Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Third Word: Treasure the Name!

This week I continue a study of the 10 Commandments at a website dedicated to the purpose: This is a small group fellowship and discipleship Bible Study designed for use by our church. I am publishing it on the web in draft form to invite public suggestions and comment. The study and the sermon go together, so if you are in the Indianapolis area, you are cordially invited to attend. However, even if you miss the sermon, a quick read of the lesson for the week and the ten accompanying Discussion Questions may be of interest to readers of this blog. I'll be back to my familiar routine of posting after the 10 Commandments series is wrapped up in 7 more weeks.

(Engraving by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld
[March 26, 1794 - May 24, 1872]

Illustration was published in "Die Bibel in Bildern" [1860].
Scan by Ivan Burmistrov.)

The Third Word: Treasure the Name!

This week our Small Group Fellowship and Bible Study groups take on the commandment that many people think of as the commandment against cussing. However, as we have learned about both the First Commandment and the Second Commandment, there is more at stake for believers in this commandment than appears at first glance. This Third Commandment is also intended to safeguard and preserve our lives. The LORD our God desires a relationship with us that is living and passionate. God wants to be close enough to us that we know his name and call on it frequently. Join us this week as we learn to keep the Third Commandment!

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