1 Peter 4:16 – February 6, 2019

But whoever is made to suffer as a Christian should not be ashamed but glorify God because of the name. 1 Peter 4:16 NABRE      Peter in chapter four of his letter speaks about suffering, how it joins the sufferer to Christ. We read Christians are being persecuted for their belief in Christ by pagan and gentile people. It seems an odd way to fortify and encourage the community of Christians by telling them they will…

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I come to do your will – Glory

This is the second week of our series we are calling, “I come to do your will.” We read these words on the lips of Jesus many times in the gospel passages, it is in the psalms and we see them in the letter to the Hebrews in our fourth week. Jesus says he did not come on his own but he came to do the will of his Father. What an example we receive…

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Psalm 100:4 – November 22, 2018

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name; Psalms 100:4 NABRE      This small Psalm 100 is an invitation to praise and serve God. It begins making a joyful noise for the LORD and then calling for service in the LORD with gladness as we enter His presence. We are invited to know the LORD. To know God in the language of bible is to have an intimate…

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Psalm 9:1 – November 21, 2018

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will declare all your wondrous deeds. Psalm 9:1‬ NABRE      Psalm 9 is a hymn of praise for the deliverance God brings and a petition for help against those who would do evil. The psalm begins with personal praise offered to God which is also an act of thanksgiving and glorification. The psalmist is so helped by God that he wants to declare to all, God’s…

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Isaiah 25:1 – November 20, 2018

O LORD, you are my God, I extol you, I praise your name; For you have carried out your wonderful plans of old, faithful and true. Isaiah 25:1 NABRE      The prophet Isaiah is a major prophet due to the amount of writing attributed to him. Isaiah is the prophet quoted most by Jesus in the writings of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The first part of Isaiah’s oracles have to do with the times of…

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