Pastor’s Letter

Dear Bible Center family & friends,

Welcome to church!

How familiar are you with the Ten Commandments? Second only to John 3:16 (often noticed on a sign at a football game), the Ten Commandments are the most well-known section of the Bible.

They are a set of biblical principles relating to ethics and worship. These are fundamental to both Judaism and Christianity. The text of the Ten Commandments appears twice in the Hebrew Bible (Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5).

Of all the biblical laws and commandments, the Ten Commandments alone are said to have been “written with the finger of God” (Exodus 31:18). Eventually, the stone tablets were placed inside the Ark of the Covenant (Exodus 25:21, Deuteronomy 10:2, 5).

In the United States, images of the Ten Commandments have long been contested symbols for the relationship of religion to national law. The United States Constitution forbids the establishment of religion by law; however, images of Moses holding the stone tablets (along with other religious figures including Solomon, Confucius, and Mohamed holding the Qur’an) are sculpted on the north and south friezes of the Supreme Court building in Washington.

So, what are we to think of the Ten Commandments today? How does God want us to understand them and why? In what way should we pass them down to our children and grandchildren? This is what I’ll be discussing in today’s message.

Thanks again for visiting in person or for tuning in via the internet or TV!

Much love to you in Jesus,

Matt Friend • Lead Pastor


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