Delivered at ARK Community Church, Dalton MA, October 26, 2014.
Exodus 20:2-17 – “The Ten Commandments” (The Message)
Romans 8:1-17 (The Message)
This morning, as I was eating breakfast and preparing leave for my drive here, I noticed an item in this morning’s news about a man who destroyed a controversial “Ten Commandments” memorial that was on public land in Oklahoma City. He smashed the memorial with his car, left the car there, walked into the nearby Federal Courthouse and surrendered himself, saying “The Devil made me do it.” The irony is wonderful, and dovetails so well with this morning’s message that I had to tell you about it and show you the photo of the destroyed monument. Notice that the break near the top of the stone runs right through the second commandment itself.
And so, let us begin…