Category Archives: Freedom

Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b – Difficult and unexpected encounters

Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b 1   O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples. 2   Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wonderful works. 3   Glory in his holy name; let … Continue reading

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Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 – Listen! A sower went out to sow

Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 1That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. 2Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. 3And he … Continue reading

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Psalm 119:105-112 – Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path

Psalm 119:105-112 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. 106 I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to observe your righteous ordinances. 107 I am severely afflicted; give me life, O LORD, according to … Continue reading

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Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 – We played the flute for you and you did not dance

Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 16“But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, 17  ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did … Continue reading

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Song of Solomon 2:8-13 – The voice of my beloved

Song of Solomon 2:8-13 8   The voice of my beloved! Look, he comes, leaping upon the mountains, bounding over the hills. 9   My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Look, there he stands behind our wall, gazing in at … Continue reading

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Psalm 45:10-17 – Christ the bridegroom to the church

Psalm 45:10-17 10  Hear, O daughter, consider and incline your ear; forget your people and your father’s house, 11       and the king will desire your beauty. Since he is your lord, bow to him; 12       the people of Tyre will seek your favor … Continue reading

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Psalm 146 – Independence Day

Psalm 146 1   Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul! 2   I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God all my life long. 3   Do not put your trust in princes, in … Continue reading

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Matthew 10:40-42 – We choose welcome

Matthew 10:40-42 40“Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the … Continue reading

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Romans 6:12-23 – You are the slaves of the one whom you obey

Romans 6:12-23 12Therefore, do not let sin exercise dominion in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions. 13No longer present your members to sin as instruments of wickedness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been … Continue reading

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Psalm 13:1-6 – How long must I bear pain in my soul

Psalm 13:1-6 1    How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? 2   How long must I bear pain in my soul, and have sorrow in my heart all day long? How … Continue reading

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