AGCC Sun. a.m. 3/7/99


TEXT: Ex. 20:7 Eph. 1:1-14


PROP. SENT:The Bible teaches us that we reflect the name of God to this world like ambassadors, and that failure to represent Him faithfully in the way that we live or speak means misusing His name.

CONCLUSION: It is not the unbeliever that breaks the 3rd commandment "not to take the Lord's name in vain" - it is Christians who fail to represent God's name properly who then bear His name in vain! If we call ourselves "Christian" then our lifestyle must reflect God's life correctly or we "bear it in vain." Are you breaking the 3rd commandment?