Undivided Allegiance

March 13, 2022 Preacher: Steve Thiel Series: Exodus: The Gospel According to Moses

Passage: Exodus 20:1–20:3

Undivided Allegiance
Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, 3/13/2022
Exodus 20:1–3

Sermon Theme: God is a God who saves and God is a God who sanctifies. So God desires a people who obey God’s Law. At the heart of His command to have NO other gods before Him is the need to worship God exclusively, to shun all forms of idolatry completely, and to trust in Christ uniquely!

I. COMMANDMENT GIVEN - (Exodus 20:1–3)
    A. Context of the Commandment - (Exod. 20:1–2)
    B. Content of the Commandment - (Exod. 20:3)
        1. Stated Positively - Worship God Exclusively
        2. Stated Negatively - Do Not Worship Idols

II. COMMANDMENT FULFILLED - (Matthew 5:17)
    A. Failed by Israel - (Select O.T. Passages)
        1. The Sin of Achan - (Josh. 6:18; 7:11, 25; 24:14–15)
        2. The Sin of Judges - (Judg. 2:11–18)
        3. The Sin of Kings - (1 Kgs. 11:1–8)
    B. Fulfilled in Christ - (Matthew 5:17)
        1. In His Life - (John 1:1–2, 14; Heb. 1:4)
        2. In His Teaching - (Luke 14:25–33)

III. COMMANDMENT APPLIED - (Matthew 6:24)
    A. Turn to Christ Uniquely - (Acts 4:12; Phil. 2:10–11)
    B. Reject Dual Allegiance Completely - (Matt. 6:24)
    C. Bury "Both-Ands" Instantly - (Gen. 35:4; Col. 3:5)

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