Put These Words in Your Heart & Soul

Put These Words in Your Heart & Soul

Copyright, Dmitriy Berkut To see more of his work visit http://timhickling.wordpress.com/

Copyright, Dmitriy Berkut. To see more of his work visit http://timhickling.wordpress.com/

We will be looking at Deuteronomy 11:18-21, 26-18 this week. Coming from the elder testament, it was one among those texts that Jesus called scripture. Jesus even quoted parts of Deuteronomy in the gospels. Writing 600 years before the birth of Jesus, many “Deuteronomists”  believed that those who found favor with God were blessed by good fortune and that those whose lot in life was harsh, were being punished by God. Gradually, this view of God changed. Jesus quotes Deuteronomy, part of his Bible, in the gospels because of their value in teaching us how to live a life faithful to God. He does so despite his variance with their idea of a god who actively curses people.

Please read this week’s passage in your favorite Bible or you can read it below from the Common English Bible.
18You shall put these words of mine in your heart and soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and fix them as an emblem on your forehead. 19Teach them to your children, talking about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. 20Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21so that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land that the LORD swore to your ancestors to give them, as long as the heavens are above the earth…. 26See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse: 27the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the LORD your God that I am commanding you today; 28and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn from the way that I am commanding you today, to follow other gods that you have not known.
Common English Bible (CEB)
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posted by Tim Graves
Installation of Pastor Sunday

Installation of Pastor Sunday

The Condon United Church of Christ invites the community near and far to join in a Service of Installation for their pastor the Rev. Tim Graves on Sunday, June 22 at 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

Ordained by the UCC’s ecumenical partner the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the UCC recognizes his credentials. Though he has been serving the Condon UCC for nearly 1-1/2 years, Tim chose to pursue and has now received ministerial standing with the Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ. This ritual of the UCC, confirms and celebrates the covenant between a local church and a newly called pastor and teacher and reaffirms the covenantal relationship of all the churches in the association.

Representatives of the Central Pacific Conference UCC will join us in celebrating our ministry together.

You can read the pastors bio here: https://condonucc.wordpress.com/pastor/