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Gathering to Worship; September 29, 2022


Psalm 122:1 I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” I don’t remember how old I was, but I was quite young when I first memorized this verse (not in the … Continue reading

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Singing; September 17, 2022


Psalm 104:33-34 I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the Lord. The thoughts expressed here … Continue reading

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Jerusalem; August 26, 2022


Psalm 48:14 For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end. Any time we read the Bible we need to remember that polytheism was the norm when it was written. … Continue reading

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Songs of Deliverance; August 19, 2022


Psalm 32:7 You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. I know that “shouts of deliverance,” as the Japanese has it here, is probably the more accurate translation, but I … Continue reading

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Spiritual Warfare; July 24, 2022


2 Chronicles 20:22 As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated. This has long been one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Relating to our Creator; July 22, 2022


1 Chronicles 29:14 “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.” We have … Continue reading

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Worship Teams; July 20, 2022


1 Chronicles 16:41 With them were Heman and Jeduthun and the rest of those chosen and designated by name to give thanks to the Lord, “for his love endures forever.” This last part of the chapter doesn’t specifically reference the … Continue reading

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The Joy of the Lord; July 11, 2022


At this point the theme of the readings changes from Hope, which we have been following for some time, to The Joy of the Lord. I will not be writing on that specific point every day, but I will be … Continue reading

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Praise; April 10, 2022


Matthew 21:16 “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him. “Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read,“‘From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise’ ?” This is a verse that was used extensively in … Continue reading

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Idolatry; January 3, 2022


Jonah 2:8 Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs. This is a very profound and true statement that deserves a lot of thought. Jonah himself was probably thinking of literal idols, statues to be … Continue reading

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