Big Truth:

God Commands Us to Not Murder

Matthew 5:21-26; Romans 13:9; James 4:2

Bible Verse:

“You shall not murder.”

Exodus 20:13

Big Ideas:

  • Human life is inherently valuable.
  • Anger and murder are both products of the same sinful heart.
  • How we treat our neighbor reveals how we value life and the Creator of life.

Bible Passage:

Matthew 5:21-26


FOCUS: Living In Freedom

SERIES: Exodus

This series looks at the Ten Commandments given in Exodus 20. The law was given not to restrict God’s people, but to help them walk in freedom as they were created. Throughout this semester, we will learn how we are to live as those who are no longer slaves to sin, but are set free in Christ.

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Every student should know:

  • God is the One True God, and He has all authority
  • The law is given by God to reveal our sin and need for a Savior
  • The law is given by God to tell His redeemed people how to live

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Every student should strive to:

  • Read through the book of Exodus
  • Memorize the Bible verse each week
  • Be obedient to God’s commands and repent of disobedience 

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Every student should feel:

  • Grateful for God who brings His people out of slavery
  • Convicted of the ways that they ignore the law that revives the soul
  • Responsible to use their influence to make much of God alone

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Every student should desire to:

  • Repent of their tendencies to assume their own authority
  • Grow as faithful servants of Jesus
  • Help others move out of slavery to sin toward freedom in Christ