Posts made in December, 2009

The 3rd Commandment: Honor God’s Name

Posted by on Dec 28, 2009 in Rev. Serven

Deuteronomy 5:11 December 27, 2009 Pastor Marcus J. Serven Covenant Family Church (RPCGA) Bible Text: “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.” Deuteronomy 5:11 Introduction: Many Christians are exposed to blasphemous remarks directed against our Lord on a daily basis. Whether it may be at work with the cursing of a co-worker, at a family celebration with an uncouth relative, or in your own home with a movie or book containing some profanity, people wrongly pepper their language with expletives taking the...

Read More

The Promise of a Messiah

Posted by on Dec 21, 2009 in Devotional

Isaiah 9:1-7 December 20, 2009 Pastor Marcus J. Serven Covenant Family Church (RPCGA) Think about it—how many times have you not fulfilled a promise that you have made? Perhaps, you could even make a compelling excuse for not fulfilling a particular promise; (i.e.) the circumstances changed; things didn’t turn out like you first expected; you didn’t intend to fail in keeping the promise, etc. But, be honest now, if you were on the receiving end of an unfulfilled promise, wouldn’t you be upset? Sure you would! However, when the promise is fulfilled, there is great joy! The LORD made...

Read More

The 2nd Commandment: Make No Idols

Posted by on Dec 13, 2009 in Rev. Serven

Deuteronomy 5:8-10 December 13, 2009 Pastor Marcus J. Serven Covenant Family Church It is not too difficult to think of the differing types of idols that have been built by religious people throughout the history of the world. We have seen pictures in various books, or perhaps we have even seen these idols in person. The Bible teaches that idolatry is a stumbling block for all human beings. Calvin emphatically stated “that man’s nature, so to speak, is a perpetual factory of idols.” (Institutes 1:11:8) Our very hearts, which by sin are opposed to God, seek to direct our...

Read More

The First Commandment: No Other Gods

Posted by on Dec 6, 2009 in Rev. Serven

“The 1st Commandment: No Other Gods” Deuteronomy 5:5c-7 December 6, 2009 Pastor Marcus J. Serven Covenant Family Church (RPCGA) A few weeks ago we began our study of the Ten Commandments by setting forth some preliminary principles. One of those was to take note of the basic structure of the Law of God: (1) the Moral Law—which is Ten Commandments; (2) the Ceremonial Laws—which are a “type” or “shadow” pointing towards the Messiah; they are fulfilled through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ; and (3) the Civil Laws—which are the “case law” that applies the Ten Commandments to...

Read More