Wait for the Lord

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Psalm 27  New International Version (NIV) Psalm 27 Of David. 1 The Lord is my light and my salvation—     whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—     of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When the wicked advance against me     to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes     who will stumble and fall. 3 Though an army besiege […]

Avoid Temptation

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Psalm 91:1-2 New International Version (NIV) Psalm 91 1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High     will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,     my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:9-16 New International Version (NIV) 9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”     and you make […]

The Powerful Presence of God

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Exodus 34:29-35    New International Version (NIV) The Radiant Face of Moses 29 When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord. 30 When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were […]

Good News, Bad News

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Jeremiah 17:5-10    New International Version (NIV) 5 This is what the Lord says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man,     who draws strength from mere flesh     and whose heart turns away from the Lord. 6 That person will be like a bush in the wastelands;     they will not see prosperity when it comes. They will dwell in the parched […]

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Isaiah 6:1-8    New International Version (NIV) Isaiah’s Commission 6 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted,seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were […]

Source of Love

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Jeremiah 1:4-10    New International Version (NIV) The Call of Jeremiah 4 The word of the Lord came to me, saying, 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,     before you were born I set you apart;     I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” 6 “Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.” […]

Understanding the Body

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1 Corinthians 12:12-31    New International Version (NIV) Unity and Diversity in the Body 12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the […]

The Good Stuff

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Isaiah 62:1-5    New International Version (NIV) Zion’s New Name 62 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,     for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her vindication shines out like the dawn,     her salvation like a blazing torch. 2 The nations will see your vindication,     and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name […]

In His Name

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Isaiah 43:1-7    New International Version (NIV) Israel’s Only Savior 43 But now, this is what the Lord says—     he who created you, Jacob,     he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;     I have summoned you by name; you are mine. 2 When you pass through the waters,     I will be with you; and when you pass through the […]

Jesus, for All the World

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Isaiah 60:1-6    New International Version (NIV) The Glory of Zion 60 “Arise, shine, for your light has come,     and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. 2 See, darkness covers the earth     and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you     and his glory appears over you. 3 Nations will come to your light,     and kings to the brightness of your dawn. 4 “Lift up […]