We will investigate the virtue ethic of the Ten Commandments from the Old Testament applied to contemporary life, from the ancients through contemporary relevant issues, with an emphasis on assessing our current response following the teachings of Jesus, and on learning and living the qualities of character of a true believer in Christ. The Spirit of the Law will be studied under Jesus’ teaching, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them” (Matthew 5:17). We will study each of the Ten Commandments of the Mosaic Law each week, demonstrating how we can apply those ten precepts to Jesus’ teaching, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself” (Luke 10:27) in our world today.
Week 1 | Introduction: Ten Commandments; Commandment 1 — Have no other gods
Week 2 | Commandment Two — Have no idols; Commandment Three — Honor God's name
Week 3 | Commandment Four — Honor the Sabbath day
Week 4 | Commandment Five — Honor your parents
Week 5 | Commandment Six — Do no murder
Week 6 | Commandment Seven — Do not commit adultery
Week 7 | Commandment Eight — Do not steal
Week 8 | Commandment Nine — Do not perjure yourself
Week 9 | Commandment Ten — Do not covet
Dr. Harvey Solganick, a member and teacher at First Dallas, is adjunct professor of Humanities, History, English, and Philosophy at LeTourneau University. He teaches courses on biblical virtue, history of ideas in the church, Christian literature, humanities, and philosophical worldviews. He is the author of Lessons from C.S. Lewis on Discipleship, Apologetics, and Evangelism, and has authored books on The Holiness of God and Sinfulness of Man, and Constructive Critical Thinking for the Conscientious Christian.