31 Day Jesus Creed Challenge

I listened to this week’s message from North Point Ministries in Atlanta this morning. The preacher challenged everyone to recite what he calls The Jesus Creed first thing in the morning and last thing when you got into bed and any other time you thought about it during the day.

The Jesus Creed is Matt 22:37-39 and based on the Hebrew Shema found in Deut. 6:5.

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (ESV)

(See also Mark 12:30, Luke 10:27)

A variation on the Shema may be found in I Corinthians 8:6 by the Apostle Paul:

yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.

So, let’s join together in July to remember every morning, every evening that we are to love the Lord and our neighbors… being sensitive and obedient to His call and how we are to practically exercise these statements of faith.

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2 comments

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  2. Sharon Cobb · September 11, 2009

    Wow, am I behind! Please call me so we can catch up and meet somewhere to talk!!

    The Shema is “Here oh Israel, The Lord is G-d, The Lord is one.”
    Shema, Yisrael, Adoni Aleohanuh, Adoni, Ech Chad. (phonetic)

    You know how we have a mazozah on our door posts? Inside of them is the Shema, they must be Kosher=hand written by a scribe with no mistakes. We put them on every door except the bathroom-obvious reasons, I think.

    If we know we are dying, it is supposed to be the last thing we say.

    When we recite it during our daily prayers, we close our eyes when we say it–mostly symbolic, but is to show nothing will distract us from what we are saying. The Shema is actually pages long, but it’s that one line–the first line, that people actually think of as the Shema.

    Any questions? 🙂

    Please call me soon. Need to sit down and talk with you!

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