The Shema is an affirmation of God’s singularity and kingship; it’s considered by some to be the essential prayer of Judaism. It is so influential and important that Jesus used it as the beginning of His answer to the “greatest commandment” question in Mark 12:28–30:
Hear, O Israel: the Lord 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 mind, and with all your strength.
During the month of April in Worship in a New Key, we’ll be exploring the body, mind and soul connection. How does the Shema, one of the oldest biblical commandments, relate and pertain to living a life of faith in contemporary American culture? Join us on Sundays at 5 pm in the Chapel:
April 15 – Emily McCathren preaching
April 22 – Julia Metcalf, preaching
April 29 – featuring the music of Darla and Rich Tarpinian; Merideth Mueller preaching.