The Ten Commands

Thousands of years ago, God gave Israel ten commandments. The ten commandments are one of the most recognizable parts of the Bible to many people. They were given to Israel through their leader Moses shortly after they were rescued from Egypt in the form of a covenant, an ancient form of a modern day contract. Although this was a long time ago, the ten commandments are still important today because they are moral laws. In the OT, there are three kinds of laws: civil (meant for Israel at that particular time), ceremonial (meant for the priesthood at that time), and moral (meant for all people for all time). Although they are ancient guidelines, they are still important for our lives. In the next 6 weeks, you will be interacting with each of the ten commandments & learning how important they are for your daily life as a follower of Jesus.

Inside The Guide

Each guide is broken up into six weeks. Below is a small insight into each week.


It is God’s love that saves us, not laws or commands. If laws and works don’t save us, why are they important?

Command 1

If I committed to following this command completely, how would my life be different?

Commands 2 & 3

Do I have idols in my life that take the biggest spot in my heart? Do I use language that uses God’s name improperly? How do these two things keep me separated from God?

Commands 4 & 5

What does it mean to practice the Sabbath? What steps can I take this week to help me practice this better?

Commands 6, 7, & 8

Terrible things like murder start with much smaller actions. What does Jesus say about the importance of confessing anger?

Commands 9 & 10

What does God think about lying? Why am I tempted to lie?


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