The Third Commandment instructs us to not use God's name in a dishonorable way.
Worship in the Old Testament
III. The Ten Commandments (part 3)
A. Two Reasons the Decalogue is Significant
B. Numbering Systems
C. Preamble - "I am the LORD your God ..."
D. First Commandment - "You shall have no other gods."
E. Second Commandment - "You shall make no graven images ..."
LESSON BEGINS HERE
F. Third Commandment - "You shall not use the name of the LORD your God for emptiness."
1. Stated positively - "Hallowed be Thy Name." Matthew 6:9
2. Individual application
3. Application in the church
b. "In Jesus' name"
c. Sincerity and integrity in worship
d. Claiming to speak in the name of the Lord - Jeremiah 23:16ff
e. What about oaths?
f. What about prophecy and spiritual gifts?
4. The Name
a. 3 John 7
b. Philippians 2
c. Teaching about the name