Category Archives: Hope

Christmas Eve – Psalm 96:1-13 – He Is Coming to Love the Earth and All Its People

PSALM 96:1-13 1   O sing to the LORD a new song;sing to the LORD, all the earth.2   Sing to the LORD, bless his name;tell of his salvation from day to day.3   Declare his glory among the nations,his marvelous works among all the peoples.4   For … Continue reading

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John 18:33-37 – “Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”

John 18:33-37 33Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” 35Pilate replied, “I am … Continue reading

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Revelation 1:4b-8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega”

Revelation 1:4b-8 4b Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, 5and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of … Continue reading

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Psalm 132 – I have prepared a lamp for my anointed one

Psalm 132:1-12 (13-18) 1O LORD, remember in David’s favor all the hardships he endured; 2how he swore to the LORD and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob, 3“I will not enter my house or get into my bed; 4I … Continue reading

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2 Samuel 23:1-7 One who rules over people justly is like the light of the morning

2 Samuel 23:1-7 1Now these are the last words of David: The oracle of David, son of Jesse, the oracle of the man whom God exalted, the anointed of the God of Jacob, the favorite of the Strong One of … Continue reading

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Mark 13:1-8 – Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down

1As he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!” 2Then Jesus asked him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon … Continue reading

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Hebrews 10:11-14 Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering

11And every priest stands day after day at his service, offering again and again the same sacrifices that can never take away sins. 12But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, “he sat down at … Continue reading

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Hebrews 9:24-28 Christ will appear a second time to save those who are eagerly waiting for him

Hebrews 9:24-28 24For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made by human hands, a mere copy of the true one, but he entered into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. 25Nor was it … Continue reading

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Psalm 127:1-5- Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain

Psalm 127:1-5 1Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD guards the city, the guard keeps watch in vain. 2It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to … Continue reading

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Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17 – Restorer of Life and Nourisher of Old Age

Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17 1Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, I need to seek some security for you, so that it may be well with you. 2Now here is our kinsman Boaz, with whose young women you have been … Continue reading

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