You've probably heard of the Lord's Prayer; but did you know there is also an older Jewish prayer recited daily by God's people? It's a prayer that responds to God's love with a pledge of allegiance and faithfulness. It's called the Shema (shem-AH).
This week we'll begin a series examining all the main words found in this prayer. We'll also continue our time in the OT prophets with Daniel, and learn more about the life of an exile -- and how it might connect to our lives today.
Word Study - shema series
Part 1 - "shema/listen"
Begin your study of the ancient Hebrew prayer, the Shema, with a closer look at the first word in the prayer, shema, meaning "listen."
book of the Week - Daniel
The book of Daniel is prophetic and apocalyptic literature about a faithful servant of Yahweh living in Babylonian exile.
theme of the week -
way of the exile
The Kingdom of God is our true home, so how should we relate to earthly rulers? We’re called to live in this tension. That’s the way of the exile.