10 Stupid Things         We doA Study of the 10 Commandments    And how we break them.                                 1
Series of SermonsI am planning to preach a sermon on each of the 10  Commandments Each sermon will focus on how we break...
What does the 1st Commandment               Affirm? Most  of the commandments are negative. Only the 4th and 5th do not ...
What does the 1st Commandment            Affirm?  This command is a clear command for             Monotheism          Beli...
What does the 1st Commandment               Forbid?                       ATHEISM Less than 1% of America is atheistic T...
What does the 1st Commandment               Forbid?                 AGNOSTICISM The  agnostic claims that there is not en...
What does the 1st Commandment                Forbid?                       DEISM Deism  is the belief that God is creator...
What does the 1st Commandment               Forbid?                    HENOTHEISM Many   believe in a national God.   Is...
What does the 1st Commandment               Forbid?                    POLYTHEISM Belief in many gods. This is the “paga...
What does the 1st Commandment              Forbid?                          POLYTHEISMA   god over living things  His   ...
What does the 1st Commandment               Forbid?                  POLYTHEISMActs 17:23 - for as I was passing through a...
What does the 1st Commandment               Forbid?                  ECUMENISM This  one may surprise you. Many believe ...
What does the 1st Commandment               Forbid?                    ECUMENISM They   also believe that God accepts all...
How does this commandment            apply today? God  demands undivided loyalty. We don’t have totem poles, icons, or s...
Conclusion: God    has rules. Rule # 1 – God requires undivided loyalty. Our worship MUST focus on God. Our lives MUST...
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This is the first in a 10-part series on 10 Stupid things we do to mess up our lives. Each lesson looks at one of the 10 Commandments.

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  1. 1. 10 Stupid Things We doA Study of the 10 Commandments And how we break them. 1
  2. 2. Series of SermonsI am planning to preach a sermon on each of the 10 Commandments Each sermon will focus on how we break the commands of God Here are 10 Stupid Things We Do  This morning – We Worship the Wrong God  2nd – We Worship the Right God in the Wrong Way 2
  3. 3. What does the 1st Commandment Affirm? Most of the commandments are negative. Only the 4th and 5th do not contain the word “not”. All can be expressed negatively or positively. This command affirms three things:  No other gods ahead of Jehovah  No other gods beneath to Jehovah  No other gods in additon to Jehovah 3
  4. 4. What does the 1st Commandment Affirm? This command is a clear command for Monotheism Believe in one God 4
  5. 5. What does the 1st Commandment Forbid? ATHEISM Less than 1% of America is atheistic The atheist says, “I know that there is no God.” Psalm 14:1 – The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” 5
  6. 6. What does the 1st Commandment Forbid? AGNOSTICISM The agnostic claims that there is not enough information to believe in God. Is there enough evidence to believe in God? John 20:31 - but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. 6
  7. 7. What does the 1st Commandment Forbid? DEISM Deism is the belief that God is creator. But has no interest in the affairs of this world. God is seen as a “master clock winder”. Does God care, intervene, step into our world?  Does God answer prayer?  Does God work in providential ways? 7
  8. 8. What does the 1st Commandment Forbid? HENOTHEISM Many believe in a national God.  Is God an American?  Is God our race, tribe, nationality? Many view God as white, Anglo-Saxon, capitalist, of _________ political party. Does God support our causes, sports team, political views? 8
  9. 9. What does the 1st Commandment Forbid? POLYTHEISM Belief in many gods. This is the “pagan” view of God. The Romans and Greeks had 1,000’s of gods.  Families of gods over special areas of life.  Deeper in the family the specialty was specific. 9
  10. 10. What does the 1st Commandment Forbid? POLYTHEISMA god over living things  His son was over insects  His son was over flies  His son was over flies in the house  His son was over flies in the kitchen of the house. 10
  11. 11. What does the 1st Commandment Forbid? POLYTHEISMActs 17:23 - for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO THE UNKNOWN GOD.Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you: 11
  12. 12. What does the 1st Commandment Forbid? ECUMENISM This one may surprise you. Many believe that God of Christianity – Is also the God of:  Buddha  Confucius  Hindu  Islam 12
  13. 13. What does the 1st Commandment Forbid? ECUMENISM They also believe that God accepts all teachings:  Mormons  Jehovah’s Witnesses  7th Day Adventists  Armstrongism (Herbert W. Armstrong)  Scientology (L. Ron Hubbard)  Christian Scientist 13
  14. 14. How does this commandment apply today? God demands undivided loyalty. We don’t have totem poles, icons, or statues in this building. But many have a divided loyalty – job, health, sport, family, money. Some will stay home from worship of God tonight to watch a football game. 14
  15. 15. Conclusion: God has rules. Rule # 1 – God requires undivided loyalty. Our worship MUST focus on God. Our lives MUST focus on God. 15

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