Graceway Church
February 21 2021 | Worship Service
"Don't Murder... Don't Even Think About It" | Exodus 20:13 Derek Holmes, Lead Pastor
Locations & Times
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  • Graceway Church
    160 Dennis Dr, Lexington, KY 40503, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
WELCOME
We are glad you have chosen to worship with us at Graceway today. Whether you are here with us in person, or virtually, we want you to know we love you. More importantly, Jesus loves you! That's why everyone is welcome at Graceway... Because Graceway is Jesus' church. We pray you are uplifted & challenged in today's worship service. If there is anything we can do to further minister to you and your family, please let us know.

GUEST CONNECTION

If you worshiping with us for the first time today, we'd love to get to know you better. Please take a moment to fill out our digital connection card by following this link.

https://rb.gy/ltqoh1

Give Online or by Mail

You can give online at our website by clicking the link below.Collection boxes and offering envelopes are mounted to both sides of the sound booth walls at the rear of the sanctuary for in-person giving.You may also mail an offering to our physical address at 160 Dennis Drive Lexington, KY 40503

https://app.easytithe.com/App/Giving/gracewaylex
GracewayKIDS | 10:30am on Sundays
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Kids, Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Our kids have their own worship time each Sunday during the service. Kids are challenged on their level to give themselves to Christ.
Rise Students | 7pm This Wednesday
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Attention all Middle and High School Students: We are back to In-Person worship services on Wednesday nights. Come and bring a friend.

Sunday School On Demand

Check out our recorded Sunday school Lessons at our website. Each week, new lessons are posted.

https://www.gracewaylex.org/sunday-school-on-demand.html
This Week's Prayer List
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Around the world
Texans still without Power

Families & Individuals
Tyler & Hannah Deas (Bereavement)
Archie & Lynda Falin (Quarantine from COVID exposure)
Carla Hampton (Bereavement)
Claire Holmes (in NICU, Adam & Sammi Holmes new baby)
Tayler Lowe (in Haiti, missions)
Mya Wright (recovery from surgery, Tyler & Leah Wright's baby)

Praise
Adam and Sammi Holmes welcomed their baby (Claire) this week!
McKenzie Pendleton welcomed her baby (Ashton) this week!
THE CORE OF THE 6TH COMMANDMENT

>The Big Idea
The 6th Commandment is about understanding the value of human life and our commitment to preserve and protect it.

> Many Bible writers had deeper definitions of murder.

> Jesus looked to a deeper source for murder.
THE MESSAGE OF THE 6TH COMMANDMENT

Through the 6th Commandment, God is revealing His heart and desire for all of His human creation...

See Genesis 9:1-6

> Human Life is Precious...
“It is the way of flesh to devalue life, but it is the way of God to hold life in highest and most precious regard.”

> Human Life is Priceless

> Human beings bear the image of God

> Ultimately, Murder defiles God’s Image.



THE REACH OF THE 6TH COMMANDMENT

> What ISN’T Covered by the 6th Commandment?
•Self-Defense (Exodus 22:2)
•Capital Punishment (Exodus 22:3; Gen 9:1-6; Romans 13:1-4)
•Just War (Romans 13:1-4)

> What IS Covered by the 6th Commandment...
•Abortion
•Euthanasia
•Suicide



THE DEPTH OF OUR MURDEROUS HEARTS

> Why Do We Murder?
Murder, like all sins, begins in idolatry.

See Matthew 5:21-22

> Expressions of Murder...
•Having anger toward others that desires their physical harm is a murderous spirit
•Thinking of people as anything less than a special image bearer of God is a type of murder
•Turning a deaf ear to the suffering of the poor while living in luxury is a type of murder.
•Not sharing the gospel is a type of murder.
THE MURDER OF JESUS SETS US FREE

> Jesus is the only one who ever fully obeyed the 6th Commandment

> All Humanity is guilty of Christ’s murder

> Jesus was murdered by murderers for the sake of the murderer.
Isaiah 53:5 2 Peter 2:24

Response Form

ARE YOU IN NEED OF SPIRITUAL COUNSEL?If today's service has caused some questions or a desire to speak with someone, we'd love to talk with you. Please follow this link to contact our Pastor & Counselors.

https://rb.gy/hnaihf

LifeGroup Discussion Guide

Tonight, the women's LifeGroup will meet online at 5pm. For more information, please contact Amy Holt.
If you would like to reflect deeper from today's message, please follow the link below for personal application questions related to the message.

https://www.gracewaylex.org/guide.html