NextLevel Online: Deuteronomy

Session 2: Word #1 - No Other Gods

Word #1 is “No other gods.” What does this mean?


Classroom Instructions

Materials: Lesson Outline

How did you do in obeying the word since the last session?

Word #1 is “No other gods.” What does this mean?

What do you think about the Ten Words functioning as a “Bill of Rights,” but one that protects other people from me? How does that change your perspective of this document?

What kind of symbiotic relationship existed between people and their gods in the ancient Near East?

In Genesis 1-2, it mentions “and God said” 10 different times. In the plagues, God strikes the land of Egypt 10 different times. Throughout the wilderness, the people test God 10 different times (Numbers 14:22). In light of all these “10s,” what is significant about God giving the people the 10 Words?

Read Deuteronomy 8:1-10. How would you describe the abundance the people are about to experience? How do they protect their hearts in the midst of it?

Read Deuteronomy 6:16-19. How would you describe the unbelief mentioned here? What is God’s remedy for the unbelief?

Read Deuteronomy 6:13-15. How would you describe God’s command about syncretism, or going after other gods? What does God want from his people?

Summarize Deuteronomy 5:7 in your own words and write it out here.

What is one specific way you can obey this word today?

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