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09 Feb 2020
Exodus 20:1-17
Andrew Latimer

God's Top Ten:

Don't Kill

Exodus 20:13

  

  Which lives deserve to be protected, and who decides?

  

  

  1) The Lord has the right to decide when life is to be given or taken away 
(Genesis 22:1-2; 2:17; 3:19; Job 1:21)

  
-Self-defence

  (Exodus 22:2-3)

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  
-War

  (Romans 13:3-4; Matt 8:13; Luke 3:14)

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  
-Capital Punishment

  (Genesis 9:6)

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  2) The Lord esteems even the weakest lives as precious

  
-Manslaughter

  (Exodus 21:18-29; Deuteronomy 22:8)

  

  

  

  
-Suicide

  (Judges 9:52-54; 1 Samuel 31:3-5; 2 Samuel 17:23; 1 Kings 16:18-19; Matthew 27:3-5; Numbers 11:12-15; 1 Kings 19:4; Jonah 4:1-11)

  

  

  

  
-Euthanasia

  

  

  

  
-Abortion

  (Psalm 139:13; Matthew 1:20; Exodus 21:22-25)

  

  

  

  

  3) All of us are in need of reconciliation and are called to be reconcilers
(Matthew 26:39; 5:9, 21-26; 18:21-35)

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  COFFEE QUESTIONS

  -What have you found new or challenging in the teaching today?

  -What would it look like in your situation to follow Jesus’ call to fight anger and be quick to reconcile?