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Psalm 35: When the King is Hated Without Reason

1 Contend, Lord, with those who contend with me;     fight against those who fight against me. 2 Take up shield and armor;     arise and come to my aid. 3 Brandish spear and javelin[a]     against those who pursue me. Say to me,     “I am your salvation.” 4 May those who seek my life     be disgraced and put to shame; may those who plot my ruin     be…

Psalm 34: Taste and see that the Lord is good

Of David. When he pretended to be insane before Abimelek, who drove him away, and he left. 1 I will extol the Lord at all times;     his praise will always be on my lips. 2 I will glory in the Lord;     let the afflicted hear and rejoice. 3 Glorify the Lord with me;     let us exalt his name together. 4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me;     he…

Psalm 33 – Hope for 2021

1 Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous;     it is fitting for the upright to praise him. 2 Praise the Lord with the harp;     make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. 3 Sing to him a new song;     play skillfully, and shout for joy. 4 For the word of the Lord is right and true;     he is faithful in all he does. 5 The Lord loves righteousness and justice;     the earth…

Christmas: The reason to celebrate (John 3:16-21)

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because…

Advent (Isaiah 11:1-9)

1A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;     from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. 2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—     the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,     the Spirit of counsel and of might,     the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord— 3 and he will delight in the fear of the Lord. He will…

True Religion: The God who welcomes us home (Luke 15:11-24)

11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. 13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14 After he had…

True Religion: A call to be radical (Luke 14:25-35)

25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. 27 And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. 28 “Suppose one of…