A Preview of the Ten Commandments

Posted by on Nov 15, 2009 in Theology

“A Preview of the Ten Commandments” (Part 1)

Deut. 5:1-6; Matt. 5:17-20 November 15, 2009

Pastor Marcus J. Serven

Covenant Family Church (RPCGA)

The Decalogue, or the Ten Commandments, has always been a very controversial document. The Israelites welcomed these moral standards, but then went right out and violated them! In Jesus’ time they were mistakenly seen as a means of salvation and right-standing before our holy God (works-righteousness). In our own day the Ten Commandments are rejected by some as being antiquated (antinomianism) and are emphasized by others with a legalistic zeal (hypernomianism). Just what is the serious Christian to think of the Ten Commandments? Should you ignore them? Should you heed them? Answers to these questions are found in the both the Old Testament (Deut. 5:1-5) and in the New Testament (Matthew 5:17-20). Therefore, let us examine all that God has said so that we might honor, obey, and please Him.

The Main Point of this Text:

“Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the rules that I speak in your hearing today, and you shall learn them and be careful to do them.” Deut. 5:1

1. Obedience, (Deut. 5:1)

2. Covenant, (Deut. 5:2-3)

3. Mediation, (Deut. 5:4-5)

4. Authority, (Deut. 5:6)