Ten Commandments (hosting Shane Willard)
that aren't me. As a Christian, you're actually picking up and carrying (Nasah) the name (Shim) of God around with
you. Shawv (in vain) means to live your life in a way that manifests (not disappoints) the hope that rests upon it. The
name of God rest upon a person (Ex 23:20), its a prophetic utterance of character (Exodus 34:6 -7), it sits in a place
(Deur 12:11), a force that provides protection (Ps 20:1), that has the ability to move with emotion - to fire a place up
(Is 30:27). It's a realm of awareness, that we can live in, or outside of (Micah 4:5). Its a force that brings about the
best life (Jn 20). The name creates a life so good, it's worth suffering & dying for (Acts 5:40-41). The demonstration of
that life is so powerful, it threatens other people. If you are reviled for the name of Christ, then you are blessed (1
Peter 4:14). Jesus: I have manifested Your name (John 17:6). God has called Christians to be nice, more than He
has called us to be right.
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God wants to marry you - leaven and all. No matter what you've done, or where you've b een, God is determined to
make it right for you - that is what the 10 Commandments are all ab out. The OT marriage co venant, and it's Heb rew
context, are used to understand some things Jesus said ab out his return, and about the rapture. The introduction of
the 10 commandments is considered from the perspective of a long line of slaves. So we get a day off? You can't kill
me, or take my things, just b ecause you're stronger than me? My human rights and dignity will b e respected in our
new culture? That is fantastic!
So I want to talk to you tonight about the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20). I'm going to talk to you about it a ll the
way through the week, even on Sunday, and we're going to change our lives - but we have to make one ground rule
really quick, and that is this: that in order to study God, and in order for the church, I believe, to get its credibility ba ck,
all of us have to lose our addiction to being right, okay?
We have to lose - we're all addicted to being right. We could start our own 12 step program: Hi, my name is Shane,
and I am an addict, okay. [Laughter] I am an addict to being right, and you are an addict to being right, and the worst
addicts to being right in the whole world are white Pentecostals okay! So most of you look white, and most of you look
Pentecostal alright, judging by how you just started this whole thing. Everybody pray in the spirit for two minutes,
that's pretty good, okay. That means you're white, it means you're Pentecostal, which means we are the worst in the
world at thinking we have God figured out. We're the worst in the world, and that is ridiculous - God does not expect
us to have Him figured out! As a matter of fact, Jesus runs into people who were caught in the act of adultery. He
runs into thieves on crosses. He runs into prostitutes in the middle of the night, and He's forgiving them.
The people who tick Jesus off, were the ones who thought they had it all figured out; that they were in, and everyone
else is out okay. Like one place, He goes into a place in Galilee, and that place in Galilee was known for its
orthodoxy. What they did is, they took the Torah, and then they made it harder; so they tried to live even harder, and
because they were keeping the Torah better than everybody else, they thought they were saved. They actually called
themselves 'the remnant', 'the chosen ones', or 'the elect'. We would never do that would we? [Laughter] So they
thought they were in, and everybody else was out. They were going to heaven, and everyone else was going to hell.
That's what they thought; so Jesus shows up, and they said: Rabbi, are only a few going to be saved? Of course they
mean them right, so basically what they were doing, they were trapping Jesus into agreeing with them. They said:
Jesus, You tell us, are only a few going to be saved? Jesus gets so ticked -off He says this. He says: listen to Me, My
marriage table, many will come from the north, east, south and west; but you who actually think you're in, will be the
ones shut out, because you thought you were better than other people.