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1 1 10 Stupid Things We do A Study of the 10 Commandments And how we break them.

2 2 Series of Sermons  I am planning to preach a sermon on each of the 10 Commandments  Each sermon will focus on how we break the commands of God  Here are 10 Stupid Things We Do  This morning – We Worship the Wrong God  2 nd – We Worship the Right God in the Wrong Way

3 3 What does the 1 st Commandment Affirm?  Most of the commandments are negative.  Only the 4 th and 5 th do not contain the word “not”.  All can be expressed negatively or positively.  This command affirms three things:  No other gods ahead of Jehovah  No other gods beneath to Jehovah  No other gods in additon to Jehovah

4 4 What does the 1 st Commandment Affirm? This command is a clear command for Monotheism Believe in one God

5 5 What does the 1 st Commandment Forbid?  Less than 1% of America is atheistic  The atheist says, “I know that there is no God.”  Psalm 14:1 – The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” ATHEISM

6 6 What does the 1 st Commandment Forbid?  The agnostic claims that there is not enough information to believe in God.  Is there enough evidence to believe in God?  John 20:31 - but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. AGNOSTICISM

7 7 What does the 1 st Commandment Forbid?  Deism is the belief that God is creator.  But has no interest in the affairs of this world.  God is seen as a “master clock winder”.  Does God care, intervene, step into our world?  Does God answer prayer?  Does God work in providential ways? DEISM

8 8 What does the 1 st Commandment Forbid?  Many believe in a national God.  Is God an American?  Is God our race, tribe, nationality?  Many view God as white, Anglo-Saxon, capitalist, of _________ political party.  Does God support our causes, sports team, political views? HENOTHEISM

9 9 What does the 1 st Commandment Forbid?  Belief in many gods.  This is the “pagan” view of God.  The Romans and Greeks had 1,000’s of gods.  Families of gods over special areas of life.  Deeper in the family the specialty was specific. POLYTHEISM

10 10 What does the 1 st Commandment Forbid?  A god over living things  His son was over insects  His son was over flies  His son was over flies in the house  His son was over flies in the kitchen of the house. POLYTHEISM

11 11 What does the 1 st Commandment Forbid? Acts 17:23 - for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you: POLYTHEISM

12 12 What does the 1 st Commandment Forbid?  This one may surprise you.  Many believe that God of Christianity –  Is also the God of:  Buddha  Confucius  Hindu  Islam ECUMENISM

13 13 What does the 1 st Commandment Forbid?  They also believe that God accepts all teachings:  Mormons  Jehovah’s Witnesses  7 th Day Adventists  Armstrongism (Herbert W. Armstrong)  Scientology (L. Ron Hubbard)  Christian Scientist ECUMENISM

14 14 How does this commandment apply today?  God demands undivided loyalty.  We don’t have totem poles, icons, or statues in this building.  But many have a divided loyalty – job, health, sport, family, money.  Some will stay home from worship of God tonight to watch a football game.

15 15 Conclusion:  God has rules. God requires undivided loyalty.  Rule # 1 – God requires undivided loyalty.  Our worship MUST focus on God.  Our lives MUST focus on God.


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