The Ten Commandments: What They Mean, Why They Matter, and Why We Should Obey Them

By Kevin DeYoung

The Ten Commandments

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The Ten Commandments: What They Mean, Why They Matter, and Why We Should Obey Them

By Kevin DeYoung

Are the 10 Commandments still relevant today? 

Do they still apply? Which ones? What do they mean in light of God’s mercy revealed in Jesus?

Highlighting the timelessness and goodness of God’s commands, pastor Kevin DeYoung delivers critical truth about the 10 Commandments as he makes clear what they are, why we should know them, and how to apply them. This book will help you understand, obey, and delight in God’s law—commandments that expose our sinfulness and reveal the glories of God’s grace to us in Christ.


Author:

Kevin DeYoung (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina. He serves as board chairman of the Gospel Coalition and blogs at DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed. He is assistant professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte) and a PhD candidate at the University of Leicester. He is the author of several books, including Just Do Something; Crazy Busy; and The Biggest Story. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have seven children.


Endorsements:

“Seasoned by personal wit, shaped by years of pastoral ministry, and highly skilled in interpreting God’s Word, Kevin DeYoung is the right person to write this book. DeYoung fleshes out the Ten Commandments in a way that helps us see the wisdom of our Creator and Redeemer in directing us on our pilgrim way. I highly recommend this book!”
Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California; Host, White Horse Inn; author, Core Christianity

“Kevin DeYoung has emerged as one of this generation’s premier preachers and most articulate communicators. Those who know his ministry will find what they have come to expect from him in The Ten Commandments: What They Mean, Why They Matter, and Why We Should Obey Them. I encourage anyone searching to know God’s Word better and how it applies to the Christian life to buy this book and read it.”
Jason K. Allen, President, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Is understanding the Ten Commandments necessary under the new covenant? A resounding yes! Thorough, accessible, relevant, and convicting, this book offers the most insightful analysis of the Ten Commandments I’ve ever read, skillfully applying them to our lives today. DeYoung beautifully marries grace and truth, leading the reader to understand the importance of obedience and the cross that makes it possible.”
Vaneetha Rendall Risner, author, The Scars That Have Shaped Me: How God Meets Us in Suffering

“We know what the Ten Commandments are. But do we know why they are, and how they apply to our lives today, especially in light of Jesus? This book is a rigorous yet accessible guide to the meaning, application, and life-giving beauty of God’s commands. At a time when many people—including some Christians—want to distance themselves from the Old Testament or declare it obsolete, this book is a relevant and much-needed refresher. For parents, pastors, teachers, and leaders seeking resources to help unpack the place of the Ten Commandments for Christians today, this is essential reading.”
Brett McCracken, Senior Editor, The Gospel Coalition; author, Uncomfortable: The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian Community

“Kevin DeYoung not only relates the Ten Commandments to our contemporary context, but also relates them to their redemptive context by reminding us, ‘All of our doing is only because of what he has first done for us.’ This is living for God in response to his grace, rather than to deserve it. The result is that the Commandments serve as bread for our souls, rather than as a bribe for God’s love.”
Bryan Chapell, Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church, Peoria, Illinois


Table of Contents:

Introduction: The Good News of Law

1. God and God Alone

2. The Way of Worship

3. What's in a Name?

4. Rest, Rejoice, Repeat

5. Honor to Whom Honor Is Due

6. Murder, We Wrote

7. An Affair of the Heart

8. Treasures in Heaven

9. True Witnesses

10. The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Study Guide: Etched in Stone, Inscribed on Hearts Notes
General Index
Scripture Index


Specifications:

Category: Biblical Studies
Format: Printed Caseside
Page Count: 208
ISBN-10: 1-4335-5967-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-5967-9
Size: 5.25 in x 8.0 in
Weight: 11.54 ounces
Published: October 31, 2018