Archive for 'Purity'

Strive to be Pure of Heart

Mark 7: 14-23 Gn 2:4b-9,15-17 / Psa 104 For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come . . . (Mark 7:21) Lord Jesus, come live within me, And make all impure thoughts depart; I do desire to be sin-free, Help me strive to be pure of heart. Again Jesus […]

One with Christ in Baptism

Mark 1: 7-11 1 Jn 5: 5-13/ Ps 147: 12-13. 14-15. 19-20 I baptize you with water; but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit. (Mark 1:8) Our sin had been cleansed with water, We received God’s Spirit from above, We were baptized by the Father, And now bear the mark of His love. […]

Cleansing of the Temple

John 2:13-22 Ez 47:1-2,8-9,12 / Psa 46 1Cor 3:9c-11,16-17 “Stop turning my Father’s house into a marketplace!” His disciples recalled the words of scripture: “Zeal for your house will consume me.” (John 2:16-17) May our church be a font of grace, Where we honor Christ’s sacrifice; Don’t treat it like a marketplace, True worship doesn’t […]

The Leprosy of the Soul

Luke 5: 12-16 1 Jn 5: 5-13 / Ps 147 Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean. (Luke 5:12) Grant us the wisdom, Lord Jesus, By the Father’s Will to abide. With Your healing Word release us From the “leprosy” of our pride. While Jesus was in one of the towns, a […]

Once a Den of Thieves

Luke 19: 45-48 1Mac 4:36-37,52-59/1Chr 29 My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves. (Luke 19:46) This temple has been purified By blood of Jesus crucified. Never will it be stained again, Or else Christ’s death would be in vain. When Jesus entered the temple courts, […]

Cleansing of the Temple

John 2:13-22 Ez 47:1-2,8-9,12/1Cor 3:9c-11,16-17 / Psa 46 “Stop turning my Father’s house into a marketplace!” His disciples recalled the words of scripture: “Zeal for your house will consume me.” (John 2:16-17) Our temple is a font of grace, Where we honor Christ’s sacrifice; Don’t treat it like a marketplace, True worship doesn’t have a […]