Watch!

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Isaiah 64:1-9   New International Version (NIV) 64 Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down,     that the mountains would tremble before you! 2 As when fire sets twigs ablaze     and causes water to boil, come down to make your name known to your enemies     and cause the nations to quake before you! 3 For when you did awesome things that we […]

All the King’s Sheep

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Ezekiel 34:11-16   New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) God, the True Shepherd 11 For thus says the Lord God: I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out. 12 As shepherds seek out their flocks when they are among their scattered sheep, so I will seek out my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places […]

People of the light

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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 […]

Who, What, When, Where and Why?

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Joshua 24:14-25   New International Version (NIV) 14 “Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15 But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the […]

God Leads the Way

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1 Thessalonians 2:9-13   New International Version (NIV) 9 Surely you remember, brothers and sisters, our toil and hardship; we workednight and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you. 10 You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed. 11 For you know […]

Who Are We?

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1 Peter 2:4-8   New International Version (NIV) The Living Stone and a Chosen People 4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For in […]

Who Is In Charge Here?

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Exodus 32:12-23   New International Version (NIV) 12 Why should the Egyptians say, ‘It was with evil intent that he brought them out, to kill them in the mountains and to wipe them off the face of the earth’? Turn from your fierce anger; relent and do not bring disasteron your people. 13 Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, to […]

The Answer is Yes

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Genesis 18:1-14   New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) A Son Promised to Abraham and Sarah 18 The Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day. 2 He looked up and saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent […]

Producing Fruit

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Matthew 21:33-46   New International Version (NIV) The Parable of the Tenants 33 “Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place. 34 When the harvest time approached, he sent […]

Being the Church

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Ephesians 4:1-6   New International Version (NIV) Unity and Maturity in the Body of Christ 4 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of […]