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|Next to the Shabbat, “Shema Yisrael” is the most prominent confession of a Hebraic Roots identity-- and it’s a
concept that is quoted by Yeshua in the Gospel of Mark (12:29) and the Gospel of Matthew (22:37).
In the book of Mark, a young lawyer asks Yeshua what he considers to be the most important commandment.
Yeshua replies: “The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou
shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy
strength: this is the first commandment.
In Matthew, a slightly condensed version appears in that Yeshua says: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all
thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.”
In studying the Shema, you can see that God advises us, as a common practice to pray at least three times a day:
when you sit in your house and walk by the way (in the midst of your day)
when you lie down
Yeshua confirms the importance of the Shema, as is practiced in the Hebrew Roots Movement of today.
We can tell the Apostle Paul also identified with the Shema in 1 Corinthians 8:4, when he said, “…and that there
is none other God, but one.”
Incidentally, these scriptures are contained in a Mezuzah as a means to comply with the command of "write
them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates."
|Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine
heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day,
shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them
when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and
when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets
between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you
this day, to love the Lord your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, That I
will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest
gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil. And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou
mayest eat and be full. Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and
serve other gods, and worship them; And then the Lord's wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up
the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off
the good land which the Lord giveth you. Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in
your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.
And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when
thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt write them
upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates: That your days may be multiplied, and the
days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of
heaven upon the earth. For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you,
to do them, to love the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him;
And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they
make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon
the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue: And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon
it, and remember all the commandments of the Lord, and do them and that ye seek not after your own
heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring: That ye may remember, and do all my
commandments, and be holy unto your God. I am the Lord your God, which brought you out of the
land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the Lord your God. (Numbers 15:37-41)
|Introduction to Shema printer friendly version
|"Shema Yisrael, Adonai Eloheynu, Adonai Echad.
Baruch Shem Kevod, Malchuto L'Olam Vaed"
"Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord:
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might."
|El Shaddai Ministries is a Hebrew Roots Resource and Teaching
Ministry. Our congregation is faithful to salvation by grace
through faith as revealed in the Torah
|DOWNLOADS to help you participate
Shema Power Point Presentation - Click HERE
Shema PDF Presentation - Click HERE
Shema JPG Slides - Click number for slides 1 2 3 4 5
|Read or Submit The Greatest Commandment (Deut 6:4-9)
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