MORNING GRACE

Begin your morning with a devotional dive into scripture. I hope that they have meaning for you on your daily journey. Unless otherwise noted, all passages are from The New Revised Standard Version of the Bible

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Life and Law Pt. 3

Now large crowds were traveling with (Jesus), and he turned and said to them, “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother,...

Life and Law Pt. 2

Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother,   To Philemon our dear friend and co-worker, to Apphia our sister, to...

Delight and Meditate

Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked or take the path that sinners tread or sit in the seat of scoffers, but their...

Life and Law

See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, death and adversity. If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I am...

Friday Media Mix

The theme this week was humility and hospitality. Someone who embodied both of these qualities was Nelson Mandela. In this interview with...

Exalt or humble?

On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him...

Hospitality to the unexpected

Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing...

Happy

Praise the Lord! Happy are those who fear the Lord, who greatly delight in his commandments. Their descendants will be mighty in the...

Humility

Do not put yourself forward in the king’s presence   or stand in the place of the great; for it is better to be told, “Come up here,”...

Friday Media Mix

The letter to the Hebrews let us know that God is worthy of reverence and awe. All we have to do is look around and see all of the...

Set free

Now [Jesus] was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled...

Reverence & Awe

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us give thanks, by which we offer to God an acceptable worship...

Grandma

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits—...

Remove the yoke

If you remove the yoke from among you,   the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil,  if you offer your food to the hungry   and...

Friday Media Mix

One of the most famous religious "divisions" in history was the Crusades. I didn't know all that much about them to be honest, so found...

Division

[Jesus said:] “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and...

A Cloud of witnesses

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so...

Justice for the weak

God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment: “How long will you judge unjustly and show...

Transcendence and Immanence

Am I a God nearby, says the Lord, and not a God far off? Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them? says the Lord. Do I not...

Friday Media Mix

Marty Haugen has written many liturgical music used in Lutheran (and other) churches. Here is his song that reminds me where our treasure...

 

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