October 3 Mission Lesson: The Ten Commandments

Posted on Sat, Oct 2, 2004:

The Womenís Mission meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 PM.  This section contains the weekly lessons taken from the Womanís Home & Foreign Mission Society 2004 Guide and Program Book.  Lessons are added each week for you to study in preparation for the meetings.
October 3 Mission Lesson: The Ten Commandments
Scripture: Exodus 20: 1-17
            The Ten Commandments were given to show us how to relate to God and to one another.  The first four commandments show us how we are to relate to God.  The final six commandments focus on how we are to honor respect, and treat each other as human beings.
In the first four commandments, God introduces Himself as the One who freed us from bondage.  He instructs us to recognize Him as the Father of freedom and promises a better life if we follow Him.  In order to receive all that the Father has to give us, we must promise not to worship any other gods or images.
            Exodus is the story of God giving birth to a nation.  Through Godís labor a nation emerged from slavery into freedom.  First came freedom, then the commandments and instructions to teach us how to live godly lives.  How can we not honor and give praise to the One who set us free from slavery and promises us the beauty of His kingdom with everlasting life?  Even today, Godís power lives, and His presence is as strong as it was when He freed the Israelites from captivity.
You may post questions or comments on the website and our Mission President, Sister Joyce Mitchell, will respond online as quickly as possible.   Or you can send an email to Pastor Williams at Fredwms01@aol.com and he will respond.

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