“Living In Jesus” – The 8th Commandment: You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. (Exodus 20:16)
Psalm of Praise: Psalm 15
I. “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.” Exodus 20:16
II. God forbids you in this commandment to:
• Lie ABOUT your neighbor
• Lie TO your neighbor
• WITHHOLD the truth from your neighbor
III. Let’s look at a couple of Bible passages:
IV. Secondly—God also forbids you in the 8th commandment to BETRAY your neighbor – by revealing what he has told you to keep secret.
V. Further, God forbids you to SLANDER your neighbor – or harm his reputation
VI. Let’s look at some Bible passages:
1 Corinthians 4:13
VII. You should DEFEND your neighbor – speak up for and protect your neighbor from false accusations. Proverbs 31:8-9
- You should speak well of your neighbor—praise your neighbor’s good actions and qualities. 1 Sam 19:4; Luke 7:4-5
- You should put the best meaning on everything—explain your neighbor’s actions in the best possible way. 1 Cor. 13-7; 1 Peter 4:8
May the WORDS of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my ROCK and my Redeemer. (Psalm 19:14)
"Love is like duct tape... it covers a multitude of sins." Pastor Lew
Psalm of Praise: Psalm 97
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 4:17-32
Sermon Outline – FCC 4/19/15
“The Ten Commandments: Living in Christ – 7th Commandment”
Intro: “I can skip this commandment – I’m no thief!”
As with the other Commandments, we need to dig deeper to see how “Thou Shall Not Steal” applies to each of us
I. Different kinds of stealing
II. Spiritual thievery
• Not letting God be God
• Hard hearts of theft
III. Give the gift that’s been given each of us
• Joy – that elusive entity
• “Forgive as you have been forgiven…”
Can a roll tell the story of the resurrection?
By: Pam Bubeck and Jenny Fehn
We set out to find the answer with the kids during our K.R.E.W. meeting at Fishers Family Education Night!
We've found that the kids love to cook and bake with us. This year we thought we'd tell the story of the empty tomb and make Resurrection Rolls for Easter! Here’s the recipe and the story to tell while assembling the rolls. Enjoy and have fun celebrating the truth that our Savior is risen!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1 Can of Crescent Rolls
8 large marshmallows
½ C melted butter
¼ C granulated sugar
2 TBSP cinnamon
The Story and The Process
Melt the butter. Mix the cinnamon and sugar. Prepare a work space for each child.
"Jesus is God’s son who was sent to earth to pay the price for our sin. He never sinned. After Jesus died his body was prepared for burial with oil and spices and wrapped in linen."
Prepare a crescent roll with a little butter (the oil).
"The white of this marshmallow represents the purity and sin-free nature of Christ."
Dip the marshmallow in butter, then in sugar and cinnamon.
"Jesus was wrapped in linen and placed in a tomb with a large rock rolled in front. Wrap the marshmallow in one triangle of dough covering it completely like a ball (rock)."
Roll the "rock" in cinnamon and sugar to taste.
Complete the process for all the triangles and marshmallows. Place in a cupcake tray and bake in the oven for 15 minutes. If you want to keep track of whose rolls belong to whom, make a symbol in the top of the roll for each child.
Allow rolls to cool.
"After 3 days, his friends went to visit the tomb but the rock was rolled away and two angels said, “why are you looking for the living among the dead?”"
Reveal that when you cut open a roll or take a bite that the marshmallow has disappeared, leaving an empty “tomb.”
Remind children that the rolls are sweet just like the love God has for us.
Follow-up by reading the Easter story together from the Bible so that children know that it is true and that Jesus died for them and wants to be their savior. Pray with children, thanking God for the gift of Jesus.
FISHERS COMMUNITY CHURCH
Pastor Joseph Doenges
WORSHIP SUNDAY 10:00 AM
301 N. 6th Street
St. Clair, MI 48079
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