"Psalm 23," John August Swanson. Used by permission from the artist.
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Preaching Series on the Ten Commandments (2 of 4)
Exodus 20:3-11 Commentary
by Rolf Jacobson
The second week in this four-week series on the Ten Commandments is devoted to Exodus 20:3-11, which is the first table of the Decalogue -- those laws that govern our relationship with God.
Preaching text: Exodus 20:3-11; accompanying text: Matthew 22:34-40
The first table -- Tuned into God
Depending on which system for numbering and organizing the Ten Commandments one uses, this week the focus of worship and preaching in this series is commandments 1-3, or 2-4, or 1-4 (see Chart 1 above). But no matter which system one uses, here are the main points covered in the text:
These commandments, whether they are numbered as three commandments or four, are usually called the “first table” -- the “vertical” table of those commandments that govern our relationship with ...
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Narrative Lectionary 136: Preaching Series on the Ten Commandments
June 03, 2018
This re-broadcast podcast covers the summer preaching series on the Ten Commandments (first aired in June 2014). Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Craig Koester, and Kathryn Schifferdecker for a conversation on the Narrative Lectionary. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.