March 8, 2015 altar @MUMC, reflecting Pastor Wendy Bellis's sermon, 'Covenant With God Means Covenant With Each Other,' in our Lenten Covenant series. Our love for God is a 'vertical' relationship, while our love for others (and because of His love for us) is a 'horizontal' relationship. We expressed this by placing candles in both vertical and horizontal positions, which -- NOT by coincidence -- forms the shape of the Cross. Scripture references were: Exodus 20:1-17, John 2:13-22
anything that you put in your heart above GOD becomes your god
Read your Bible today. Simple. The cares of the world...choke the word, and it yields nothing. -Matthew 13:22 Exodus 20:1-17 Psalms 19: 8-11 Matthew 13: 18-23
he best way to show kindness to your neighbor can be found within the ten commandments. The focus of this story is Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:1-21. This story is found in both Godly Play and Young Children and Worship books.
"God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible" by Adam Nicolson (Even an atheist can appreciate a tapestry depicting a 50-man committee—some louts withal—customizing a bible to King James’s 17th c. political/social/religious interests. Fiction or creative non-fiction? You be the judge, but channeling 'God' they were not. Neither were they channeling Gutenberg, it seems. The printers of the 1931 ‘Wicked Bible’ edition urged, “Thou shalt commit adultery” in Exodus 20:14. Oops. )