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DECATHLON: Homicide

July 29, 2012Randy Christian

We all get that murder is a bad thing. But is that all we need to understand? Jesus said some strange things about what murdering someone really is, and how often we actually do this! Join us as we gain an understanding of one of the most universally accepted laws—and why we have almost all misunderstood it!

DECATHLON: Honorable Parents

July 22, 2012Randy Christian

If you grew up with loving parents, you probably already honor them. If you didn’t, you probably struggle with this. Either way, is it really that important? Did it really require of the Big Ten commands? What’s so crucial about honoring our parents? How do we do it? And what has this got to do with our faith?

DECATHLON: Sabbatical

July 15, 2012Randy Christian

“The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath”. While most of us have heard the word “Sabbath”, few actually know what—or why—it is. Of course Jesus understood it, and taught his disciples how to as well. But do we? Is the Sabbath even for us? And if so, what does “keeping” it look like? Isn’t this just a lot of “Old Testament” stuff? Join us as we discover why this commandment may be the most important thing residents of Southern California hear this year!

DECATHLON: The Good Name

July 8, 2012Randy Christian

Thirty years ago saying “Oh God!” would have been considered rude, offensive, irreverent and even blasphemous, because doing so breaks this command. Rude, offensive and irreverent it may be, but does it really violate God’s command? What exactly is “taking the name of the Lord in vain”? Do we do this? And why shouldn’t we? Join us as we look at the Good Name of God and begin to understand the awe we experience with Him.