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Christ and the 7th Commandment

Christ and the 7th Commandment

 

 

Exod 20:14        Thou shalt not commit adultery.

 

Man is a moral creature and is bound by nature to give answer for his words, actions and the thoughts of his heart.  We have an aspect of our being that both the wild and the domestic animals do not have.  It is true that all animal life has a basic instinct that is inbred regarding certain things like survival but man has something more than that.  Man has a God Consciousness whereby we know, whether we want to admit it or not, that God is real and we must answer to His moral standards.  The moral standards of God are categorically listed for us in the Decalogue known as the Ten Commandments.  The only man that has ever kept the Ten Commandments in absolute completeness is the Eternal, Incarnate Son of God, Jesus of Nazareth.  We’ve been studying Christ and the Ten Commandments and have come now to the seventh commandment.  Again, we will consider three familiar points.

 

I.          CHRIST DEMANDED OBEDIENCE TO IT.

1.  Jesus preached against adultery on more than one occasion.

2.  Matt. 5:27-32, similar passages in Mk. 10:11-12 & Lk. 16:18.

3.  Matt. 19:9, 18, similar verses in Mk. 10:19 and Lk. 18:20.

4.  Fornication is a general term for any and all inappropriate sexual activity.

5.  Adultery is specifically unfaithfulness to your spouse.

6.  Other N.T. verses against adultery. Rom.2:22, 13:9, Gal.5:19, Jas.2:11, 2Pet.2:14.

 

II.         CHRIST DECLARED CONDEMNATION FOR BREAKING IT.

1.  Christ always stressed the heart of the problem over the outward sin. Matt.5:28-29.

2.  Frivolous divorce and remarriage is sin.  Matt.5:32, 19:9, 18.

3.  Premarital sex, extramarital sex, soft porn, hardcore, lustful thoughts, and all.

4.  None of us can escape the fact that we have sinned against God.  Rom,3:23.

 

III.       CHRIST DELIVERED HIS PEOPLE FROM ITS CONDEMNATION.

1.  He is the only remedy for our sin.  Jn.3:18, Rom.8:3-4, 11:2-5, 1Pet.3:18-22.

2.  The story of the adulteress.  Jn.8:1-11.

3.  Believers are justified Rom.5:9, also redeemed and forgiven Eph.1:7, 2:13, Col.1:14, 20, Heb.9:11-14, 19-28,  10:19-22,             12:24,  13:11-12, 20-21, 1Pet.1:2, 18-19, Rev.1:5.

4.  Yes indeed.  The sprinkling of the incorruptible blood of Christ forever speaks from the heavenly mercy seat and it is all                      because He died on the cross of Calvary for His people.  When the blood and water came from His lanced dead body that day                   according to Jn. 19:34, it gave medical evidence that He had died of a broken heart.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

Let God be true and every man a liar.  Salvation by the sovereign grace of God is freely given to hell deserving sinners like you and me all because Christ the eternal Son of God died for us on the bloody cross of Calvary.  We have all broken every single element of the moral law of God but He, in mercy and grace, has given us the Lamb of God as our blood sacrifice for sin.  The Bible says, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” AMEN.

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Christ and the 6th Commandment

Christ and the 6th Commandment

 

 

Exod 20:13        Thou shalt not kill. (KJV)

 

God’s moral standard of right and wrong for mankind is summed up in the Ten Commandments.  Jesus Christ is the only man that ever lived who kept the moral standard of God perfectly all His life.  All the rest of us have failed miserably in every aspect of the moral law of God.  The first 4 commandments have to do with our relationship with God and the last 6 commandments have to do with our relationship with our fellow man.  We can see how Jesus not only kept the whole package of the law without exception and each individual commandment in particular whereas we on the other hand fall short in part and parcel, for when we fail in one part we become guilty of the whole sum of the matter.  James 2:10.  For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.  Today we will consider Christ and the 6th Commandment and again we will think about three points in the message.

 

I.          CHRIST DEMANDED OBEDIENCE TO IT.

1.  Some say that Jesus did not preach the LAW but that is not so.

2.  Matt. 7:12, Matt. 19:18, Jn. 7:16-19.

3.  Christ took the law beyond the physical to the heart of the matter.

4.  Matt. 5:20-22.  Matt. 22:35-40.

 

II.         CHRIST DECLARED CONDEMNATION FOR BREAKING IT.

1.  We have all had hate in our heart at one time or another and that is the same as murder in the eyes of God.
We are condemned because all sin originates in our depraved heart.

2.  John 3:19-21, Rom. 8:3-9.

3.  Capital Punishment and self defense is not murder.  Gen. 9:6.

4.  Abortion is murder and God hates the shedding of innocent blood. Ps. 106:36-38. Prov. 6:16-19, Isa. 59:1-11.

 

III.       CHRIST DELIVERED HIS PEOPLE FROM ITS CONDEMNATION.

1.  Even the father of John the Baptist new this.  Lk. 1:67-77.

2.  By Faith we are redeemed from the curse of the law. Gal. 3:9-14.

3.  It is the Blood of Christ that saves from sin.  1Pet.1:18-25, Rev. 5:9.

 

CONCLUSION:

God is real and God has spoken.  He is the only true and living God and He is the only one that we are to worship.  The construction of graven images or idols of any kind is a direct assault against the omnipotent king of the universe.  His name is holy and we at our best are guilty of filthiness and blasphemy.  We are to keep His day and worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. It is our duty to honor our heavenly Father and our earthly parents.  Christ did all of this perfectly and without fail.  He never had murder in His heart and neither should we.  Our only hope is that He would be our Saviour and His righteousness might be given to us by the grace of God.  This is what the Gospel is all about.  Mk. 1:1-9, 14-15.  Rom. 1:16. 1Cor.15:1-4. 2Thess.2:13-14.  2Tim.1:8-10. AMEN.

 

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