Opening : Test Your Memory! Opening Put each picture in your mind, and it will remind you of each commandment. 1st – other gods : 1. “You shall have no other gods before Me” (God should always be Number One) 1st – other gods 2nd – idols : 2. “You shall not make for yourself any idols” (Don’t bow to anything but God) 2nd – idols 3rd – God’s Name : 3. “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain” (Don’t use your lips to dishonor God) 3rd – God’s Name 4th – sabbath : 4. “Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy” (Don’t neglect the things of God) 4th – sabbath 5th – parents : 5. “Honor your Father and your Mother (It’s a “5” shaped like a Dad and Mom) 5th – parents 6th – murder : 6. “You shall not murder” (It’s a bomb shaped like a “6”) 6th – murder 7th – adultery : 7. “You shall not commit adultery” (Adultery leaves a heart broken) 7th – adultery 8th – theft : 8. “You shall not steal” (The thief’s mask looks like an “8”) 8th – theft 9th – lies : 9. “You shall not lie” (This number “9” is “lying” down) 9th – lies 10th – coveting : 10. “You shall not covet” (The door and ring together look like a “10”) 10th – coveting Memory Time : Time to Test Your Memory! Memory Time 1. __________________________2. __________________________3. __________________________4. __________________________5. __________________________6. __________________________7. __________________________8. __________________________9. __________________________10. _________________________ Results : How many did you get right? Results Five? You did O.K.... But you need to try again.
Six? You did well.
Eight? VERY GOOD!
Ten? You’re a genius!! Gospel 1 : Why do you think God gave us the Ten Commandments? Gospel 1 Gospel 2 : Gospel 2 As a way to get to Heaven. As a mirror to look at. Gospel 3 : As a way to get to Heaven. Gospel 3 As a mirror to look at. If you chose “A” you’re wrong. Gospel 4 : Gospel 4 As a mirror to look at. Gospel 5 : Gospel 5 In the same way, we don't realize what a bad state we are in until we look into the "mirror" of the Ten Commandments. Gospel 6 : Gospel 6 Do you remember what #9 is?What is it?Have you ever lied? What about #5?Have you always obeyed your parents? What about #6?Have you ever hated someone? Have you always loved God?
Have you ever stolen anything?
Have you been greedy? Gospel 7 : Gospel 7 Can you see the Ten Commandments are like the mirror -- they show us how bad we are, and how we need to be clean before the Day of Judgment.
That is the Day God will punish people who have broken the Ten Commandments.
They will be sent to a place called "Hell," a place where God doesn't want people to go. Gospel 8 : Gospel 8 God doesn't want you to be punished.
He loves you so much that He made a way for you to be clean before Judgment Day. Gospel 13 : Gospel 13 What should you do? Repent AND Ask God to Forgive You for the Commandments you've broken (called "sin"), and then Surrender your life to Jesus.
Read Psalm 51 and make it your own prayer. When you do that, you will have God's promise that you are forgiven and will live forever. Then read your Bible every day (it's full of incredible stories -- start with the Gospel of John), and obey what you read. God will never leave you. Slide 23: Mitch Metzger