Hebrews 9:28 – November 7, 2018

so also Christ, offered once to take away the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to take away sin but to bring salvation to those who eagerly await him. Hebrews 9:28 NABRE      The Letter to the Hebrews speaks eloquently of a new High Priest, who is Christ. With the old covenant blood was used to cleanse the sins of the followers of the law. An annual tradition, a Day of Atonement would…

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1 Timothy 2:5-6 – October 7, 2018

For there is one God. There is also one mediator between God and the human race, Christ Jesus, himself human, who gave himself as ransom for all. This was the testimony at the proper time. 1 Timothy 2:5-6 NABRE      The First Letter of Timothy is written to a well-organized church, but the church is having problems, even among its leaders. The letter provides important directives for the life of the Church. Today’s quoted verse is…

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Psalms 116:1 – September 26, 2018

I love the LORD, who listened to my voice in supplication, Psalms 116:1 NABRE      The psalmist in psalm one-hundred-sixteen is telling the LORD he has nothing but love for Him. The psalmist has been saved from death and it is thanks to the LORD, naturally he is very grateful. The LORD listens to his supplication. It is as if the LORD listening to the pleas of the psalmist humbly asking on his knees, receives them…

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Psalms 34:8 – September 9, 2018

The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he saves them. Psalms 34:8 NABRE      Psalm 34 is a psalm of praise to the LORD. The psalmist opens praising the LORD and inviting others to praise as well. The psalmist shares personal experience about seeking the LORD and salvation; an invitation is extended to look to the LORD. The invitation begins with the quoted verse, “the angel of the LORD encamps around…

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