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A Wonderful Liturgy

January 4, 2008

This was a responsive reading that my church recently used.  I thought it was something that you could meditate over or even use it in your own church or family devotions:

God spoke all these words saying:   You shall have no other gods before me.

For from him and through him and to him are all things.  To him be the glory forever.

You shall not make for yourself an idol.

In Christ we have redemption, the forgiveness of sin.  He is the image of the invisible God, the     firstborn over all creation

You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name

Let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of lips that confess his name.

Remember that Sabbath day by keeping it holy.  Six days you shall labor and do all your woek, but the seventh day is Sabbath to the Lord your God.

Let the Word of Christ dwell in your richly as you teach and admonish one another with all         wisdom, and as you sings psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to     God.

Honor your father and mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

You shall not murder.

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave     you.

You shall not commit adultery.

You are not your own; you were bought with a price.  Therefore honor God with your body.

You shall not steal.

Those who have been stealing must steal no longer, but work, doing something useful with         their hands, so that they may have something to share with those in need.

You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head,         that is, Christ.

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Dr Craig A Kirkwood permalink
    January 5, 2008 9:17 am

    A very helpful liturgy. Thank you.

  2. December 14, 2009 5:18 pm

    Great article thanks for sharing!

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