Tuesday, May 19, 2015

First Sermon

I am going to deliver my first sermon in a few weeks, on June 7, 2015. I will be covering Deuteronomy 6:4-9.

“Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

I am looking forward to this, speaking about the importance of this to both Jews and Christians. I really want to speak about the connection of Christianity to OT Judaism, since we so often neglect the Old Testament, even though Jesus is the fulfillment of that.The importance of the Trinity in here, how do we love God and what does that mean, as well as loving others and the connection to loving others and the Ten Commandments. The challenge will of course presenting this in a non legalistic way, I intend to address that directly by presenting all of this in a loving thankfulness kind of way and presenting he who loves Me will obey My commandments as a centerpiece.

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