By Doug Kyle, November 15, 2020

The Ten Commandments naturally flow from instructions about loving God to those that cover loving our neighbor. But when we get to the final commandment, there’s a surprise ending.


• It shifts from to

Deuteronomy 5:21

• It means we break all the commandments

Romans 7:7-10


• It leads us to relying on

Romans 8:3-4

• It allows us to enjoy a life of

Exodus 20:17

HomeGroup Questions Fall Session 2020 #10 Self-reliance | UNSUBSCRIBE Exodus 20:17 | November 15, 2020

  1. Think back over the years. What is one thing you absolutely had to have only to discover that, once you obtained it, it proved to be overrated?
  1. This week we completed our series through the Ten Commandments from Exodus 20:1-17. How has your view on these commandments changed and developed over this season?
  1. The 10th commandment is different from the rest. Reread it in Exodus 20:17. How would you summarize it in under 7 words?
  1. Why is the10th commandment a good one to end with? Explain.
  1. The word, neighbor, is mentioned three times in this passage. Why? Why not simply say, “Do not covet”?
  1. Read Romans 7:7-10. Why do you think coveting was an especially convicting sin for someone like Paul who prided himself in keeping the biblical law?
  1. Now that we have studied all of the Ten Commandments, what do you think is their ultimate purpose? A) Tell us how to live B) Show us where we are wrong C) Morality for society in general D) Rules for God's people E) Point to our need for a Savior F) Other. How does Romans 8:1-4 inform your answer?
  1. When God's people are living in the Spirit, how does it change our natural tendency to covet?
  1. Doug recommended contentment can be found when we look at God's blessings in our lives with this motto: “All this and Jesus too.” What have you found that helps you resist coveting and find God's contentment?
  1. This is our final HomeGroup of the season. How have you seen answered prayer and/or God's blessing through your HomeGroup this Fall?