Category Archives: Faith

1 Corinthians 12:1-11 – Gifts for the Common Good

1 Corinthians 12:1-11 1Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. 2You know that when you were pagans, you were enticed and led astray to idols that could not speak. 3Therefore I want you to … Continue reading

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Psalm 36:5-10 – How Precious Is Your Steadfast Love

Psalm 36:5-10 5Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. 6Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your judgments are like the great deep; you save humans and animals alike, O LORD. 7How precious … Continue reading

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Isaiah 62:1-5 – I Will Not Keep Silent; I Will Not Rest

Isaiah 62:1-5 1For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her vindication shines out like the dawn, and her salvation like a burning torch. 2The nations shall see your vindication, and … Continue reading

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Baptism of the Lord – Luke 3 – You Are the Beloved in Whom I AM Well Pleased

Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 15As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, 16John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is … Continue reading

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Baptism of the Lord – Acts 8:14-17 – Receive the Holy Spirit

Acts 8:14-17 14Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. 15The two went down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit 16(for as yet … Continue reading

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Baptism of the Lord – Isaiah 43:1-7 – I Have Called You by Name, You Are Mine

Isaiah 43:1-7 1But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob,he who formed you, O Israel:Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;I have called you by name, you are mine. 2When you pass through the waters, … Continue reading

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Epiphany – Matthew 2:1-12 – They Were Overwhelmed with Joy

Matthew 2:1-12 1In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his … Continue reading

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Epiphany – Ephesians 3:1-12 – The Boundless Riches of Christ

Ephesians 3:1-12 1This is the reason that I Paul am a prisoner for Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles — 2for surely you have already heard of the commission of God’s grace that was given me for you, 3and how … Continue reading

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Epiphany – Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 – May Righteousness Flourish and Peace Abound

Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 1   Give the king your justice, O God,and your righteousness to a king’s son.2   May he judge your people with righteousness,and your poor with justice.3   May the mountains yield prosperity for the people,and the hills, in righteousness.4   May he defend the … Continue reading

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Epiphany – Isaiah 60:1-6 – The Magi Matter

Isaiah 60:1-6 1   Arise, shine; for your light has come,and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.2   For darkness shall cover the earth,and thick darkness the peoples;but the LORD will arise upon you,and his glory will appear over you.3   Nations shall … Continue reading

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