Labor in the Lord – merciful as the Father

This is the third week of our four week series we are calling “Labor in the Lord.” We hear in the writing of Paul, that in the Lord our Labor is never in vain. It may seem what we do for God does not accomplish anything, or we are not convincing people to become a disciple, or perhaps we think when we serve we are not making anything better. But when our labor is done…

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Psalms 100:5 – November 26, 2018

good indeed is the LORD, His mercy endures forever, his faithfulness lasts through every generation. Psalms 100:5 NABRE      Psalm 100 is a five verse 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. This psalm is a simple profession of faith. The quoted verse is a triple…

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Jude 1:20-21 – October 15 2018

But you, beloved, build yourselves up in your most holy faith; pray in the holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in the love of God and wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. Jude 1:20-21 NABRE      Jude is known as a brother of Jesus. He is writing to a Christian community in Palestine. There have been intruders into the community who are teaching contrary to the faith and Jude is…

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Jeremiah 31:3 – August 9, 2018

from afar the LORD appears: With age-old love I have loved you; so I have kept my mercy toward you. Jeremiah 31:3 NABRE The Prophet Jeremiah is positioned to see a new Babylonian Empire threaten Israel, Jerusalem fall and the deportation of many to Babylon. The verse quoted is in a section of prophecies called the Book of Consolation. The Israelite people were not faithful, their kingdom destroyed, yet God will restore them. God promises…

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