Preface to What May Become a Book

Dear Sovereign Redeemer and other friends,

I currently have the privilege of preaching through the Ten Commandments, and I want to squeeze the last drop of good from our time in this towering section of Scripture. One way to do that is to take the sermons and commit them to writing. I know that will help me, and I hope the output will be useful for others. Time will tell.

The unavoidable consequence is that if I am able to persevere in doing this for all twenty-something sermons, I will essentially have produced a sizable book. But I don’t want to wait until a massive undertaking is completed and refined – something I am not radically committed to achieving – so I have decided to release each chapter (each sermon will be a chapter) as soon as I complete it.

Will it ever be a “real” book you can get your hands on in a paper version? Who knows. For now it doesn’t matter. For now I simply want to start and see how far I can get. If I am able to stay on track, I will release a chapter here every Monday, concluding sometime around Thanksgiving. I might not stay on track. Time will tell.

Here is the very brief preface. Next Monday I will post the first chapter. If you decide to read it, I hope it enriches you.

Your brother,



The Ten Commandments of Love


Does the Christian world need another book on the Ten Commandments? I doubt it. Great and godly Christian writers have been writing books for twenty centuries, and the Ten Commandments aren’t exactly niche.

Then why this book? Quite simply, I knew it would be good for me, and I thought it could be edifying to some of the Lord’s people. The discipline of writing will help me be more articulate on this fundamental portion of Scripture, and a closer inspection of these ten laws could help some saints love God and neighbor more – they are laws of love.

This book is little more than the output of sermons preached to Sovereign Redeemer Community Church in Youngsville, NC in the first half of 2020. Preaching those sermons helped me. I trust hearing those sermons helped our church. And I hope you are refreshed, encouraged, and maybe occasionally reproved by the book.