Category Archives: Spirituality

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 – Psalm 29:1-11 – The Lord Shakes the Wilderness

PSALM 29:1-11 1   Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings,ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.2   Ascribe to the LORD the glory of his name;worship the LORD in holy splendor. 3   The voice of the LORD is over the waters;the God of glory … 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 – 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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Happy New Year: See, I Am Making All Things New

Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 1   For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:2   a time to be born, and a time to die;a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;3   a time to kill, … Continue reading

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Colossians 3:12-17 – Clothe Yourself with Love!

Colossians 3:12-17 12As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. 13Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so … Continue reading

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Psalm 148 – Unmerited Joy!

Psalm 148 1Praise the Lord!Praise the Lord from the heavens;praise him in the heights! 2Praise him, all his angels;praise him, all his host! 3Praise him, sun and moon;praise him, all you shining stars! 4Praise him, you highest heavens,and you waters … Continue reading

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