Apr 17, 2013

Preaching the Decalogue

I recently had a conversation about preaching the Decalogue. I see at least five advantages to preaching a series on the Ten Commandments. First, a series on the Decalogue can glorify God by highlighting His ethic. Second, a study on the Decalogue can provide a helpful model for biblical theology as one traces the particular command through Scripture. Third, messages on the Decalogue can highlight the continuing relevance of the Old Testament for the church. Fourth, an examination of the commandments affirms the principle of trans-cultural ethics (or negatively it challenges the idea of ethical relativity). Fifth and finally, a series on the Decalogue provides a convenient theological platform for exploring how the Law relates to salvation and sanctification.

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