My sermon notes for Sunday morning, Nov 23rd as we walk through the book of Deuteronomy. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided to help you follow the sermon as you listen each week. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:45 on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/firstbaptistavonpark/ We also provide the services through our website by Sunday afternoon at www.fbcap.net
HEAR, O ISRAEL
The Shema – 6:1-9 (Hear, Love, Teach, Talk, Bind, Write)
In this section the emphasis is on…ONCE YOU GET IN THE LAND. LIVING OUT THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH YAHWEH.
Living out their love for Him – Their devotion unto Him
LIVING LIKE THERE IS NO OTHER GOD!!!
WHEN the Lord brings you into the Land – vv. 10-11
He is going to do it.
He DID DO IT.
TAKE CARE LEST YOU FORGET – vv. 12-19
Forget what? (the Lord our God the Lord is one)
Forget who God is. – What He has done. – What He will continue to do.
How God’s people are to live. – v. 13
Fear the Lord – Reverence, Submission
Serve the Lord – Obedience/Worship/Follow
Honor His name – Our words.
How God’s people are not to live – v. 14
Do not walk after other Gods
Loyal devotion to YAHWEH
Because God is a jealous God – v. 15
(Passionate) God is not jealous of us, BUT JEALOUS FOR US.
WILL NOT SHARE HIS LOVE WITH ANOTHER
DO NOT TEST, BUT TRUST – vv. 16-19
Genuinely believe –diligently keep – v. 17
Believe His Word and Trust in His Word
Faithfully Keep – Do what is right and good – v. 18a
In sight of the Lord
Joyfully Trust – vv. 18b-19
Blesses those that are His – that it may go well with you
Judges those that are His enemies –thrusting out enemies
CONTINUE TO PASS ALONG – vv. 20-25
When your sons ask what the meaning is – v. 20
Then you shall tell him – vv. 21-23
KEEP THE TRUTH GOING…Do not deviate.
Where we were
Their need of salvation – v. 21a
What God Did
God’s deliverance – v. 21b
God’s demonstration of power – v. 22
Their possession– v. 23
Brought out to give
Egypt to the promise land.
Bondage to prosperity
Dead to alive
How God told us to live. – vv. 24-25 (summation)
Do all these statues – v. 24a
Hear, acknowledge, Do
Fear the Lord our God – v. 24b
He will bless us always – for our good always – v. 24c
He will keep us – Preserve us alive
It will be righteousness for us – v. 25 a
IF WE ARE CAREFUL TO DO ALL THIS COMMANDMENT BEFORE THE LORD OUR GOD, AS HE HAS COMMANDED US.
Once this was impossible, but now in Christ…and because of His righteousness… we can obey these commandments.
My sermon notes for Sunday morning, Nov 15th as we walk through the book of Deuteronomy. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided to help you follow the sermon as you listen each week. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:45 on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/firstbaptistavonpark/ We also provide the services through our website by Sunday afternoon at www.fbcap.net
Deuteronomy 6:1–9 – “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one”
(Chapter 5) Moses has finished the reading of the 10 Commandments. God then instructs Moses to listen…then share with the people all the law and commandments.
He now addresses this generation about the importance of acknowledging God’s Word, believing in them and doing them. SO THAT they can live like God’s Covenant people. Living in such a way that they acknowledge Him as YAHWEH….LIVING AS COVENANT PEOPLE IN THE LAND.
His concern and warning…DO NOT TO REPEAT THE MISTAKES OF THE PREVIOUS GENERATION.
THE PREFACE – A PLEA FOR UNDERSTANGING – 6:1-3
AN INTRO TO THE REST OF THIS BIG SECTION (Chapters 6:4-26:19). Moses is conveying the authority & importance of these words.
So, that they will know how to live as God’s people.
“Now this is the commandment—the statutes and the rules—that the LORD your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it,  that you may fear the LORD your God, you and your son and your son’s son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long.  Hear therefore, O Israel, and be careful to do them, that it may go well with you, and that you may multiply greatly, as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey. – vv. 1-3
NOW…listen, take heed, pay attention, are you listening??? ALL THAT FOLLOWS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!!!! – v. 1
God gave it to Moses. (FROM GOD to Moses…to the People) – v. 1
To teach the people (instruction, with a purpose… a changed life) – v. 1
That they may DO them (Goal is change. Understanding and Action) – v. 1
In the land they are to possess. (GOD GAVE IT TO THEM. TO TAKE, but they need to keep obeying to keep) – v. 1
That you may fear the Lord (Honor, Reverence, Worship)– v. 2
All the days of your life…your son, and your son’s son. (KEEP ON BELIEVING, TRUSTING AND DOING) – v. 2
That your days may be long (BLESSED BY THE LORD) – v. 2
Hear. (let it sink in) – v. 3
Be careful to do (dedication, diligence, determination….MOTIVATED BY LOVE AND DEVOTION) – v. 3
That it may go well with you. Multiply greatly (HIS BLESSING) – v. 3
As the Lord has promised you (God’s Word is trustworthy…always has been…always will be) – v. 3
In a land flowing with milk and honey (satisfying) – v. 3
THE SHEMA – (Hebrew for Hear)
THEY KEY PRINCIPLE OF THIER FAITH
THE FOUNDATION FOR THE WAS TO FOLLOW. THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS.
Israel’s pledge of allegiance
Even today…Devote Jews pray this prayer twice a day. A Christians and the LORD’S PRAYER
 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.  You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.  And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.  You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.  You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
Love the Lord with (exclusive and constant) – v.5-6
Heart – inner being. Intellect. ALL OUR BEING
Soul – Desire, literally appetite. Emotions. EVERY ASPECT OF OUR PERSONALITY
Might – word means greatness, exceedingly. Our Will power. WITHOUT EXCEPTION OR RESERVATION.
They shall be on your heart. WHO YOU ARE. FROM THE INSIDE OUT – v. 6
Teach them diligently to your children – v. 7
Serious, Priority, Continuous
Instruct. Knowledge and application (INFO then WISDOM)
Talk of them – v. 7
Part of every aspect of one’s life
Everything thing done is done under the call TO LIVE AS GOD’S PEOPLE
All of life is an opportunity to GLORIFY GOD
Bind them on hands and eyes – v. 8
Permeates our life. Shows importance
Write them on the door posts and gates – v.9
Coming and Going
Everywhere we go we live for God
The command was PLAN. It was ACKNOWLEDGED. It was UNDERSTOOD
Yet, 2 Kings ends very tragically.
Slowly and surely…with the passing of time…
Little by little they deviated from the Word
Jesus repeats this passage in Matthew 22:34 & Mark 12:28
Tuesday of Holy Week
In the midst of the religious leaders challenging Him.
Love your neighbor – Lev. 19
Summation of all the Law and Prophets
Under the OT it was impossible to obey completely. In the NT…JESUS DID.
THE GOSPEL MAKES this the greatest commandment? – THAT WE CAN KNOW TRULY OBEY AND FULFILL.
To be born again…to a living Hope
As new creations in Christ.
Through Christ….I CAN TRULY LOVE
1 Peter 1:3 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead
My sermon notes for Sunday morning, Nov 8th as we walk through the book of Deuteronomy. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided to help you follow the sermon as you listen each week. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:45 on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/firstbaptistavonpark/ We also provide the services through our website by Sunday afternoon at www.fbcap.net
Deuteronomy 5:21 – And you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. And you shall not desire your neighbor’s house, his field, or his male servant, or his female servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.
To want and DESIRE wrongly. To wrongly want something someone else has. (an unhealthy ambition)
You neighbor’s spouse
They are nice looking
They act differently then my spouse
I wish my spouse treated me like that
Your neighbor’s house, servant, ox, donkey
They have nice stuff.
More than me, better than me
Or anything that is your neighbors
their talents and abilities
We should take it very serious
Romans 1:28–32 –  And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.  They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,  slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,  foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.  Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them. (ESV)
Ephesians 5:1–5 –  Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.  And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.  Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.  For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. (ESV)
THIS DOES NOT MEAN we cannot have ambition… a desire for things or for a desire for things to be different.
The Key to not COVETING is CONTENTMENT
We want what someone else has….AND when our DESIRE leads to DISCONTENTMENT
Not satisfied with what GOD HAS GIVEN (HIS PROVISION AND CARE)
Confusing needs and wants
Colossians 3:5 – Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. (ESV)
WE BEGIN TO GRUMBLE ABOUT OUR MARRIAGE, OUR HOME, OUR JOB.
WHEN WE GRUMBLE we are questioning God
His Wisdom – He knows what is best
His Love – He knows what is best for His glory and our benefit.
The Seriousness of it
To Covent…or lack of Contentment (the 10th commandment) could be viewed as a summation of the other 9 commandments
Contentment with my HEAVENLY RELATIONSHIP
Contentment with my EARTHLY RELATIONSHIPS
HEART FOR God
I am content in who He is and my relationship with Him.
HE IS ENOUGH
I am content in my daily life with HIM
LIVING DAILY FOR HIS GLORY…not dependent on stuff that I do not have, but in what God has provided.
PROVIDED FROM HIM TO ME
WHAT I HAVE AND HOW I SHOW IT. (GRARTITUDE!!!!)
1 Timothy 6:6–10 –  But godliness with contentment is great gain,  for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.  But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.  But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.  For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. (ESV)
OUR GREATEST UNDERSTANDING OF CONTENTMENT AND GRATITUDE IS REMEMBERING AND REJOICING IN WHO I AM IN CHRIST. (Paul gives a great example)
Philippians 4:10–13 –  I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity.  Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.  I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.  I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (ESV)
My sermon notes for Sunday morning, Nov 1st as we walk through the book of Deuteronomy. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided to help you follow the sermon as you listen each week. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:45 on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/firstbaptistavonpark/ We also provide the services through our website by Sunday afternoon at www.fbcap.net
And you shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Our words are powerful
Hard to take back things we have said
OUR TONGUE…James 1:26, Chp. 3 – 3:6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell.
Giving false information against another. To discredit someone… by your words.
In Biblical times…the words of a witness were crucial (different today with the technology we have to prove a crime)
1 Kings 21 – Ahab, Jezebel, and Naboth’s vineyard
We may not be asked to testify as a witness, but still…our words about ONE ANOTHER ARE VERY IMPORTANT.
False about someone
True that is not necessary
Proverbs 18:8 – The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body. (ESV)
2 Corinthians 12:20 – For I fear that perhaps when I come I may find you not as I wish, and that you may find me not as you wish—that perhaps there may be quarreling, jealousy, anger, hostility, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder. (ESV)
Deliberately passing along what is false about someone
Matthew 15:19–20a –  For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.  These are what defile a person. (ESV)
Forming and declaring an opinion of someone without doing the due diligence to determine the facts.
Condemning someone rashly
Twitter/Facebook today….IS TERRIBLE
Matthew 7:2–5 –  For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.  Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?  Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye?  You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. (ESV)
Proverbs 19:5 – A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape.
Proverbs 6:16–19 –  There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him:  haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,  a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil,  a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. (ESV)
Something else to consider:
ARE WE KNOWN FOR BUILDING UP OR TEARING DOWN?
Ephesians 4:29–32 –  Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.  And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.  Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.  Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. (ESV)
We can be right and not handle it right
We can be right but not allow God to utilize me to help others
2 Timothy 2:22–26 –  So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.  Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels.  And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil,  correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth,  and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will. (ESV)
1 Peter 3:8–12 –  Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.  Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.  For
“Whoever desires to love life
and see good days,
let him keep his tongue from evil
and his lips from speaking deceit;
 let him turn away from evil and do good;
let him seek peace and pursue it.
 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and his ears are open to their prayer.
But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” (ESV)
WE CAN EITHER BY A FALSE WITNESS OR A GOSPEL WITNESS
Acts 1:8 – But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (ESV)
OUR WORDS SHOULD BE A WITNESS TO THE GRACE, LOVE, MERCY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST UPON OUR LIFE.
OUR WORDS SHOULD FIRST AND FOREMOST BRING GLORY AND HONOR TO GOD.
My sermon notes for Sunday morning, Oct. 25th as we walk through the book of Deuteronomy. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided to help you follow the sermon as you listen each week. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:45 on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/firstbaptistavonpark/. We also provide the services through our website by Sunday afternoon at www.fbcap.net
Deuteronomy 5:19 – You shall not steal
A Barna Poll years ago stated that 86% of people believe that have not broken the 8th commandment.
Yet, there is way much more to this than being a thief or robber.
Heidelberg Catechism – written in 1563
What does God forbid in the eighth commandment?
God forbids not only outright theft and robbery 1 but also such wicked schemes and devices as false weights and measures, deceptive merchandising, counterfeit money, and usury; 2 we must not defraud our neighbor in any way, whether by force or by show of right. 3 In addition God forbids all greed 4 and all abuse or squandering of his gifts. 5
False weights and measurements (gaining what is not ours)
Plagiarism… in our context today. (claiming what is not ours)
THE NOT SO OBVIOUS…
Not doing what we should be doing….IS THIS NOT ALSO STEALING?
1 Peter 2:9–12 –  But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.  Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.  Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation. (ESV)
IF WE BELONG TO HIM…
We are here for a purpose and mission!!!!!
IN OUR EARTHLY RELATIONSHIPS
WITH OUR LABOR and WORK
Col. 3:23-24 23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.
Eph. 4:28 – Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.
1 Thess 4:11-12 11 and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, 12 so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.
IN OUR HEAVENLY RELATIONSHIP
WITH OUR TREASURES
Our time, talents, and treasure (tithe)
Malachi 3:6-12 – ROBBING GOD –  “For I the LORD do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.  From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the LORD of hosts. But you say, ‘How shall we return?’  Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions.  You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you.  Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.  I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the LORD of hosts.  Then all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a land of delight, says the LORD of hosts. (ESV)
WITH ALL 3 WE ARE ROBBING GOD!!!!!!
We doubt God’s
Presence – Power – Provision – Promises
What are we here to do?
As believers, how am I “robbing God”?
What is the main focus of my life? What drives me?
1 Peter 1:3–5 –  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,  to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,  who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
The temporal or eternal
Where do we invest our treasures?
Matthew 6:19–21 –  “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal,  but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
My sermon notes for Sunday morning, Oct. 18th as we walk through the book of Deuteronomy. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided to help you follow the sermon as you listen each week. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:45 on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/firstbaptistavonpark/ We also provide the services through our website by Sunday afternoon at www.fbcap.net
Deut. 5:18 – You shall not commit adultery
The Commandment Stated
Why does it matter?
BECAUSE GOD IS HOLY
BECAUSE GOD’S DESIRE IS FOR HIS CREATION TO FIND THEIR SATISFACTION IN WHO THEY ARE IN HIM (OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM…OUR MOST IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIP)
BECAUSE OF GOD’S DESIRE FOR MARRIAGE (MAN & WOMAN…OUR MOST IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIP THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN)
God has a DIVINE PLAN FOR HIS CREATION
God’s Divine Plan
Complementary. Perfectly fit together
One Man and One Woman
Coming together to fill the earth
This covenant relationship is made complete through Christ and the Gospel
Because of His GRACE – His power, presence and promises
Is my Wife closer to the Lord because of me or in spite of me?
Wife – loves, respects, follows
Do I love what God has created me to be?
THE ROOT OF ADULTERY is THE HEART
Matt. 5:27-30 – Jesus preaching the Sermon on the Mount
You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. – vv. 27-28
With Lustful Intent –Epithumeo
Desire, covet, long for
When a glance becomes a stare.
2 Sam. 11:1-4 – David and Bathsheba
From the Words of the Savior – OUR SIN IS A BASIC HEART ISSUE
BEHAVIOR = HEART
If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell. – vv.29-30
THE WHAT NOW
Do Not Commit Adultery
Do Not live with lustful intent
Self-examination. Realize what you are capable of.
CALL SIN WHAT IT IS.
Realize that we live in a fallen world. WE ALL WILL BE TEMPTED. WE ALL WILL SUFFER. WE ALL LIVE IN SPIRITUAL WARFARE.
John 17:15-19 – Do not take me out of the world, but keep me from the evil one.
1 Cor. 9:24-27 – Run as Paul.
What we feed will grow!!!!!! CONSIDER WHAT WE WATCH, LISTEN TO, and PUT OURSELVES AROUND.
Dare to be different.
Sacrifice. DO WITHOUT SO THAT YOU MAY OBTAIN.
Put off – Put on
SCRIPTURE Genesis 2:18–24 –  Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”  Now out of the ground the LORD God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.  The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him.  So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh.  And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.  Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
Malachi 2:13–16 –  And this second thing you do. You cover the LORD’s altar with tears, with weeping and groaning because he no longer regards the offering or accepts it with favor from your hand.  But you say, “Why does he not?” Because the LORD was witness between you and the wife of your youth, to whom you have been faithless, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant.  Did he not make them one, with a portion of the Spirit in their union? And what was the one God seeking? Godly offspring. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and let none of you be faithless to the wife of your youth.  “For the man who does not love his wife but divorces her, says the LORD, the God of Israel, covers his garment with violence, says the LORD of hosts. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and do not be faithless.” (ESV)
Ephesians 5:22–25 –  Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.  For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.  Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.  Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, (ESV)
Ephesians 5:31–32 –  “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”  This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. (ESV)
2 Samuel 11:1–5 –  In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel. And they ravaged the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem.
 It happened, late one afternoon, when David arose from his couch and was walking on the roof of the king’s house, that he saw from the roof a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful.  And David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, “Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?”  So David sent messengers and took her, and she came to him, and he lay with her. (Now she had been purifying herself from her uncleanness.) Then she returned to her house.  And the woman conceived, and she sent and told David, “I am pregnant.” (ESV)
John 17:15–19 –  I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.  They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.  Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.  As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.  And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth. (ESV)
1 Corinthians 9:24–27 –  Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.  Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.  So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air.  But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified. (ESV)
My sermon notes for Sunday morning, Oct. 11th as we walk through the book of Deuteronomy. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided to help you follow the sermon as you listen each week. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:45 on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/firstbaptistavonpark/ We also provide the services through our website by Sunday afternoon at www.fbcap.net
Deuteronomy 5:17 – Thou Shall Not Murder
Murder – The taking of innocent life
Merriam-Webster – to kill (a human being) unlawfully and with premeditated malice
The sixth commandment requires that we honor human life.
God is the giver of life and only He has the right to take it.
Because we are made in the image of God, murder is an attack against God. Gen. 1:26-27; 9:6
Who He is
What He has done
What He is doing
His purpose and His ways
This does not include: (Key Word is INNOCENT)
Does include death caused by irresponsible actions or lack of action.
Doing or not doing what is responsible to prevent unnecessary death
Example…Leaving a loaded gun out. Laws requiring fences around pools.
Abortion – Psalm 139:13
Yes, we should have a choice with our bodies
The argument is…NO ONE SHOULD TELL ME WHAT I SHOULD DO. Usually this refers to the govt.
Being controlled by the govt. is not at stake here. THE TAKING OF AN INNOCENT LIFE IS.
Suicide – Taking one’s own life.
Many things are at stake here. – Mental, Physical, Spiritual
I personally believe a true believer can commit suicide. It is not the unpardonable sin. Just as any believer can commit any other sin. Yet, suicide is not the way to deal with life and the issues surrounding life.
PLEASE LOOK AT AND LEARN FROM THESE 2 SOURCES.
Understanding and Dealing with Suicide (video and notes)
A Christian response to suicide and suicidal thoughts.
Euthanasia – To assist in the taking of the life of others in a dire situation.
DOES NOT MEAN – Letting someone pass in peace and dignity.
Stopping the treatment. Quality of days rather than quantity.
A SHARPER FOCUS OF THE COMMANDMENT – THE LAW OF CHRIST
THE MOSAIC LAW says
THE LAW OF CHRIST says
Matt: 5:21-26 – Jesus said that at the heart of Murder is Anger
Examine our heart. What are our idols. What get us irritated and angry.
Insults, You fool v. 22
WE BETTER BE CAREFUL…We are making accusations against someone created in the image of God.
Remember, we are not God. We do not know someone’s heart, mind, or motives
OUR RESPONSE (NOT ONE OF MURDER, BUT RECONCILIATION)
Instead of being mad and angry
Go and Reconcile
YOU GO…and MAKE RIGHT
4 G’s – The Peace Maker – Ken Sande
Glorify God – Everything we do as Christians should be for God’s glory. Without this motivation, our efforts at reconciliation will not be effective. 1 Cor. 10:13
Get the log out of your eye – We must deal with our own heart before confronting someone else about their sin. If we skip this we will only attack one another. Matt. 7:5
Gently restore – Peacemaking is about restoring the relationship and not pursuing human, sinful justice. This requires patience because people do not see their faults immediately. Gal. 6:1
Go and be reconciled – We forgive those who wronged us and commit ourselves to restore the damaged relationship. Matt. 5:24
We will stand in judgement then, based on how we live NOW.
We know murder is wrong and must be punished
Jesus says that within the heart…which leads to murder IS ALSO WRONG.
I have been involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes for many years and I have experienced first hand the difference it can make in the hearts and lives of athletes and coaches.
I am sharing this year’s Virtual Banquet because I want you to learn more about what is taking place with FCA in West Central Florida. I promise you will be greatly blessed and encouraged to learn all that is happening for the Lord and His Glory through this ministry.
For those of you from the Heartland area, you need to know about the FCA ministry we are developing specifically here in Highlands County and the cities of Avon Park, Lake Placid, and Sebring. Our desire is to see these communities transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. We will accomplish this as we strive to lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church…AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Please do not hesitate to contact me personally if you need more information about how you can serve and support THIS GREAT MINISTRY. (Even if you are not in the West Central Florida area I can put you in contact with someone serving with FCA in your vicinity)
Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the LORD your God is giving you. (ESV)
First 4Commandments– Our Vertical Relationship
Second 6 – Our Horizontal Relationships
KEY WORD IS RELATIONSHIPS
Foundation commandment for 1-4 is 1.
Foundational commandment for 5-10 is 5.
God has placed authority over us
Rom 13:1-7 – The govt.
Titus 3:1 – Submissive to rulers and authorities.
1 Peter 2:13 – Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution
Heb. 13:7, 17 – within the church
1 Peter 5:5 – Younger men with older men
Ex. 21:15 & 17
Eph 5:1,15-17, 22-6:4
Acts 5:29-32 – WE ALWAYS OBEY GOD RATHER THAN MAN.
Honor your father and mother as your Lord your God commanded you
Honor – Weight and Glory. Reverence, Respect and Obedience.
AND THEIR GOD PLACED AUTHORITY OVER OUR LIFE
Based on POSITION not PERFECTION
That your days may be long, that it may go well with you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you
Why should we honor out parents?
Ephesians 6:1–4 –  Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.  “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),  “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.
Colossians 3:20 – Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
SO THAT IT WILL GO WELL…IT IS RIGHT…IT PLEASES THE LORD
GO WELL WITH YOU IN THE LAND
So goes THIS…So goes THAT
Home – Church – Society
Our FOUNDATION for living in society is developed at HOME
STRENGTHENED at CHURCH
LIVED out in Society
IF I HONOR THEM…MY LIFE IS BLESSED. It is a sign…THAT I GET IT
Growing and Changing in the Likeness of the Lord Jesus Christ
RELATIONSHIPS -RELATIONSHIPS – RELATIONSHIPS
SO MUCH IS TAUGHT AND LEARNED WITHIN THE HOME
Love and care for one another
What about true sacrifice
How to respect authority and guidance over our life
Learn how to work through issues (proper/biblical reconciliation)
Trusting in others
The blessing of submission and obedience
If you cannot show honor in your earthly relationships, you will not be able to show honor in your heavenly ones.
Kevin DeYoung (The 10 Commandments)
4 Words that help us honor our parents
Prompt and cheerful obedience.
Being a person of gratitude
I am sorry
VERY IMPORTANT WORDS FOR ALL RELATIONSHIPS
This really hits home as we get older.
TALK WITH THEM
Engage with them
DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO NOW, BECAUSE YOU CANNOT GO BACK!
REMEMBER…TO HONOR OUR PARENTS IS TO HONOR THE LORD
Romans 13:1–7 –  Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.  Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.  For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval,  for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.  Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience.  For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing.  Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed. (ESV)
Titus 3:1–11 –  Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,  to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.  For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another.  But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared,  he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,  whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior,  so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.  The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people.  But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.  As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him,  knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned. (ESV)
1 Peter 2:13–17 –  Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme,  or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.  For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.  Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.  Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. (ESV)
Hebrews 13:7 – Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. (ESV)
Hebrews 13:17 – Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you. (ESV)
1 Peter 5:5 – Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (ESV)
Ephesians 5:1 – Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. (ESV)
Ephesians 5:15–17 –  Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,  making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.  Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. (ESV)
Ephesians 5:22–6:4 –  Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.  For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.  Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.
 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,  that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,  so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.  In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.  For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,  because we are members of his body.  “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”  This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.  However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.  “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),  “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”  Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. (ESV)
Colossians 3:20 – Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. (ESV)