Psalms 143:10 – February 16, 2019

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your kind spirit guide me on ground that is level. Psalms 143:10 NABRE      Psalm 143 is about asking for mercy and help. The psalm begins with the psalmist asking the Lord to listen to him and then he explains his predicament. The psalm continues where the psalmist asks God to please respond, to rid him of his enemies and for God to make…

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Jeremiah 17:10 – January 5, 2019

I, the LORD, explore the mind and test the heart, Giving to all according to their ways, according to the fruit of their deeds. Jeremiah 17:10 NABRE      Jeremiah in this chapter provides short oracles of wisdom writing, expressing themes that were constant in Jeremiah’s preaching. The quoted verse speaks about God who is unable to be deceived, He sees right into a person’s heart and will judge each on their merits. God is able to…

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Matthew 6:3-4 – December 5, 2018

But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right is doing, so that your almsgiving may be secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you. Matthew 6:3-4 NABRE      The quoted verse is part of Jesus Sermon on the Mount, here He is teaching about almsgiving. Alms are gifts for the poor, giving alms was an important responsibility for the Jews. When giving alms you should not…

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It Comes from Within – Service

For the past two weeks our reflections have focused on what comes from within. The first week we reflected on the message from Jesus that everything that defiles comes from within. Evil cannot come from anything that comes from the outside. Rather it is our heart that leads us and if we allow it to be touched by evil then we risk acting in an evil way. Therefore we should always protect our heart from…

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