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exodus: god always has a plan


Series: EXODUS: God always has a plan

Title: God Directs His people

Text: Exodus 20:1-7


  • Work through this passage, identifying each of the Ten Commandments and what they mean. Pay attention to differing perspectives. While “do not murder” may be pretty straight forward, those in your group may have differing interpretations of “honor your father and mother” or “honor the Sabbath.”
  • Talk about how the context of the Commandments changes from the 1st to the 21st century. For example, “do not make an idol for yourself” or “remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.”
  • In the past, have you viewed the Commandments as a gift or a source of guilt?


  • How “front and center” are the Ten Commandments in your daily life? Be honest – how often do you think about them?
  • Even if you can’t say it out loud, if you had to label one Commandment which gives you a struggle, which would it be?


  • Regarding that one Commandment (above), take time to consider how it impacts your life.
  • Consider developing a rhythm of praying through the Ten Commandments as a confession.
  • Ask the Spirit to help you notice when you are tempted and help you in the struggle.

“The Ten Commandments are not merely a moral code, but a revelation of God’s heart and His desire for us to love HIm and love our neighbors.” Rick Warren

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