Priorities - Leader's Guide (Exploring Justice: The Ten Commandments, Volume 1)

Anne Robertson
Recommended By: 
Mike Colyott - Resource Director

No other gods. No graven images. Don't take God's name in vain. Those are the commandments that focus this first volume of our series for small group study: Exploring Justice: The Ten Commandments. Do you think idols are merely statues from a false religion? Think again. In this first volume, you'll think about the primary values of your faith and learn the history behind some of today's difficult issues: When did the Pledge of Allegiance change and why? How did Charles "Lucky Lindy" Lindbergh taint the original “America First" movement? Who was the first monarch in history to grant the full freedom of religion and which Christian minister made it happen?

Then, with exercises that encourage dialogue rather than division, the group sessions in the separate Leader's Guide will help you think about whether we're really putting God's values first when engaging issues from the NFL protests and Confederate monuments to the Pledge of Allegiance, the First and Second Amendments, separation of church and state, White nationalism, flags in churches, and more.

This Leader's Guide provides the step-by-step lesson plans you need to run a group study of volume one. Student books sold separately.



Rev. Anne Robertson is a United Methodist clergywoman serving as the Executive Director of the historic Massachusetts Bible Society. Winner of the Wilbur C. Ziegler Award for Excellence in Preaching, she is the author of a number of books on Christian faith and spirituality as well as the popular Bible study curriculum Exploring the Bible: The Dickinson Series.

Before taking the Bible Society post, Anne was a local church pastor in Florida, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. She is a popular preacher, speaker, and workshop leader.

Born in Rhode Island and now living on Cape Cod, Anne is an avid gamer, a Mayflower descendant, and a protector of woodchucks.

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