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Advent – Luke 1: 39-55 – Blessed Is She Who Believed

Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) 39In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, 40where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. … Continue reading

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Advent – Hebrews 10:5-10 – A Body You Have Prepared for Me

Hebrews 10:5-10 5Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, “Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body you have prepared for me; 6in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure.” 7Then I said, … Continue reading

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Advent – Psalm 80:1-7 – Bread of Tears

Psalm 80:1-7 1Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock! You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth 2before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh. Stir up your might, and come to save us! 3Restore … Continue reading

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Advent – Canticle Luke 1:46b-55 – He Lifted Up the Lowly

Canticle Luke 1:46b-55 46bMy soul magnifies the LORD, 47and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; 49for the … Continue reading

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Advent – Luke 3: 7-18 – Bear Fruits Worthy of Repentance

Luke 3: 7-18 7John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to … Continue reading

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Advent – Canticle Isaiah 12:2-6 – I Will Trust and Not Be Afraid

Canticle Isaiah 12:2-6 2Surely God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid, for the LORD GOD is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation. 3With joy you will draw water from the wells … Continue reading

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Advent: Zephaniah 3:14-20 – I Will Bring You Home

Zephaniah 3:14-20 14  Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel!Rejoice and exult with all your heart,O daughter Jerusalem!15  The LORD has taken away the judgments against you,he has turned away your enemies.The king of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst;you shall … Continue reading

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Advent: Luke 3:1-6 – Prepare the Way of the Lord

Luke 3:1-6 1In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler … Continue reading

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Advent: Philippians 1:3-11 – The Compassion and Love of Jesus

Philippians 1:3-11 3I thank my God every time I remember you, 4constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, 5because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. 6I am confident of this, … Continue reading

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Advent: Malachi 3:1-4 – Prepare the Way Before Me

MALACHI 3:1-41See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple. The messenger of the covenant in whom you delight — indeed, he is coming, says … Continue reading

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