Teaching The Ten Commandments

Teaching The Ten Commandments

Ten Commandments Project - Kids

In the beginning...
The Ten Commandments Project was started in the spring of 1997, with the beginning objective to reach 1,000 children in the Nashville area, where the Kelleys live. In the summer of 1997, the Nashville Tennessean newspaper ran an article with the headline; "Florist Stakes $10,000 on Morality Lesson". From that article, the TV stations came for interviews, the telephone started ringing and the Kelley's message machine at home was suddenly full of calls. They returned calls from all over the mid-state - the Ten Commandments Project had spread! They received calls from parents, educators, grandparents, social workers, missions and other intercity ministries. Later that same month, a national tabloid with over a million readers called for an interview. They ran the story and the Kelleys began getting requests for affidavits from all over the United States, Canada, Mexico and as far as the Philippine Islands. They honored a request from an orphanage in Mexico, but later decided with the language barriers and currency exchange problem, to limit responses to the United States.

George Kelly

When the articles in the newspaper came out, people started giving the Ten Commandments Project money. "We received checks from $100 to $1,000. One lady sends a check for $50 every month", says George Kelly. "People I do not know send checks. My wife, Marion, has gone to ladies' meetings and friends would stuff money in her pockets for the Ten Commandments Project. It is amazing the money that came in without asking, some have even given a second time. We are very grateful!"

Personally, George Kelley and his wife have invested of their own money to the thousands of dollars that has been distributed to children who have memorized the Ten Commandments. This money does not include the overhead of supplies and postage needed. The cost to process one encouragement is $12 per kid. The Kelleys are now spreading the news and goals of the Ten Commandments Project to people and businesses large and small to acquire the funds and supplies to meet their crusade goal of 10 million children in 10 years. George is fired with His spirit for this mission and enthusiastically adds, "We are seeking to establish a duplicatable method which can be used in other communities throughout America. Later...why not a Ten Commandments International!"

George comments, "Just about every day we receive requests from children all over America...including children in California, New Mexico children and inner city children in Philadelphia. Some days we have mailed as many as fifty checks, others only five. But we have sent encouragement checks of $10 to approximately 2,300 children".

The Ten Commandments Project has incorporated in the state of Tennessee as a non-profit corporation and is actively seeking investors. A donation of $10 will provide a certifcate and $10 to a kid for memeorining the Commandments.

Send your tax deductable $10 check to:

The Ten Commandments Project
2200 Lebanon Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
(615) 883-1687
Click Here to go to George Kelley's web site and The Project

George Kelly's goals are monumental indeed, but he states valiantly, "Yes, it's ambitious, this is true - but small plans do not have the power to stir the souls of men." He quickly points out, "Within one year starting from scratch, without spending one dime on promotion, the idea of an encouragement reward for kids who have memorized the Ten Commandments has attracted over 2,000 children. Ideas do have consequences!" and he adds, "The future does not happen. Change takes time, money and effort. Our children and grandchildren are going to run our communities, our states, our nation. There is an obvious need to plan for their future cultural and business environment. Business, being one of the major benefactors of a responsible work force, should be investing in this future. The kids twelve to sixteen years old will be their employees in a few short years. To shape the future, we must start now. We must have concerned citizens who understand the need to start now. Citizens who love their kids, citizens who love their country, citizens who get joy from helping children. Together we will renew America from the bottom up, one kid at a time."

Learn More about George Kelly The Ten Commandments Project and George Kelley

The Ten Commandments for Kids

Kid's Ten Commandments from Exodus 20

1. Have no other gods.

2. Have no idols.

3. Honor God's name.

4. Honor the Sabbath day.

5. Honor your parents.

6. Do not murder.

7. Do not commit adultery.

8. Do not steal.

9. Do not perjure yourself.

10. Do not covet.

The commandments put into the Ark of the Covenant.

Deuteronomy 10:1-5, 8
1     At that time the LORD said unto me, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first, and come up unto me into the mount, and make thee an ark of wood.

2     And I will write on the tables the words that were in the first tables which thou brakest, and thou shalt put them in the ark.

3     And I made an ark of shittim wood, and hewed two tables of stone like unto the first, and went up into the mount, having the two tables in mine hand.

4     And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and the LORD gave them unto me.

5     And I turned myself and came down from the mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there they be, as the LORD commanded me.

8     At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day.

Ten Commandments of God Listed in OrderThis list is from Deuteronomy in numerial order.

The Biblical Ten Commandments were in the Ark of the Covenant, written on stone tablets. They are the only verses that we are commanded to post in our homes (Deuteronomy 6:9). Therefore, the Ten Commandments is the most important passage of Scripture.

The Biblical Ten Commandments

Find Biblical information about the Commandments on this web site. Deuteronomy 9:9
When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which the LORD made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water:

"Ten Commandments - Biblical Sunday School"

Deuteronomy 8:1
All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers.

More biblical verses from th bible.

Mark 10:19
Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.

Mark 12:29
And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

Deuteronomy 7:9
Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;

Weekly Biblical Teaching Verses

Revelations 12:9
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Matthew 15:9
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Matthew 19:17
And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

Matthew 22:40
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Warnings to keep the Biblical Law

Leviticus 26:14
But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments;

The Ten Commandments Project brings you these weekly Bible verses:

Matthew 1:1-17

The Genealogy of Jesus Christ

1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham:
2 Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot Judah and his brothers.
3 Judah begot Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez begot Hezron, and Hezron begot Ram.
4 Ram begot Amminadab, Amminadab begot Nahshon, and Nahshon begot Salmon.
5 Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab, Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse,
6 and Jesse begot David the king.  David the king begot Solomon by her who had been the wife of Uriah.
7 Solomon begot Rehoboam, Rehoboam begot Abijah, and Abijah begot Asa.
8 Asa begot Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat begot Joram, and Joram begot Uzziah.
9 Uzziah begot Jotham, Jotham begot Ahaz, and Ahaz begot Hezekiah.
10 Hezekiah begot Manasseh, Manasseh begot Amon, and Amon begot Josiah.
11 Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers about the time they were carried away to Babylon.
12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jeconiah begot Shealtiel, and Shealtiel begot Zerubbabel.
13 Zerubbabel begot Abiud, Abiud begot Eliakim, and Eliakim begot Azor.
14 Azor begot Zadok, Zadok begot Achim, and Achim begot Eliud.
15 Eliud begot Eleazar, Eleazar begot Matthan, and Matthan begot Jacob.
16 And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ.
17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations.

Ten Commandments scroll

John or the book of Romans. You can talk to God any time and ask him to help you, and thank him for what he has done. Be sure to tell your friends what God has done for you.

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