God Delivers: God of Our Relationships

God Delivers: God of Our Relationships

February 26, 2017 | Todd Cyphers
Exodus 20:12-21

God Delivers: God of Our Relationships

Exodus 20:12-21

 1. Love God and honor our parents.         20:12

“Honor”- Give respect and appreciation in abundance.

Ephesians 6:1; Romans 12:10; 1 Timothy 5:8  

~ God is always worthy of honor.

~ Because of sin, we may need to honor parents in varying ways and at a distance.

 Ephesians 6:4; Proverbs 22:24; 1 Corinthians 5:11

 2. Love God and do not murder.     20:13

“Murder” - The selfish taking of a life.

 Matthew 5:21-22  

 ~ God is sovereign and He authorizes the giving and taking of life.

 3. Love God and do not commit adultery. 20:14

 “Adultery” - Replacing our spouse as the focus of our desires and intimacy.

 Matthew 5:27-28

 ~ God is holy and faithful.

 4. Love God and do not steal.      20:15

 “Stealing” - Taking or keeping what does not belong to us.

Matthew 6:19-21

~ God is our provider.

5. Love God and do not give false testimony.     20:16

“False Testimony” - Selfishly lying, deceiving, or falsifying information

Matthew 5:37 
~ God is truthful.

6. Love God and do not covet.       20:17

“Coveting”- Craving what belongs to another believing it will satisfy me.

Matthew 6:32-33; Matthew 5:17  

 ~ God is good and sufficient.

 Faith Sheet

Monthly Memory Verse - John 5:24 - “I tell you the truth, whoever hears My word and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life and will not be condemned…”

Weekly Memory Verse - Psalm 25:5 - “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”

Reviewing This Past Sunday  

God Delivers: God of Our Relationships

Exodus 20:12-21

1. Imagine a society without leaders and rules. What would it be like?

2. In what specific ways does our relationship with our parents often impact our view of God?

3. How does the gospel apply to your regrets, either as a child or as a parent?

4. Why does Jesus connect murder to a hateful heart?

5. In what ways can Christians guard against sexually compromising situations?

6. Can we consider improper stewardship of God’s gifts a form of “stealing”? Why or why not?

7. How can we cultivate truth-telling in our homes and churches?

8. How is our mission to reach the world with the gospel hindered by coveting? Discuss the quote below and pray as God leads.

“Contentment means wanting what God wants for us rather than what we want for us. The secret to enjoying this kind of contentment is to be so satisfied with God that we are able to accept whatever he has or has not provided.”   – Philip Graham Ryken

 Preparing for Next Sunday

God Delivers: The Lawgiver’s Tabernacle

Exodus 25:1-9


1. Read Exodus 25:1-9 and ask the Lord to reveal Himself and His truth.

2. HIGHLIGHT a verse or truth that stands out to you and write it out.

3. EXPLAIN the text in your own words to make sure you see the big picture of God’s Story.

4. APPLY a truth from the text to your own life. (Focus on what God is saying to you and what is your act of obedience, confession, prayer, praise, giving thanks, etc.)

5. RESPOND in prayer (use Scriptures as a prayer guide) and apply what God reveals to you.


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