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Love At Work:
The Ten Commandments Musical

We were so thrilled to be a part of Love At Work: The 10 Commandments Musical, October 3, 2015 at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. The National Cathedral was packed; Every section of the sanctuary was full, including the balconies.

This is a 2 minute 30 second promo for Love At Work: The 10 Commandments Musical, October 3, 2015 at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. Filmed by Main Sail Production. Edited by Todd Gessele of Totally INSPIRED Media INC. Produced by Yolanda Palmer of Heart & Soul International. Music used by permission from Schubert & Yolanda Palmer. Copyright 2015. Please Share.

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Love A t Work:
The Ten Commandments Musical

"The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount contain my religion...” wrote John Adams, the second president of the United States (Letter to Thomas Jefferson, Nov 4, 1816).  Not surprisingly, the U.S. Supreme Court building has four displays of the Ten Commandments—the first engraved on the lower half of two large oak doors as you enter the Chamber, and three others which are carved in stone, the most prominent of which is positioned just above where the Chief Justice sits, with Moses holding a copy of the Ten Commandments.

Imagine—of its thousand-plus pages, 1,189 chapters and 31,102 verses, the Bible declares that only one page is personally handwritten by God, thus making that page the single most important written document in human history—God’s Ten Commandments, ten declarations so important that the Almighty spoke and wrote them Himself; ten rules that bring health and happiness to anyone who follows them. But they are not just a list of do’s and don’ts. They are a concise, comprehensive, description of God’s character. Don’t kill—because I’m the Life Giver. Be faithful to your vows, because I’m Faithful. God’s LAW is all about Love--Love At  Work.

When the Ten Commandments were first given on Mt Sinai, God had to use thunder and lightning to get His children’s attention. It’s hard to think “love” when thunderbolts strike fear! Had they been farther along in their spiritual journey, God may have skipped the noisy fireworks and spoken in a “still, small voice,” just as He spoke to His servant, Elijah, on that very mountain a few hundred years later. Indeed, on an unnamed mountain some 1500 years later, God’s voice was again heard, sans thunderbolt, as Jesus amplified His Law in His “Sermon on the Mount,” pointing out that God is not interested in mere outward obedience. Rather, Heaven showers its choicest blessings on those who obey from the heart and whose lives reveal God’s love at work in them.

With this in mind, the Ten Commandments were beautifully crafted into a thrilling musical, Love At Work”— a captivating two hour multi-media blend of new, inspirational Scripture songs and Biblical narrative showcasing the amazing love of God. It was presented on October 3, 2015 at the Washington National Cathedral to a balcony-filled audience, many of whom described it as the most powerful, spiritual concert they’d attended. Filmed by Hope Channel, this musical extravaganza comprised an all star cast of fourteen internationally known Christian recording artists, with Dr. Barry Black, Chaplain of the U.S. Senate, as Master of Ceremonies, former Speaker/Director of the Voice of Prophecy broadcast, Lonnie Melashenko, as Narrator, along with video appearances by singer, Wintley Phipps, television evangelist John Bradshaw, and others.

Dr. Barry Black subsequently reported, “Praise God from whom all blessings flow! The praise about the musical I’ve received from scores of people on Capitol Hill has been effusive and laudatory. Well done!”

Roger Roppel, 44-year full-time Christian broadcaster said, “The concert was beyond awesome! Until The Ten Commandments Musical, I never ever saw God’s Law as Love At Work. Thank you!”

As the musical’s co-producers/song-writers, Schubert and Yolanda Palmer, observed, “The separation of church and state debate has led our society to ponder the pros and cons of hanging the Ten Commandments on the walls of our public schools, courts and government buildings. As important as that discussion is, the more important question is this:  Are all Ten Commandments hanging on the walls of my heart? Am I willing to acknowledge that I am powerless on my own to obey, and allow God to write His law of love on my heart?”

Perhaps, President John Adams was on to something!

The above article was used by permission.

The Ten Commandments Musical: Love At Work
Wide angle shot of the stage and National Cathedral main sanctuary: front row Lonnie (Jeannie seated behind) with friends. (Photo courtesy of David e. Hittle.)

The Ten Commandments Musical: Love At Work
Performers on stage backing up the grand finale with U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black singing the lead song, "Thou Shalt Love." (Photo courtesy of David e. Hittle.)

The Ten Commandments Musical: Love At Work
Dr. Schubert and Yolanda Palmer (co-producers); Brenda and Barry Black, U.S. Senate Chaplain; Brad and Kandus Thorp (Hope-TV co-producers); Jeannie and Lonnie Melashenko (narrator). (Photo courtesy of David e. Hittle.)