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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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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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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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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 – Micah 5: 2-5a – He Shall Stand and Feed His Flock

Micah 5:2-5a 2But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to rule in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days.. … 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: 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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