Words of Life Summer 2021 Worship Series

Words of Life | Summer Worship Series


Series Overview
Nearly everyone has heard of the Ten Commandments, the list of “thou-shalt-nots” found in the Bible. Jesus saw these commandments not as onerous burdens, but as guardrails to help us experience a good and beautiful life. Every “thou-shalt-not” points to a life-giving “thou shalt.” These ancient words were given by a loving God who longs to protect us from harm while pointing toward a deeply meaningful and joyful life.

Weekly Grow-Pray-Study Guide
Each week, use the Grow-Pray-Study Guide for daily readings, scripture, and insights pertaining to the worship series.

Worship Topics

Exodus 20:2-3 NRSV
2 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; 3 you shall have no other gods before me.

Sunday, June 6, 2021
Week 1 | No Other Gods |
Exodus 20:2-3 NRSV
Grow-Pray-Study Guide

Exodus 20:7 CEB
7 Do not use the Lord your God’s name as if it were of no significance; the Lord won’t forgive anyone who uses his name that way.

Sunday, June 13, 2021
Week 2 | Keeping Promises, Hallowing God’s Name |
Exodus 20:7 CEB
Grow-Pray-Study Guide

Exodus 20:12 CEB
12 Honor your father and your mother so that your life will be long on the fertile land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Sunday, June 20, 2021
Week 3 | A Question of Honor |
Exodus 20:12 CEB
Grow-Pray-Study Guide

Exodus 20:8-11 CEB
8 Remember the Sabbath day and treat it as holy. 9 Six days you may work and do all your tasks, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. Do not do any work on it—not you, your sons or daughters, your male or female servants, your animals, or the immigrant who is living with you. 11 Because the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and everything that is in them in six days, but rested on the seventh day. That is why the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

Sunday, June 27, 2021
Week 4 | Sabbath: Rest, Renewal and Reverence |
Exodus 20:8-11 CEB
Grow-Pray-Study Guide

Exodus 20:4-5 CEB
4 Do not make an idol for yourself—no form whatsoever—of anything in the sky above or on the earth below or in the waters under the earth. 5 Do not bow down to them or worship them, because I, the Lord your God, am a passionate God. I punish children for their parents’ sins even to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me.

Sunday, July 4, 2021
Week 5 | Idols, Images, and the Invisible God |
Exodus 20:4-5 CEB
Grow-Pray-Study Guide

Exodus 20:13 CEB
13 Do not kill.

Sunday, July 11, 2021
Week 6 | Do Not Kill: Overcoming Evil with Good |
Exodus 20:13 CEB
Grow-Pray-Study Guide

Exodus 20:14 CEB
14 Do not commit adultery.

Sunday, July 18, 2021
Week 7 | You Must Not Commit Adultery |
Exodus 20:14 CEB
Grow-Pray-Study Guide

Exodus 20:15 CEB
15 Do not steal.

Sunday, July 25, 2021
Week 8 | Justice: Do Not Steal |
Exodus 20:15 CEB
Grow-Pray-Study Guide

Exodus 20:16 CEB
16 Do not testify falsely against your neighbor.

Sunday, August 1, 2021
Week 9 | Honesty: You Must Not Give False Witness |
Exodus 20:16 CEB
Grow-Pray-Study Guide

Exodus 20:17 CEB
17 Do not desire and try to take your neighbor’s house. Do not desire and try to take your neighbor’s wife, male or female servant, ox, donkey, or anything else that belongs to your neighbor.

Sunday, August 8, 2021
Week 10 | Contentment: You Must Not Envy |
Exodus 20:17 CEB
Grow-Pray-Study Guide

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