Do Not Covet

Part 10. Coveting is a deep rooted yearning to possess something you haven’t got, something which typically belongs to someone else. We’ll look at how coveting affects possessions, position and personality.

Honour Your Father and Mother

Part 9. Very few societies in history have shown less regard for honouring parents, and older people, than ours does. Why is this? There are a whole range of reasons, but underneath it all is this: our culture has no hope beyond death. We trumpet the value of youth to distract ourselves from dying.

Do Not Bear False Witness

Part 8. Looking at the ninth commandment: we’re not to speak badly or to lie. Sounds easy in itself, but we speak up to 20,000 words a day, but only around 700 have any real value. And we’re increasingly living in a culture of ‘truth decay’ and ‘alternative facts’.

Do Not Steal

Part 7. Theft isn’t something that’s just done by robbers at midnight, sneaking into your neighbours house. More often than not it’s ‘white collar crime’: tax avoidance, inflated costs, stealing from work, sick days and clocking off early.

Take God Seriously

Part 3. Names are important, because names stand for something. There’s power in a name. In the beginning, Adam got to name all the animals and creatures God had created. But he didn’t get to name God himself. Instead, God simply introduces himself: “I AM WHO I AM”.

God Only

Part 2. We’re not to have any ‘idols’ in our lives — anything that blanks out, covers over, pushes out and replaces God. There are lots of good things in life which, if we’re not careful, can push God down the order of priorities.