Hope Community Bible Church
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Date: 1-19-14
Title: Idolatry: The Second Commandment
Text: Ex. 20:4-6

Introduction

I. The Restriction of Idolatry v. 4a “You shall not make for yourself a carved image”

  1. Manufacture v. 4a “You shall not make for yourself a carved image”
  2. ‘god’-u-facture v. 5a “you shall not bow down to them nor serve them.”

II. The Reason against Idolatry v. 5b “For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God,”

  1. Divine possession v. 5b “For I, the Lord your God”
  2. Divine passion v. 5c “am a jealous God”

III. The Recompense regarding Idolatry v. 6 “visiting the iniquity of the fathers… but showing mercy to thousands”

  1. Punishment pronounced v. 6a “visiting the iniquity of the fathers”
  2. Reward promised v. 6b “but showing mercy to thousands”

Conclusion