Here’s a children’s version of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20: 1-20; Deuteronomy 5:6-21) written by Carolyn Brown.
God’s Ten Rules
I am God.
I brought you out of slavery in Egypt.
I opened the sea for your escape.
I am the one and only God.
Don’t worship or pray to anything or anyone else.
I am bigger than anyone or anything you can imagine.
So don’t make pictures or statues that you think look like me
and worship them.
You’ll get them wrong.
Say my name with respect.
Work six days of the week,
but keep one for rest and for remembering that you are my people.
Treat your father and mother with respect.
Don’t kill anyone.
Be loyal to your family.
Don’t take what is not yours.
Don’t tell lies about other people.
Don’t wish that you had things that belong to other people.
— written by Carolyn Brown, on her wonderful Worshipping with Children blog. Check her site for many other excellent worship resources and ideas.
Exodus 20: 1-20 (the giving of the Ten Commandments) is one of the suggested scripture texts for October 2, 2011 (the sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost). For more worship resources related to this text, or other texts for this Sunday, click on Proper 22A in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.
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