Ten words of grace #2 may 29, 2011

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  • 1. Matthew 24:36But about that day or hour no oneknows, not even the angels inheaven, nor the Son, but only theFather.
  • 2. “It is both disturbing andunfortunate that so many still clingto what can only be described as a fairy tale.”
  • 3. 2 Thessalonians 1:6-7God is just: He will pay backtrouble to those who trouble youand give relief to you who aretroubled, and to us as well. This willhappen when the Lord Jesus isrevealed from heaven in blazingfire with his powerful angels.
  • 4. 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9He will punish those who do notknow God and do not obey thegospel of our Lord Jesus. They willbe punished with everlastingdestruction and shut out from thepresence of the Lord and from theglory of his might
  • 5. 2 Thessalonians 1:10aon the day he comes to be glorifiedin his holy people and to bemarveled at among all those whohave believed.
  • 6. Prepare tomeet your God!(Amos 4:12)
  • 7. We live in a broken world!
  • 8. Romans 8:21The creation itself will be liberatedfrom its bondage to decay.
  • 9. John 16:33I have told you these things, so thatin me you may have peace. In thisworld you will have trouble. Buttake heart! I have overcome theworld.
  • 10. Nolan
  • 11. ‘11Rediscovering the Good News that We Dare Not Forget!
  • 12. The HeidelbergCatechism (1563) 129 questions and answers 52 Lord’s Day Readings
  • 13. The Good NewsWe AlmostForgot:Rediscoveringthe Gospel in a16th CenturyCatechism byKevin DeYoung.
  • 14. Not Obsolete Not Oppressive Not Optional The TenWords of Grace
  • 15. Exodus 20:1-2And God spoke all these words:“I am the LORD your God, whobrought you out of Egypt, out ofthe land of slavery.
  • 16. Exodus 20:3You shall have no other godsbefore me.
  • 17. Exodus 20:4-5aYou shall not make for yourself animage in the form of anything inheaven above or on the earthbeneath or in the waters below.You shall not bow down to them orworship them;
  • 18. Exodus 20:5b-6for I, the LORD your God, am ajealous God, punishing the children forthe sin of the parents to the third andfourth generation of those who hateme, but showing love to a thousandgenerations of those who love me andkeep my commandments.
  • 19. Exodus 20:3You shall have no other godsbefore me.
  • 20. Exodus 20:4-5aYou shall not make for yourself animage in the form of anything inheaven above or on the earthbeneath or in the waters below.You shall not bow down to them orworship them;
  • 21. #1 - Prohibits the worship of wronggods#2 - Prohibits the worship of theright God in the wrong way
  • 22. 1 Samuel 5:1-2After the Philistines had capturedthe ark of God, they took it fromEbenezer to Ashdod. Then theycarried the ark into Dagon’stemple and set it beside Dagon.
  • 23. 1 Samuel 5:3When the people of Ashdod roseearly the next day, there wasDagon, fallen on his face on theground before the ark of theLORD! They took Dagon and puthim back in his place.
  • 24. 1 Samuel 5:4But the following morning when theyrose, there was Dagon, fallen on hisface on the ground before the ark ofthe LORD! His head and hands hadbeen broken off and were lying onthe threshold; only his bodyremained.
  • 25. 1 Samuel 5:5That is why to this day neither thepriests of Dagon nor any otherswho enter Dagon’s temple atAshdod step on the threshold.
  • 26. God is forbidding the making of any kind of image of himself!
  • 27. 1. God cannot be limited in his presence to any image.
  • 28. 1 Kings 8:27But will God really dwell on earth?The heavens, even the highestheaven, cannot contain you. Howmuch less this temple I have built.
  • 29. 1. God cannot be limited in his presence to any image.2. God’s nature cannot be captured by any single image.
  • 30. The golden calf of Exodus 32
  • 31. How does this 2nd Word ofGrace apply tous today in our fast-paced digital world?
  • 32. Exodus 20:5b-6for I, the LORD your God, am ajealous God, punishing the children forthe sin of the parents to the third andfourth generation of those who hateme, but showing love to a thousandgenerations of those who love me andkeep my commandments.
  • 33. Isaiah 55:8“For my thoughts are not yourthoughts, neither are your ways myways,” declares the LORD. “As theheavens are higher than the earth, soare my ways higher than your waysand my thoughts than your thoughts.”
  • 34. We purpose toknow the Word ofGod better inorder to betterknow the God ofthe Word!
  • 35. ‘11Rediscovering the Good News that We Dare Not Forget!Next Sunday – Watch What you Say! Lord’s Day Reading #36-37
  • 36. Are you worshipping the God of YOUR box? Or the Godof the Universe as revealed in HIS Word?