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Taking God's Name

Submitted by jfranklin on October 30, 2015 - 3:02pm

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I received this plaque as a gift for high school graduation from a sweet lady in my dad's church. It's now 22 years later, and the saying still means a lot to me- perhaps even more now than it did then. It's a reminder to me that my father has a good name and I want to honor that name. Plus, I also have a son who is only 2 years away from graduating, and I hope he will honor our family name as well. 

Did you realize that God's people are supposed to honor his name? 

In the third commandment, God said,"You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain" (Ex 20:7). I think most of us probably view this as an obvious prohibition against blasphemy, specifically using the Lord's name as profanity, but I think it's about more than that. So we need to talk about what it means and why it matters, and here is the plot twist: it points us to Christ in a unique and special way (& you don't want to miss that!).

This week's sermon is part of our 10 Commandments series. You can hear all our sermons at, and as always, we'd love for you to join us for worship. 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.
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I pray you have a blessed LORD'S DAY and I hope to see you Sunday! 

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