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Jerusalem Limestone I brought back from Israel
This is the
"Home of the 10 Commandments!"
(What? Different lists of 10 commandments
How can that be? Please see comment at the bottom of this page.)
We PRAY for peace, for the
safety of the men and women around the world who are protecting
us. We ask for the Lord's protection for them and all who stand
guard! Bring them back safely. In Jesus name! AMEN
Before we get to the 10, I want to share a quote with you that has had a
profound effect on me personally! It reminds me of my responsibility to
speak up for people who are not present to defend themselves, and to be on guard
that I don't disparage others.
They came first for the
but I didn't speak up because I
wasn't a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews...
but I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the Unionists...
but I didn't speak up because I wasn't a
Then they came for the Catholics...
but I didn't speak up because I was a
Then they came for me...
and by that time...
there was no-one left to speak up for
Rev. Martin Niemoller, (a Lutheran Minister in Germany)
commenting on events in Germany 1933-1939
more on Rev. Niemoller
(with expanded comments by Martin Luther, 1529)
I. I Am The Lord Thy God; Thou Shalt have no other gods Before Me.
We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.
II. Thou Shalt Not Take The Name Of The Lord, Thy God, In Vain.
We should fear and love God that we may not curse, swear, use witchcraft, lie, or
deceive by his name, but call upon it in every trouble, pray, praise, and give thanks.
III. Remember The Sabbath Day, to Keep it Holy.
We should fear and love God that we may not despise preaching and His Word, but hold it
sacred and gladly hear and learn it.
IV. Thou shalt honor thy Father And Thy Mother, that it may be well with thee, and thou
mayest live long on the earth.
We should fear and love God that we may not despise our parents and masters, nor
provoke them to anger, but give them honor, serve and obey them, and hold them in love and
V. Thou Shalt Not Kill.
We should fear and love God that we many not hurt nor harm our neighbor in his body,
but help and befriend him in every bodily need.
VI. Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery.
We should fear and love God that we may lead a chaste and decent life in word and deed,
and each love and honor his spouse.
VII. Thou Shalt Not Steal.
We should fear and love God that we may not take our neighbor's money or goods, nor get
them by false ware or dealing, but help him to improve and protect his property and
VIII. Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbor.
We should fear and love God that we may not deceitfully belie, betray, slander, nor
defame our neighbor, but defend him, speak well of him, and put the best construction on
IX Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor's House.
We should fear and love God that we may not craftily seek to get our neighbor's
inheritance or house, nor obtain it by a show of right, but help and be of service to him
in keeping it.
X. Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor's Wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant,
nor his cattle, nor anything that is thy neighbor's..
We should fear and love God that we may not estrange, force, or entice away from our
neighbor his wife, servants, or cattle, but urge them to stay and do their duty.
2 Sets of Commandments - How could that be?
When I put this up there, I copied the list of 10 commandments that I learned as part
of my Lutheran upbringing. It's the list that Luther outlined in his Small
Catechism. Since placing this list on the internet I have received several pieces of
email (some of them even threatening my very being - and certainly where I was going to
spend eternity). Yes it seems that the Lutherans and Catholics have a slightly
different list. Yes we could put a large dissertation about their respective merits
up here. I'm not even going to try to tell you that I have the correct list.
Right now I'm in the "productive years" of my life. I am working many
hours about 6 1/2 days per week. God gets my entire attention for Sunday
mornings. If you have a comment on this list, or would like me to also post the
other Protestant list, please prepare it in an HTML format and send it to me. But
PLEASE, I don't have time to get into a give and take. Email me that you like it and I'll
reply, email me with constructive suggestions and I'll reply, but please don't look to me
as the next person that you want to get into a theological discussion with.
Sincerely, webmaster John
perhaps you'll like this set better!
These Ten Commandments have been taken from The Living Bible, Red Letter
20)Then God issued this edict:
2 "I am the Jehovah your God who liberated
you from your slavery in Egypt.
3 "You may worship no other god than me.
4 "You shall not make yourselves any idols:
no images of animals, birds, or fish.
"You must never bow or worship it in any way; for I, the Lord your God, am very
possessive. I will not share your affection with any other god! "And when I punish
for their sins, the punishment continues upon the children, grandchildren, and great
grandchildren of those who hate me;
6 but I
lavish my love upon thousands of those who love me and obey my commandments.
7 "You shall not use the name of Jehovah your
God irreverently, * nor use it to swear to a falsehood. You will not escape punishment if
8 "Remember to observe the Sabbath as a holy
9 Six days a week are for your daily
duties and your regular work,
10 but the
seventh day is a day of Sabbath rest before the Lord your God. On that day you are to do
no work of any kind, nor shall your son, daughter, or slaves-whether men or women-or your
cattle or your house guests.
11 For in six days
the Lord made the heaven, earth, and sea, and everything in them, and rested the seventh
day; so he blessed the Sabbath day and set it aside for rest. *
12 "Honor your father and mother, that you
may have a long, good life in the land the Lord your God will give you.
13 "You must no murder.
14 "You must not commit adultery.
15 "You must not steal.
16 "You must not lie. *
17 "You must not be envious of your neighbor's house, or want to
sleep with his wife, or want to own his slaves, oxen, donkeys, or anything else he
Exodus 20: 1-17
is this here? In searching the internet through various search engines, we could find no
place where the 10 Commandments were outlined simply and for everyone to see. So we
created this site. It's our belief that a strong faith can be condensed down to a few
simple ideals. That religion should be INCLUSIVE not exclusive. That it's our job to bring
folks to Christ without concern for their past. Believing that first and last; forgiveness
comes as a gift from God. This is our beginning.
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I BID YOU
This really made me stop
and think. I hope it has the same effect on you!
This one will make you
sit up a little and take note of EVERY OPPORTUNITY to acknowledge HIS
As you got up this morning, I watched you and hoped you would talk to me - even
if it was just a few words, asking my opinion or thanking me for something good
that happened in your life yesterday - but I noticed you were too busy trying to
find the right outfit to put on and wear. I waited again. When you ran around
the house getting ready, I know there would be a few minutes for you to stop and
say hello, but you were too busy. At one point you had to wait 15 minutes with
nothing to do except sit in a chair.
Then I saw you spring
to your feet. I thought you wanted to talk to me but you ran to the phone and
called a friend to get the latest gossip. I watched as you went out and I waited
patiently all day long. With all your activities I guess you were too busy to
say anything to me. I noticed that before lunch you looked around, maybe you
felt embarrassed to talk to me, that is why you didn't bow your head. You
glanced three or four tables over and you noticed some of your friends talking
to me briefly before they ate, but you didn't. That's okay. There is still more
time left, and I have hope that you will talk to me even yet. You went home and
it seems as if you had lots of things to do. After a few of them were done you
turned on the TV.
I don't like TV, just about anything
goes on there & you spend a lot of time each day in front of it not thinking
about anything just enjoying the show.
I waited patiently as you watched TV and ate your meal but again waited for you
to talk to me. As you did your work I waited again as you did what you had to
At bedtime I guess you felt too
tired. After you said goodnight to your family you plopped into bed and fell
asleep in no time.
That's okay because you may not
realize that I am always there for you. I've got patience more than you will
ever know. I even want to teach you how to be patient with others as well.
Because I love you so much, a long time ago I left a wonderful place called
Heaven and came to Earth. I gave it up so that I could be ridiculed and made fun
of, and I even died so you wouldn't have to take my place. I love you so much
that I wait everyday for a nod, prayers, or a thought or a thankful part of your
heart. It is hard to have a one-sided conversation. Well you are getting up
again and I will wait with nothing but love for you hoping that today you will
me some time.
Have a nice day!
P.S. Do you have enough time to send this to another person?
I know the following prayer has been around, but I really like it so
Lord, thank you for this sink of dirty dishes; we
of food to eat.
Thank you for this pile of dirty, stinky laundry; we have plenty
of nice clothes to wear.
And I would like to thank you, Lord, for those unmade beds;
they were so warm and comfortable last night. I know that many
have no bed.
My thanks to you, Lord, for this bathroom, complete with all
the splattered mirrors, soggy, grimy towels and dirty lavatory;
they are so convenient.
Thank you for this finger-smudged refrigerator that needs
defrosting so badly; It has served us faithfully for many years.
It is full of cold drinks and enough leftovers for two or three meals.
Thank you, Lord, for this oven that absolutely must be cleaned
today. It has baked so many things over the years.
The whole family is grateful for that tall grass that needs
mowing, the lawn that needs raking; we all enjoy the yard.
Thank you, Lord, even for that slamming screen door. My kids
are healthy and able to run and play.
Lord, the presence of all these chores awaiting me says You
have richly blessed my family. I shall do them cheerfully and I
shall do them gratefully.
I would guess that the following is NOT a true story, but it's well written and really
There was a woman who had been
diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given just three months to live. As
she was getting her things "in order," she contacted her pastor and had him come
to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes. She told him which songs she wanted
sung at the service, what scriptures she would like read, and what outfit she wanted to be
buried in. The woman also requested to be buried with her favorite Bible.
Everything was in order and the
pastor was preparing to leave when the woman suddenly remembered something very important
to her. "There's one more thing," she said excitedly. "What's
that?" came the pastor's reply. "This is very important," the woman
continued..."I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand." The pastor
stood looking at the woman, not knowing quite what to say. "That surprises you,
doesn't it?" the woman asked. "Well, to be honest, I'm puzzled by the
request," said the pastor. The woman explained. "In all my years of attending
church socials and potluck dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of the main
course were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and say," keep your
It was my favorite part because I
knew that something better was coming...like velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple
pie. Something wonderful, and with substance! So, I just want people to see me there
in that casket with a fork in my hand and I want them to wonder 'What's with the fork?'
Then I want you to tell them: "Keep Your Fork....The best is yet to come".
The pastor's eyes welled up with
tears of joy as he hugged the woman good-bye. He knew this would be one of the last times
he would see her before her death. But he also knew that the woman had a better grasp of
Heaven than he did. She KNEW that something better was coming.
At the funeral, people
walked by the woman's casket and they saw the pretty dress she was searing, the
favorite Bible, and the fork placed in her right hand. Over and over the
pastor heard the people whisper quietly to each other, "What's with the
fork?" And over and over he smiled. During his message, the
pastor told the people of the conversation he had with the woman shortly before
she died. He also told them about the fork and about what it symbolized to
her. The pastor told the people how he could not stop thinking about the
fork and told them that they probably would not be able to stop thinking about
it either. He was right.
So the next time you reach
down for your fork, let it remind you, oh so gently, that....
the best is yet to come!
Some billboards are getting some attention in Dallas. Some reported
seeing one or two messages, but the newspaper listed all of them.
Here's a list of all variations of the "God Speaks" billboards. The
billboard are a simple black background with white text. No fine print or
sponsoring organization is included. These are awesome...enjoy.
Let's meet at my house Sunday
before the game.
C'mon over and bring the kids.
What part of "Thou Shalt
Not..." didn't you understand?
We need to talk.
Keep using my name in vain, I'll
make rush hour longer.
Loved the wedding, invite me to the
That "Love Thy Neighbor"
thing... I meant it.
I love you and you and you and you
Will the road you're on get you to
Big bang theory, you've got to be
My way is the highway.
You think it's hot
Have you read my #1 best seller?
There will be a test.
Do you have any idea where you're
Don't make me come down there.
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