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Session One

Find Contentment

Part One

WATCH

Watch the first part of Session One, ‘Find Contentment’. J.John takes time to explain the importance of this commandment for our everyday lives.

DISCUSSION

Download the Small Group Leaders Guide and Participants Journal to follow the group discussion questions.

Participants Journal page 7.

“You shall not covet your neighbour’s house. You shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbour."
Exodus 20:17, NIV

Part Two

WATCH

Watch the second part of Session One, Find Contentment. J.John unpacks the principles we can learn from considering this commandment.

DISCUSSION

Discuss the six principles J.John raises through the Participants Journal on pages 8 and 9. 

PRAYER

End with prayer in pairs or as a group. In particular pray about the one thing we are going to do differently this week in response to this session.

Take It Further

This section is recommended to help you apply what you have studied during the session. In your own time you could explore the suggestions here later in the week or as a group if you have more time together.

WATCH

Watch the final part of Session One, ‘Find Contentment’. J.John concludes with some additional thoughts and reflections.

PRAY

Take time to pray about how this Commandment has challenged you over the course of the session.

DO

  • Prayerfully reflect on the following passage, asking God to speak to you through it: 2 Corinthians 9:6–8.
  • Think of a way to give generously this week. You could buy a friend or family member a spontaneous gift to show your appreciation for them. You could give to a charity. J.John supports Compassion UK. What charity would you enjoy giving to?
  • Are debt or money management a problem for you? Look up Christians Against Poverty advice on how to get out of debt.


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USING JUST10

just10 online provides all the resources needed to run J.John’s just10 course in small groups or churches.

All resources are available free of charge.

Please click on the relevant drop down bar to learn more about using just10 online.

For use in small groups

HOW TO RUN THE COURSE

You can run this course over ten sessions, looking at one Commandment per session. Each session will take approximately 70 minutes.

You will need one group member to lead the course. They will need a copy of the ‘Small Group Leaders Guide’. This can be downloaded from the ‘RESOURCE DOWNLOAD’ section.

Each participant will require a copy of the ‘Participants Journal’. This can be downloaded from the ‘RESOURCE DOWNLOAD’ section.

Using the boxes below you can access the videos needed for each session. Start with the first session – Find Contentment – and show J.John’s presentation on a tablet, laptop or TV.

EACH SESSION IS DIVIDED INTO THE FOLLOWING COMPONENTS

  • Starter: This is an informal warm-up question designed to get the group talking on a relevant subject.
  • Part 1: This is your first film clip, approximately 10 minutes long.
  • Discussion: You’ll follow Part 1 with a group discussion, using questions in this leader’s guide.
  • Part 2: Your second film clip will further unpack the topic. It is approximately 10 minutes long.
  • Discussion: An opportunity to discuss Part 2.
  • Prayer: End with prayer as a group or perhaps in pairs or threes.
  • Take it further: This section is recommended to help you apply what you have studied during the session. You could explore the suggestions here alone later in the week or as a group if you have more time together.
  • Suggested reading: A few books to help you dig deeper into the topics looked at during the session.

SUGGESTED TIMINGS

The course has been written with the following approximate timings in mind:

  • Starter: 5 minutes
  • Part 1: 10 minutes
  • Discussion: 15 minutes
  • Part 2: 10 minutes
  • Discussion: 15 minutes
  • Prayer: 15 minutes
For use in churches

just10 has been used in many churches as a way to communicate the Ten Commandments.

All resources are available online free of charge.

Information for the best way to use just10 in a church context is available to download in the RESOURCE DOWNLOAD section. Please select ‘Church Leader’s Guide’.

All resources for church leaders are available in the section marked ‘Leaders Resources Area’. 

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All resources are available free of charge.

We would recommend purchasing J.John’s book just10. This is not needed to run just10 but it can be a useful aid to those leading or participating. More information

For those unable to access online resources we have made some material available on either a DVD or USB stick. There is no content included that is not available online. More information

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Session Two

Hold to the truth

Part One

WATCH

Watch the first part of Session Two, ‘Hold To The Truth’. J.John takes time to explain the importance of this commandment for our everyday lives.

DISCUSSION

Download the Small Group Leaders Guide and Participants Journal to follow the group discussion questions.

Participants Journal page 11.

“You shall not give false testimony against your neighbour."
Exodus 20:16, NIV

Part Two

WATCH

Watch the second part of Session Two, ‘Hold To The Truth’. J.John unpacks the principles we can learn from considering this commandment.

DISCUSSION

Discuss the three principles J.John raises through the Participants Journal on page 12. 

PRAYER

End with prayer in pairs or as a group. In particular pray about the one thing we are going to do differently this week in response to this session.

Take It Further

This section is recommended to help you apply what you have studied during the session. In your own time you could explore the suggestions here later in the week or as a group if you have more time together.

WATCH

Watch the final part of Session Two, ‘Hold To The Truth’. J.John concludes with some additional thoughts and reflections.

PRAY

Take time to pray about how this Commandment has challenged you over the course of the session.

DO

  • Prayerfully reflect on the following passage, asking God to speak to you through it: James 3:3-12.
  • How is God challenging you here? Are you accountable to anyone at the moment? Is there someone you could trust to ask you hard questions about the realities of your life and faith? Perhaps you could do the same for them, praying for and encouraging one another. 
  • Could you commit to not saying anything that has not passed the THINK test? 

T is it True?
H is it Helpful?
I is it Inspiring?
N is it Necessary?
K is it Kind?


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A FEW QUESTIONS:

Session Three

Prosper with a clear conscience

Part One

WATCH

Watch the first part of Session Three, ‘Prosper With A Clear Conscience’. J.John takes time to explain the importance of this commandment for our everyday lives.

DISCUSSION

Download the Small Group Leaders Guide and Participants Journal to follow the group discussion questions.

Participants Journal pages 14 and 15.

“You shall not steal."
Exodus 20:15, NIV

Part Two

WATCH

Watch the second part of Session Three, ‘Prosper With A Clear Conscience’. J.John unpacks the principles we can learn from considering this commandment.

DISCUSSION

Discuss the three principles J.John raises through the Participants Journal on pages 15 and 16. 

PRAYER

End with prayer in pairs or as a group. In particular pray about the one thing we are going to do differently this week in response to this session.

Take It Further

This section is recommended to help you apply what you have studied during the session. In your own time you could explore the suggestions here later in the week or as a group if you have more time together.

WATCH

Watch the final part of Session Three, ‘Prosper With A Clear Conscience’. J.John concludes with some additional thoughts and reflections.

PRAY

Take time to pray about how this Commandment has challenged you over the course of the session.

DO

  • Is God calling you to repent (say sorry to him for a mistake and change your behaviour) today? If so, take some time alone with God to do this.
  • Prayerfully reflect on the following passages, asking God to speak to you through it: 2 Corinthians 1:12 and Acts 24:16. 

    Ask God to guide you in how to conduct yourself with holiness and sincerity in your day-to-day work. Pray that he would sharpen your conscience.


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Session Four

Affair-proof your relationships

Part One

WATCH

Watch the first part of Session Four, ‘Affair-Proof Your Relationships’. J.John takes time to explain the importance of this commandment for our everyday lives.

DISCUSSION

Download the Small Group Leaders Guide and Participants Journal to follow the group discussion questions.

Participants Journal page 18.

“You shall not commit adultery."
Exodus 20:14, NIV

Part Two

WATCH

Watch the second part of Session Four, ‘Affair-Proof Your Relationships’. J.John unpacks the principles we can learn from considering this commandment.

DISCUSSION

Discuss the four principles J.John raises through the Participants Journal on page 19. 

PRAYER

End with prayer in pairs or as a group. In particular pray about the one thing we are going to do differently this week in response to this session.

Take It Further

This section is recommended to help you apply what you have studied during the session. In your own time you could explore the suggestions here later in the week or as a group if you have more time together.

WATCH

Watch the final part of Session Four, ‘Affair-Proof Your Relationships’. J.John concludes with some additional thoughts and reflections.

PRAY

Take time to pray about how this Commandment has challenged you over the course of the session.

DO

  • Prayerfully reflect on the following passage, asking God to speak to you through it: Psalm 51.
  • If you are living with a guilty conscience, or need to repent for sexual sin, use this Psalm to help you say sorry to God. What choices do you need to make in order to change?
  • What could you do this week to invest in your own marriage relationship or to support someone else in maintaining theirs?
  • Read 1 Corinthians 6:9–20 and reflect on the similarities between the Corinthian culture and today’s world. What challenges are we given in these verses? What hope does Paul offer?

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Session Five

Manage your anger

Part One

WATCH

Watch the first part of Session Five, ‘Manage Your Anger’. J.John takes time to explain the importance of this commandment for our everyday lives.

DISCUSSION

Download the Small Group Leaders Guide and Participants Journal to follow the group discussion questions.

Participants Journal page 21.

“You shall not murder."
Exodus 20:13, NIV

Part Two

WATCH

Watch the second part of Session Five, ‘Manage Your Anger’. J.John unpacks the principles we can learn from considering this commandment.

DISCUSSION

Discuss the five principles J.John raises through the Participants Journal on page 22. 

PRAYER

End with prayer in pairs or as a group. In particular pray about the one thing we are going to do differently this week in response to this session.

Take It Further

This section is recommended to help you apply what you have studied during the session. In your own time you could explore the suggestions here later in the week or as a group if you have more time together.

WATCH

Watch the final part of Session Five, ‘Manage Your Anger’. J.John concludes with some additional thoughts and reflections.

PRAY

Take time to pray about how this Commandment has challenged you over the course of the session.

DO

  • Euthanasia and abortion are just two examples of moral issues to which we need to apply biblical wisdom. With another member of your group, select one of these topics and discuss how the Bible passages we have looked at today can shape your approach to this issue. 
  • Try to be aware of when you become angry in the week ahead. Let’s call it an anger audit. Ask yourself these questions: 1. What is causing me to get angry? 2. Am I seeing the full picture? 3. How might Jesus react in this situation? 4. How can I express my anger without hurting others? 5. What do I want to change as a result of this? 


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Session Six

Keep the peace with your parents

Part One

WATCH

Watch the first part of Session Six, ‘Keep The Peace With Your Parents’. J.John takes time to explain the importance of this commandment for our everyday lives.

DISCUSSION

Download the Small Group Leaders Guide and Participants Journal to follow the group discussion questions.

Participants Journal page 24.

“Honour your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the lord your God is giving you."
Exodus 20:12, NIV

Part Two

WATCH

Watch the second part of Session Six, ‘Keep The Peace With Your Parents’. J.John unpacks the principles we can learn from considering this commandment.

DISCUSSION

Discuss the four principles J.John raises through the Participants Journal on pages 24 and 25. 

PRAYER

End with prayer in pairs or as a group. In particular pray about the one thing we are going to do differently this week in response to this session.

Take It Further

This section is recommended to help you apply what you have studied during the session. In your own time you could explore the suggestions here later in the week or as a group if you have more time together.

WATCH

Watch the final part of Session Six, ‘Keep The Peace With Your Parents’. J.John concludes with some additional thoughts and reflections.

PRAY

Take time to pray about how this Commandment has challenged you over the course of the session.

DO

  • Prayerfully reflect on the following passage, asking God to speak to you through it: Ruth 1:1-18. What surprises you about Ruth’s relationship with Naomi? How is Ruth a model of honouring our parents?
  • If you are a parent, what one thing is God calling you to do differently at the moment as you raise your children? 
  • Think of someone you know with a good relationship with their parents. What could you learn from them? Could you ask them for advice?


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Session Seven

Catch your breath

Part One

WATCH

Watch the first part of Session Seven, ‘Catch Your Breath’. J.John takes time to explain the importance of this commandment for our everyday lives.

DISCUSSION

Download the Small Group Leaders Guide and Participants Journal to follow the group discussion questions.

Participants Journal page 27.

“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labour and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. For in six days the lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy."
Exodus 20:8–11, NIV

Part Two

WATCH

Watch the second part of Session Seven, ‘Catch Your Breath’. J.John unpacks the principles we can learn from considering this commandment.

DISCUSSION

Discuss the three principles J.John raises through the Participants Journal on page 28. 

PRAYER

End with prayer in pairs or as a group. In particular pray about the one thing we are going to do differently this week in response to this session.

Take It Further

This section is recommended to help you apply what you have studied during the session. In your own time you could explore the suggestions here later in the week or as a group if you have more time together.

WATCH

Watch the final part of Session Seven, ‘Catch Your Breath’. J.John concludes with some additional thoughts and reflections.

PRAY

Take time to pray about how this Commandment has challenged you over the course of the session.

DO

  • Prayerfully reflect on the following passage, asking God to speak to you through it: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. Think of three ways in which you could weave more worship into your weekly activities.
  • Psalm 34:14 tells us to ‘seek peace and pursue it’. How could you pursue peace? Spend some time reflecting on this Psalm.
  • How are you using your time? Fill in the table in the Participant’s Journal and pray into what you see. Are there any other activities that deserve a row of their own?


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Session Eight

Take God seriously

Part One

WATCH

Watch the first part of Session Eight, ‘Take God Seriously’. J.John takes time to explain the importance of this commandment for our everyday lives.

DISCUSSION

Download the Small Group Leaders Guide and Participants Journal to follow the group discussion questions.

Participants Journal page 30.

“You shall not misuse the name of the lord your God, for the lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name."
Exodus 20:7, NIV

Part Two

WATCH

Watch the second part of Session Eight, ‘Take God Seriously’. J.John unpacks the principles we can learn from considering this commandment.

DISCUSSION

Discuss the two principles J.John raises through the Participants Journal on page 31. 

PRAYER

End with prayer in pairs or as a group. In particular pray about the one thing we are going to do differently this week in response to this session.

Take It Further

This section is recommended to help you apply what you have studied during the session. In your own time you could explore the suggestions here later in the week or as a group if you have more time together.

WATCH

Watch the final part of Session Eight, ‘Take God Seriously’. J.John concludes with some additional thoughts and reflections.

PRAY

Take time to pray about how this Commandment has challenged you over the course of the session.

DO

  • Prayerfully reflect on the following passage, asking God to speak to you through it: Exodus 3:1-15. How do you think Moses understood God after this experience?
  • Read Philippians 2:9-11 and pray for family or friends who don't yet know Jesus

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Session Nine

Know God

Part One

WATCH

Watch the first part of Session Nine, ‘Know God’. J.John takes time to explain the importance of this commandment for our everyday lives.

DISCUSSION

Download the Small Group Leaders Guide and Participants Journal to follow the group discussion questions.

Participants Journal page 33.

“You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments."
Exodus 20:4–6, NIV

Part Two

WATCH

Watch the second part of Session Nine, ‘Know God’. J.John unpacks the principles we can learn from considering this commandment.

DISCUSSION

Discuss the principles J.John raises through the Participants Journal on page 34. 

PRAYER

End with prayer in pairs or as a group. In particular pray about the one thing we are going to do differently this week in response to this session.

Take It Further

This section is recommended to help you apply what you have studied during the session. In your own time you could explore the suggestions here later in the week or as a group if you have more time together.

WATCH

Watch the final part of Session Nine, ‘Know God’. J.John concludes with some additional thoughts and reflections.

PRAY

Take time to pray about how this Commandment has challenged you over the course of the session.

DO

  • During the talk, J.John said, ‘If you don’t know what you stand for, you’ll fall for anything.’ Reflect on this phrase. What do you stand for? 
  • Prayerfully reflect on the following passage, asking God to speak to you through it: Jeremiah 10:1-16. How does the prophet Jeremiah respond to idolatry 
  • If you have identified an area in your life where you particularly struggle to put God first, ask a friend to keep you accountable in this area for a period of time, and set aside time to pray together.


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Session Ten

Live by priorities

Part One

WATCH

Watch the first part of Session Ten, ‘Live By Priorities’. J.John takes time to explain the importance of this commandment for our everyday lives.

DISCUSSION

Download the Small Group Leaders Guide and Participants Journal to follow the group discussion questions.

Participants Journal page 36.

“You shall have no other gods before me."
Exodus 20:3, NIV

Part Two

WATCH

Watch the second part of Session Ten, ‘Live By Priorities’. J.John unpacks the principles we can learn from considering this commandment.

DISCUSSION

Discuss the five principles J.John raises through the Participants Journal on page 37. 

PRAYER

End with prayer in pairs or as a group. In particular pray about the one thing we are going to do differently this week in response to this session.

Take It Further

This section is recommended to help you apply what you have studied during the session. In your own time you could explore the suggestions here later in the week or as a group if you have more time together.

WATCH

Watch the final part of Session Ten, ‘Live By Priorities’. J.John concludes with some additional thoughts and reflections.

PRAY

Take time to pray about how this Commandment has challenged you over the course of the session.

DO

  • Prayerfully reflect on the following passage, asking God to speak to you through it: Joshua 24:1-28.
  • How is God calling your group to move forward from here?
  • Reflect on a decision you made recently. To what extent did God play a part in it? Will you make any changes to the way you make decisions in the future?


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