No Graven Images

Scripture Reference: Exodus 20:4-6

God takes our relationship with him seriously. But in order for it to be a real relationship we must honor who he REALLY is and not what we would like for him to be. The Second Commandment urges us to leave his self-revelation up to him.

Sermon Points:

  • The Bible and Images
  • God and Images
  • The Word and Images

No Other Gods, Part 2

Scripture Reference: Exodus 20:3

Once you’ve worked through the existence of idols in general, the hard work is then exploring the idols within your own heart and community. What are the prevailing idolatries of the Oxford MS community? And how do they inform the struggles going on inside my own heart?

Sermon Points:

  • Naming Our Idols
  • Battling Our Idols

No Other Gods, Part 1

Scripture Reference: Exodus 20:1-2

The Bible has a very specific way of explaining you to YOU. That is, it shows how we are, by manufacturer’s design, motivated and changed. Without question, the first commandment is the most important plank in that explanation.

Sermon Points:

  • The Shape of our Humanity
  • The Dynamics of our Idolatry

Arc of the Moral Universe

Scripture Reference: Exodus 20:1-2

God’s law is not a list of “suggestions.” Law is deeply connected to creation as the means by which his creatures can flourish. The law forms the very fabric of reality and therefore, the “air we breath” for people desiring their full humanity.

Sermon Points: 

  • The Responses
    • Traditionalist
    • Revisionist
  • The Blessings
    • Clarity
    • Adventure
    • Intimacy