The ten Commandments (Les dix commandements)
ARE THE TEN COMMANDMENTS STILL TODAY?
Do we still have to apply them? If yes, which ones ? What do they mean in light of God's grace manifested in Jesus Christ?
By emphasizing the timelessness and goodness of God’s commandments, Kevin DeYoung exposes us crucial truths about the Ten Commandments. He explains to us what they represent, why we should know them, but also how to obey them. This book reminds us that the commandments of the law of God are good, just, and holy, and should not be ignored. Like the psalmist, we can take pleasure in the law of God as it highlights our sin and reveals the glorious grace of God in Jesus Christ.
AuthorKEVIN DEYOUNG (M. Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is the Senior Pastor of Christ Covenant Church located in Matthews, North Carolina. He is also chairman of the board of the Gospel Coalition, blogger for DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed, assistant professor of systematic theology at Reformed Seminary (Charlotte, North Carolina) and doctoral candidate at the University of Leicester. He is the author of several books, including Crazy Life , The Rift in Our Holiness and What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality?
“Known for his quick wit and many years of pastoral ministry, Kevin DeYoung is extremely qualified to interpret the Word of God. He is the ideal person to write on this subject. In this book, he carefully analyzes the Ten Commandments to help us apply the wisdom of our Creator and Redeemer on our pilgrimage as a Christian. I highly recommend this book!
–Michael Horton, Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California; radio host on White Horse Inn ; author of the book Core Christianity
"Kevin DeYoung walks through the Ten Commandments, showing, as usual, a real pastoral concern. His analysis, precise and permeated by the Reformed tradition, is accompanied by a series of clear and relevant applications for the Christian life. DeYoung begins by explaining why the Church must once again realize the seriousness and relevance of the Decalogue. He reminds us that these commandments are not meant to gain God's approval, but rather to express our gratitude to him. Above all, our obedience to these transcendent and universal commandments should not be a burden. It should flow from the joy felt by every child of God who has been freed from sin by the gospel. If I look to my own heart, I see how much I need to regularly study the law of God, in order to abide in this freedom that the gospel gives me and to develop the holiness that the Lord expects from His children. This is what the author wants us to understand with this book, and he does it very effectively. "
–Florent Varak, pastor, author, international director of development of Encompass churches, professor at the Biblical Institute of Geneva
“Unfortunately, many Christians are unable to quote all of the Ten Commandments… Yet these form the foundations of the moral law of God to which we are all called to submit. Kevin DeYoung makes us revise them with passion. It helps us understand their deeper meaning, their connection to the New Covenant, and their impact on our Christian walk. "
–Raphaël Charrier, pastor of the Evangelical Christian Church of Grenoble; blogger on toutpoursagloire.com
"This book by Kevin DeYoung is not a simple reminder, but a biblical and theological invitation to revisit the Decalogue, these ten essential words which are still addressed to us today. It will be especially useful in home groups or small group Bible studies in your local church. In addition, I strongly recommend it to theology students as a reference tool. Kevin DeYoung succeeds in putting these ten ancient moral and religious instructions back at the center of our churches and our society. »
–Jean-Christophe Bieselaar, Ph. D.; responsible for graduate studies and professor at the School of Evangelical Theology of Quebec (ETEQ) in partnership with Laval University; pastor of Alliance Chrétienne Missionionnaire church, Gatineau
"Christians deny themselves a great blessing when they refrain from meditating on the law of the Lord. Doesn't King David himself say that she is perfect, that she "restores the soul" (Ps 19: 8)? In this book, Kevin DeYoung sets out the moral foundation of God's law, namely the Ten Commandments. It is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to enjoy life and see happy days by conforming their existence to the commandments of God. "
–Guillaume Bourin, pastor of the Reformed Baptist Church of the Trinity; author of the book I will pour pure water on you ; founder of the blog Le Bon Combat ; director of the Biblical Institute #Transmit
Table of contents
Preface to the French edition
Introduction: The good news of the law
1. God and God alone
2. The Way to Worship
3. What's in a Name?
4. Rest, rejoice, repeat
5. Give Honor to Whom You owe Honor
6. The question of murder
7. A Matter of the Heart
8. Treasures in the Sky
9. Real witnesses
10. Christian contentment
Study guide: Carved in stone, inscribed on hearts
Original title : The Ten Commandments: What They Mean, Why They Matter, and Why We Should Obey Them
Publisher : Impact
Author : Kevin DeYoung
ISBN : 978-2-89082-345-7
Publication : September 2019
Pages : 223
Dimensions : 5.5 "x 8.5"
Format : paperback
Weight : 272 g