Sunday, May 7, 2006 has been designated “Ten Commandments Sunday” by a group of prominent Christian leaders and religious broadcasters. They say they hope to provide a platform of support for the Decalogue, as well as remind America of her moral heritage, through the celebration. They feel court rulings in recent years that have eroded the Decalogue’s place in American society. Here are three ideas of how to use this event to present God’s truths.
1) Framed copy of the Ten Commandments. Ironically, most evangelical churches who want to emphasize Ten Commandment Sunday, and who support Judge Roy Moore’s efforts in Alabama to have a granite copy of the Ten Commandments in a public courthouse, do not have a nice copy of the Ten Commandments displayed in the lobby of their own church. Why not purchase some, put them in attractive frames, and donate them to area Sunday churches for displaying if they choose?
2) “Taking a Stand for the Ten Commandments” Booklet by Mark Finley. This compelling eight-page sharing piece was designed to present a balanced call to Christ and the Commandments. It also includes information on how to obtain free Bible study guides. A sample copy is available online at http://www.adventistbookcenter.com/Product_Info/Chapters/4333003642.pdf. Quantity discount pricing starts at $.24 each in packs of 100. Zip code mailings are also available for $.47 per copy, postage and handling included. To place an order, go to http://www.adventistbookcenter.com/Detail.tpl?sku=4333003642 or call toll-free (800) 765-6955. Why not blanket the community around your church with these?
3) Preach a sermon series on the Ten Commandments. You could start on Sabbath, May 6th or 13th if you wanted. Advertise it in the local newspaper and/or print fliers to distribute with the Mark Finley booklet. If you are in a multi-church district your elders and other preachers can assist with a ten week series.