The Ten: Honor Your Parents

Honor your father and your mother so that your life will be long on the fertile land that the Lord your God is giving you. (Exodus 20:12, Common English Bible) Every Sunday my mom goes to a local nursing home… Read More

The Ten: Don’t Hurt People

Do not kill. (Exodus 20:13, Common English Bible) There is a story in Genesis of two brothers, the world’s first two brothers: Cain and Abel. They both brought sacrifices to God. Able brought the first and best of… Read More

The Ten: Remember the Sabbath

Remember the Sabbath day and treat it as holy. Six days you may work and do all your tasks, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. Do not do any work on it—not you, your sons or… Read More

The Ten: Respect God’s Name

Do not use the Lord your God’s name as if it were of no significance; the Lord won’t forgive anyone who uses his name that way. (Exodus 20:7, Common English Bible) The other day I was at Taco Bell ordering lunch…. Read More

The Ten: Worship Only God

Do not make an idol for yourself—no form whatsoever—of anything in the sky above or on the earth below or in the waters under the earth. Do not bow down to them or worship them, because I, the Lord your God,… Read More

The Ten: I Am Your God

 God spoke all these words: I am God, your God,     who brought you out of the land of Egypt,     out of a life of slavery. No other gods, only me. (Exodus 20:1-3, the Message) In these beginning words of what… Read More

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