by Chuck McAlister

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Life Matters (6 of 10)
Series: God’s Perfect 10 (10 Commandments)
Dr. Chuck McAlister
Exodus 20:13


(A) Series ...... GOD’S PERFECT 10 ... God’s blueprint for a healthy society!

-- Dear Abby ... recently printed 10 Commandments and received an avalanche of protest mail ... "... I was shocked by the number of people who complained."
-- One person wrote: "The problem with [the 10 Commandments] is that they are thousands of years out of date and functionally incomplete."

1- If America would get back to these Commandments ..... we could solve the problems in our society .....
...... from Abortion to AIDS to teen pregnancies to crime to violence to welfare .....
...... Basis of Social Order ....
...... yet Commandments have been removed from schools by Supreme Court.
2- These Commandments are also the basics of a righteous life ... they do not represent spiritually mature behavior....The spiritually mature will keep these Commandments as a basic minimum.
3- These are the basic behavioral guidelines from which you start to build spiritual maturity! ....... They are the expression of God’s love ..... how to live without unnecessary consequences.
... Jesus: “Whoever shall do and teach these Commandments will be called great in the Kingdom of heaven.” (Matt. 5:19)
...... Would you like to be called “great” in the Kingdom? .... Do and Teach these Commandments!

4- Turn out attention to shortest of Commandments
5- Also one of the most misunderstood .....Commandment is pertinent and personal .... highly relevant .... especially in our violent society
6- “kill” --- in Hebrew; Murder .... ratsach ...... to pierce!
... This Commandment does not prohibit all killing -- as some believe ..... But it does prohibit “murder.”
a- Must have been difficult for Moses to watch the finger of God write out this Commandment.

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