When the Time is Right

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Genesis 45:1-15   New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Joseph Reveals Himself to His Brothers 45 Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out, “Send everyone away from me.” So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers. 2 And he wept so loudly that […]

I Believe: Now What?

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Exodus 20:1-17  New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Ten Commandments 20 Then God spoke all these words: 2 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; 3 you shall have no other gods before me. 4 You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of […]

This I Believe: Life Everlasting

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1 John 5:13-14   New International Version (NIV) Concluding Affirmations 13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. 14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.   1 […]

This I Believe: I Believe in the Forgiveness of Sins

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Psalm 103:10-14   New International Version (NIV) 10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve     or repay us according to our iniquities. 11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,     so great is his love for those who fear him; 12 as far as the east is from the west,     so far has he removed […]

I Believe in the Holy Catholic Church and the Communion of Saints

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Psalm 150 Praise for God’s Surpassing Greatness 1 Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary;     praise him in his mighty firmament! 2 Praise him for his mighty deeds;     praise him according to his surpassing greatness! 3 Praise him with trumpet sound;     praise him with lute and harp! 4 Praise him with tambourine and dance;     praise him with strings and […]

This I Believe: I believe in the Holy Ghost

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John 14:15-17   New International Version (NIV) Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit 15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, […]

This I Believe: I Believe in Jesus

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John 18:1-14   New International Version (NIV) Jesus Arrested 18 When he had finished praying, Jesus left with his disciples and crossed the Kidron Valley. On the other side there was a garden, and he and his disciples went into it. 2 Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. 3 So Judas […]

This I Believe: I Believe in Jesus….

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Psalm 121   New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Assurance of God’s Protection A Song of Ascents. 1 I lift up my eyes to the hills—     from where will my help come? 2 My help comes from the Lord,     who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot be moved;     he who keeps you will not slumber. 4 He […]

This I Believe – History of The Apostle’s Creed

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Deuteronomy 11:1-7   New International Version (NIV) Love and Obey the Lord 11 Love the Lord your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws and his commands always. 2 Remember today that your children were not the ones who saw and experienced the discipline of the Lord your God: his majesty, his mighty hand, his outstretched arm; 3 the signs he performed and the things he did in […]

Soul on Fire

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Numbers 11:24-30   New International Version (NIV) 24 So Moses went out and told the people what the Lord had said. He brought together seventy of their elders and had them stand around the tent. 25 Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke with him, and he took some of the power of the Spirit […]