Complete Sermon Notes
The Ten Commandments #5, #6, #7
12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you. 1ST four Commandments are about honoring God then to honoring parents.
Honor means – HEAVY; WEIGHTY – “carries weight”
A] Honor doesn’t mean agreeing with everything.
It’s OBEYING, RESPECTING, SPEAK HIGHLY OF
Youth – in most cases, your parents have walked the road your own
B] HONOR needs to be encouraged.
There must be a united front – PARENTS NEED TO BE ON THE SAME PAGE AND NOT FOSTER DIVISION –
You can’t force respect and honor – it has to be earned
We are swimming upstream:
Today, the culture mocks it – Al Bundy to Good Luck Charlie – the father is an idiot.
C] HONOR means removing selfishness: “Children take care of their parents in their parents’ old age, when they are no longer able to work for themselves, as well as to honor whatever their parents have prescribed by way of inheritance for their children. Thus the commandment is followed by the promise of living long in the promised land. Just as parents who have lived long in their own personal lives need to be cared for at the end of those long lives, so Israel as a nation (not every individual therein) would be able to enjoy a long life in the land God was giving them.” Stuart, D. K. (2006). Exodus (Vol. 2, p. 461).
“My __________ doesn’t deserve it” – it’s not about them; it’s about us.
Dad’s/Mom’s…if this is you PLEASE repent and return…
Love covers a multitude of sins – “to put something on top or in front of…to protect or conceal.”
Charles W. Eliot, Harvard’s esteemed president of yesteryear, was born with a disfiguring birthmark. At first it was most difficult for his mother to accept. All the while, however, she was schooling herself in the art of loving her unattractive child, saying as she met his needs, “He is my son, he is my son.”
With the passing years, Mrs. Eliot had every right to say, and with pride, “He is my son.” One honor after another marked Eliot’s achievements until at last, in 1869, he was elected president of Harvard University. What if he had not been loved in his home?
Jones, G. C. (1986). 1000 illustrations for preaching and teaching (pp. 40–41). Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers.
A Lack of Love is the leading cause of dysfunctional homes – love does not come naturally – it comes SUPERNATURALLY.
13 “You shall not murder: The Hebrew equivalent is “never murder” – No one acting on his own can decide that he has the right to end someone’s life – premeditated.
Self-defense – GUNS – What does the Bible say
Capital Punishment – Romans 13 – Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.2 Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. 4 For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.
Military – 4 For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.
Abortion / Assisted Suicide
14 “You shall not commit adultery- Marriage is foundational to the creation order and to human society; husbands and wives can hardly function fully as one flesh if they do not trust each other. Sexual relations are the virtual seal of a marriage covenant, and adultery betrays the emotional-psychological intimacy that specially connects adult men and women within marriage. Stuart, D. K. (2006). Exodus (Vol. 2, pp. 463–464). Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers.