Ten Commandments: #3

Exodus 20:7

No topic has been more misunderstood among Christians than the Law of Moses and its application to the NT believer today.

Beginning with Ex. 19 and continuing to the cross of Christ (Col. 2:14), the people were under the Mosaic system. This is called "the Law of Moses," "the Law," and sometimes "the Law of God." For the sake of convenience, we often speak of "the Moral Law" (referring to the Ten Commandments), "the Ceremonial Law" (relating to the types and symbols found in the sacrificial system), and "the Civil Law" (meaning the everyday laws that governed the lives of the people).

God did not give the Law to save anybody, because it is impossible to be saved by the keeping of the Law

God gave the Law to Israel...

It is important to note what the Law cannot do. It cannot accomplish these things:

All of the OT Law is an amplification and application of the Ten Commandments. Nine of the Ten Commandments are repeated in the NT and are important principles for believers today. This morning we want to focus on commandment number three.

(EXO 20:7) "THOU SHALT NOT TAKE THE NAME OF THE LORD THY GOD IN VAIN; FOR THE LORD WILL NOT HOLD HIM GUILTLESS THAT TAKETH HIS NAME IN VAIN."

I. Note the Description of Godís Name.

II. Note the Desecration of Godís Name.

III. Note the Declaration of His Name.

Will you come today and declare the name of Jesus? If you have never been saved come today.

(COL 3:17) "AND WHATSOEVER YE DO IN WORD OR DEED, DO ALL IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS, GIVING THANKS TO GOD AND THE FATHER BY HIM."

Christian, are we declaring His name through what we say and do each moment of every day? Come today and letís recommit our lives to His name.