"Good News" Magazine July '17 GN issue to publish online - Page 31

BY RUSSEL MOLDOVAN Minister of Blanchard Church of Christ 161 Beach Street, Blanchard • Phone: 570-962-2423 Worship Services: Sunday 8:30 am & 11 am Religion for Jesus was plain and simple. One day, a teacher of the Jewish Law asked him which commandment was the greatest, a ques- tion that reflected the current debate among Jewish scholars of his day. Of the 613 commandments within the Law of Moses (or first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures, also known as the Old Testament), Jesus gave this answer: “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these” (Mark 12:29-31). Jesus removed all ambiguity to the debate by summarizing God’s law into two simple tenets: Love God and Love others. This was his creed—for himself and all his disciples. Love God, love others—Jesus’ religion plain & simple. NOW OPEN Mackeyville YEAR ROUND! Greenhouse and Produce 65 Mill Street, Mackeyville - 1 mile west of Clinton County Fairgrounds (watch for signs) 570-726-7848 • Find us on Facebook! Hours: Monday through Friday 8am - 6pm, and Saturday 8am - 4pm. ☑ VEGGIES: Potatoes, Green Beans, Beets, Sugar Snap Peas, Broccoli, Carrots, Onions, Peppers, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Garlic, Pickles, Zucchini, & More! ☑ FRUIT: Apples, Peaches, Cherries, Watermelon, Mangos, Blueberries, Cantaloupes, Bananas, Lemons, Grapes, Plums ☑ MELALEUCA NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS: Certified Green Body Soaps and Wash, Laundry Detergent, Household Cleaners, and more. Save Shipping Costs - Buy Here! ☑ LYE SOAP: Great for Treating Poison Ivy! ☑ WHOOPIE PIES & NAN'S DONUTS EVERY SATURDAY! Now accepting Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. www.bearcountrygoodnews.com “Good News” -- July -- 29