Contributed on Jun 24, 2014
The Bible can be summed up in two basic commands -- love God and love your neighbor.
1. Taj Mahal During the 1600's there was an Emperor in India by the name of Shah Jahan and he was believed to have been descended from Tamerlane and Genghis Khan Sometime during his reign, a rebel group in the southern portion of India sought to reject his rule and so he led an army to defeat ...read more
Contributed on Jul 2, 2014
The "Shema" (Deuteronomy 6.4) is packed full of meaning and depth. No wonder Jesus quotes it in regard to the greatest command! In this lesson we consider God speaking and whether or not we are listening (i.e., obeying).
1. Hold Up the Light The famous Eddystone lighthouse off the coast of Cornwall, England, was first built in a fanciful way, by the learned and eccentric Winstanley. On its sides he put various boastful inscriptions. He was very proud of his structure, and from his lofty balcony used boldly to ...read more
Contributed on Jul 10, 2014
The magi brought the child, Jesus three symbolic gifts. These gifts can be interpreted in light of the greatest command as a pledge of allegiance to him.
1. Red Skelton Pledge of Allegiance -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HGHdFmu5GU 2. The Greatest Command is a "pledge of allegiance" to God -- Deuteronomy 6.4-9 3. The Wise Men gave a Pledge of Allegiance to Jesus with their gifts -- Matthew 2.1-11 a. Typically we see the gold as Royalty; ...read more
Contributed on Jul 15, 2014
Loving God involves more than warm fuzzy feelings. It involves an outward display -- in our actions. Jewish people use objects as reminders of this truth.
1. Greatest Command? Mark 12 2. Jesus' response: Deuteronomy 6.4-9 + Leviticus 19.10 3. Love God -- in and out; Show and Tell I. Home Schooling (Teaching Children) [The arrival of children affects life A mother's Clothing * 1st baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your ...read more
Contributed on Jul 28, 2014
We wrestle with the question of to whom we are obligated to do good. Jesus makes it clear that we are obligated to all those in our path.
1. Jesus was asked -- What is the greatest command (Mark 12.28ff and Luke 10.25-28)? a. Teaching with Q-A b. Teaching with Debate -- disrespect? Entrapment? 2. His reply came from Deuteronomy 6.4ff and he linked Leviticus 19.18 (love neighbor to it) 3. There is a process called, "stringing ...read more
Contributed on Aug 7, 2014
We are to love. We are to love our neighbor. We are to love our neighbor as we love OURSELVES.
1. Matthew 7.12 a. Why "Golden Rule"? In AD 222-235 Roman Emperor Alexander Severus adopted the golden rule as his motto, and displayed it on public buildings, and promotes peace among religions. Some say the golden rule is called golden because Severus wrote it on his wall in gold. b. It is ...read more