The Shema: Keep These Words and Live

August 8, 2018

Worship Series Beginning Sunday,  Aug. 12

On Sunday, August 12, we will begin a worship series entitled The Shema: Keep These Words and Live, based on the ancient prayer of our Jewish ancestors recorded in Deuteronomy 6:4-9.  The Shema was a prayer that all Jews prayed, including Jesus, and it continues to capture the essence of faith for Jews and Christians today.  In Luke 10:25-28 we find the prayer modified for a new context:

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” 

ShofarBut what does it mean to love God this way?  And, what does it look like to love our neighbors as ourselves?  Listen for the sound of the shofar in our sanctuary this Sunday and come explore what it means to love God and God’s people, and in so doing, experience a quality of life we call “eternal.”

Blessings,

Marti  

 

Micah 6:8

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?