1 Corinthians 16:13-14 – December 6, 2018

Be on your guard, stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong. Your every act should be done with love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 NABRE      Paul is closing his letter to the community at Corinth. He says be on your guard, he means be watchful, be awake, be ready, you never know when temptation will try to trick you. This is like Jesus words to his disciples in the garden of Gethsemane. They sleep as…

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Isaiah 40:29 – September 17, 2018

He gives power to the faint, abundant strength to the weak. Isaiah 40:29 NABRE      Chapter forty of Isaiah begins a second era in the prophets speaking to the people. It is a time when the city of Jerusalem has been conquered and destroyed by the Babylonians. Many of the people are in exile in Babylon as slaves. The prophet begins to proclaim hope. God will feed His flock, He has made all things and cares…

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Ephesians 6:10 – September 12, 2018

Finally, draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty power. Ephesians 6:10 NABRE      The Letter to the Ephesians has been called elegant and polished. Of Paul’s writings only Romans can match as a candidate for exercising the most influence on Christian thought and spirituality. It depicts Christ as the head of creation and the Church, it speaks of grace and salvation, resurrection, unity in Christ for Gentile and Jew and a comparison of…

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Psalms 46:1 – August 30, 2018

God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in distress. Psalm 46:1 NABRE      Psalm 46 opens with God as our place to go when we have trouble. God is refuge, basically a place of trust and God is strength, others places call God rock, foundation, solidly there for us. God is present to help in distress, any kind of trouble. God doesn’t judge if we call on Him when things have us down,…

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