You Shall Not Covet: Bible Lesson and Life Application

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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We live in a consumer driven culture, where everything from marketing to popularity is driven by the desire to have it all. If we just drive the right car, marry the right person, have the right job, or live in the right house we are told that we will be happy. However, no matter what […]

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You Shall Not Bear False Witness: Bible Lesson and Life Application

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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Many of us were taught in elementary school the rhyme, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” It was taught to us to teach us to ignore people who say mean things to us; that their words cannot physically hurt us. Sadly, this rhyme has been cast aside and […]

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You Shall Not Commit Adultery: Bible Lesson and Life Application

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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Probably nothing has destroyed more marriages and broken up families than adultery. While social science experts point to a decrease in the divorce rate, what they do not report is that many people are living with someone without formally being married because they have been betrayed before by an unfaithful partner or spouse. There are […]

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You Shall Not Murder: Bible Lesson and Life Application

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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Reports of murder are a daily occurrence no matter where you live. Murder is rare in some locations while large numbers of murders occur in other locations. In some communities murderers are put to death, while other communities vary the punishment based on who was murdered or what the perceived motive was of the murderer. […]

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Honor Your Father and Mother: Bible Lesson and Life Application

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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For many years, comedian Bill Cosby told jokes about growing up in his family. He once told the story of his strict disciplinarian mother who wielded a stick “like a samurai warrior” when Bill misbehaved and proclaimed, “I brought you into this world, I can take you out!” Now I am not sure how true […]

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Remember The Sabbath Day: Bible Lesson and Life Application

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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If you ask people what they think about the word Sabbath they usually will say something about a day of rest or something related to the Jewish people. However, for many Christians the Sabbath is more than just a day of rest. In order to fully understand the Sabbath a short Bible lesson on the […]

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You Shall Not Take the Name of The Lord In Vain: Bible Lesson And Life Application

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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The third commandment reads like this: “Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain” (Exodus 20:7). Anyone who has been around awhile knows that language changes over time. If you told someone in the 1990s that […]

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You Shall Not Worship Idols: Lesson and Life Application

by Robert Driskell
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The Second Commandment reads like this, “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord […]

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You Shall Have No Other Gods Before Me: Lesson and Life Application

by Robert Driskell
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The first of the Ten Commandments God gave to Moses reads thus from the English Standard Version of the Bible: “You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3). It would seem that anyone who understands just Who God is, would have no trouble putting Him first in their lives. Believers should almost automatically […]

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An Introduction To The Ten Commandments

by Robert Driskell
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With this article, I begin a study of the Ten Commandments. Of course, this study could never be exhaustive; however, I will attempt to put forth a compelling case for the importance, the fundamental importance, of these Commandments. Please forgive my shortcomings in dealing with this huge, and hugely important, topic. I am sure to […]

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