The Ten Commandments - Introductory Sermon


I     You shall have no other gods before me

 


II     You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments

 


III     You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain

 


IV     Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates.  For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy

 


V     Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lordyour God is giving you

 


VI     You shall not murder

 


VII     You shall not commit adultery

 


VIII     You shall not steal

 


IX     You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor

 


X     You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's

 


The Ten Commandments - Closing Sermon