While we may not immediately see a connection between the command about not misusing God’s name and the command about keeping the Sabbath, they have a lot in common. They are both about keeping something as “set apart,” which is a reflection of God being “set apart,” or holy. So, the message was about having set apart words and set apart time.
The outline for the message is below. You can view the message online here or listen to it via our audio podcast here. Access all the messages from the series here. You can also visit Eastbrook Church on Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
This series is part three of an occasional series we are doing from Exodus. You can enjoy the first two parts of this extended series on Exodus here:
Set Apart in Our Words (Exodus 20:7)
- The Name and God’s identity (Exodus 20:2)
- Useless words that demean God (Exodus 20:7)
- Distorted words that distort God (Exodus 20:7)
- What demeaning or distorting God’s identity does to us
Set Apart in Our Time (Exodus 20:8-11)
- A day to stop, cease and rest (Exodus 20:8)
- Setting a different rhythm from our tireless work (Exodus 20:10)
- Setting a different rhythm through attention to God (Exodus 20:11; Deuteronomy 5:15)
- What forgetting the Sabbath does to us