Craig Verdouw, Keeping the Commands of Christ, Sermon

How You Treat People Really Matters

 November 7, 2021

By Craig Verdouw

In this sermon we continue our teaching series on Keeping the Commands in Christ.

This week: Don't Murder. We might think we're doing rather ok at this, as the vast majority of us haven't murdered anyone lately.
That is, until our Lord and King Jesus took this command deeeeeeep into the confines of the heart and uncovered something rather discomforting: which is we tend to break this command just like the others, and break it a lot too. As always, the goodness of Christ brings light to dark places. What he has to say to us brings freedom and joy and deliverance and hope and a better way of living, because what obedience to the command looks like is us loving people better.

People matter, and how we treat people matters. People and treatment of people matters, because God says it matters. Come this weekend if you like the idea of giving God more glory as you discover more ways to delight in people, instead of breaking the sixth commandment. It's a trade worth making. See you then!

Text: Exodus 20:1-17, Matthew 5:21-26, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7