Listen UP! The Shema
Listen up! The Most important commandment!
Deuteronomy 6:4–6 (NKJV)
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.
But what does that mean to us? It is more than a great quote for a poster. We are talking about LOVE in ACTION. Right in the middle of your life the stuff you do every day, loving God in that stuff... for all your worth, and then some. Take a look...
Check out the videos from the Bible Project. We covered this in Church sermons in 2018.
Is hearing and listening the same thing? In this video, discover how sound entering your ear-drums isn't synonymous with "listening", at least from a biblical perspective.
YHWH, Adonai, LORD, Jehovah... God seems to have a lot of names, what exactly am I supposed to call Him? We invite you into the fascinating journey behind all the different names Jews and Christians have referred to their creator throughout the centuries, and more importantly, why!
Let's talk about love, Old Testament style! In this video, we'll explore the various ways the Hebrew authors used the word "love," and how they depicted God as the ultimate source and goal of all human love.
Different cultures have different conceptions of the human heart, what it is and what it does, and the biblical authors are no exception. In this video, we'll explore the ancient Hebrew words for "heart" as well as the different ideas of what our hearts represent.
We explore the Hebrew word "nephesh" that often gets translated as "soul." The English word usually refers to a non-material essence of a human that survives after death, but nephesh means something different. It is referring to humans as living, breathing, physical beings, or just to life itself.
What does it mean to love God "with all of your strength"? In this final installment of our videos on the Shema, we explore the Hebrew word underneath this phrase. And spoiler alert: "strength" is only one of many ways this rich word could be translated!