We view the Ten Commandments in different ways. Some view the commandments as word-for-word laws. Some view them as an ancient list of basic rules established by an early culture. Some view them as a declaration of a particular point of view, such as when the ten commandments are posted in public places.
In the Christian Reformed tradition, we view the ten commandments as “guardrails” and “guidelines” that help us to understand how we are to live with each other and how we are to connect those 10 ideas to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Mack’s Lenten study for this year was from Adam Hamilton’s study series, “Words of Life – Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments Today.” Each class began with one of Rev. Hamilton’s videos, and was followed by a discussion.