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Epistle Lesson — 10.04.2015

1 In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. 3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and […]


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Gospel Lesson — 06.14.2015

26 He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. 27 Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. 28 All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel […]


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Gospel Lesson — 06.07.2015

20 Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat. 21 When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.” 22 And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem […]


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Epistle Lesson — 06.07.2015

13 It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. 15 All this is for your […]


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Silent Meditation — 06.07.2015

“We who have turned our lives over to Christ need to know how very much He longs to eat with us, to commune with us. He desires a perpetual Eucharistic feast in the inner sanctuary of the heart.” — Richard J. Foster, Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth Related posts: Silent Meditation — […]


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Gospel Lesson — 05.31.2015

3 Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.” […]


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Silent Meditation — 05.31.2015

“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” — Chuck Swindoll Related posts: Silent Meditation — 05.24.2015 Silent Meditation — 05.03.2015 Silent Meditation — 04.19.2015 Silent Meditation — 01.18.2015 Silent Meditation — 10.19.2014


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Old Testament Lesson — 05.24.2015

37 The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2 He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones […]


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Gospel Lesson — 05.17.2015

6 “I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. 7 Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. 8 For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew […]


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Epistle Lesson — 05.17.2015

15 In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty) 16 and said, “Brothers and sisters, the Scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus. 17 He was one of our number […]


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Silent Meditation — 05.17.2015

“Will God ever ask you to do something you are not able to do? The answer is yes–all the time! It must be that way, for God’s glory and kingdom. If we function according to our ability alone, we get the glory; if we function according to the power of the Spirit within us, God […]


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Epistle Lesson — 05.10.2015

5 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. 2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. 3 In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And […]


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Gospel Lesson — 05.03.2015

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and […]


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Watchword for the Week — 05.03.2015

Jesus says, “Abide with me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.” — John 15:4 Related posts: Watchword for the Week — 04.12.2015 Gospel Lesson — 11.17.2013 Time of Silence — 10/13/2013 Gospel Lesson […]


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Gospel Lesson — 04.26.2015

11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 13 The man runs away […]


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Epistle Lesson — 04.26.2015

16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be […]


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Silent Meditation — 04.26.2015

“How wonderful it is being a sheep in the flock of God. Our Shepherd is the one that created the grass that we need for pasture, He is the one that created the rivers and the waters, He is the one who holds everything in His hand and He is my Shepherd.” — Edmond Sanganyado […]


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Gospel Lesson — 04.19.2015

36 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? 39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is […]


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Epistle Lesson — 04.19.2015

3 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet […]


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Watchword for the Week — 04.19.2015

See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. — 1 John 3:1 Related posts: Watchword for the Week — 04.12.2015 Watchword for the Week — 04.05.2015 Watchword for the Week — 03.15.2015 Watchword for the Week — 03.08.2015 Watchword for the […]


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Epistle Lesson — 04.12.2015

32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all 34 that there were […]


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Watchword for the Week — 04.05.2015

But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died. — 1 Corinthians 15:20 Related posts: Watchword for the Week — 03.08.2015 Epistle Lesson — 03.01.2015 Epistle Lesson — 06.22.2014 Watchword for the Week — 12.16.2012 Watchword for the Week — 04.08.2012


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Gospel Lesson — 03.29.2015

11 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it […]


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Gospel Lesson — 03.15.2015

14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.” 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. […]


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Silent Meditation — 03.15.2015

“To be in Christ—that is redemption; but for Christ to be in you—that is sanctification!” — W. Ian Thomas Related posts: Silent Meditation — 03.08.2015 Silent Meditation — 03.01.2015 Silent Meditation — 02.15.2015 Silent Meditation — 01.11.2015 Silent Meditation — 06.10.2012


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Watchword for the Week — 03.15.2015

By grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God. — Ephesians 2:8 Related posts: Watchword for the Week — 03.08.2015 Watchword for the Week — 01.11.2015 Watchword for the Week — 01.04.2015 Time of Silence — 08.18.2013 Watchword for the Week — 03.18.2012


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Watchword for the Week — 03.08.2015

For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. — 1 Corinthians 1:18 Related posts: Epistle Lesson — 02.02.2014 Watchword for the Week — 02.02.2014 Epistle Lesson — 01.26.2014 Epistle Lesson — 03.11.2012 Watchword for the Week — […]


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Gospel Lesson — 03.01.2015

31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again. 32 He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him aside and began to […]


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Epistle Lesson — 03.01.2015

13 It was not through the law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith. 14 For if those who depend on the law are heirs, faith means nothing and the promise is worthless, 15 because the law brings wrath. And where […]


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Gospel Lesson — 02.22.2015

9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; […]


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Watchword for the Week — 02.22.2015

Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. — Psalm 25:8 Related posts: Watchword for the Week — 02.08.2015 Watchword for the Week — 02.01.2015 Watchword for the Week — 01.11.2015 Watchword for the Week — 03.09.2014 Watchword for the Week — 02.26.2012


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Old Testament Lesson — 02.15.2015

2 When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. 2 Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; the Lord has sent me to Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So […]


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Gospel Lesson — 02.15.2015

2 After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. 3 His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. 4 And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with […]


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Epistle Lesson — 02.01.2015

8 Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that “We all possess knowledge.” But knowledge puffs up while love builds up. 2 Those who think they know something do not yet know as they ought to know. 3 But whoever loves God is known by God. 4 So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that […]


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Gospel Lesson — 01.25.2015

14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” 16 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the […]


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Old Testament Lesson — 01.25.2015

3 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.” 3 Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very large city; it took three days to go through it. 4 Jonah […]


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Gospel Lesson — 01.18.2015

43 The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.” 44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. 45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the […]


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Watchword for the Week — 01.18.2015

How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! — Psalm 139:17 Related posts: Watchword for the Week — 01.11.2015 Watchword for the Week — 01.04.2015 Watchword for the Week — 10.06.2013 Watchword for the Week — 06.09.2013 Watchword for the Week — 01.15.2012


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Gospel Lesson — 01.11.2015

4 And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River. 6 John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather […]


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Old Testament Lesson — 01.11.2015

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he […]


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Watchword for the Week — 01.11.2015

Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name; worship the Lord in holy splendor. — Psalm 29:2 Related posts: Watchword for the Week — 01.04.2015 Watchword for the Week — 03.23.2014 Watchword for the Week — 06.09.2013 Psalm of Praise — 05.12.2013 Watchword for the Week — 01.08.2012


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Gospel Lesson — 01.04.2015

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines […]


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Epistle Lesson — 01.04.2015

3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to sonship […]


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Silent Meditation — 01.04.2015

“When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone, when the kings and princes are home, when the shepherds are back with the flocks, then the work of Christmas begins: to find the lost, to heal those broken in spirit, to feed the hungry, to release the oppressed, […]


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Gospel Lesson — 12.28.2014

22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord”), 24 and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with […]


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Epistle Lesson — 12.21.2014

25 Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, 26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all the […]


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Old Testament Lesson 2 — 12.07.2014

11 “‘For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them. 12 As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of […]


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Old Testament Lesson 1 — 12.07.2014

 Comfort, comfort my people,     says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,     and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed,     that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the Lord’s hand     double for all her sins. 3 A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare     the way for the […]


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Gospel Lesson — 12.07.2014

1 The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God, 2 as it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “I will send my messenger ahead of you,     who will prepare your way”— 3 “a voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord,     make straight paths for him.’” 4 And […]


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Epistle Lesson — 12.07.2014

8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come […]


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