RULES are everywhere. Whether it's driving down the street, going out to eat, or even jumping in the pool; rules are everywhere. But why?
"Do this, don't do that, didn't you read the sign?"
I think most people would say that rules are a basic good. They keep everyone in check. They restrain bad behavior. They prevent people from being injured. BUT...
RULES ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN, RIGHT?
False! Rules are NOT made to be broken. They exist for a reason. For instance, at our church we have a set of classroom rules and expectations. They're not hard or over-bearing rules, just basic things like "listen to your teacher," "do your very best," "be kind to everyone," that kind of thing. These "rules" are in place so that the teacher and other students get the respect they deserve. We want the kids to learn, so we do the best we can to create an environment where they can learn, but learning is not the END of our rules. In other words, it's not the goal. It's not WHY we do what we do. The end of these rules is LOVE.
The End of the Commandment is LOVE
Believe it or not, love is the reason for the 10 Commandments. 1 Timothy 1:5 explains that "the end of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith." This Sunday, we're starting a new series on the 10 Commandments. In Matthew 22:37-38, Jesus summarized all of the 10 Commandments into TWO Commandments- Love God with all your heart, soul, and mind; and love your neighbor as yourself. Verse 40 is the kicker though- he said "On these two commandments hang all the Law & the Prophets." In other words, everything hangs on this- LOVE!
So join us for this series as we survey the 10 Commandments to learn "HOW" we love God and others. Here's when and where we meet:
- KID'sciples classes are at 9:35
- Adult Bible study is at 9:45
- Prayer groups are at 10:20
- Worship service is at 10:45. Nursery & Children's Church are provided.
- Our location is 1211 E Sublett Road in Arlington, TX. You can find out more about us at www.oasisarlington.com.
I pray you have a blessed LORD'S DAY and I hope to see you Sunday!