Archive for 'Grace'

Taking Oaths

Matthew 5: 33-37 1Kg 19:19-21 / Psa 16:1b-2a,5,7-10 I tell you, do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. (Matthew 5:34-35) Lord, don’t let my mouth be debased When […]

Obedience and Grace

Matthew 7: 21-29 2 Kgs 24:8-17 / Psa 79 Therefore everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them is like a wise man who built his house on rock. (Matthew 7:24) Let obedience to Your laws, Lord Be the prime rule in all our days; This has kept us from all […]

Only By His Grace

Mark 9:38-40 Jas 4:13-17 / Psa 49 There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name who can at the same time speak ill of me. 40For whoever is not against us is for us. (Mark 9:40) Your grace alone is what we need To give us strength when trials increase; But […]

Jesus, Our Shepherd

Mark 6: 30-34 1Kgs 3:4-13/ Ps 119: 9-14 When Jesus landed and saw the large crowd, He had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. (Mark 6:34) Are you burdened with anxiety? Afraid to face what lies ahead? Bring your troubles to God’s Sanctuary, To our Shepherd and Living Bread. The […]

Growing by God’s Grace

Mark 4: 26-34 2 Sm 11: 1-4, 5-10, 13-17/ Ps 51:3-7, 10-11 …night and day, the seed would sprout and grow, he knows not how. (Mark 4:27) The Word we’ve sown God makes it grow, In faithful hearts it will take root; How it has grown we may not know, Until it bears abundant fruit. […]

The Grace of Gratitude

Luke 17:11-19 Wis 6:1-11 / Ps 82:3-4, 6-7 Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine? (Luke 17:17) The reason why the world’s on fire: We don’t thank God the way we should; The blessing we should all desire Is a heart full of gratitude. As Jesus continued His journey to Jerusalem […]