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Martin Luther on the Ninth Commandment

This past weekend at Eastbrook, I spoke about the Ninth and Tenth Commandments from Exodus 20:16-17 in a message entitled “The Neighbor.” I came across an interesting quotation from Martin Luther about the Ninth Commandment:

Knowledge of sin does not entail the right to judge it. I may see and hear that my neighbor sins, but to make him the talk of the town is not my business….Those are called backbiters who are not content just to know but rush ahead and judge. Learning a bit of gossip about someone else, they spread it into every corner, relishing and delighting in it like pigs that roll in the mud and root around in it with their snouts. This is nothing else than usurping the judgment and office of God, pronouncing the severest kind of verdict and sentence, for the harshest verdict a judge can pronounce is to declare somebody a thief, a murderer, a traitor, etc. Whoever therefore ventures to accuse his neighbor of such guilt assumes as much authority as the emperor and all magistrates. For though you do not wield the sword, you use your venomous tongue to the disgrace and harm of your neighbor. (quoted in David Hazony, The Ten Commandments, pp. 214-215).

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2014 in Books and Quotations

 

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His

Real reach 4This weekend I began a new series at Eastbrook Church entitled “Real Rich” with a message entitled “His.” The sermon was an exploration of the simple yet far-reaching theme:

God owns everything and all that we have is His.

The outline for the message is below. You can listen to the message online here or download it via the Eastbrook web-site here. You can also visit Eastbrook Church on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Posted by on January 6, 2014 in Communication, Eastbrook

 

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Set Me Free (discussion questions)

Here are the discussion questions that accompany my message at Eastbrook Church this past weekend entitled “Set Me Free” from our series, “Expecting a Miracle.”

Discussion Questions:

1. When was a time that you experienced God’s gracious hand of deliverance or provision in your life?

2. After the series of escalating miraculous events, Pharaoh finally let the Israelites go from their enslavement in Egypt. This weekend, we are talking about the miracle of that freedom at the Exodus but also as we draw near to our celebration of Jesus’ birth. In order to grasp the entire scope of the story, read Exodus 12:31-15:21. Before you begin your study, ask God to speak to you through the Scripture.

3. Describe in your own words what the first steps to freedom were like as recorded in Exodus 12:31-42. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 23, 2013 in Eastbrook, Scripture reflections

 

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Set Me Free

Expecting a Miracle 4This weekend I concluded our series, “Expecting a Miracle,” at Eastbrook Church, with a message entitled “Set Me Free.” In this message, I focused on the exodus from Egypt in Exodus 11-15. talked through three aspects of freedom the Israelites found in the Exodus:

  1. Liberation from the shackles of slavery
  2. Redemption by the blood of a lamb
  3. Salvation from the enemies that surround

I then connected those themes from the exodus from Egypt with freedom we experience in Jesus the Messiah, who is a liberator, redeemer, and savior.

The outline for the message is below, although I didn’t hold to it strictly. You can listen to the message online here or download it via the Eastbrook web-site here. You can also visit Eastbrook Church on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Posted by on December 22, 2013 in Communication, Eastbrook

 

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Wonder Working God (discussion questions)

Here are the discussion questions that accompany my message at Eastbrook Church this past weekend entitled “Wonder Working God” from our series, “Expecting a Miracle.”

Discussion Questions:

  1. Nearly everyone has some interesting Christmas memories. What was one of your most eventful Christmas holidays ever and why?
  2. When the Israelite people called out to God, He sent Moses as a deliverer.  Part of the deliverance was a series of miraculous events that opened the doorways for freedom for the Israelites. We will spend time in this study looking at Exodus 7:1-12:30, to explore the miraculous signs God did in Egypt. Before you begin your study, ask God to speak to you through the Scripture.
  3. How would you summarize God’s plan, as He shares it with Moses, found in Exodus 7:1-6? Read the rest of this entry »
 
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Posted by on December 17, 2013 in Eastbrook, Scripture reflections

 

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Wonder Working God

Expecting a Miracle 4This weekend at Eastbrook Church, we continued our series “Expecting a Miracle” with a message entitled “Wonder Working God.” This message was an exploration of the miraculous events and plagues brought upon Egypt by God in order to bring the Israelites to freedom in the exodus, as recorded in Exodus 7-12. In one part of the message I delivered an aside on the question of whether it is rational to believe in miracles or not.

The outline for the message is below. You can listen to the message online here or download it via the Eastbrook web-site here. You can also visit Eastbrook Church on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Posted by on December 16, 2013 in Communication, Eastbrook

 

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When You Face a Mountain (discussion questions)

Here are the discussion questions that accompany my message at Eastbrook Church this past weekend entitled “When You Face a Mountain” from our series, “Expecting a Miracle.”

Discussion Questions:

1. This season of Advent prepares us for Christmas with anticipation for the appearing of Christ, both as Messiah two-thousand years ago and the returning king in the future. What are you longing for or anticipating this Advent season?

2. The Israelites’ journey from captivity to freedom in Exodus was marked by a tremendous amount of opposition. This weekend, we want to take a look at the mountains of opposition they faced. Our Scripture for this weekend is Exodus 5:1-7:6. Before you begin your study, ask God to speak to you through the Scripture. Then, read that passage aloud.

3. God asks Moses and Aaron to appear before Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, with a strong message. What is that message from God (see 5:1, 3)? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2013 in Eastbrook, Scripture reflections

 

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