Deuteronomy 31:6 – April 25, 2019

Be strong and steadfast; have no fear or dread of them, for it is the LORD, your God, who marches with you; he will never fail you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6 NABRE      This chapter of the book of Deuteronomy has Moses giving a sort of farewell speech. The people were leaving their desert Exodus and getting ready to cross the Jordan to take the land God has promised them. Moses would not be going…

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John 3:16 – April 24, 2019

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. John 3:16 NABRE      We read today one of the most quoted lines from the writings of John about Jesus. It is a line that can be remembered just by naming the chapter and verse number. It is a verse you may see on car stickers, coffee mugs, tee…

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Romans 3:23-24 – April 23, 2019

all have sinned and are deprived of the glory of God. They are justified freely by his grace through the redemption in Christ Jesus, Romans 3:23-24 NABRE      Paul to this point has been speaking to the community in Rome about the guilt of the world. The people would do what they wanted and there was no real fear of God, or said better, no real respect for God. Now Paul changes to point out even…

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Psalms 119:105 – April 22, 2019

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path. Psalms 119:105 NABRE      Life is a journey, hopefully a journey home to the one who created and loves us. We need a lamp to light the journey. We read in the quoted verse that God’s word is a lamp for our feet, in other words God’s word is a light that helps us follow the right path. Imagine a world in which…

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1 Peter 2:24 – April 21, 2019

He himself bore our sins in his body upon the cross, so that, free from sin, we might live for righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 1 Peter 2:24 NABRE      Peter wrote this letter to five communities in the Roman province of Asia Minor. Peter speaks about suffering quite often in this letter so it is likely these communities are going through trials and sufferings. In the part of the letter with the…

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