by Stan Coffey

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Where Have All The Values Gone? (2 of 10)
Series: Timeless Values for Today's Family
Stan Coffey
Exodus 20:4-5

We have been in a series beginning last week about family values. We are talking about ''Timeless Values for Today's Family.'' And I believe that not only are family values a hot topic among the politicians it is the crucial issue facing families today, parents and grandparents and teenagers. So today we want to look at this subject, ''Where Have All The Values Gone?'' Do you ever wonder that when you look at our world and you see how things have changed since you were a child or you see how things have changed just in the last ten years? Maybe you are a schoolteacher and you see young people all the time, everyday, and you look at the values that they bring to school and you wonder where have all the values gone. Well, we are going to look at that today as we look at the commandment in Exodus 20:4-5.

Now the Living Bible says, you shall not make any idols; you must never bow to an image or worship it in any way. I was thinking about this passage and how it relates to Easter. And I thought about Romans 13:7-9 where the Bible says, ''for to this end, Jesus both died and revived and was raised from the dead in order that He might be Lord both of the living and of the dead.'' And then I read in this passage that God says, ''don't make an idol for your self in the form of anything in heaven above or in the earth beneath or in the waters below.'' And later Paul said it like this, ''that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, things in heaven and things in earth and things under the earth and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.''

Last week we found that the foundation for family values is the Word of God. Ten Commandments that God gave many years ago that form the judicial foundation for our judicial system, the ten commandments that Moslems and Christians and Jews all agree that are the Word of ...

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