"You shall have no other gods before me"

What are the 10 Commandments?

Where did they come from?

Exodus 20.1-17 and Deuteronomy 5.6-21

What do you spend the most time doing? Thinking about? Worrying about?

The Pie of Life

Would you say you worship any of these things?

Commandments in the Gospels: Luke 18.18-30

What does Jesus say is the greatest commandment? (Mt 22.34-40)

Are the commandments confining?

Or freeing?

What things have power over you?

What does Luther say in the Small Catechism?

Who does the 1st Commandment serve?

God or us?

God's goal is to free us to live faithfully--to live in covenant and relationship with God.

Small Groups:

Journal time: What commandment is hardest for you to follow? Why?

Why do you think God gave us the: "You shall have no other gods" commandment first?

When do good things become gods?

What might you add to the commandments to help you live more faithfully? Or to help the world live more faithfully?

May the Lord be first in your heart & mind this day. Amen.

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