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Job 4:1-21

Daily Bible Verse - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 00:00

​Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered: "If one ventures a word with you, will you be offended? But who can keep from speaking? See, you have instructed many; you have strengthened the weak hands.

Monday, February 19, 2018

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Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 -- In the Bible, when someone's name is changed, it marks a change in their life story, usually instigated by an encounter with God. After wrestling with God, Jacob becomes Israel (Gen 32). After encountering Jesus, Saul becomes Paul (Acts 9). In this story, God makes a covenant read more...
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Genesis 9:8-17

Daily Bible Verse - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 00:00

​Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, "As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

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"Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow," ELW 327 -- Through the night of doubt and sorrow, onward goes the pilgrim band, singing songs of expectation, marching to the promised land. Clear before us through the darkness gleams and burns the guiding light; pilgrim clasps the hand of pilgrim stepping read more...
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Psalm 32

Daily Bible Verse - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 00:00

​While I kept silence, my body wasted away Through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah

Saturday, February 17, 2018

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"Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow," ELW 327 -- Through the night of doubt and sorrow, onward goes the pilgrim band, singing songs of expectation, marching to the promised land. Clear before us through the darkness gleams and burns the guiding light; pilgrim clasps the hand of pilgrim stepping read more...
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Daniel 9:15-25a

Daily Bible Verse - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 00:00

​Seventy weeks are decreed for your people and your holy city: to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place.

Friday, February 16, 2018

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Mark 1:9-15 -- As the only white kid in an African-American history course, from time to time I would be questioned as to whether I had "street cred." This term was used for someone who had spent time enduring the harsh realities of life, particularly in communities of color. After all, it is difficult read more...
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1 John 1:3-10

Daily Bible Verse - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 00:00

​we declare to you what we have seen and heard so that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. We are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

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1 Peter 3:18-22 -- Gods don't suffer. And they definitely don't die! They intervene capriciously with human affairs and are usually impervious to our pleas for justice. The notion that God would participate in the depths of suffering—six feet deep to be precise—is completely absurd. Unless, of course, read more...
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Psalm 51:1-17

Daily Bible Verse - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 00:00

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.​

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Isaiah 58:1-12 -- According to author Ta Nehisi Coates, the four million slaves once living in the United States were worth three billion dollars to the US economy. With the institution of slavery so pervasive and lucrative it became easy for churchgoers to justify their ownership of other human beings. read more...
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1 Timothy 3:14-16

Daily Bible Verse - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 00:00

​He was revealed in flesh, vindicated in spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among Gentiles, believed in throughout the world, taken up in glory.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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Psalm 25:1-10 -- When I began what became a 10-year ministry as speaker-producer of the radio program "The Hour of Hope," broadcast by nine radio stations in Minnesota, South Dakota and Nebraska, I decided to open each program with a psalm. I prepared a brief introduction to each psalm, identifying its read more...
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Hebrews 2:1-4

Daily Bible Verse - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 00:00

​It was declared at first through the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard him, while God added his testimony by signs and wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit, distributed according to his will.

Monday, February 12, 2018

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Genesis 9:8-17 -- Persons who participated in the once familiar Bethel Series Bible Studies will remember the second and third teaching illustrations with their titles: "Divine Intentions" and "Disharmony." The writer of Genesis tells us that when the living and loving God created, God looked at all that read more...
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2 Kings 2:1-12

Daily Bible Verse - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 00:00

​Elisha kept watching and crying out, "Father, father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!" But when he could no longer see him, he grasped his own clothes and tore them in two pieces.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

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"Songs of Thankfulness and Praise," ELW 310 -- Songs of thankfulness and praise, Jesus, Lord, to thee we raise; manifested by the star to the sages from afar, branch of royal David's stem in thy birth at Bethlehem: anthems be to thee addressed, God in flesh made manifest. Manifest at Jordan's read more...
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1 Kings 16:1-7

Daily Bible Verse - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 00:00

​Now the rest of the acts of Baasha, what he did, and his power, are they not written in the Book of the Annals of the Kings of Israel? Baasha slept with his ancestors, and was buried at Tirzah; and his son Elah succeeded him.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

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"Songs of Thankfulness and Praise," ELW 310 -- Songs of thankfulness and praise, Jesus, Lord, to thee we raise; manifested by the star to the sages from afar, branch of royal David's stem in thy birth at Bethlehem: anthems be to thee addressed, God in flesh made manifest. Manifest at Jordan's read more...
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