Sermons on Exodus (Page 2)

Adultery – 7th Commandment

Exodus 20:14 God made us as people to be holy and to only find our joy and peace and deepest pleasure in life when we are being holy according to His ways, and according to His Spirit at work in us. A lot of people accuse pastors of being “kill-joys” or God of being a “kill-joy.” But that’s simply not true. I want nothing more for you than that you be a thoroughly happy, joyful, utterly fulfilled human being. And,…

Murder – 6th Commandment

Exodus 20:13 The 6th commandment – “You shall not murder” – is prohibiting the most offensive act that a person can commit against God. Murder is the unjustified, illegal, or immoral taking of another person’s life. And the reason it’s the most offensive act a person can commit against God is because every single human being carries the image of God. We’ve been searching for how these commands show up in the New Covenant. First, obviously, murder is against the…

Honor – 5th Commandment

Exodus 20:12 The first and primary audience for this command is children in the home. What you young people do with this command today will lead to flourishing as a person later or to floundering as a person later. That may seem like a huge thing to say about this one verse. Here’s how it is true: Your choice to honor your parents and obey them will shape you into a person who honors and obeys all the authority that…

Rest – 4th Commandment

Exodus 20:8-11 The Sabbath for the Christian isn’t about whether biblically we can mow our lawn, harvest our fields, buy groceries, make meals, or play sports on Sunday. The Sabbath for the Christian is the satisfaction and joy and sense of completion that comes with knowing that the work is done. God has done it through Jesus. Work is defined in the New Testament as our attempts to try to somehow merit favor with God – to prove to ourselves…

Honoring the Name – 3rd Commandment

Exodus 20:7 When God gave Moses His name, God was giving Moses Himself. He was giving Israel the crystalized essence of who God is. The name Yahweh is God. In the life of faith, in which sinful people cannot actually see the face of our holy God yet, God’s name shows us God. Which means how you think of the name, how you speak the name, how you use the name reveals how you see God. This command, “You shall…

No Idols – 2nd Commandment

Exodus 20:4-6 God is a lover of people. He wants to be known by His people. That’s how you do relationship well, and this is entirely about relationship. That’s why Exodus 20:5 says, “For I, the LORD, am a jealous God.” Jealousy is a relational word. This is personal for God and super serious for us. God also knows that this is the path of life for us. In the New Testament, Jesus makes the statement, “the truth will set…

No Other Gods – 1st Commandment

Exodus 20:1-3 I think we struggle to see God as being truly relational and having perfect and beautiful reasons for this command, “You shall have no other gods before me.” I think our tendency when we read something like this first command is to say: He’s just dictating rules to us because He is God. We don’t tend to see Him as our Husbandman who loves us and has the rights to our heart and loyalty because He redeemed us…

The Law of Moses and the Christian

Exodus When we ask the question, “How does the Old Testament Law apply to the New Testament Christian?” we must be thoughtful with our answer. These laws are not our laws. They are not binding on us as if we still lived in the Old Covenant. But if we stop there and throw out the Old Testament, we’re not being thoughtful or faithful. There is a strong, beautiful, powerful relationship between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant. And the…

The Only Alpha

Exodus 19:1-25 These moments between God and Israel were meant to instill the fear of the Lord. This covenant they have entered with God is serious stuff because God is unapproachably holy, and His holiness demands obedience. Friends, the sad part of reading Exodus is that while the people came to see God’s holiness, the Law alone had no power to keep them from sin. It made people labor in their own strength, in futility, always trying to measure up…

A Kingdom of Priests

Exodus 19:5-6 What God is offering His people is a return to the relationship that Adam and Eve had with God in the Garden of Eden. They had unbroken access to God’s presence, His intimate fellowship. God’s idea was to reflect something of Himself in us humans. We are not gods, but we are meant to reflect God, which is a mind-blowing thing. How do we reflect God? One of the main ways we reflect His image is that He…
For the rest of November, Heartland will have two services on Sundays (9:00 & 10:30). We’ll continue to offer childcare through preschool age, but will cancel all other groups and classes (both Sundays and midweek).
For the rest of November, Heartland will have two services on Sundays (9:00 & 10:30). We’ll continue to offer childcare through preschool age, but will cancel all other groups and classes (both Sundays and midweek).
The church office will be CLOSED Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
The church office will be CLOSED Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
The Memorial Service for Larry Schreiber is Saturday, Nov. 28 at 10:00 am at the south church (3208 17th Ave.). The service will be livestreamed at the same time. The livestream link is *HERE* (open in new tab).
The Memorial Service for Larry Schreiber is Saturday, Nov. 28 at 10:00 am at the south church (3208 17th Ave.). The service will be livestreamed at the same time. The livestream link is *HERE* (open in new tab).