Jeremiah 29:11 – October 14, 2018

For I know well the plans I have in mind for you—oracle of the Lord —plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope. Jeremiah 29:11 NABRE      Jeremiah is a major prophet of Israel. He lived during the period of the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem and the captivity and enslavement of many taken in the battle. Jeremiah in the chapter quoted is writing a letter to those…

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James 1:13-14 – October 13, 2018

No one experiencing temptation should say, “I am being tempted by God”; for God is not subject to temptation to evil, and he himself tempts no one. Rather, each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. James 1:13-14 NABRE      The Letter of James opens speaking about trials and joys. The section on trials teaches that those who persevere in temptation will be blessed, fortunate, to be congratulated. There is…

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1 Chronicles 29:11 – October 12, 2018

Yours, LORD, are greatness and might, majesty, victory, and splendor. For all in heaven and on earth is yours; yours, LORD, is kingship; you are exalted as head over all. 1 Chronicles 29:11 NABRE      The book of Chronicles covers the history of the chosen people from Adam up to the time of the Babylonian captivity, approximately 550 BCE. Chronicles is divided into two books, the first has the history from Adam through King David. It…

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What do you want? The Best Life

This is week two of our series called; “What do you want?” It is the question Jesus asks Bartimeaus who is blind and seeking Jesus’ assistance. It is also a question Jesus asks all of us. What do we want? Before we begin this week take some time and reflect on what it is you want. Maybe you started this last week, if so this week you might keep focused on what you heard reflecting.…

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1 Peter 1:8-9 – October 11, 2018

Although you have not seen him you love him; even though you do not see him now yet believe in him, you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, as you attain the goal of [your] faith, the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:8-9 NABRE      The First Letter of Peter opens with a blessing which is also a proclamation of what is addressed in the letter, namely God’s work. Peter is praising God and…

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