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ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES

(THE HEART OF THE MATTER)

Ten Values That Build Strong Families – The First Commandment, Part 2

3 “Never have any other god.   4 Never make your own carved idols or statues that represent any creature in the sky, on the earth, or in the water.   5 Never worship them or serve them…(Exodus 20:3-5a) [1]

The First Commandment

[God]

You shall have no other gods.

What does this mean?  We should fear, love and trust in God above all things. [2]

I.                The Purpose

A.    What is a ________?

[LC, Part 1, §2]A god is that to which we look for all good and in which we find refuge in every time of need.  To have a god is nothing else than to trust and believe him with our whole heart. For these two belong together, faith and God.  That to which your heart clings and entrusts itself is, I say, really your God. [3]

4 Listen, Israel: The Lord is our God. The Lord is the only God. (GW Deuteronomy 6:4)

4We know that the false gods in this world don’t really exist and that no god exists except the one God. (GW 1 Corinthians 8:4)

B.    This commandment requires

1.     ________   ___________

21 Your heart will be where your treasure is.  (GW Matthew 6:21)

ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES

(THE HEART OF THE MATTER)

Ten Values That Build Strong Families – The First Commandment, Part 2

3 “Never have any other god.   4 Never make your own carved idols or statues that represent any creature in the sky, on the earth, or in the water.   5 Never worship them or serve them…(Exodus 20:3-5a) [4]

The First Commandment

[God]

You shall have no other gods.

What does this mean?  We should fear, love and trust in God above all things. [5]

I.                The Purpose

A.    What is a ________?

[LC, Part 1, §2]A god is that to which we look for all good and in which we find refuge in every time of need.  To have a god is nothing else than to trust and believe him with our whole heart. For these two belong together, faith and God.  That to which your heart clings and entrusts itself is, I say, really your God. [6]

4 Listen, Israel: The Lord is our God. The Lord is the only God. (GW Deuteronomy 6:4)

4We know that the false gods in this world don’t really exist and that no god exists except the one God. (GW 1 Corinthians 8:4)

B.    This commandment requires

1.     ________   ___________

21 Your heart will be where your treasure is.  (GW Matthew 6:21)

ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES

(THE HEART OF THE MATTER)

Ten Values That Build Strong Families – The First Commandment, Part 2

3 “Never have any other god.   4 Never make your own carved idols or statues that represent any creature in the sky, on the earth, or in the water.   5 Never worship them or serve them…(Exodus 20:3-5a) [7]

The First Commandment

[God]

You shall have no other gods.

What does this mean?  We should fear, love and trust in God above all things. [8]

I.                The Purpose

A.    What is a ________?

[LC, Part 1, §2]A god is that to which we look for all good and in which we find refuge in every time of need.  To have a god is nothing else than to trust and believe him with our whole heart. For these two belong together, faith and God.  That to which your heart clings and entrusts itself is, I say, really your God. [9]

4 Listen, Israel: The Lord is our God. The Lord is the only God. (GW Deuteronomy 6:4)

4We know that the false gods in this world don’t really exist and that no god exists except the one God. (GW 1 Corinthians 8:4)

B.    This commandment requires

1.     ________   ___________

21 Your heart will be where your treasure is.  (GW Matthew 6:21)

2.     __________ of the ________

5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.  (GW Deuteronomy 6:5)

 

[LC, Part 1, §3]The purpose of this commandment, therefore, is to require true faith and confidence of the heart, and these fly straight to the one true God and cling to him alone.

II.                The Problem

A.    We “idolize” _______________!

[LC, Part 1, §21]Idolatry does not consist merely of erecting an image and praying to it.  It is primarily in the heart, which pursues other things and seeks help and consolation from [them].  It neither cares for God nor expects good things from him sufficiently to trust that he wants to help, nor does it believe that whatever good it receives comes from God.

 

28 Whoever trusts his riches will fall (GW Proverbs 11:28).

5No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a man is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.  (NIV Ephesians 5:5)

B.    We trust __________________.

[LC, Part 1, §22]There is, moreover, another false worship.  This is the greatest idolatry that has been practiced up to now, and it is still prevalent in the world…It concerns only that conscience which seeks help, comfort, and salvation in its own works and presumes to wrest heaven from God.

 

5 Trust the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. (GW Proverbs 3:5)

III.            The Power

[LC, Part 1, §24]…it is [God alone] who gives us body, life, food, drink, nourishment, health, protection, peace, and all temporal and eternal blessings.  It is he who protects us from evil, he who saves and delivers us when any evil befalls.

 

Exodus 1–19 = Life, Death, & Resurrection of Christ

2.     __________ of the ________

5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.  (GW Deuteronomy 6:5)

 

[LC, Part 1, §3]The purpose of this commandment, therefore, is to require true faith and confidence of the heart, and these fly straight to the one true God and cling to him alone.

II.              The Problem

A.    We “idolize” _______________!

[LC, Part 1, §21]Idolatry does not consist merely of erecting an image and praying to it.  It is primarily in the heart, which pursues other things and seeks help and consolation from [them].  It neither cares for God nor expects good things from him sufficiently to trust that he wants to help, nor does it believe that whatever good it receives comes from God.

 

28 Whoever trusts his riches will fall (GW Proverbs 11:28).

5No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a man is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.  (NIV Ephesians 5:5)

B.    We trust __________________.

[LC, Part 1, §22]There is, moreover, another false worship.  This is the greatest idolatry that has been practiced up to now, and it is still prevalent in the world…It concerns only that conscience which seeks help, comfort, and salvation in its own works and presumes to wrest heaven from God.

 

5 Trust the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. (GW Proverbs 3:5)

III.              The Power

[LC, Part 1, §24]…it is [God alone] who gives us body, life, food, drink, nourishment, health, protection, peace, and all temporal and eternal blessings.  It is he who protects us from evil, he who saves and delivers us when any evil befalls.

 

Exodus 1–19 = Life, Death, & Resurrection of Christ

2.     __________ of the ________

5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.  (GW Deuteronomy 6:5)

 

[LC, Part 1, §3]The purpose of this commandment, therefore, is to require true faith and confidence of the heart, and these fly straight to the one true God and cling to him alone.

II.              The Problem

A.    We “idolize” _______________!

[LC, Part 1, §21]Idolatry does not consist merely of erecting an image and praying to it.  It is primarily in the heart, which pursues other things and seeks help and consolation from [them].  It neither cares for God nor expects good things from him sufficiently to trust that he wants to help, nor does it believe that whatever good it receives comes from God.

 

28 Whoever trusts his riches will fall (GW Proverbs 11:28).

5No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a man is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.  (NIV Ephesians 5:5)

B.    We trust __________________.

[LC, Part 1, §22]There is, moreover, another false worship.  This is the greatest idolatry that has been practiced up to now, and it is still prevalent in the world…It concerns only that conscience which seeks help, comfort, and salvation in its own works and presumes to wrest heaven from God.

 

5 Trust the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. (GW Proverbs 3:5)

III.              The Power

[LC, Part 1, §24]…it is [God alone] who gives us body, life, food, drink, nourishment, health, protection, peace, and all temporal and eternal blessings.  It is he who protects us from evil, he who saves and delivers us when any evil befalls.

 

Exodus 1–19 = Life, Death, & Resurrection of Christ


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[1]God’s Word to the Nations Bible Society, (Grand Rapids, MI: World Publishing) 1997.

[2]Luther, Martin, Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation, (Saint Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House) 1998 c1986.

[3]Luther, Martin, The Large Catechism of Dr. Martin Luther, The Book of Concord, translated and edited by Theodore G. Tappert (Philadelphia: Fortress Press) 1959.

[4]God’s Word to the Nations Bible Society, (Grand Rapids, MI: World Publishing) 1997.

[5]Luther, Martin, Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation, (Saint Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House) 1998 c1986.

[6]Luther, Martin, The Large Catechism of Dr. Martin Luther, The Book of Concord, translated and edited by Theodore G. Tappert (Philadelphia: Fortress Press) 1959.

[7]God’s Word to the Nations Bible Society, (Grand Rapids, MI: World Publishing) 1997.

[8]Luther, Martin, Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation, (Saint Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House) 1998 c1986.

[9]Luther, Martin, The Large Catechism of Dr. Martin Luther, The Book of Concord, translated and edited by Theodore G. Tappert (Philadelphia: Fortress Press) 1959.

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