the chief cup bearer, relay all the details of his dream, and then Joseph tells him the good news that what his dream looks forward to is something that will happen. In three days' time, he will be released from prison and all things will be back to normal for the chief cup bearer. In just three days, he'd be vindicated. He'd be released from prison. He'd get to go, continue to work in the courts of the King of Egypt, Pharaoh, and all would be well for the good old chief cup bearer. After interpreting his dream, Joseph has a request for the chief cup bearer. You might know what he says. He says this, "Remember me when it is well with you, and please do me the kindness to mention me to Pharaoh and so get me out of this house." The cup bearer is a well-connected man. He some of the closest access that you could get to somebody calling the shots in a kingdom. He's the chief cup bearer. He ministers in the courts of Pharaoh. So Joseph asks that he advocate on his behalf, when in three days' time he gets to go in and minister in Pharaoh's courts once again. What happens? Well, the narrative ends on a dull note when we read that when the chief cup bearer was released, he, "Did not remember Joseph, but forgot him." There was no one to advocate for Joseph's innocence, and as a result, he sat in the despair of prison for another two years. In stark contrast to this, the good news of the gospel is that in our guilt, there is one who has not forgotten us. Brothers and sisters, rest assured that Christ has not forgotten any of his people. Jesus Christ tells us as much in John's 6:39, when he declares to his disciples, "and this is the will of him who sent me that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me but raise it up in the last day." Therefore, we need not be overwhelmed by anxiety when we see the church under duress, possibly concerned with whether or not Jesus' church could ever endure the various onslaughts from the world she faces. We do not fear whether the escalating pool of secularism and worldliness is somehow overpowering Christ's hold on his church. As isolating him as life can sometimes feel for some of you, know that you have not slipped the mind of your advocate. Christ has ascended by virtue of his own perfect blood and from heaven he holds us fast and will by no means relinquish control of any of his saints, any of those who he has already claimed as his own. As we continue our text our author than roots, this security of ours even deeper when he tells us that unlike the Levitical priest who enter the tabernacle repeatedly, they went in and out year after year with bloody sacrifices in tow. Well, Christ, he doesn't need to enter heaven repeatedly. In fact, if this were the case, our author reasons, that would imply that Christ would have to suffer repeatedly since he'd be sacrificing himself over and over again too. Now the Levitical priest they had to offer sacrifices repeatedly, but for Christ, his blood was so effective that it was able to cover the sins of every Old Testament believer, every sin of every believer who has lived in a two thousand years since his first advent, and every sin of every believer yet to be born until the second advent. In heaven, our Lord Jesus sits enthroned. His work is done. Ss a result, he claims us as his own. This is why he had to shed his blood so that he could enter heaven and be our advocate in the heavenly places. That is what he does right now. Christ had to Die so that He Could Return Before we close out our study of this passage, we're then given implicitly one more reason for why Christ had to die. Third, Christ had to die so that he could return. Later in the Bible and this happens in Luke's gospel, when a priest named Zachariah enters the temple one evening to offer incense, well, we learn that there was a crowd while he was ministering in the holy place in the temple, there was a crowd outside the temple praying. Now, Luke doesn't tell us in that narrative what they prayed, and so we can't be certain. Jewish tradition suggests that when a crowd of people gathered outside the temple when the priest was inside, they prayed for God to accept the priest's offering. In the process, they waited expectantly for the priest's return. If the priests offered the right sacrifices, according to the law, that's what would happen. His offering would be accepted and then he would emerge out of the temple to the relief of the crowd of onlookers. In short, the return of the priest was what the people of God hoped for every single day as they waited outside the tabernacle and temple, prayerfully hoping that their sacrifice would be accepted. Likewise, the return of our great high priest, Jesus Christ, is what we anticipate too. Yet for us understand that there's no apprehension or doubt connected with his return. After all, if Christ offered the perfect sacrifice, which the scriptures loudly proclaim that he has, then we can trust that it's inevitable. It's guaranteed that Christ will one day emerge from the heavenly Holy of Holies to the praise of his people too. Now earlier in our text, back in verse 26, our author told us that Christ shed his blood for our salvation. Then he used this phrase, "at the end of the ages." Now that was two thousand years ago, right when Christ shed his blood. According to the New Testament, the time between Christ's first advent and his second is a time that's ubiquitously referred to as the last days. According to the New Testament, we're actually living in the last days right now. Now, of course, that doesn't mean that we know how many 24 hour days we have left until Christ comes again. That's not a call for us to try to wildly calculate when Christ is going to come again. It does mean that there is no more redemptive work that has to happen again until Christ returns. In God's economy the next best thing, the next big thing, rather that we anticipate as the people of God will believe it or not, it's not the next election. It's not the College Football National Championship, especially because Nebraska is not going to be in it. It's not so many of the things that we care so deeply about in this world. Now, of course, it's OK to care about those things. It's not bad to care about those things, but those just aren't the kind of things that should take the lead in shaping the most powerful affections that we have. These aren't the kind of things that that should inform the most important decisions we make in the world. Only Christ, and specifically the hope of Christ's second, advent, the hope of Christ appearing a second time should take pride of place in the life of the church in shaping how we walk in these last days. In summary, the promise that flows from the acceptance of Christ's perfect Blood in heaven is that he is going to come again. As we, as his people are call, we as his people wait for that. The New Testament calls us to wait expectantly for that day to arrive. Application Now on the one hand, implicit in that promise is the urgent call for any of you who really don't know Christ Jesus right now to identify with him by faith alone while there's still time. Now author already told us in verse 27 that you're going to die, you will die. You can't avoid it. After you die, our author tells us, comes judgment. Are you ready for that? If you're not, if you're not trusting in Christ right now, well, that the appeal would be to live expectantly right now by putting your trust in the only one who has done everything necessary to appease the wrath of God for his people. Don't trust in your knowledge to save you. Don't trust in your affluence to save you. Trust in Christ, who alone has the power to save all those he advocates for before the Father in heaven right now. On the other hand, even if you really do identify with Christ by faith alone right now, ask yourself, how am I expectantly waiting for his return right now? Are you harboring grudges and bitterness against your brothers and sisters in Christ or are you learning to forgive one another by pursuing reconciliation as much as it depends on yourself? Are you letting sin fester in your lives and assuming that because no one has seen it in its full ugliness and no one has called you out on it that it must not be a big deal? Or are you constantly learning to put to death that sin that belonged to your former life? The great high priest, Jesus Christ, shed his blood for you and for me. He had to so that we could be saved. He had to so that he could ascend to heaven and he had to so that he could come again. That's what we eagerly anticipate on this side of glory. But are you ready for that day? As we live on this side of glory secured by his blood and yet eagerly awaiting his return, well let me make this final appeal to us in closing. Church learned to be a non-anxious presence in this world. Now, I'm sure I never lived under the Mosaic Covenant so I can't guarantee, but I'm almost certain that it would have been a sight to behold to be an Israelite worshipper during the old covenant. To see the care that was taken in worship and everything from the construction of the place of worship, to all the bells and smells that surrounded the worship ceremony. I can imagine that all of that would have reinforced the gravitas of worship. It would have been hard to avoid that conclusion. Yet I can also imagine a certain level of anxiety accompanying that whole process too. After all, what happened if one of the priests who was supposed to be representing you, what happened if he messed up one of the sacrifices he offered? Well, that happened in Leviticus Chapter 10, Nadab and Abihu were consumed by fire. The whole system, in other words, was marked by care, there were also severe consequences, too. While care and consequences are no less present in a new covenant, we just don't need to worry in Jesus Christ, whether or not our high priest will make a mistake. Because Jesus blood was already offered, it was already accepted. We already have an advocate in heaven. We are already secure in him, and we already have the promise that one day Jesus Christ our Lord will emerge from the heavenly Holy of Holies to save those who are eagerly awaiting his return. So as we live our lives until that day, understand that we have no reason to be overcome with paralyzing anxiety in the present. Sure, there's a lot to be anxious about in this world. There are global anxieties. There are individual anxieties. But while we could so easily lose ourselves down the endless rabbit trails of anxiety that are ubiquitous in our world, our passenger reminds us that because the blood of Jesus Christ has been shed, we have been freed to be a non-anxious presence in this world. We've been freed from proving ourselves before God and others, and instead we take to heart Christ advocacy for us in heaven and the identity he gives us on Earth. We've been freed from anxiously caring so much about our reputation or our own comforts. In Christ we've been freed to love and to look outside of ourselves and begin to serve as a people who have already had every single one of our most deeply felt spiritual needs already met in the perfect shed blood of Jesus Christ our Lord. So whatever the paralyzing fear is, that may have taken root in your heart. Maybe fears that you're bringing into the church with you this morning. Trust in the one who offered his blood on your behalf will in Jesus Christ, hold you fast and he will one day bring you and me and his church into our glorious home. Pray with me. Gracious, Heavenly Father, Lord, we come across these images of blood so often in the scriptures, and we confess that sometimes in our context, that imagery doesn't sit quite well with us. Yet we pray that you would remind us as we continue to encounter that imagery, as we read your word, as we study your words, we hear your word preached and read that you would remind us through it of the seriousness of our sin. The fact that sin is no light matter, but also that you would remind us that we have an advocate. We have one in the heavenly places who's already paid for all of our sin by his precious blood, who holds us fast in heaven, and who will one day bring us home. Lord Jesus, I pray you to remind us of these great benefits that are ours in the new covenant. Benefits that we have not earned, but benefits that we have received through faith alone in Jesus Christ, our Lord. In whose name we pray. Amen.

Cross & Crown Church Sermons
Image & Life - The Ten Commandments

Cross & Crown Church Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021


Week 7 of the Ten Commandments

Simplify
Clear the Stones

Simplify

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 10:45


Jerusalem didn't look anything like everyone used to remember. It was just a pile of rubble and ruin, but it was about to be so much to so many more. Listen to this week's episode to hear the story.    Purchase my brand new book Ten Words: a Practical Look at the Ten Commandments at https://pentecostalpublishing.com/products/ten-words Purchase the devotional Simplify—which launched the podcast— at https://pentecostalpublishing.com/search?q=simplify   Join me on 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

Wisdom's Echo
The Ten Commandments (Part 3) by Karl Whitehead

Wisdom's Echo

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 18:11


The Ten Commandments (Part 3) by Karl Whitehead

Commuter Bible NT
Matthew 5

Commuter Bible NT

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 9:36


As the new and better Moses, Jesus ascends a mountain and delivers the Word of God, only this time instead of being delivered on stone tablets, God's Word is delivered directly from the mouth of God the Son. This section of Scripture is called “The Sermon on the Mount” and contains highly concentrated dose of Jesus' teachings. Beginning with a section we call “The Beatitudes” Jesus pronounces unexpected blessing upon unlikely people. Later, he declares that he has not come to abolish the Law, but to fulfill it, and this he does perfectly, surpassing the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees. With this in mind, Christ enhances portions of the Ten Commandments to include the sins of the heart.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Aaron Colyer and the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

DIE-ALOGUE: a true crime conversation
Nick Emel | 10ish Podcast + Top 10 Modern Cults

DIE-ALOGUE: a true crime conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 88:45


It's a DIE-ALOGUE first! A top 10 list brought in part by my guest, Nick Emel, one host of the super cool show, 10ish Podcast. Nick brings me 5 cults from the year 2000- Present, and I prepared 5 from the years 1980-1999. I don't think you'll have heard of many of these?Listen and quiz yourself, but later on, refer back to the show notes for the full Top 10 list below, complete with our research sources.You can learn and enjoy a variety (like over 150) of Top 10 lists on Nick and his co-host Brandon bring a new Top 10 list every Wednesday!You can learn more about then listen to their show here: https://www.10ishpod.com/blogAnd listen/watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/10ishpodcastYou can follow them on social media with the handle: @10ishpodFeatured podcast promo: Resolved Mysteries Podcast! Learn more + listen here: https://resolvedmysteriespodcast.com/TOP 10 MODERN CULT COMPLETE LIST:1. World Peace and Unification Sanctuary Church2. Breatharianism3. Love Has Won4. Movement For The Restoration of The 10 Commandments5.Joy of Satan6. God's Salvation Church, aka Chen Tao or the True Way Cult7. Knutby Filadelfia (a.k.a. Knutbydramat)8. Ho No Hana9. The True Russian Orthodox Church10. NXIVM You can get early, ad free episodes, plus exclusive bonus episodes when you become a DIE-HARD on #patreon. https://www.patreon.com/diealogueReview the show on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/die-alogue-a-true-crime-conversation/id1470890320Follow @diealoguepod on IG/Twitter/FBShare an episode you love on social media + tag @diealoguepodShare the show with your friends, family, foes, + true crime communities.Thank you so much for joining me in these conversations. You can always reach out to me via my website:https://www.rebekahsebastian.com/discover/#contactI love hearing from you and I am grateful that you join me in these killer conversations.EPISODE SOURCES:https://www.vox.com/22195361/cult-stories-like-nxivm-documentarieshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knutby_murderhttps://www.tellerreport.com/news/2021-03-28-what-really-happened-in-knutby-in-january-2004----the-documentary-series-shows-blood-work-material-that-was-not-even-seen-in-court.Hk349_ANd.html EPISODE SOURCEShttps://www.vox.com/22195361/cult-stories-like-nxivm-documentarieshttp://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/11/15/doomsday.cult/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_Russian_Orthodox_Church https://www.economist.com/the-economist-explains/2014/01/09/what-do-satanists-believehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_of_Satan_Ministrieshttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/love-has-won-mother-god-cult-b1858639.htmlhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/05/05/love-has-won-cult-leader-dead/https://www.denverpost.com/2021/05/16/love-has-won-cult-mother-god/ https://www.thedailybeast.com/mummified-cultists-corpse-found-with-glitter-makeup-but-no-eyes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Has_Won https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/style/wp/2018/05/21/feature/two-sons-of-rev-moon-have-split-from-his-church-and-their-followers-are-armed/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Tao_(True_Way_Cult)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movement_for_the_Restoration_of_the_Ten_Commandments_of_Godhttps://www.pri.org/stories/2017-07-11/apocalyptic-korean-christian-group-goes-different-names-critics-say-its-just-culthttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/14/living-on-light-without-foodhttps://www.grunge.com/237909/this-is-how-the-ho-no-hana-cult-started/http://tcsidewalks.blogspot.com/2009/03/texan-cult-of-week-gods-salvation.htmlhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movement_for_the_Restoration_of_the_Ten_Commandments_of_Godhttps://www.cesnur.org/testi/uganda_002.htmYou can get early, ad free episodes, plus exclusive bonus episodes when you become a DIE-HARD on #patreon. https://www.patreon.com/diealogueReview the show on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/die-alogue-a-true-crime-conversation/id1470890320Follow @diealoguepod on IG/Twitter/FBShare an episode you love on social media + tag @diealoguepodShare the show with your friends, family, foes, + true crime communities.Thank you so much for joining me in these conversations. You can always reach out to me via my website:https://www.rebekahsebastian.com/discover/#contactI love hearing from you and I am grateful that you join me in these killer conversations.

Community Bible Church
The Ten Commandments: The Keys and the Sword

Community Bible Church

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 43:26


September 26h, 2021

Catechized
5.15 The Ninth Commandment

Catechized

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 65:23


WSC Question 76 and 77 discussion - 03:11WSC Question 78 discussion - 36:51Questions with the Catechumens - 52:42Send questions to: catechized@gmail.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/catechizedpodTwitter: https://twitter.com/catechizedpodWebsite: catechized.org

Cross & Crown Church Sermons
Family Glory - The Ten Commandments

Cross & Crown Church Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021


Week 6 of the Ten Commandments

Simplify
There‘s Still No Place Like Home

Simplify

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 10:20


The first day of fall has come and gone. That means the summer has ended and so have all the camps. But fret not, fear not, God gave us a gift for the seasons beyond the summer. Listen to this week's episode to hear the story.    Purchase my brand new book Ten Words: a Practical Look at the Ten Commandments at https://pentecostalpublishing.com/products/ten-words Purchase the devotional Simplify—which launched the podcast— at https://pentecostalpublishing.com/search?q=simplify   Join me on 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

Masculine Journey Radio's Podcast 28min
What Causes God to Listen

Masculine Journey Radio's Podcast 28min

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 27:21


Welcome to Masculine Journey fellow adventurers! The theme of listening continues this week. This time the guys talk about what causes God to listen. The clips are from "Interview With God," and "The Ten Commandments." The journey continues, so grab your gear and be blessed, right here on the Masculine Journey Radio Show. Be sure to check out our other podcasts, Masculine Journey After Hours and Masculine Journey Joyride.

TRUTH2U Radio
The Text Of The Moses Scroll – Episode #10 – Ross K Nichols

TRUTH2U Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021


On the lid of the Ark of the Covenant are two formed images of heavenly creatures known as Cherubim. They guard the two stone tablets upon which God inscribed the Ten Commandments. The first of these commandments states “You shall not make for yourselves a carved thing or any formed thing which is in the […]

Thru the Bible on Oneplace.com

God gives Israel what they asked forthe Ten Commandments. Follow along as Dr. McGee warns us not to mix the Law and grace into the same system and teaches us how the Ten Commandments really symbolize mankind's desperate need for a Savior.

The Verdict with Pastor John Munro Podcast
The Greatest Commandment: Love, Pt. 2

The Verdict with Pastor John Munro Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 25:00


Jesus explains that love is at the heart of the Ten Commandments. And the more we love God, the more we'll love others. On this episode of The Verdict, Pastor John Munro will explore how to love God in every aspect of our lives. Are you trying to live by following rules or are you living under grace?

The Verdict with Pastor John Munro Podcast
The Greatest Commandment: Love, Pt. 1

The Verdict with Pastor John Munro Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 24:41


By now it's obvious that all of us fall short of God's standard and can't keep the Ten Commandments. But there is still hope for redemption! On this episode of The Verdict, Pastor John Munro focuses on the brilliant commentary of Jesus, and how He fulfills God's law and set us free.

Apostolic Life in the 21st Century
Why Do Christians Worship on Sunday?

Apostolic Life in the 21st Century

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 11:22


When God gave the Ten Commandments, the fourth command was that His people should “remember the Sabbath” and “keep it holy" (Exodus 20:8). God told the people of Israel that they should work for six days, but rest on the seventh. To this day, observant Jews worship on Saturday, the seventh day of the week.Because of this, some argue that Christians violate the fourth commandment by worshipping primarily on Sunday. In this episode, Dr. David K. Bernard responds to that accusation and shares what the Bible says about worship and the true meaning of the Sabbath.If you enjoy this podcast, leave a rating and a review on iTunes or your preferred podcast platform. We also greatly appreciate it when you share Apostolic Life in the 21st Century with your family and friends.Thank you for listening!

Bible Answers Live
Far from the Shallow

Bible Answers Live

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021


Isn't it something that we can devote ourselves to - to make it to Heaven ? To dive deep into Scripture, to be deep in God and go all in - to trust and surrender with finality to God's love and will ? Isn't Heaven cheap enough ? Please join us and study with us about Heaven itself : about the Sabbath and the Ten Commandments in Heaven, about the Tree of Life in Heaven, about the millennium in Heaven, about eternity in Heaven. Bless us and open your Bible with us !

Catholic Daily Reflections
Saturday of the Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time - Bearing Abundant Good Fruit

Catholic Daily Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 5:49


“Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear.” Luke 8:8This short line is, in a sense, a summary of the Parable of the Sower. This parable presents us with four different ways in which the Word of God is received. The seed that is sown is the Word of God. The four different categories of people are compared to seed sown on a path, rocky ground, among thorns and in good soil.Jesus explains that the seed sown on the path are those “who have heard, but the Devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts.” The seed sown on rocky ground are those who “receive the word with joy, but they have no root; they believe only for a time and fall away in time of temptation.” The seed sown among thorns are those who have heard the Word and received it, but over time they are “choked by the anxieties and riches and pleasures of life, and they fail to produce mature fruit.” Finally, those who are like rich soil are those who heard the Word and “embrace it with a generous and good heart, and bear fruit through perseverance.”As you look at those categories of people, where do you fall? Most likely, for those who pray daily and try to follow our Lord, one of the last two categories is where they fall. Note that for those who are like seed sown in the thorns and those sown in rich soil, fruit is born from the Word of God. In other words, their lives do change and they do make a difference in the world on account of God's holy Word and presence in their lives. The difference, however, is that those who struggle with “the anxieties and riches and pleasures of life” will fail to produce “mature fruit.” This is a good teaching for faithful Christians to ponder.When you look at your life, what sort of fruit do you see? The “fruit” of which our Lord speaks can be identified with the fruits of the Spirit: charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, forbearance, gentleness, faith, modesty, self-control, and chastity. Thus, if you want to discern whether you are more like one who bears mature fruit vs. immature fruit, look at those holy qualities carefully. How “mature” are each of these fruits of the Spirit alive in your life? They make a wonderful examination of conscience for those looking to go deeper than just the Ten Commandments or Seven Capital Sins. If these good fruits are born from your life in a truly mature way, you should be able to see how they affect others through you. For example, how has your kindness, patience, faith and self-control helped others in their Christian walk?Reflect, today, upon the fruits of the Spirit. Review them carefully and prayerfully as you examine your own life. Where you see them in abundance, rejoice and give thanks, and work to foster their growth. Where you see them lacking, rejoice also in that insight and consider the reason they are lacking. Are there worldly anxieties, desires for riches or pleasures that hinder their growth? Seek to be that truly rich soil, and our Lord will indeed bring forth much good fruit in you and through you.My divine Sower, You sow the perfect seeds of Your Word in abundance. Please help me to open my heart to receive that Word so that an abundance of good fruit can be born. Please free me from the anxieties and deceptions of life so that I can hear clearly Your holy Word and nurture that Word in my heart. I rejoice, dear Lord, in all that You have and continue to do in and through me. Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2021 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.