Video of the 10 Commandments
TEN COMMANDS FROM GOD
ONE GOD AND NO MORE1This is what God said to the people of Israel. 2“I am the LORD, your God. I led you out of Egypt, where you were slaves. 3You can’t have any gods but me. 4You can’t create idols in any form, whether it’s an image of something from the sky, earth, or water. 5You can’t worship idols or bow to them. I’m your God. I’m the LORD, and I’m a passionate God who lets the consequences of a person’s sin affect several generations. 6But I’ll express my love for a thousand generations to those who honor my laws. 7You can’t trash the name of the LORD, your God. The LORD won’t give you a free pass to demean his name. 8Reserve the Sabbath day for the LORD. 9You have six days to work. 10But the seventh day belongs to the LORD, your God. This is a day off for everyone: you, your children, your workers, your guests, and your livestock. No one should work. 11The LORD worked for six days creating the sky, the earth, and the sea, along with everything in them. On the seventh day, he rested. That’s why the LORD honors the Sabbath and reserves it as a sacred day. 12Treat your parents with respect so you can live a good long time in the land the LORD your God is giving you. 13No killing people. 14No adultery. 15No stealing. 16No lying about others. 17Don’t crave what belongs to someone else. Not your neighbor’s house, wife, worker, cow, donkey, or anything else.”
A reading of Psalm 139
Video reading of Psalm 139
GOD OF EVERYWHERE
EVERYWHERE GOD GOES, HE’S GREAT
A psalm of David. For the music leader.
1LORD, you’ve studied me and you know me.
2You know when I sit.
You know when I stand.
You know what I’m thinking when I’m far away.
3You analyze my schedule,
Where I go, and when I lie down to rest.
You know everything I do.
4Even before I say a word,
LORD, you know the word I’ll say.
5From the front line to the rear guard,
You’ve surrounded me with protection.
My life is in your hands.
6You know more than I could handle.
What you know is too wonderful
And too complex for my little head.
7Where could I go that you wouldn’t go?
Where could I hide from your Spirit?
8If I climb into the sky
You’re already there.
If I rest in peace in the place of the dead,
You’re already there, as well.
9If I ride on the wings of the dawn,
To the sunset, west of the sea,
10Even there you’re ready and waiting
To take my hand, hold on tight
And lead me along the way.
11I could say, “I’ll wait for night
So the darkness will hide me,
When daylight folds into the night.”
12But there’s no darkness in nighttime for you.
Night is bright as the day.
Day or night: it doesn’t matter.
Both are the same to you.
13You created me inside and out,
Organs to skin,
Weaving me to shape,
Inside my mother.
14Thank you for what you did.
You made me awesome and wonderful.
You do marvelous work.
I know that.
15You saw my bones
As they developed in hiding,
And were pieced together
From the dust of the earth.
16You saw me before I took shape.
And you wrote the script of my life
Before it became my history.
17God, what goes on inside your mind
Is precious to me,
but I don’t understand it.
18If I could count your thoughts, one idea at a time,
They would outnumber the grains of sand.
In the end of it all,
I’ll wake and find myself with you.
GOD, PLEASE TAKE OUT THE TRASH
19It would be great, God,
If you’d kill off the wicked people.
Get those murderers out of here.
20They use your name
To justify the terrible things they do,
And to make promises they never keep.
21LORD, you know I hate your enemies, right?
I detest the people who hate you.
22I hate them with a hateful hate,
For your enemies are my enemies, too.
SEE IF THERE’S SIN IN ME
23Study me, God, read my mind.
Probe me and find everything I believe.
24See if you can find
Anything hurtful in the way I live.
Then lead me down the ancient path
Which was, and is, and always will be
The only way to go.
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LIVING UNDER GOD’S WINGS
MY SHELTER IN THE STORM1Those of you who live under God’s wings Are safe in the shadow of the LORD. 2I look to the LORD and tell him, “You are my safe house and my storm shelter. You are my God, and I trust you with all that I am.” 3He’s the one who rescues you from predators And from deadly disease and plague. 4He will shield you, Nestled in the feathers of his wings. He’ll surround you with his care, And it’s something you can count on. 5You won’t be afraid of the dark Or of dangers you face every day. 6You won’t fear sickness that strikes in the night Or violent devastation in the light of the day. 7A thousand may die near you. Ten thousand may fall at your side. But you remain safe and untouchable. 8Just watch and see what happens When it’s time to punish the wicked. 9You chose the LORD to protect you. God Most High, he’s my protector, too. 10Nothing bad is going to happen to you. Disease isn’t allowed in your house. 11God will put his angels on notice, Giving orders to keep you safe. 12They’ll reach out their hands, Lift you up, and carry you away in their arms. You won’t even stub your toe. 13You’ll walk on lions and cobras, And stomp them dead in the dirt.
IT’S A GOOD, LONG LIFE FOR ME14The LORD has this to say for himself. “You love me, and I keep you safe. I lift you up, and away from danger Because you know me by name. 15When you call me, I will answer. When you’re in trouble, I’ll be there. I’ll come to rescue you And to honor who you are. 16I will give you a good, long life So you’ll see what it’s like to be saved by God.
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Video of Jesus crucifixion
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KEEP YOUR DONATIONS SECRET
DON'T OBCESS OVER MONEY
BOSS: GOD OR MONEY24“You can’t work for two bosses at the same time and do justice to both. You’re going to favor one over the other, perhaps giving one all your loyalty while resenting the other. So, you can’t devote your life to God and to money.
DON’T WORRY25“Don’t worry about the everyday matters of life: what you’re going to eat or drink, what you’re going to wear, or what you’re going to do if you get sick. There’s more to life than food and clothes, isn’t there? 26“Look up at the birds flying above you. They don’t plant a garden...don’t harvest a crop...don’t store grain in barns. But your Father in heaven feeds them. Aren’t you more important than the birds?
DOES WORRY WORK?
Don't chase stuff
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