Archive for March, 2012

Alright I’ve released the next Webisode of the BibleRunner (mostly one man) webseries it can be found by visiting the BibleRunner Webisode page…or just simply- view it below.

Coming later this week part Three of my inductive Bible Study of John covering verses 12-18 of Chapter One!

Feel free to look ahead and study for yourself, I’ll try and have my study written up by Friday.

Thanks for stopping by.

In Chirst,

Ross

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J. John’s just Ten Cheapens the Ten Commandments

In an attempt to make the Ten Commandments more compatible for people today a Pastor from the U.K. has rewritten the Ten Commandments as more like a Cliff’s Notes version. To make them compatible with the more modern understanding, more welcoming if you will to share with pre-Christians…in doing so however he has excised the power of the Ten Commandments to reveal Sin, point to the Savior and through Him salvation through the blood He shed on the Cross.

Here are the just Ten followed by The Ten Commandments…then we’ll put them side by side.

Commandment 1: Live by priorities

Commandment 2: Know God

Commandment 3: Take God seriously

Commandment 4: Catch your breath

Commandment 5: Keep the peace with your parents

Commandment 6: Manage your anger

Commandment 7: Affair-proof your relationships

Commandment 8: Prosper with a clear conscience

Commandment 9: Hold to the truth

Commandment 10: Find contentment

1 Then God spoke all these words:

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2 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery.

3 Do not have other gods besides Me. 

4 Do not make an idol for yourself, whether in the shape of anything in the heavens above or on the earth below or in the waters under the earth.
5 You must not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God,  punishing the children for the fathers’ sin, to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,
6 but showing faithful love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commands. 

7 Do not misuse the name of the LORD your God, because the LORD will not leave anyone unpunished who misuses His name. 

8 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy:  
9 You are to labor six days and do all your work,  
10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. You must not do any work — you, your son or daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the foreigner who is within your gates. 
11 For the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and everything in them in six days; then He rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and declared it holy.

12 Honor your father and your mother so that you may have a long life in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

13 Do not murder.

14 Do not commit adultery. 

15 Do not steal. 

16 Do not give false testimony against your neighbor.

17 Do not covet your neighbor’s house. Do not covet your neighbor’s wife, his male or female slave, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

18 All the people witnessed the thunder and lightning, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain surrounded by smoke. When the people saw it they trembled and stood at a distance.  

19 “You speak to us, and we will listen,” they said to Moses, “but don’t let God speak to us, or we will die.” 

20 Moses responded to the people, “Don’t be afraid, for God has come to test you, so that you will fear Him and will not sin.” 
21 And the people remained standing at a distance as Moses approached the thick darkness where God was. 

Exodus 20:1-21 HCSB

Does the above look like God was looking to be hip? Or does the above show that God is Holy and expects us to come to Him in awe of His grace as He calls us out of sin? Did you notice that only Moses approached the mountain? He had faith in God…He came near. The majority are afraid, overwhelmed even today of the Ten Commandments- of God.

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This time as we continue out Inductive bible Study of John we’ll be looking a little bit at John the Baptist and of course more about our

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Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him.
8 He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.
9 The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him.
11 He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. (ESV)

Let’s take a closer look at verse 6:

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

There are three things we must note in this verse:

  1. It’s talking about a man,
  2. This man was sent from God.
  3. This man’s name was John

So God sent before Himself a man named John. He’d have to be pretty important if God sent him before Himself, so who is this John and what was he sent in advance to do?

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