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By Pastor Devon -- Last Sunday during worship, I asked some of you to share your favorite Bible verses. One of you shared that you treasure Psalm 23, a Psalm your grandmother paid you five dollars to memorize that has now become an important part of your faith. Early in my elementary school years, I remember being rewarded in Sunday School for Bible memorization. I was awarded with a pencil for learning the Lord’s Prayer, a bookmark for memorizing John 3:16, and a sticker for reciting “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind and you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” These are important foundations of our faith.
Have you learned by heart the two commandments that Christ named as the greatest: loving God and loving our neighbor? How have these shaped your faith and your understanding of Jesus and the New Testament?