God’s commandments were given out of love and for the sake of love. We should treasure these words and make them part of our daily routine. They are given to us to lead to a joyful life, here and now.
Worship this week:
SATURDAY EVENING WORSHIP
Modified Traditional Worship
A modified traditional worship service; generally less than 45 minutes.
We gather in the chapel on the Front Street side of the building near Fourth Street
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
We gather in the main sanctuary for liturgical Lutheran worship,
accompanied by the pipe organ and featuring our excellent choir.
Sunday School, Adult study, Coffee & Fellowship
Led by our Praise Team, we share contemporary Christian music,
God’s Word and prayer in the main sanctuary.
Devotions for this week: Hear, O Israel – October 5-6, 2019
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Monday, Exodus 12:43-13:2, Directions for the Passover
Tuesday, Exodus 13:3-10, Festival of Unleavened Bread
Wednesday, Exodus 13:11-16, Consecration of the Firstborn
Thursday, Exodus 13:17-22, Pillars of Cloud and Fire
Friday, Exodus 14:1-31, Crossing the Red Sea
Saturday, Exodus 20:1-21, The Ten Commandments
Go to clergystuff.com/daily-devotions for devotions on the daily readings.
TALK: Consider some of these ideas
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love the Lord d you God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.” (Deuteronomy 6:4-5)
God gives God’s commandments and laws as a gift to help us honor God, others, and self. These gifts can be written on our heart, soul, and mind.
- How do laws impact your day-to-day life? Are all laws good?
- What would you change if you made the rules?
- Commandments were designed to create order in relationships. What commandments are most valuable in your own life and relationships? Why?
PRAY: Dear Lord, you long for us not only to know and to follow your ways, but to love them as well. Fill our hearts with the spirit of your law, that we might live each day as you would have us live. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
BLESS: May the commandments of God be a blessing in your life. Amen.