03/26/2023 | “Chastity” | Exodus 20:14

Chastity is not just about sex, but holiness. Do you strive for holiness? Guard your eyes, thoughts, and words? The 7th Commandment is about more than adultery. It warns against every thought, word, or deed which, if unchecked, leads to unfaithfulness.  Join us as we examine the 7th Commandment in Exodus 20:14 and consider the importance of chastity.

03/19/2023 | “Looks that Kill” | Exodus 20:13

Are you a murderer? Is there blood on your hands? Hatred in your heart? Have you had thoughts, words, or looks that could kill? The Sixth Commandment is the shortest of the Ten, only two words in Hebrew, but its implications are deep and wide.   Join us as we examine Exodus 20:13 and consider its implications of the Sixth Commandment for our thoughts, words, and deeds.

03/12/2023 | “Showing Honor” | Exodus 20:1-21

The 5th commandment calls us to honor our parents.  But what does ‘honor’ include?  How do we do it?  Who deserves it?  How far does it go?  What difference does it make?  These are all questions we ask.  Questions the commandment addresses.   Join us as we examine Exodus 20:12 and consider all that it means to ‘Honor your father and your mother.’ 

03/05/2023 | “A Day Like No Other” | Exodus 20:8-11

Is the Lord’s Day a feast day? A Market Day for your Soul? A day unlike any other? Or is it just another day? Is it distinguished by the pursuit of the things that will last forever?  Or only more of what will quickly fade away?  Join us as we examine Exodus 20:8-11 and consider the Lord’s Day – a day like no other.

02/26/2023 | “What’s In A Name” | Exodus 20:7

Names are important. And none more than God’s. Yet no name is more unused and misused.  In the Bible, His name includes everything whereby He makes Himself known. And the 3rd Commandment reveals what it means to hallow God’s name and not take it in vain.  Join us as we examine Exodus 20:7 and consider what it means to keep and break this commandment.

02/19/2023 | “Worship: Reformed According to Scripture” | Exodus 20:1-21

When God gave the law to Israel, he used sound, not sights – words, not pictures.  He spoke but did not show himself. It is by His Word that we understand, worship, and follow him. Not through sanctified imagination or imagery. God’s word is enough.  Join us as we examine Exodus 20:4-6 and consider what the second commandment requires, what it forbids, why it is given, and what it promises. 

02/12/2023 | “Who Is Like the Lord Our God?” | Exodus 20:1-21

While God shares every spiritual blessing with us in Christ, he will never share his glory. Nor claim less than all your love with heart, soul, mind, and strength. Join us as we examine the First Commandment in Exodus 20:2 and consider the one thing God never shares and what that requires and forbids in our lives.

02/05/2023 | “How Lovely is Your Dwelling Place” | Psalm 84:1

A church’s beauty is not found in its architecture or adornment, but because it is the place where God gathers his people to speak grace and elicit joyful gratitude.   God’s dwelling with his people turns the valley of weeping into the place of springs. And it brings transformative beauty to those who are “living stones, being built up into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 2:5)  Join us this Lord’s Day, February 5, as we examine Psalm 84:1 and consider the loveliness of God’s dwelling place. 

01/29/2023 | “Front Matter” | Exodus 20:1-17

Few read a book’s preface, acknowledgements, or table of contents. But without them much is lost. They are the authors keys to unlock a book’s perspective and purpose.  Join us as we examine Exodus 20:1-2 and consider the ‘front matter’ God gives us to understand the attributes, uses, categories and grace of the moral law as summarily revealed in the Ten Commandments. 

01/15/2023 | “No Spare Parts” | Exodus 18:13-27

The Christian life is no solitary pilgrimage to a higher ethic. It is a life in community.  And the Body of Christ has no spare parts, no rugged individualists, no mere appendices. Every believer is called to live in community. And each is indispensable.

Before the Lord meets with Israel to give the Law at Sinai, he uses the newest convert, Jethro, to give a plan for shepherding and care.   Join us as we examine Exodus 18:13-27 as we consider Jethro’s counsel and its implications for our life together as believers.