“The haves” often abuse “the have nots”. In such an unloving world our faith needs the patience of the farmer as we await the Judge of all.

“The haves” often abuse “the have nots”. In such an unloving world our faith needs the patience of the farmer as we await the Judge of all.

BibleGateway: James 5:1-12 ESV Text: James 5:1-12 James 5:1–12 (Listen) Warning to the Rich 5:1 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. 2 Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. 3 Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. 4 Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you…

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“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God”. But we need not fear. In love God justifies sinners by faith in His Son.

“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God”. But we need not fear. In love God justifies sinners by faith in His Son.

BibleGateway: Hebrews 10:26-39 ESV Text: Hebrews 10:26-39 Hebrews 10:26–39 (Listen) 26 For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. 29 How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the…

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What we read in Scripture is for our learning. May the Spirit give us patience, comfort and hope through our reading of God’s Holy Word.

What we read in Scripture is for our learning. May the Spirit give us patience, comfort and hope through our reading of God’s Holy Word.

BibleGateway: Romans 15:4-13 ESV Text: Romans 15:4-13 Romans 15:4–13 (Listen) 4 For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. 5 May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, 6 that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Therefore welcome one another as…

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Our Psalm reading echoes yesterday’s reading. “Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in.”

Our Psalm reading echoes yesterday’s reading. “Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in.”

BibleGateway: Psalm 24 ESV Text: Psalm 24 Psalm 24 (Listen) The King of Glory A Psalm of David. 24:1   The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof,1    the world and those who dwell therein,2   for he has founded it upon the seas    and established it upon the rivers. 3   Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD?    And who shall stand in his holy place?4   He who has clean hands and a pure heart,    who does not lift up his soul to what is false    and does not…

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Christ is welcomed with joy into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Give us grace, Holy Spirit, to joyfully welcome our Savior and King into our hearts.

Christ is welcomed with joy into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Give us grace, Holy Spirit, to joyfully welcome our Savior and King into our hearts.

BibleGateway: Matthew 21:1-9 ESV Text: Matthew 21:1-9 Matthew 21:1–9 (Listen) The Triumphal Entry 21:1 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he…

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The night of this world will soon end. Cast off the works of darkness. Put on the Lord Jesus in faith.

The night of this world will soon end. Cast off the works of darkness. Put on the Lord Jesus in faith.

BibleGateway: Romans 13:8-14 ESV Text: Romans 13:8-14 Romans 13:8–14 (Listen) Fulfilling the Law Through Love 8 Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love…

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The Old Testament ends with the promise of the rising S-u-n. This S-u-n is none other than the S-o-n of God, Who will arise over the nations with healing for us sinners.

The Old Testament ends with the promise of the rising S-u-n. This S-u-n is none other than the S-o-n of God, Who will arise over the nations with healing for us sinners.

BibleGateway: Malachi 4:1-6 ESV Text: Malachi 4:1-6 Malachi 4 (Listen) The Great Day of the Lord 4:1 “For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble. The day that is coming shall set them ablaze, says the LORD of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. 2 But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall…

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O praise the Lord and His righteous judgment! He will judge fairly and correctly and will judge His believing children on the merits of Christ. So come, Lord Jesus!

O praise the Lord and His righteous judgment! He will judge fairly and correctly and will judge His believing children on the merits of Christ. So come, Lord Jesus!

BibleGateway: Psalm 96 ESV Text: Psalm 96 Psalm 96 (Listen) Worship in the Splendor of Holiness 96:1   Oh sing to the LORD a new song;    sing to the LORD, all the earth!2   Sing to the LORD, bless his name;    tell of his salvation from day to day.3   Declare his glory among the nations,    his marvelous works among all the peoples!4   For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised;    he is to be feared above all gods.5   For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,    but the…

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The Lord is our refuge and fortress, our protection against evil and trouble.

The Lord is our refuge and fortress, our protection against evil and trouble.

BibleGateway: Psalm 91 ESV Text: Psalm 91 Psalm 91 (Listen) My Refuge and My Fortress 91:1   He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High    will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.2   I will say1 to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress,    my God, in whom I trust.” 3   For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler    and from the deadly pestilence.4   He will cover you with his pinions,    and under his wings you will find refuge;    his faithfulness is a shield and…

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The Lord our God is a sun and shield to us. Those who dwell with Him go from strength to strength.

The Lord our God is a sun and shield to us. Those who dwell with Him go from strength to strength.

BibleGateway: Psalm 84 ESV Text: Psalm 84 Psalm 84 (Listen) My Soul Longs for the Courts of the Lord To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith.1 A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 84:1   How lovely is your dwelling place,    O LORD of hosts!2   My soul longs, yes, faints    for the courts of the LORD;  my heart and flesh sing for joy    to the living God. 3   Even the sparrow finds a home,    and the swallow a nest for herself,    where she may lay her young,  at your altars, O…

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