This sermon was preached on June 22, 2014 at Winnetka Presbyterian Church. My text was the 10 Commandments. You can listen to it, and read it, below.
As I get started – I’d love to do a little word association with the 10 Commandments. So, what words come to your mind when you hear “The 10 Commandments”?
Go ahead, shout it out.
Well, I can honestly say that I’ve never preached on the 10 Commandments before. The lectionary texts I’ve been assigned to preach on, over the past 5-6 years, have never had them as an option, and I’ll admit that they’re not the first text that has come to my mind on the Sundays that I was able to pick my own texts.
And so, I would be standing up here lying to you if I didn’t admit that I’ve been a bit stuck this week. As I thought about what direction I wanted to go with this sermon, and as I kept feeling like I was just spinning my wheels, not going anywhere, I began to wonder why it was that I was having a hard time figuring out what to preach on.