Love Carved in Stone – A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandments
The first meeting of the 2019-2020 Women’s Bible Study will be held on Thursday, September 12, from noon until 2:00PM. Rev. Sharyl Dixon will lead the study of Lesson 1, Words of Love: I am Your God; You Shall have No Others. Throughout this study, the author, Eugenia Anne Gamble, invites us to consider that, even though the texts containing the ten commandments were given to a particular people at a particular time in their history, they are dynamic and can speak equally well to different contexts, historical moments, and circumstances.
Lesson 1 examines what the author calls the “First & Second Word.” The First Word, “I am yours,” is the call to exclusive relationship with God. Even before we commit ourselves to God, God has already made commitment to us. The Second, “No Idols,” is the command against worshipping images and idols, the human tendency to try to replace God with something else. Only through looking to God can we sense our true worth. In Jesus we see this God most clearly and hear the call to love God, others, and self.
Women of New Brunswick Presbytery are invited for lunch and Bible study. Bring a sandwich. Beverage and dessert will be provided. For more information, or to request a book or transportation, call the church office at 609-921-8895.