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Cypress Creek Church — Pastor David Bamberry

July 25, 2021

Message: VALUES That Build Strong Families – Part 6

Let There Be Life

“You Shall Not Murder.” - Exodus 20:13 NIV

(6th Commandment)


What This Command Is Not About

 1.  It is not prohibiting killing ANIMALS.


Genesis 9:3 NIV—"Everything that lives and moves will be food for you.  Just as I gave you the green

plants, I now give you everything.”

2.  It is not prohibiting capital PUNISHMENT.

Leviticus 24:17-18 GNT—"Anyone who commits murder shall be put to death...the principle is a life for a



Romans 13:4 TLB—The policeman is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of

course you should be afraid, for he will have you punished. He is sent by God for that very purpose. 


3.  It is not prohibiting going to WAR.

Ecclesiastes 3:8b NIV—A time for war and a time for peace. 


How This Command Applies To The Family


1.  God says NO to SUICIDE. 


Romans 14:7 TLB—We are not our own bosses to live and die as we ourselves might choose.

2.  God says NO to MERCY KILLING.

Job 12:10 N-LT—For the life of every living thing is in his hand, and the breath of every human being. 


3.  God says NO to ABORTION.


Psalm 139:13-16 GNT— "You (God) created every part of me; You put me together in my mother's womb... When my bones were being formed...when I was growing there in secret, You knew I was there - You saw me before I was born.  The days allotted to me were all recorded in Your book before any of them ever began."