Happy August, Sweet Friends. This week in our study of the Ten Commandments, we are in Exodus 20:12 — Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you. We are praying that you will come away from your time in God's Word with a fresh, expanded appreciation for this command and the elders in your life.
The fourth word provides us with a bridge between the commandments relating to our worship of God and the guidelines for doing life with other image bearers. God reminds His people they were created for work and for rest to worship Him and to provide rest for others.
Welcome to the fourth week and the third command in our study of the Ten Commandments. Have you ever quietly discarded a name tag without wearing it when someone spelled your name incorrectly? If you have a unique spelling of your name, you’ve probably at least considered doing this. We want to be known by the correct name — and have it spelled correctly! Our names are part of our identities, so naturally they become a topic of conversation. This week we're going to discuss names, specifically how we honor the name and character of the Lord.
Greetings, Blog Readers. Our Monday posts this summer include several questions related to our journey through Jen Wilkin's book Ten Words to Live By and Exodus 20:1-17. They are meant to compliment the chapter and as points to discuss with friends, not as a replacement for her excellent questions for reflection. Today we're digging into Exodus 20:4-6 as we consider the undiminished worship of our Creator God.
Welcome to our second week in the Ten Commandments. We got a good start last week with a look at the introduction to Jen Wilkin's book "Ten Words to Live By" and discussed the beauty found in the law of the Lord. This week we're excited to discuss the first full chapter — and first commandment. If you haven't signed up for a conversation group yet, it's not too late. Now, join us as we Pause, Ponder, and Pray in Exodus 19 and 20 and Colossians 3:5-17.