February 28th, 2012


The Ten Commandments, Part VI

Exodus 20:13, 1 John 3:11-18

The Sixth Commandment: No killing

Our preaching tour through the Ten Commandments today reaches one of the most basic of principles of any human society. That said, it’s the toughest preaching assignment I’ve set myself in I don’t know when. I mean, how many of us are actually likely to face the temptation to kill somebody this week? So, I can, like, stand up here, and say, “All right, listen up! All you guys – don’t kill anybody, OK? Right? [thumbs up] Right.” But after you’ve said that, what else is there to say? I’m afraid we’re faced with a lot of dead air, waiting for something profound to show up.Collapse )