Words of Life Leader Guide: Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments Today
Nearly everyone has heard of the Ten Commandments, the list of thou-shalt-nots found in the Bible. Jesus saw these commandments not as onerous burdens, but as guideposts to help us experience a good and beautiful life. In this book of Scripture and inspiration, bestselling author Adam Hamilton brings modern eyes to the most important set of ethics in history. He considers the commandments in their historical context, considering the meaning of each commandment in Hebrew, unpacking how Jesus reinterpreted them, and showing how every thou-shalt-not was intended to point to a life-giving thou shalt. He also explores how the latest research in science and psychology illuminates these commandments, rightly understood, as a way of ordering one's life beautifully in the present day. In a culture marked by workaholism, materialism, and social media-driven envy, God has given us a time-tested path that leads to gratitude, confidence, and peace. The Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide a group through a six-week Lenten study or a more in depth ten-session study including session plans, activities, and discussion questions.