04 July 2017

Introduction to the Law

Introduction to the Law
Text: Deuteronomy 4:44-49; 5:1-22

Rev. Dr. Charles Tan

Message Notes


Deuteronomy 4:44-39

1. The law

2. Set before the children of Israel   (Deuteronomy 4:44)

3. Different aspects of the law   (Deuteronomy 4:45)

a) The testimonies
b) The statutes
c) The Judgments


1. This side of the Jordan   (Deuteronomy 4:46)

2. In the valley of Beth Peor   (Deuteronomy 4:46-49)

a) In the land of Sihon, king of the Amorites
b) Defeated by Moses and the children of Israel
c) Sihon and Og, two kings of the Amorites


1. Remembering important details

a) The LORD our God made a covenant with us   (Deuteronomy 5:2)
b) This was about 40 years ago   (Exodus 19-20)
c) The LORD talked with you face to face   (Deuteronomy 5:4)
d) On the mountain from the midst of the fire   (Deuteronomy 5:4)
e) I stood between the LORD and you at that time   (Deuteronomy 5:5)
f) You were afraid because of the fire   (Deuteronomy 5:5)

2. The Ten Commandments

a) No other gods except the LORD who brought
The children of Israel out of Egypt   (Deuteronomy 5:6-7)
b) No carved image (Deuteronomy 5:8-10)
c) Name of God not to be taken in vain   (Deuteronomy 5:11)
d) Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy   (Deuteronomy 5:12-15)
e) Honour father and mother   (Deuteronomy 5:16)
f) No murder   (Deuteronomy 5:17)
g) No adultery   (Deuteronomy 5:18)
h) No stealing   (Deuteronomy 5:19)
i) No bearing of false witness   (Deuteronomy 5:20)
j) No coveting   (Deuteronomy 5:21)

3. Giving of the Commandments

a) God wrote them down and gave them to Moses
b) He added no more   (Deuteronomy 5:22)

4. How to regard the Ten Commandments

a) Hear, O Israel   (Deuteronomy 5:1)
b) Learn   (Deuteronomy 5:1)
c) Be careful to observe them   (Deuteronomy 5:1)