Sermons

June 23, 2019 Norwalk First United Methodist Church The Ten Commandments 2nd Sunday after Pentecost Commandment 10 – Do Not Covet Exodus 20:1-2, 17             The Hebrew word for “covet” means “desire” or “to pant after.” Now there is nothing wrong with desire if you desire the right thing for the right reason. The Apostle […]

June 16, 2019 Norwalk First United Methodist Church The Ten Commandments Trinity Sunday Commandment 9 – Do Not Lie Exodus 20:1-2, 16             The Ninth of the Ten Commandments is “You shall not give false witness against your neighbor.” This means two things: “Do not lie when testifying in court.” And, “Do not lie.” Period. […]

June 9, 2019 Norwalk First United Methodist Church The Ten Commandments Pentecost Commandment 8 – Do Not Steal Exodus 20:1-2, 15             A schoolteacher asked her class this question: “Suppose you found a briefcase with $1 million in it, what would you do?” One little boy raised his hand and said, “If it belonged to […]

June 2, 2019 Norwalk First United Methodist Church The Ten Commandments Seventh Sunday of Easter Commandment 7 – No Adultery Exodus 20:1-2, 14             We are an adulterous generation. We have institutionalized adultery in our entertainment and in our literature. Adultery is now trivialized by our entertainment culture and routinized by public example. Whatever the […]

May 26, 2019 Norwalk First United Methodist Church The Ten Commandments Sixth Sunday of Easter Commandment 6 – No Murder Exodus 20:1-2, 13             The Sixth Commandment seems so simple and so clear, but it may be the least understood of the Ten Commandments. The King James Bible is the most widely used English translation […]

May 19, 2019 Norwalk First United Methodist Church The Ten Commandments Fifth Sunday of Easter Commandment 3 – Name Not in Vain Exodus 20:1-2, 7          Many of you may remember quite a few years back that the Federal Communications Commission, the FCC, created a list of seven bad words that were not to be […]

May 12, 2019 Norwalk First United Methodist Church The Ten Commandments Fourth Sunday of Easter Commandment 5 – Honor Father and Mother Exodus 20:1-2, 12          As we resume our study of the Ten Commandments on this Mother’s Day Sunday, we come to a commandment that is very important: Honor your father and your mother. […]

April 21, 2019 Norwalk First United Methodist Church Jesus, the Incarnate Word Easter Day I Believe in Jesus Christ! Acts 10:34-43          I believe in Jesus Christ! Why? Because many secular, historian writers from 30 – 90 A.D., especially Josephus, wrote about a man who was crucified and came back to life. These historians could […]

April 14, 2019 Norwalk First United Methodist Church The Ten Commandments Palm Sunday Commandment 4 – Keep the Sabbath Exodus 20:1-2, 8-11          Some of you who were here last week may be wondering, “Why are we looking at Commandment 4, Keep the Sabbath? I thought we were on Commandment 2 last week.” Well, you […]

April 7, 2019 Norwalk First United Methodist Church The Ten Commandments Fifth Sunday in Lent Commandment 2 – No Idols Exodus 20:1-2, 4-6          Today, we continue our study of the Ten Commandments. These ten commandments, given by the one and only God, our creator, were foundational to the laws of Jewish society and the […]