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2013 Issue 11

Reflections from Ray ~ November  2013

  “Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life.” ~ Proverbs 22:6

How will future generations learn and experience God’s love and learn how to love Him in return ? Passing on the knowledge of God and His ways to future generations is a matter of great importance and discipline. Jewish tradition refers to Deuteronomy 6: 4 – 9 as the “Shema”, because the first Hebrew word in the passage is shema, which means to listen or hear. This confession of faith in the One True God is to be recited twice a day and taught to one’s children. (verses 6 & 7) By incorporating these words into the habits of daily life, children learn love and obedience. Instructions involve taking these words to heart (memorize) and showing them in public. Some Jewish people put Scripture passages in small leather pouches called phylacteries and tie them to their wrists and foreheads.
Yet, there are millions of children around the world who still need to learn about the One True God. The Bible Societies around the world are working to teach children about the love and message of Jesus. In the West Indies, 18 summer camps on the island of Jamaica served as a venue to introduce 2,500 children to the Good News Bible. Children, teachers, and parents responded enthusiastically to this easy-to-read paraphrase, saying that this version is much easier to understand and should help the children to learn to appreciate the Bible. The Bible Society of the West Indies worked with local churches to promote the use of a Bible that the children can read, thereby
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Sunday November 2, 2013
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Inside this Issue page
Reflections continued 2
November Birthdays 3
Things to Remember/ prayers 3
Memory Avenue 4
Mary Adams Reports 5
Veterans Day 6
Advent Dates 6



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