Imagina que pudieras elegir cada mañana cómo quieres ser, de qué manera te gustaría relacionarte con los demás y cómo hacer una buena gestión de las emociones. Para la psicóloga Elizabeth Clapés es posible si habitamos el presente y prestamos atención a lo que nuestro cuerpo nos está diciendo y por qué. En nuestro día a día tenemos una gran cantidad de pensamientos y sentimientos, nos cruzamos con multitud de personas y experimentamos todo tipo de situaciones. Identificarlas y saber distinguir las que podemos cambiar de las que no es clave para dejar de vivir en piloto automático y hacernos responsables de nuestro propio bienestar. “La ansiedad nos dice que algo no va bien: que hay un trabajo que nos está afectando para mal, que alguien nos está generando malestar, que hay una decisión que tenemos que tomar y no somos capaces… Cualquier cosa que nuestro cuerpo interpreta que nos está haciendo daño”, sostiene. Escuchar lo que nuestro cuerpo viene a decirnos es comprender que la ansiedad no es más que un mecanismo de alerta ante situaciones que nos resultan amenazantes. Por ello, Clapés insiste en la importancia de hacer ejercicios de introspección para conectar con la capacidad reflexiva que tiene la mente de ser consciente de nuestros estados físicos y emocionales. Elizabeth Clapés es psicóloga y está especializada en el ámbito de la sexología clínica y las relaciones de pareja. Actualmente se dedica a la divulgación de la psicología en redes sociales y a acompañar a personas en su proceso terapéutico. En sus libros ‘Querida yo' y ‘Hasta que te caigas bien' expone la salud mental como una prioridad vital para aceptarnos, cuidarnos y crear relaciones sanas con los demás, primero y principalmente con nosotros mismos.
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Audio Transcript: This media has been made available by Mosaic BostonChurch. If you'd like to check out more resources, learn about Mosaic Boston ordonate to this ministry, please visit mosaic boston.com. Today, we are continuing in our sermon series Essential. We've been talking about the essential habits, or sorry, sermon series committed talking about the essential habits of an abundant life. We've been focusing on just the super practical commitments that every Christian that needs to make in order to grow in their faith, persevere in their faith, and experience the abundant life that Jesus Christ came to give. Last week we talked about the topic of prayer. This week, we're talking about the topic of worship. If you're here last week as we were talking about prayer, I asked everyone at the beginning, before we start, everyone just take a moment and do an evaluation of your prayer life and rate yourself like on a scale of 1 to 10. Not going to do that here this morning. If we were to rate ourselves on our ability to worship, I already know we would all be a perfect 10. We are very skilled at worshiping. It just comes natural to us and we're going to be talking a little bit more about that. Remember, there's the old Chris Tomlin song, you and I were made for worship, love that song. It's true, he's right, we were designed for worship and we are naturally very good at it. Just look at any like sporting event, look at any rock concert, think about this, think about there's crowds of people, the lights, the loud music, the energy, the excitement, the lasers, the fog, it sounds just like something out of the book of Revelation. If you look at and think, read the descriptions of God's throne in the Book of Revelation, and there's crowds of people, great multitudes of people surrounding his throne, cheering, singing his praise, and there's smoke and there's thunder, and there's lightning. It's this multisensory experience. I do not think that this is a coincidence. We humans are going to find a way to worship one way or another, one thing or another. The problem is not that we don't worship. The problem that we see is that we all too often, we worship the wrong things or we worship in the wrong way. We try to replicate or fabricate the transcendent. Our concern today is not so much with committing to worship generally. Our concern today is with committing to worship properly, to worship the one true God in the way that he commands us to worship. How does that make you feel that God commands you to worship him? For a lot of us that it doesn't, we don't really like to hear that. We don't like to think about a God who commands people to worship him. It makes us uncomfortable to think that God is committed to his own glory, that he is devoted to his worship, but he is. Remember the 10 Commandments, Exodus 20, the first 4 out of the 10 are all about worship. Now, this is what it says, Exodus 20:1. "God spoke all these words saying, I am the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them for I the Lord your God, am a jealous God." "Visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments." God is jealous for us. He commands us to worship him alone. If this feels odd to us, if this irks us, if we bristle at this, well it's because if God were anything like us, such a commandment would seem pretty arrogant and it would be evil. What if God were as scripture tells us not like us? What if he was completely other? What if he was holy? What if God were truly perfect in holiness, justice, mercy, love and power? What if he truly had no rival, no equal for his glory? Well, if this were true and it is true, well then it would not be evil for God to command people to worship him. Actually, it would be evil for God to do anything less than to seek his own glory because he truly is the only one worthy of praise. A truly loving God would insist on this because a truly loving God would be devastated to see the objects of his love and creation settle for worshiping anything less. Jonathan Edwards famous New England theologian pastor, he wrote this, he said, "God, in seeking His glory seeks the good of His creatures because the emanation of his glory, which He seeks and delights in as He delights in Himself and His own eternal glory, implies the communicated excellency and happiness of His creatures." "In communicating His fullness for them, He does it for Himself because of their good, which He seeks their good, which he seeks is so much in union and communion with himself. God is their good, their excellence and happiness is nothing but the emanation and expression of God's glory. God in seeking their glory and happiness seeks Himself and in seeking himself as diffused and expressed, which he delights in as he delights in His own beauty and fullness, He seeks their glory and happiness." You know what I think of when I read something like that? I think I'm so thankful that people don't write like that anymore. What on earth is Jonathan Edwards talking about? Well, I sat down, I chewed on this, I thought about it for a week for a little bit, had a migraine for like three days, but I got through it. This is what I think he's saying. Think of it like this, imagine that there's two men desiring the same woman's hand in marriage pursuing her. Now, the first man is strong, he's handsome, he's intelligent, he's successful, wealthy, compassionate, brave. He is everything that a woman could ever desire in a man. More than that, he loves her with all of his heart. He cherishes her, he treasures her. He would do anything for her, even lay down his own life if she were ever in danger. That's bachelor number one. Bachelor number two is a criminal. He's a predator looking for someone to use an abuse. He's a violent, unscrupulous, selfish, deadbeat, ugly loser living in his mom's basement, trolling people on the internet all day. He's got food stuck in his beard. He's got Cheetos dust on his fingers just 24/7. Would it be wrong for the honorable man to defend his honor in this situation? Would it be wrong for him to insist that this woman that he loves value his virtues and even despise the vice of this other man to, in a sense, seek his own glory even to the point of demanding that she stay away from this dangerous predator. That would not be wrong. In seeking his own glory, the honorable man is actually seeking his beloveds good. Now, this is not a perfect illustration because we cannot imagine a perfect man. There are no perfect men except of course for Jesus Christ, and that's the point. We take the premise of this illustration, times it by an infinitely glorious and perfect God. Then, you begin to understand what Edwards means. God is love, and the most loving thing God can therefore do is pursue his glory because the glory of the creator is the good of the creation. In commanding us to worship God, he is commanding our joy. He is commanding our greatest good that to command us to worship him is like commanding a bird to fly free in the sky. To command us not to worshiping anything else is like commanding a fish to stay away from the desert. He he's doing what is best for us in seeking his own glory. If you have your Bibles open up to John 4, we're going to be looking at a story today that is really a case study in what we've just talked about that shows us how and why this is so true. How important it is that we worship and that we worship the right God in the right way. John 4 is the story of the woman at the well. In this story, Jesus gives us what is arguably the most important teaching on worship that we have in all of holy scripture. If you have your Bibles, you can follow along. The words are also going to be up here on the screen. This is John 4, beginning in verse one. "Now, when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John, although he himself did not baptize but only his disciples, he left Judea and departed again for Galilee, and he had to pass through Samaria. He came to a town of Samaria called Sychar near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob's well was there, so Jesus wearied as he was from his journey was sitting beside the well. It was about the sixth hour, a woman from Samaria came to draw water and Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink. For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food." The Samaritan woman said to him, "How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me a woman of Samaria for Jews have no dealings with Samaritans." Jesus answered her. If you knew the gift of God and who it is that is saying to you, "Give me a drink." You would've asked him and he would've given you living water." The women said to him, "Sir, you have nothing to draw water with. The well is deep, where are you going to get the living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob? He gave us the well and drink from it himself as it sons in his livestock. Jesus said to her again, "Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him, he'll never be thirsty again." "The water that I give him will become in him a spring of water welling of to eternal life. The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water so that I will not be thirst or have to come here to draw water." Jesus said to her, "Go call your husband and come here." The woman answered him, "I have no husband." Jesus said to her, "You are right in saying I have no husband, for you have had five husbands. The one you now have is not your husband. What you have said it's true." The woman said to him, "Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. Our father's worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship." Jesus said to her, woman, "Believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father, you worship what you do not know." "We worship what we know for salvation is from the Jews, but the hour is coming and is now here when the true worshipers will worship the father and spirit and truth. For the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit and those who worship him must worship and spirit and truth." The women said to him, "I know that the Messiah is coming. He is called the Christ. When he comes, he will tell us all things." Jesus said to her, "I who speak to you am He." This is the reading of God's word for us this morning. Would you please join me in prayer for our sermon today? Father, help us to become to be the worshipers that you are seeking. Teach us to worship in spirit and in truth, God, give us a glimpse of your glory that stirs our hearts and affections with all and wonders so that we cannot help but to declare your praise. That we cannot help but to offer our lives as a living sacrifice and worship to you, to give you glory in all that we say and do. Lord, speak to us now we pray through your holy word. In Jesus' name, amen. Well, it's been a while since we've done a traditional three-point sermon and we're going to do one of those this morning. The three points of our sermon today are this, that point number one that the father is seeking worshipers, 0.2, who will worship in spirit in the truth, and 0.3 is both in Word and in deed. Jesus tells us that the father is seeking worshipers, John 4:23, he says, "The hour is coming and is now here when the true worshipers will worship the father in spirit and truth for the Father is seeking such people to worship him." We already talked about how this is not wrong or selfish for God to do, to seek worshipers to pursue his own glory. This story is really a case study and why that's true, to help us to see all of the ramifications that come along with this. Jesus tells the woman, he says, "You worship what you do not know." As you read the context, it becomes clear that Jesus, he is not just talking about this theological feud that was going on between the Jews and Samaritans. That was certainly part of what Jesus was talking about, but he's pressing into something far deeper, far more personal for this woman at the well. The first thing he says is, "Hey, go call your husband." Well, he knows full well that she has no husband. As she says, "I've had five, the person I'm now with is not my husband." This is where Jesus goes because he knows that this is the temple that they're arguing about. This is the temple where she had been worshiping. This is the idol that has a hold of her heart that for so many years this woman has been searching for a Messiah among mortals. Bouncing from man to man to man, hoping to find satisfaction for her soul, through intimacy, through sex, and it's destroying her life. This is the irony of idolatry that our idols, they promise to satisfy the deepest longings of our heart. Then, the more we draw from those wells, the more we drink of that water, the thirstier we become. Instead of satisfaction, she finds a life of sin and shame. She finds a life of heartache, humiliation, a life of regret. Jesus, he preemptively addressed this in verse 13, this is what he is talking about when he says, "Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again." He's not talking about water, he's talking about her. He's talking about her life. He's talking about the futility of her idolatry, trying to find her hope or peace or satisfaction in something lesser than God. One of the reasons that we may be cringed at the idea of God's seeking worshipers, of being devoted to his glory is because we simply, we fail to understand how good God is on the one hand, but then we also fail to really fully understand how futile and how deadly idolatry and sin are on the other. This woman's idols, they were destroying her life. The prophet Jeremiah in Jeremiah 2:12, it says, "Be appalled, O heavens at this. Be shocked and utterly desolate declares the Lord. For my people have committed two evils, they have forsaken me. The fountain of living waters and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water." There's so much more going on in this story than just conversation about a well and it's water. Jesus is talking about the idols in her heart. This is why when we look at scripture and we look at the topic of idolatry, we also see accompanied with that the topic of God's wrath, that God has wrath. His wrath burns against our idolatry. He hates it with a passion because he loves us with a passion because he sees what it does to us, that our idols come and they offer us the world, but then they kill, they steal, they destroy. They take away everything. Our dignity, the glory that we were created for as image bearers of God. One of the most just brutally clear teachings of this in all of scripture comes from Romans chapter one, Romans 1:18, Paul writes this. He says, "The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who by their unrighteousness, suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them because God has shown it to them." For His invisible attributes, namely, His eternal power and His divine nature have been clearly perceived ever since the creation of the world and the things that have been made, so they're without excuse." For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and their foolish hearts were darkened, claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals, and creeping things. "Therefore, God gave them up and the lusts of their hearts to impurity and to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served creature, the creature rather than the creator who was blessed forever. You see what Paul's getting at? You see what's going on here. It's this idea that in giving our glory to anything other than God, we're not robbing God of His glory. God is infinitely perfect in His glory. We cannot add to or subtract from God's glory, from His splendor, but when we give our glory to anything lesser than God, we are robbing ourselves. We are in a sense giving away our dignity, giving away our humanity. We exchange wells of living water for broken, empty cisterns. We exchange living in the truth for living a life of lies. We exchange wisdom for folly, honor for shame, dignity for a debased life. We exchange the glory of the creator for created things. The big idea is that in this exchange, we ourselves are being changed. That we are becoming like whatever it is that we behold in worship. Now, as image bearers of God, we were created to behold God in worship and to grow in more glory of his likeness. The 2 Corinthians 3:17 Paul talks about this says that, "The Lord is the spirit and where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. We all with unveiled faces beholding the glory of the Lord are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. That this is what happens when we worship the right God in the right way, we're growing increasing degrees of glory. When we fail to do that, the opposite is true as well. We become less like him and more like creation. We begin to behave like animals, like the creeping things that we worship. We begin to become controlled by our fleshly impulses. We become increasingly inhumane. We become increasingly consumed by dishonorable passions. This is exactly what Paul says as he continues in verse 26. He says, "For this reason, God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchange natural relations for those that are contrary to nature. The men likewise, gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another." "Men committing shameless acts with men in receiving in themselves to do penalty for their error. Since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with alt manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They're full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness, their gossips, slanders, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless." "Though they know that God's righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them, but they give approval to those who practice them." It's chilling how much it feels like this is just becoming more and more the state of our world every day. We shouldn't be surprised because this is the natural end of idolatry. This is the horrifying end of misdirected worship. By rejecting the God of heaven, we are inviting hell on earth. This is the reason that a good and loving God is jealous for us, and even angry when we do not give him the glory that He deserves because he knows idolatry always leads to death, it always invites hell. Right now, this hell on earth is temporary and it is escapable by the power of the gospel, by the blood of Jesus Christ there can be redemption and forgiveness of sins. What we see is that a day is coming when those who refuse to repent and refuse to worship God as they are, will find themselves not just experiencing a hell on earth but existing in a hell for all of eternity. This should break our hearts, the scripture describes hell as a place of unbearable conscience, eternal selfishness, and suffering. Where people are forever cut off from the presence of God's glory. This is 1 Thessalonians 2:9, it says, "They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction away from away from the presence of the Lord and the glory of his might when he comes on that day to be glorified in his saints, to be marveled, that among all who have believed Jesus is coming." This is true, and we may bristle at this. We may not want to talk about it, but it's true. We know that it's true because we see the warning signs of it all around us in our world right now. This is why Jesus runs into this woman at the well. He doesn't talk about the weather. He's not there to shoot the breeze just to carry on a casual conversation. He goes straight to the most off limit, sensitive, dark part of her life and says, "I want to talk about that." Why would he do that? He did that because he loved her because this was the idol that was destroying her life. The only way for her to live was for it to die. He goes there and that this couldn't have been fun, it couldn't have been easy to do, but he could see the eternal destruction of her idolatry was already having effect in her present life and he wanted to pull her from those flames before it was too late. He goes there, love compels him to talk about this. He couldn't stand to see her any longer returning day after day to the well of her sin, of her shame, of her sin, of her idolatry, hopelessly drawing water that was never going to quench. The application for us right now, this story it's not just about her, it's about us. What is that well that broken cistern in your life, are you holding on to any idols? Maybe you go to them occasionally, maybe you go to them habitually. Are you looking to created things to find your comfort, your hope, your peace, your joy and happiness and life? Jesus tells us in verse 13 says, listen, "Everyone who drinks of this water, they're going to be thirsty again. It's never going to satisfy you, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." Verse 10, he says, "If you knew the gift of God and who it is that saying to you, "Give me a drink, you'd have asked him and he would've given you this living water." The woman responds on verse 15, he says, "Sir, give it to me. Give me this water so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water. It's a beautiful glorious thing to know that the father is seeking worshipers. He's seeking people who will draw water from the well of Christ and extinguish the flames of their idols and find their satisfaction, everything that their hearts have longed for are satisfied in him. Jesus first tells us that the father is seeking worshipers. He also tells us that the kind of worshipers that the father is seeking, and verse 23 says that the hour is coming and it is now here when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. For the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit and those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth. This is point number two today that we worship in spirit and truth. Romans 1, John 4, Exodus 20, they all tell us how important it is that we worship the right God. They also tell us how important it's that we worship him in the right way. The right way, and that Jesus tells us is to worship him in spirit and truth. What does that mean to worship God in spirit and truth? I think the truth part comes a little bit easier. That part's not too difficult to understand that to worship in truth means that we must worship God for who He truly is. We do not worship God as we imagine Him to be. We do not worship Him for who we hope or we desire Him to be. We worship Him for who He has revealed himself to be, that He has revealed himself through His word. He's told us what He's like and how He ought to be worshiped through the living word that's Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and through the written word, holy scripture, that's how we know God. Today, Hebrews 1 says, "Long ago and many times, and in many ways God spoke to our fathers by the prophets. In these last days, he has spoken to us by His son whom He appointed the heir of all things through whom He also created the world. He, Jesus, the Son, is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of His nature. He upholds the universe by the word of his power. John began his gospel, John chapter 1, he says, "In the beginning was the word and the word was with God, and the word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him and without Him was not anything made that has been made and Him was life and that life was the light of men. Then in verse 14, and he says, "This word became flesh and he dwells among us. We have seen His glory, the glory as the only son from the Father who is full of grace and truth." This is what it means to worship in truth that our understanding of God and how we worship him, it's not something we find by looking inwardly into ourselves. It is something that we can only find and discover by looking to the truth that God has revealed to us through his word, through the living word, Jesus Christ and through his written word of holy scripture. We must worship in truth, but we also must worship in spirit. What does it mean to worship in spirit? Well, if you're familiar with John's gospel, when John talks about the spirit, he's almost always talking about the Holy Spirit and the gift or the indwelling Holy Spirit that is going to come upon Jesus of followers, that to worship in spirit, it does not require us to go to a holy temple, it requires us to have the Holy Spirit. Jesus talked about this in chapter three with Nicodemus, how you need to be born again by the Spirit. This is why Jesus tells the Samaritan woman, "Listen, the time is coming in. It's here right now. It's not going to matter whether you worship God here or there at this mountain or that temple, what's going to matter is that you have the Holy Spirit of God within you." Last week, when we talked about prayer, we talked about how prayer is this Trinitarian experience of Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. The same is true of worship, that we worship in the power of the Holy Spirit and in the truth of Jesus Christ and spirit and in truth. That is part of it that we must worship with the Spirit in the Spirit as those who have been born again by the Holy Spirit. Now, in addition to this, I think Jesus just to make it practical, when we talk about worshiping in his spirit and truth, the idea here is that it goes beyond just our understanding and our mind, and it produces a proper posture in our hearts. It produces a right attitude and a right affection for God in our hearts when we have the right understanding and when we have the right spirit within us, that these two things together then result in a proper response to God in praise. Throughout scripture, the way people respond to God, we express this. It's through love, it's through our obedience, it's through sacrifice, and it is through praise. It's through the words that we say, and we're going to talk a little bit here in a little bit about how therefore worship really in includes every aspect of our life. One of the most natural ways for us to express this to God all at once is through singing to him with Psalm, with music. Psalm 108:1 says, "I will sing and make melody to God with my lips? No, he says, "With all of my being. Awake, O, harp and lyre. I will wake the dawn, I will give thanks to you, oh Lord, among the peoples, and I'll sing your praises to you among the nations for your stud fast love is great above the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds that when we sing, we sing with our whole being. Have you ever stopped to think about why we sing in church? It is just normal, but when you think about it's strange. People usually don't just sing. I said in the newsletter, people pretty much they sing when they're drunk or they sing when they're in love. That's the reason we sing. Hopefully, you're not drunk, but we sing because we love. We sing because we can't contain the feeling, the affection that we have for God our Father as we think about who he is and as we think about what he has done for us. There is a unique and at times transcendent wholeness that is produced when words and music come together. When we sing, we have a message of truth that we are engaging with our minds. The words that we sing matter, but then how we sing them matters as well. This message in our minds that stirs up evokes emotions in our heart. Then, we engage our whole body, we sing out loud, we move, we clap our hands, we raise our arms. Whatever we do that we sing in sync, we sing in rhythm, we sing with dynamics and harmony. The music moves because it is meant to move us. It is meant to be this whole body multisensory experience. The point that I'm trying to make is that our praise should not be rote. It should not be half-hearted, apathetic, indifferent. It should not seem boring or stale. Our praise should be the passionate response of hearts that have been set on fire by the glory of God. It's the response of hearts that have properly understood just how beautiful and glorious and worthy of praise God really is. Psalm 33 says, "Shout for joy in the Lord. O, you righteous. Praise benefits the upright. Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre. Make melody to him with the harp of 10 strings. Sing to him a new song, play skillfully on the strings with loud shouts. For the word of the Lord is upright, and all of his work is done in faithfulness. He loves righteousness and justice, and the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord." Psalm 47:1 says, "Clap your hands, all people. Shout to God with loud songs of joy. For the Lord, the Most High is to be feared, a great king over all the earth. Psalm 150 says, "Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary. Praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his mighty deeds. Praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the trumpet sound, praise him with the lute and harp. Praise him with tambourine and dance and praise him with strings and pipe. Praise him with sounding cymbals. Praise him with the loud crashing cymbals." That's Caleb's new life verse as he's learning to play the drums. Let everything that has breath, praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. Then, Ephesians 5:14 says, "Therefore awake, wake up, O, sleeper and arise from the dead and Christ will shine on you. Look carefully then how you live, not as unwise, but as wise, making the most best use of the time because the days are evil."Not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is, and do not get drunk with wine for that is debauchery, but be filled with the spirit addressing one another in Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart. Giving thanks always and for everything to God, the Father, and the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." If a father is seeking worshipers, who will worship him in spirit and in truth, not sluggishly, not with apathy, not half asleep, but fully wide awake to his glory, responding just with passionate, affectionate, transcendent expressions of thanksgiving and praise. We are to worship the Father in spirit and in truth. Then, point number three today is that we must also worship him both in word and deed. Worship is not anything less than what we give God as we sing his praise together, but it is obviously a whole lot more than that. Worship is a lifestyle of obedience and love to God. The Father is seeking worshipers who will worship in spirit and in truth, and therefore worship him both in word and deed. We have a great example of this in our story today. We have a great example in both in Jesus Christ and in the woman at the well as she responds to him. I didn't read this part earlier, but we're going to read a little bit more of the story right now because after Jesus reveals himself to her as the Messiah, the next thing we're told is we're told what's happened next. In verse 27. It says, "Then, his disciples came back and they marveled that he was talking with a woman and no one said, what do you seek or why are you talking with her? The woman left your water jar and went away into the town and said to the people, "Come and see a man who told me everything that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?" Now, I want to just stop and back up there for a moment because this didn't even hit me until I was looking over my notes and reading meditating of the text this morning. It tells us that the disciples show up and the woman takes off and she leaves and she leaves her what? She leaves her water jar. She leaves that thing that symbolizes the idol that had a hole on her life for so long. The thing that they were talking about that, but they weren't really talking about. She leaves it there and she runs into that town because she has to tell everyone, "Come and see the man who told me everything I ever did. Can this be to Christ?" They went out of the town and they were coming to him. Now, meanwhile, the disciples were urging him saying, "Rabbi, eat." He said to them, "I have food to eat that you do not know about." The disciples said to one another, "Has anyone brought him something to eat?" Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to accomplish his work. Do you not say there are yet four months, and then comes the harvest. Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes and see that the fields are white for harvest. Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life so that the sower and reaper may rejoice together. For here the saying holds true, one sows another reaps I sent you to reap for that for which you did not labor others have labored and you have entered into their labor. He's referring to all the people of the town that are now coming out to see him, to hear and to receive the gospel. It says that as they did verse 39, many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony. She told them, "He told me all that I ever did." When the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them. He stayed there for two days and many more believed because of his word. They said to the woman, "It's no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves." We know that this indeed is the savior of the world. That true worship, as we see here, it cannot be confined to a time, a place, a song, a service. True worship is a lifestyle of obedience, of praise, of testifying to the grace of Jesus Christ in our life. This is what Jesus did, this is what the woman does. Romans 12:1 says, "I appeal to you, therefore brothers, by the mercies of God to present your bodies as living sacrifices holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship." That true worship. It is the entirety of our lives given as a living sacrifice to the glory of God. Verse 34, Jesus says, this is why he says, "My food, I don't need the bread that you went into town to give me because my food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to accomplish His work." That Jesus' purpose in life was to glorify the Father, not just in the songs that he sang as they traveled around or they attended a synagogue or temple together, that was certainly a part of it. Jesus' purpose was to glorify the Father in all that He said, all that He did, because for him, this was more satisfying to Jesus than even bread for an empty stomach. That's true of Jesus, and it also proved true of the woman at the well. She now, as Jesus says, "I have bread that you don't even know about. She has water that they don't even know about. She's goes to go tell everyone about it because her drink is now to do the will of the one who has sent her. She runs into the town and she begins to tell everybody that she had come to the well that day, thirsty, and she had left satisfied. She had come there in shame and she had left in honor. She had come there with all of her regrets about the past, and she left with a vision and a purpose for her future. She arrived in disgrace and she left in God's grace. She arrived at her broken cistern, but she leaves her water jar there. She runs into the village to tell everyone that she had found the living water that her soul had been looking for, that this woman who had lived a life of shame about everything that she ever did, was now willing to go and face those people and say, "Come and see the man who told me everything I ever did. That her reputation, her story had not become her testimony." You have to think about this, the reason that she was out there at, well, in the middle of the day, in the heat of the day, the reason she bumped into Jesus in the first place, well, it's because she wasn't there when she was supposed to be there. She wasn't there when all the other women of the village would've been there drawing their water in the cool of the day. The reason she wasn't there, because she was intentionally didn't want to be there, she was avoiding them. She was ashamed to show her face among the other women of the village because she had a reputation. She didn't want to go and see the sideways glances and hear the whispering gossip or the snide passive-aggressive remarks. She had a shameful reputation. But Jesus had redeemed this, he turned it into her testimony, and now she boldly, she excitedly goes, and she runs into the village. She finds every man, woman, child who will listen to her and she begins to tell them about Jesus, about the living water that she had found, and they all go out to meet him together. This had to have been hard, to go and to face the people that had really probably mistreated and rejected her, treated her as a bit of an outside. She had to forgive them, she had to love them, and she had to go, and she was willing to go. It was the only proper response to the mercy that she had just found in Jesus Christ to go and to face her fears, to face those people and to just boldly tell them the good news about what she had discovered. For the first time in her life, she felt secure. She felt peace, she felt joy. She felt loved that for the first time in her life there in the presence of Jesus, everything began to make sense. She was safe with her savior. She was no longer the woman of five husbands who was now living with her deadbeat boyfriend. That was not her identity anymore. She had been saved by the Christ, the Messiah, she was now a daughter of the king. She was now a child of God, beloved, cherished, redeemed, and her restless heart had finally found its home there in the presence of Jesus Christ, and she was never the same. Saint Augustine wrote in his confessions, "Great art, Thou, O Lord, and greatly to be praised, great is thy power and of Thy wisdom, there is no end. Thou movest us to delight in praising Thee. For Thou has formed us for Thyself and our hearts are restless until they rest in thee. Oh, how shall I find rest in Thee. Who will send Thee into my heart to inebriate it so that I may forget my woes and embrace Thee as my only good? What art Thou to me have compassion on me that I may speak? What am I to Thee that thou demandest my love, and unless I give it Thee art angry and even threatenest me with great sorrows. Is it then a light sorrow not to love Thee? Alas! Alas! Tell me of Thy compassion, O Lord, my God, what are Thou art to me? Say unto my soul, "I am thy salvation." Speak that I may hear. Behold Lord, the ears of my heart are before the open them Thou them and say, under my soul, "I am thy salvation." When I hear, may I run and lay hold of Thee hide not Thy face for me. Let me die, lest I die if only I may see Thy face." This is a picture of what it looks like to be a living sacrifice. Let me die lest I die. Let me die to myself, let me die to my pride. Let me die to living life for my own glory so that I can find myself fully satisfied in living my life for the glory of God. It's the only thing that's going to satisfy my soul. It's a sacrifice, it's a living sacrifice because we have to give up. We have to give ourselves away, but it's a living sacrifice because we know that as we do in Christ, the well that we are drawing from is a well of living water that will never run dry. We're going to have an opportunity to respond and praise and worship here in a moment. Today, we're doing something special as a church, we are celebrating communion together. Today, we're coming to the Lord's table and communion this is a sacred symbol really, of everything that we have been talking about today, that the true food is the body of Christ. The true drink is the living water that he offers us. In John 6, a few chapters later in verse 53, Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life." Now, obviously, he's not talking about literal flesh and blood here. We know what he's talking about. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks, my blood has eternal life and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is true food and my body is true drink." "Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father. Whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread of the father's ate and died, but whoever feeds on this bread will live forever." The way that we celebrate communion, hopefully, you got one of these as you came in. If not, just raise your hand right now. The ushers would happy to bring you one wherever you're seated. There's a bread in here in the cup here. The bread represents the body of Christ that was broken for us. The cup represents his blood that was poured out to make a new covenant in His blood for the forgiveness of our sins. We will all take this together here in a moment. I'll pray for us and then we will take communion together. If you are here today and you're a Christian, we would welcome you to celebrate communion with us. If you're here today and you're not a Christian, we would ask you to refrain. There's nothing magical about this, it's not going to do anything for you apart from repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. If you're here today and you're a Christian, but you've been living in unrepentant sin while scripture also warns us to not partake of communion in an unworthy manner, that you either refrain or you spend this time right now to confess and to repent of your sin before the Lord and to remember the sacrifice that Jesus made to make that possible. If you do that or if you've committed your life to Christ for the first time today, you've repented and you put your faith in Him, we'd welcome you to join us as we celebrate communion together. Let's pray and then we will take communion together. Father, we come and we confess our sin. We confess our idolatry. We confess that our hearts are not as on fire for you as they should be, but too often that fire is quenched by desires, passions, competing idols for our hearts, so we repent. Help us to see your beauty, your goodness, your glory, and that by the power of the living water of Jesus Christ, that you would just extinguish the flames of these idols that are constantly vying for our attention to live our lives purely devoted to being living sacrifices given for you, knowing that Jesus Christ came to be a dying sacrifice for us, that he truly did go to the death, that his body was given up, his blood was poured out. The full wrath of God for arson fell upon him so that we could be forgiven, we could be reconciled, we could be loved, adopted into your family, and to be called the children of God. We thank you, Jesus for this tremendous sacrifice that you have made. If it's not real to us, Lord, make it real to us right now, that you truly did come in a body of flesh, that you truly did suffer and die. More than that, you experienced the moment as the Father forsook you pouring his wrath out upon you to pay the eternal debt that we could have never paid on our own. Jesus, we thank you, we praise you for that. Not only for that, but for the good news that you did not stay there, but that you rose in victory and triumph over Satan's sin and death, and that you've given us this time now to take this bread in. Take this cup as a way of proclaiming your death until you come again and we look forward to that day when you do. To judge the world in righteousness and to make all things new, to wipe away every tear so we can be there in your presence and your joy forever. Jesus, we thank you. We praise you, we love you. We pray all this in Jesus' name. Amen. Lord Jesus, on the night that he was betrayed, he took bread after giving thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples. He said, "This is my body given for you. Take, eat, and do this and remembrance of me. He then took the cup said, "This is the cup of the new covenant in my blood. Take drink, do this in remembrance of me." Jesus, we just thank you again for your sacrifice. Father, we thank you for sending your son, the Holy Spirit. We thank you for entering our lives to be that wellspring of living water, cleansing us, sanctifying us, and convicting us, and helping us to grow an ever-increasing glory from one degree to another, more and more like our Savior, Jesus Christ. God, I pray that the reality of who you are and all that you have done, the gravity of that would fall on us now in our minds, but that understanding of the truth would stir our hearts and affections to truly praise you and sing of your glory as we ought, as you deserve to be praised. We love you. We praise you together right now in Jesus' name. Amen.
1 Lent First Psalm: Psalm 45 Psalm 45 (Listen) Your Throne, O God, Is Forever To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Maskil1 of the Sons of Korah; a love song. 45 My heart overflows with a pleasing theme; I address my verses to the king; my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe. 2 You are the most handsome of the sons of men; grace is poured upon your lips; therefore God has blessed you forever.3 Gird your sword on your thigh, O mighty one, in your splendor and majesty! 4 In your majesty ride out victoriously for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; let your right hand teach you awesome deeds!5 Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; the peoples fall under you. 6 Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness;7 you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;8 your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia. From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad;9 daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor; at your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir. 10 Hear, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear: forget your people and your father's house,11 and the king will desire your beauty. Since he is your lord, bow to him.12 The people2 of Tyre will seek your favor with gifts, the richest of the people.3 13 All glorious is the princess in her chamber, with robes interwoven with gold.14 In many-colored robes she is led to the king, with her virgin companions following behind her.15 With joy and gladness they are led along as they enter the palace of the king. 16 In place of your fathers shall be your sons; you will make them princes in all the earth.17 I will cause your name to be remembered in all generations; therefore nations will praise you forever and ever. Footnotes  45:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term  45:12 Hebrew daughter  45:12 Or The daughter of Tyre is here with gifts, the richest of people seek your favor (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalms 47–48 Psalms 47–48 (Listen) God Is King over All the Earth To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 47 Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!2 For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared, a great king over all the earth.3 He subdued peoples under us, and nations under our feet.4 He chose our heritage for us, the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah 5 God has gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.6 Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises!7 For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm!1 8 God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne.9 The princes of the peoples gather as the people of the God of Abraham. For the shields of the earth belong to God; he is highly exalted! Zion, the City of Our God A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 48 Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised in the city of our God! His holy mountain, 2 beautiful in elevation, is the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion, in the far north, the city of the great King.3 Within her citadels God has made himself known as a fortress. 4 For behold, the kings assembled; they came on together.5 As soon as they saw it, they were astounded; they were in panic; they took to flight.6 Trembling took hold of them there, anguish as of a woman in labor.7 By the east wind you shattered the ships of Tarshish.8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God, which God will establish forever. Selah 9 We have thought on your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of your temple.10 As your name, O God, so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth. Your right hand is filled with righteousness.11 Let Mount Zion be glad! Let the daughters of Judah rejoice because of your judgments! 12 Walk about Zion, go around her, number her towers,13 consider well her ramparts, go through her citadels, that you may tell the next generation14 that this is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever.2 Footnotes  47:7 Hebrew maskil  48:14 Septuagint; another reading is (compare Jerome, Syriac) He will guide us beyond death (ESV) Old Testament: Deuteronomy 9:4–12 Deuteronomy 9:4–12 (Listen) 4 “Do not say in your heart, after the LORD your God has thrust them out before you, ‘It is because of my righteousness that the LORD has brought me in to possess this land,' whereas it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD is driving them out before you. 5 Not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of your heart are you going in to possess their land, but because of the wickedness of these nations the LORD your God is driving them out from before you, and that he may confirm the word that the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. 6 “Know, therefore, that the LORD your God is not giving you this good land to possess because of your righteousness, for you are a stubborn people. 7 Remember and do not forget how you provoked the LORD your God to wrath in the wilderness. From the day you came out of the land of Egypt until you came to this place, you have been rebellious against the LORD. 8 Even at Horeb you provoked the LORD to wrath, and the LORD was so angry with you that he was ready to destroy you. 9 When I went up the mountain to receive the tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant that the LORD made with you, I remained on the mountain forty days and forty nights. I neither ate bread nor drank water. 10 And the LORD gave me the two tablets of stone written with the finger of God, and on them were all the words that the LORD had spoken with you on the mountain out of the midst of the fire on the day of the assembly. 11 And at the end of forty days and forty nights the LORD gave me the two tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant. 12 Then the LORD said to me, ‘Arise, go down quickly from here, for your people whom you have brought from Egypt have acted corruptly. They have turned aside quickly out of the way that I commanded them; they have made themselves a metal image.' (ESV) New Testament: Hebrews 3:1–11 Hebrews 3:1–11 (Listen) Jesus Greater Than Moses 3 Therefore, holy brothers,1 you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, 2 who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God's2 house. 3 For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. 4 (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) 5 Now Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, 6 but Christ is faithful over God's house as a son. And we are his house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.3 A Rest for the People of God 7 Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Today, if you hear his voice,8 do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness,9 where your fathers put me to the test and saw my works for forty years.10 Therefore I was provoked with that generation, and said, ‘They always go astray in their heart; they have not known my ways.'11 As I swore in my wrath, ‘They shall not enter my rest.'” Footnotes  3:1 Or brothers and sisters; also verse 12  3:2 Greek his; also verses 5, 6  3:6 Some manuscripts insert firm to the end (ESV) Gospel: John 2:13–22 John 2:13–22 (Listen) Jesus Cleanses the Temple 13 The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. 15 And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. 16 And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father's house a house of trade.” 17 His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.” 18 So the Jews said to him, “What sign do you show us for doing these things?” 19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20 The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple,1 and will you raise it up in three days?” 21 But he was speaking about the temple of his body. 22 When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken. Footnotes  2:20 Or This temple was built forty-six years ago (ESV)
Barmy Dale was conceived in 2020 during lockdown.The first episode was written for BBC Radio Derby in five parts for their evening show.It was recorded remotely online.We are slowly introduced over the five parts that make up the pilot episode to the characters of Keith and Gracie of 46 Dale Lane and Dan and Sharon who live opposite at The Flat Cap And Ferret Pub. It follows the fierce competitive nature between Dan and Keith and the antics they get themselves upto.We join them during the UK's first lockdown in Spring 2020...This episode stars Juliet Howland, Camilla Simson, Stuart Wheeldon, Martin Skellern, Mia Mills and John SkellernSupport the showCheck us out at www/barmyproductions.com
The gang kicks off this episode with a quick “Wellness Check.” It's been a while since the team connected so Damon, Damo, and Tisha all get caught up on each other's Valentine's Days. The NAVADMINs for CMDCM and CMDCS and CWO/LDO were released. Congrats to everyone that was selected. The Army's “first full time rap artists just started basic training” but what do we think about it? Can you be a stripper and/or have an OnlyFans account if you're in the Military? This leads to a story about a Command Master Chief that stepped down from his role after receiving some backlash for trying to be just a little too cool. More objects have been seen in the sky. Are we taking these reports seriously? The DoD released a warning against poppy seed intake due to traces of codeine in multiple servicemember's urinalysis results. Is “physical fitness” in the Navy becoming less of a priority than ever before? NAVADMIN 042/23 is discussed. A larger conversation about leadership responsibility, personal responsibility, and overall health gets a deep dive. Another discuss about “EPs,” Damo plays “Devil's Advocate” on a few takes. How far away are we from an African American and/or woman Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. The crew discusses maintaining personal relationships with your family while being in the Military. These topics and more are covered in this episode. Remember to follow the ‘Permission to Speak Freely' podcast on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and subscribe on YouTube. Link to all social media and Youtube - https://linktr.ee/Ptsfpodcast Links and More from this episode: Army's First Full Time Rappers https://coffeeordie.com/army-rap-artists-basic/ Navy Stripper https://popularmilitary.com/sailor-says-the-navy-doesnt-care-she-is-raking-in-thousands-while-dancing-at-night/ CMC Told Sailors to “Clap..” https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/05/07/navy-leader-who-told-sailors-clap-were-strip-club-has-resigned.html DOD Poppy Seed Warning https://media.defense.gov/2023/Feb/21/2003164614/-1/-1/1/POPPY-SEEDS-WARNING-MEMO-SIGNED-CONTACT-REDACTED.PDF NAVADMIN 04/23: Physical Fitness Assessment Failure Reset https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/Portals/55/Messages/NAVADMIN/NAV2023/NAV23042.txt?ver=ydPsZ-hLizh4e4PjLGBCWQ%3D%3D Damo's Book of the Week: The Creative Act: A Way of Being (Rick Rubin) https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Act-Way-Being/dp/0593652886 Intro Music Produced by Lim0
The Black Rasslin' Podcast links with Eel O'Neal to learn about one of the more promising pro wrestlers on the scenes. Later, the squad talks Mercedes Moné winning the IWGP Women's Championship, fallout from WWE's Elimination Chamber PLE, Montez Ford's star-making moment, and a lot more! Follow Eel O'Neal https://twitter.com/eeloneal You know the routine; TAP TF IN every Thursday for 8:35 LIVE on YouTube! Subscribe today: youtube.com/blackrasslin Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/live/TvzDjRlXEF8 Become a BRPatreon member: www.patreon.com/blackrasslin The Black Rasslin' Podcast Theme is produced by Anikan & Vader. www.instagram.com/anikanandvader Subscribe to The Black Rasslin' Podcast: YouTube: youtube.com/c/blackrasslin Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/blackrasslinIT Spotify: bit.ly/blackrasslinSP Google Podcasts: bit.ly/blackrasslinGP SoundCloud: @black-rasslin-podcast
Hello, friends! Erik got his face cut open again, and he's gonna talk about it. Also, we discuss the controversial topic of cleaning your ears with Q-Tips, and Ryan is going to rank the top candy bars of all time. This is all a prelude to, perhaps, the greatest "Ask the Talent" of all time, in which Ryan is asked whether he'd prefer to have a koala or a panda as a pet. Hard Mark Merch: https://hard-mark-podcast.creator-spring.com/ Official Ryan Murphy Match Ranking: https://hardmarkpodcast.wordpress.com/ Hard Mark Linktree: https://linktr.ee/hardmarkpodcast
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Gamma Charge Episode 24 Hulkamania Vs Quantumania Russ, Carl and Justin cover some 70's Hulk comics. One with Kang (Incredible Hulk 135) and one with MODOK (Incredible Hulk 167), because it's topical. One SMASH and one CLAP! No real Hulk news but some Hulking' Hauls! Your hosts: Russell, Justin and Carl. Your Editor: Knol Tate. Your music: Deleter. Join our Patreon. Follow Gamma Charge on Instagram. Follow Gamma Charge on Twitter. Follow Tomes Of Evil on Twitter. Follow Trapped in A World on Twitter. Check out our Facebook page.
ESV: Through the Bible in a Year
Old Testament: Leviticus 5–6 Leviticus 5–6 (Listen) 5 “If anyone sins in that he hears a public adjuration to testify, and though he is a witness, whether he has seen or come to know the matter, yet does not speak, he shall bear his iniquity; 2 or if anyone touches an unclean thing, whether a carcass of an unclean wild animal or a carcass of unclean livestock or a carcass of unclean swarming things, and it is hidden from him and he has become unclean, and he realizes his guilt; 3 or if he touches human uncleanness, of whatever sort the uncleanness may be with which one becomes unclean, and it is hidden from him, when he comes to know it, and realizes his guilt; 4 or if anyone utters with his lips a rash oath to do evil or to do good, any sort of rash oath that people swear, and it is hidden from him, when he comes to know it, and he realizes his guilt in any of these; 5 when he realizes his guilt in any of these and confesses the sin he has committed, 6 he shall bring to the LORD as his compensation1 for the sin that he has committed, a female from the flock, a lamb or a goat, for a sin offering. And the priest shall make atonement for him for his sin. 7 “But if he cannot afford a lamb, then he shall bring to the LORD as his compensation for the sin that he has committed two turtledoves or two pigeons,2 one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering. 8 He shall bring them to the priest, who shall offer first the one for the sin offering. He shall wring its head from its neck but shall not sever it completely, 9 and he shall sprinkle some of the blood of the sin offering on the side of the altar, while the rest of the blood shall be drained out at the base of the altar; it is a sin offering. 10 Then he shall offer the second for a burnt offering according to the rule. And the priest shall make atonement for him for the sin that he has committed, and he shall be forgiven. 11 “But if he cannot afford two turtledoves or two pigeons, then he shall bring as his offering for the sin that he has committed a tenth of an ephah3 of fine flour for a sin offering. He shall put no oil on it and shall put no frankincense on it, for it is a sin offering. 12 And he shall bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take a handful of it as its memorial portion and burn this on the altar, on the LORD's food offerings; it is a sin offering. 13 Thus the priest shall make atonement for him for the sin which he has committed in any one of these things, and he shall be forgiven. And the remainder4 shall be for the priest, as in the grain offering.” Laws for Guilt Offerings 14 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 15 “If anyone commits a breach of faith and sins unintentionally in any of the holy things of the LORD, he shall bring to the LORD as his compensation, a ram without blemish out of the flock, valued5 in silver shekels,6 according to the shekel of the sanctuary, for a guilt offering. 16 He shall also make restitution for what he has done amiss in the holy thing and shall add a fifth to it and give it to the priest. And the priest shall make atonement for him with the ram of the guilt offering, and he shall be forgiven. 17 “If anyone sins, doing any of the things that by the LORD's commandments ought not to be done, though he did not know it, then realizes his guilt, he shall bear his iniquity. 18 He shall bring to the priest a ram without blemish out of the flock, or its equivalent, for a guilt offering, and the priest shall make atonement for him for the mistake that he made unintentionally, and he shall be forgiven. 19 It is a guilt offering; he has indeed incurred guilt before7 the LORD.” 6 8 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “If anyone sins and commits a breach of faith against the LORD by deceiving his neighbor in a matter of deposit or security, or through robbery, or if he has oppressed his neighbor 3 or has found something lost and lied about it, swearing falsely—in any of all the things that people do and sin thereby—4 if he has sinned and has realized his guilt and will restore what he took by robbery or what he got by oppression or the deposit that was committed to him or the lost thing that he found 5 or anything about which he has sworn falsely, he shall restore it in full and shall add a fifth to it, and give it to him to whom it belongs on the day he realizes his guilt. 6 And he shall bring to the priest as his compensation to the LORD a ram without blemish out of the flock, or its equivalent, for a guilt offering. 7 And the priest shall make atonement for him before the LORD, and he shall be forgiven for any of the things that one may do and thereby become guilty.” The Priests and the Offerings 8 9 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 9 “Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt offering. The burnt offering shall be on the hearth on the altar all night until the morning, and the fire of the altar shall be kept burning on it. 10 And the priest shall put on his linen garment and put his linen undergarment on his body, and he shall take up the ashes to which the fire has reduced the burnt offering on the altar and put them beside the altar. 11 Then he shall take off his garments and put on other garments and carry the ashes outside the camp to a clean place. 12 The fire on the altar shall be kept burning on it; it shall not go out. The priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and he shall arrange the burnt offering on it and shall burn on it the fat of the peace offerings. 13 Fire shall be kept burning on the altar continually; it shall not go out. 14 “And this is the law of the grain offering. The sons of Aaron shall offer it before the LORD in front of the altar. 15 And one shall take from it a handful of the fine flour of the grain offering and its oil and all the frankincense that is on the grain offering and burn this as its memorial portion on the altar, a pleasing aroma to the LORD. 16 And the rest of it Aaron and his sons shall eat. It shall be eaten unleavened in a holy place. In the court of the tent of meeting they shall eat it. 17 It shall not be baked with leaven. I have given it as their portion of my food offerings. It is a thing most holy, like the sin offering and the guilt offering. 18 Every male among the children of Aaron may eat of it, as decreed forever throughout your generations, from the LORD's food offerings. Whatever touches them shall become holy.” 19 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 20 “This is the offering that Aaron and his sons shall offer to the LORD on the day when he is anointed: a tenth of an ephah10 of fine flour as a regular grain offering, half of it in the morning and half in the evening. 21 It shall be made with oil on a griddle. You shall bring it well mixed, in baked11 pieces like a grain offering, and offer it for a pleasing aroma to the LORD. 22 The priest from among Aaron's sons, who is anointed to succeed him, shall offer it to the LORD as decreed forever. The whole of it shall be burned. 23 Every grain offering of a priest shall be wholly burned. It shall not be eaten.” 24 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 25 “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the sin offering. In the place where the burnt offering is killed shall the sin offering be killed before the LORD; it is most holy. 26 The priest who offers it for sin shall eat it. In a holy place it shall be eaten, in the court of the tent of meeting. 27 Whatever touches its flesh shall be holy, and when any of its blood is splashed on a garment, you shall wash that on which it was splashed in a holy place. 28 And the earthenware vessel in which it is boiled shall be broken. But if it is boiled in a bronze vessel, that shall be scoured and rinsed in water. 29 Every male among the priests may eat of it; it is most holy. 30 But no sin offering shall be eaten from which any blood is brought into the tent of meeting to make atonement in the Holy Place; it shall be burned up with fire. Footnotes  5:6 Hebrew his guilt penalty; so throughout Leviticus  5:7 Septuagint two young pigeons; also verse 11  5:11 An ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters  5:13 Septuagint; Hebrew it  5:15 Or flock, or its equivalent  5:15 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams  5:19 Or he has paid full compensation to  6:1 Ch 5:20 in Hebrew  6:8 Ch 6:1 in Hebrew  6:20 An ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters  6:21 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 47 Psalm 47 (Listen) God Is King over All the Earth To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 47 Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!2 For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared, a great king over all the earth.3 He subdued peoples under us, and nations under our feet.4 He chose our heritage for us, the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah 5 God has gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.6 Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises!7 For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm!1 8 God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne.9 The princes of the peoples gather as the people of the God of Abraham. For the shields of the earth belong to God; he is highly exalted! Footnotes  47:7 Hebrew maskil (ESV) New Testament: Luke 11 Luke 11 (Listen) The Lord's Prayer 11 Now Jesus1 was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” 2 And he said to them, “When you pray, say: “Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come.3 Give us each day our daily bread,24 and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.” 5 And he said to them, “Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves, 6 for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him'; 7 and he will answer from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything'? 8 I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence3 he will rise and give him whatever he needs. 9 And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 11 What father among you, if his son asks for4 a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; 12 or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Jesus and Beelzebul 14 Now he was casting out a demon that was mute. When the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke, and the people marveled. 15 But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the prince of demons,” 16 while others, to test him, kept seeking from him a sign from heaven. 17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls. 18 And if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul. 19 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. 20 But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. 21 When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are safe; 22 but when one stronger than he attacks him and overcomes him, he takes away his armor in which he trusted and divides his spoil. 23 Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. Return of an Unclean Spirit 24 “When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and finding none it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.' 25 And when it comes, it finds the house swept and put in order. 26 Then it goes and brings seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there. And the last state of that person is worse than the first.” True Blessedness 27 As he said these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed!” 28 But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” The Sign of Jonah 29 When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, “This generation is an evil generation. It seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. 30 For as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. 31 The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here. 32 The men of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here. The Light in You 33 “No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light. 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness. 35 Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness. 36 If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light.” Woes to the Pharisees and Lawyers 37 While Jesus5 was speaking, a Pharisee asked him to dine with him, so he went in and reclined at table. 38 The Pharisee was astonished to see that he did not first wash before dinner. 39 And the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness. 40 You fools! Did not he who made the outside make the inside also? 41 But give as alms those things that are within, and behold, everything is clean for you. 42 “But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. 43 Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the best seat in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces. 44 Woe to you! For you are like unmarked graves, and people walk over them without knowing it.” 45 One of the lawyers answered him, “Teacher, in saying these things you insult us also.” 46 And he said, “Woe to you lawyers also! For you load people with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers. 47 Woe to you! For you build the tombs of the prophets whom your fathers killed. 48 So you are witnesses and you consent to the deeds of your fathers, for they killed them, and you build their tombs. 49 Therefore also the Wisdom of God said, ‘I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and persecute,' 50 so that the blood of all the prophets, shed from the foundation of the world, may be charged against this generation, 51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, it will be required of this generation. 52 Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering.” 53 As he went away from there, the scribes and the Pharisees began to press him hard and to provoke him to speak about many things, 54 lying in wait for him, to catch him in something he might say. Footnotes  11:1 Greek he  11:3 Or our bread for tomorrow  11:8 Or persistence  11:11 Some manuscripts insert bread, will give him a stone; or if he asks for  11:37 Greek he (ESV)
Old Testament: Leviticus 5–6 Leviticus 5–6 (Listen) 5 “If anyone sins in that he hears a public adjuration to testify, and though he is a witness, whether he has seen or come to know the matter, yet does not speak, he shall bear his iniquity; 2 or if anyone touches an unclean thing, whether a carcass of an unclean wild animal or a carcass of unclean livestock or a carcass of unclean swarming things, and it is hidden from him and he has become unclean, and he realizes his guilt; 3 or if he touches human uncleanness, of whatever sort the uncleanness may be with which one becomes unclean, and it is hidden from him, when he comes to know it, and realizes his guilt; 4 or if anyone utters with his lips a rash oath to do evil or to do good, any sort of rash oath that people swear, and it is hidden from him, when he comes to know it, and he realizes his guilt in any of these; 5 when he realizes his guilt in any of these and confesses the sin he has committed, 6 he shall bring to the LORD as his compensation1 for the sin that he has committed, a female from the flock, a lamb or a goat, for a sin offering. And the priest shall make atonement for him for his sin. 7 “But if he cannot afford a lamb, then he shall bring to the LORD as his compensation for the sin that he has committed two turtledoves or two pigeons,2 one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering. 8 He shall bring them to the priest, who shall offer first the one for the sin offering. He shall wring its head from its neck but shall not sever it completely, 9 and he shall sprinkle some of the blood of the sin offering on the side of the altar, while the rest of the blood shall be drained out at the base of the altar; it is a sin offering. 10 Then he shall offer the second for a burnt offering according to the rule. And the priest shall make atonement for him for the sin that he has committed, and he shall be forgiven. 11 “But if he cannot afford two turtledoves or two pigeons, then he shall bring as his offering for the sin that he has committed a tenth of an ephah3 of fine flour for a sin offering. He shall put no oil on it and shall put no frankincense on it, for it is a sin offering. 12 And he shall bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take a handful of it as its memorial portion and burn this on the altar, on the LORD's food offerings; it is a sin offering. 13 Thus the priest shall make atonement for him for the sin which he has committed in any one of these things, and he shall be forgiven. And the remainder4 shall be for the priest, as in the grain offering.” Laws for Guilt Offerings 14 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 15 “If anyone commits a breach of faith and sins unintentionally in any of the holy things of the LORD, he shall bring to the LORD as his compensation, a ram without blemish out of the flock, valued5 in silver shekels,6 according to the shekel of the sanctuary, for a guilt offering. 16 He shall also make restitution for what he has done amiss in the holy thing and shall add a fifth to it and give it to the priest. And the priest shall make atonement for him with the ram of the guilt offering, and he shall be forgiven. 17 “If anyone sins, doing any of the things that by the LORD's commandments ought not to be done, though he did not know it, then realizes his guilt, he shall bear his iniquity. 18 He shall bring to the priest a ram without blemish out of the flock, or its equivalent, for a guilt offering, and the priest shall make atonement for him for the mistake that he made unintentionally, and he shall be forgiven. 19 It is a guilt offering; he has indeed incurred guilt before7 the LORD.” 6 8 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “If anyone sins and commits a breach of faith against the LORD by deceiving his neighbor in a matter of deposit or security, or through robbery, or if he has oppressed his neighbor 3 or has found something lost and lied about it, swearing falsely—in any of all the things that people do and sin thereby—4 if he has sinned and has realized his guilt and will restore what he took by robbery or what he got by oppression or the deposit that was committed to him or the lost thing that he found 5 or anything about which he has sworn falsely, he shall restore it in full and shall add a fifth to it, and give it to him to whom it belongs on the day he realizes his guilt. 6 And he shall bring to the priest as his compensation to the LORD a ram without blemish out of the flock, or its equivalent, for a guilt offering. 7 And the priest shall make atonement for him before the LORD, and he shall be forgiven for any of the things that one may do and thereby become guilty.” The Priests and the Offerings 8 9 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 9 “Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt offering. The burnt offering shall be on the hearth on the altar all night until the morning, and the fire of the altar shall be kept burning on it. 10 And the priest shall put on his linen garment and put his linen undergarment on his body, and he shall take up the ashes to which the fire has reduced the burnt offering on the altar and put them beside the altar. 11 Then he shall take off his garments and put on other garments and carry the ashes outside the camp to a clean place. 12 The fire on the altar shall be kept burning on it; it shall not go out. The priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and he shall arrange the burnt offering on it and shall burn on it the fat of the peace offerings. 13 Fire shall be kept burning on the altar continually; it shall not go out. 14 “And this is the law of the grain offering. The sons of Aaron shall offer it before the LORD in front of the altar. 15 And one shall take from it a handful of the fine flour of the grain offering and its oil and all the frankincense that is on the grain offering and burn this as its memorial portion on the altar, a pleasing aroma to the LORD. 16 And the rest of it Aaron and his sons shall eat. It shall be eaten unleavened in a holy place. In the court of the tent of meeting they shall eat it. 17 It shall not be baked with leaven. I have given it as their portion of my food offerings. It is a thing most holy, like the sin offering and the guilt offering. 18 Every male among the children of Aaron may eat of it, as decreed forever throughout your generations, from the LORD's food offerings. Whatever touches them shall become holy.” 19 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 20 “This is the offering that Aaron and his sons shall offer to the LORD on the day when he is anointed: a tenth of an ephah10 of fine flour as a regular grain offering, half of it in the morning and half in the evening. 21 It shall be made with oil on a griddle. You shall bring it well mixed, in baked11 pieces like a grain offering, and offer it for a pleasing aroma to the LORD. 22 The priest from among Aaron's sons, who is anointed to succeed him, shall offer it to the LORD as decreed forever. The whole of it shall be burned. 23 Every grain offering of a priest shall be wholly burned. It shall not be eaten.” 24 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 25 “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the sin offering. In the place where the burnt offering is killed shall the sin offering be killed before the LORD; it is most holy. 26 The priest who offers it for sin shall eat it. In a holy place it shall be eaten, in the court of the tent of meeting. 27 Whatever touches its flesh shall be holy, and when any of its blood is splashed on a garment, you shall wash that on which it was splashed in a holy place. 28 And the earthenware vessel in which it is boiled shall be broken. But if it is boiled in a bronze vessel, that shall be scoured and rinsed in water. 29 Every male among the priests may eat of it; it is most holy. 30 But no sin offering shall be eaten from which any blood is brought into the tent of meeting to make atonement in the Holy Place; it shall be burned up with fire. Footnotes  5:6 Hebrew his guilt penalty; so throughout Leviticus  5:7 Septuagint two young pigeons; also verse 11  5:11 An ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters  5:13 Septuagint; Hebrew it  5:15 Or flock, or its equivalent  5:15 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams  5:19 Or he has paid full compensation to  6:1 Ch 5:20 in Hebrew  6:8 Ch 6:1 in Hebrew  6:20 An ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters  6:21 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain (ESV) New Testament: Mark 7:31–8:26 Mark 7:31–8:26 (Listen) Jesus Heals a Deaf Man 31 Then he returned from the region of Tyre and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. 32 And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had a speech impediment, and they begged him to lay his hand on him. 33 And taking him aside from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and after spitting touched his tongue. 34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” 35 And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. 36 And Jesus1 charged them to tell no one. But the more he charged them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. 37 And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.” Jesus Feeds the Four Thousand 8 In those days, when again a great crowd had gathered, and they had nothing to eat, he called his disciples to him and said to them, 2 “I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. 3 And if I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way. And some of them have come from far away.” 4 And his disciples answered him, “How can one feed these people with bread here in this desolate place?” 5 And he asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” They said, “Seven.” 6 And he directed the crowd to sit down on the ground. And he took the seven loaves, and having given thanks, he broke them and gave them to his disciples to set before the people; and they set them before the crowd. 7 And they had a few small fish. And having blessed them, he said that these also should be set before them. 8 And they ate and were satisfied. And they took up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full. 9 And there were about four thousand people. And he sent them away. 10 And immediately he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the district of Dalmanutha.2 The Pharisees Demand a Sign 11 The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him. 12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.” 13 And he left them, got into the boat again, and went to the other side. The Leaven of the Pharisees and Herod 14 Now they had forgotten to bring bread, and they had only one loaf with them in the boat. 15 And he cautioned them, saying, “Watch out; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.”3 16 And they began discussing with one another the fact that they had no bread. 17 And Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why are you discussing the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened? 18 Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? And do you not remember? 19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?” They said to him, “Twelve.” 20 “And the seven for the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?” And they said to him, “Seven.” 21 And he said to them, “Do you not yet understand?” Jesus Heals a Blind Man at Bethsaida 22 And they came to Bethsaida. And some people brought to him a blind man and begged him to touch him. 23 And he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village, and when he had spit on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, “Do you see anything?” 24 And he looked up and said, “I see people, but they look like trees, walking.” 25 Then Jesus4 laid his hands on his eyes again; and he opened his eyes, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. 26 And he sent him to his home, saying, “Do not even enter the village.” Footnotes  7:36 Greek he  8:10 Some manuscripts Magadan, or Magdala  8:15 Some manuscripts the Herodians  8:25 Greek he (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 47 Psalm 47 (Listen) God Is King over All the Earth To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 47 Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!2 For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared, a great king over all the earth.3 He subdued peoples under us, and nations under our feet.4 He chose our heritage for us, the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah 5 God has gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.6 Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises!7 For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm!1 8 God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne.9 The princes of the peoples gather as the people of the God of Abraham. For the shields of the earth belong to God; he is highly exalted! Footnotes  47:7 Hebrew maskil (ESV) Proverb: Proverbs 10:29–30 Proverbs 10:29–30 (Listen) 29 The way of the LORD is a stronghold to the blameless, but destruction to evildoers.30 The righteous will never be removed, but the wicked will not dwell in the land. (ESV)
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Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 47 Psalm 47 (Listen) God Is King over All the Earth To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 47 Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!2 For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared, a great king over all the earth.3 He subdued peoples under us, and nations under our feet.4 He chose our heritage for us, the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah 5 God has gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.6 Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises!7 For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm!1 8 God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne.9 The princes of the peoples gather as the people of the God of Abraham. For the shields of the earth belong to God; he is highly exalted! Footnotes  47:7 Hebrew maskil (ESV) Pentateuch and History: Genesis 42 Genesis 42 (Listen) Joseph's Brothers Go to Egypt 42 When Jacob learned that there was grain for sale in Egypt, he said to his sons, “Why do you look at one another?” 2 And he said, “Behold, I have heard that there is grain for sale in Egypt. Go down and buy grain for us there, that we may live and not die.” 3 So ten of Joseph's brothers went down to buy grain in Egypt. 4 But Jacob did not send Benjamin, Joseph's brother, with his brothers, for he feared that harm might happen to him. 5 Thus the sons of Israel came to buy among the others who came, for the famine was in the land of Canaan. 6 Now Joseph was governor over the land. He was the one who sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph's brothers came and bowed themselves before him with their faces to the ground. 7 Joseph saw his brothers and recognized them, but he treated them like strangers and spoke roughly to them. “Where do you come from?” he said. They said, “From the land of Canaan, to buy food.” 8 And Joseph recognized his brothers, but they did not recognize him. 9 And Joseph remembered the dreams that he had dreamed of them. And he said to them, “You are spies; you have come to see the nakedness of the land.” 10 They said to him, “No, my lord, your servants have come to buy food. 11 We are all sons of one man. We are honest men. Your servants have never been spies.” 12 He said to them, “No, it is the nakedness of the land that you have come to see.” 13 And they said, “We, your servants, are twelve brothers, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan, and behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is no more.” 14 But Joseph said to them, “It is as I said to you. You are spies. 15 By this you shall be tested: by the life of Pharaoh, you shall not go from this place unless your youngest brother comes here. 16 Send one of you, and let him bring your brother, while you remain confined, that your words may be tested, whether there is truth in you. Or else, by the life of Pharaoh, surely you are spies.” 17 And he put them all together in custody for three days. 18 On the third day Joseph said to them, “Do this and you will live, for I fear God: 19 if you are honest men, let one of your brothers remain confined where you are in custody, and let the rest go and carry grain for the famine of your households, 20 and bring your youngest brother to me. So your words will be verified, and you shall not die.” And they did so. 21 Then they said to one another, “In truth we are guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he begged us and we did not listen. That is why this distress has come upon us.” 22 And Reuben answered them, “Did I not tell you not to sin against the boy? But you did not listen. So now there comes a reckoning for his blood.” 23 They did not know that Joseph understood them, for there was an interpreter between them. 24 Then he turned away from them and wept. And he returned to them and spoke to them. And he took Simeon from them and bound him before their eyes. 25 And Joseph gave orders to fill their bags with grain, and to replace every man's money in his sack, and to give them provisions for the journey. This was done for them. 26 Then they loaded their donkeys with their grain and departed. 27 And as one of them opened his sack to give his donkey fodder at the lodging place, he saw his money in the mouth of his sack. 28 He said to his brothers, “My money has been put back; here it is in the mouth of my sack!” At this their hearts failed them, and they turned trembling to one another, saying, “What is this that God has done to us?” 29 When they came to Jacob their father in the land of Canaan, they told him all that had happened to them, saying, 30 “The man, the lord of the land, spoke roughly to us and took us to be spies of the land. 31 But we said to him, ‘We are honest men; we have never been spies. 32 We are twelve brothers, sons of our father. One is no more, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.' 33 Then the man, the lord of the land, said to us, ‘By this I shall know that you are honest men: leave one of your brothers with me, and take grain for the famine of your households, and go your way. 34 Bring your youngest brother to me. Then I shall know that you are not spies but honest men, and I will deliver your brother to you, and you shall trade in the land.'” 35 As they emptied their sacks, behold, every man's bundle of money was in his sack. And when they and their father saw their bundles of money, they were afraid. 36 And Jacob their father said to them, “You have bereaved me of my children: Joseph is no more, and Simeon is no more, and now you would take Benjamin. All this has come against me.” 37 Then Reuben said to his father, “Kill my two sons if I do not bring him back to you. Put him in my hands, and I will bring him back to you.” 38 But he said, “My son shall not go down with you, for his brother is dead, and he is the only one left. If harm should happen to him on the journey that you are to make, you would bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol.” (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: 2 Chronicles 20 2 Chronicles 20 (Listen) Jehoshaphat's Prayer 20 After this the Moabites and Ammonites, and with them some of the Meunites,1 came against Jehoshaphat for battle. 2 Some men came and told Jehoshaphat, “A great multitude is coming against you from Edom,2 from beyond the sea; and, behold, they are in Hazazon-tamar” (that is, Engedi). 3 Then Jehoshaphat was afraid and set his face to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. 4 And Judah assembled to seek help from the LORD; from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD. 5 And Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD, before the new court, 6 and said, “O LORD, God of our fathers, are you not God in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. In your hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand you. 7 Did you not, our God, drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel, and give it forever to the descendants of Abraham your friend? 8 And they have lived in it and have built for you in it a sanctuary for your name, saying, 9 ‘If disaster comes upon us, the sword, judgment,3 or pestilence, or famine, we will stand before this house and before you—for your name is in this house—and cry out to you in our affliction, and you will hear and save.' 10 And now behold, the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir, whom you would not let Israel invade when they came from the land of Egypt, and whom they avoided and did not destroy—11 behold, they reward us by coming to drive us out of your possession, which you have given us to inherit. 12 O our God, will you not execute judgment on them? For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” 13 Meanwhile all Judah stood before the LORD, with their little ones, their wives, and their children. 14 And the Spirit of the LORD came4 upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, son of Benaiah, son of Jeiel, son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, in the midst of the assembly. 15 And he said, “Listen, all Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: Thus says the LORD to you, ‘Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours but God's. 16 Tomorrow go down against them. Behold, they will come up by the ascent of Ziz. You will find them at the end of the valley, east of the wilderness of Jeruel. 17 You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.' Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, and the LORD will be with you.” 18 Then Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before the LORD, worshiping the LORD. 19 And the Levites, of the Kohathites and the Korahites, stood up to praise the LORD, the God of Israel, with a very loud voice. 20 And they rose early in the morning and went out into the wilderness of Tekoa. And when they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem! Believe in the LORD your God, and you will be established; believe his prophets, and you will succeed.” 21 And when he had taken counsel with the people, he appointed those who were to sing to the LORD and praise him in holy attire, as they went before the army, and say, “Give thanks to the LORD, for his steadfast love endures forever.” 22 And when they began to sing and praise, the LORD set an ambush against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah, so that they were routed. 23 For the men of Ammon and Moab rose against the inhabitants of Mount Seir, devoting them to destruction, and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they all helped to destroy one another. The Lord Delivers Judah 24 When Judah came to the watchtower of the wilderness, they looked toward the horde, and behold, there5 were dead bodies lying on the ground; none had escaped. 25 When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take their spoil, they found among them, in great numbers, goods, clothing, and precious things, which they took for themselves until they could carry no more. They were three days in taking the spoil, it was so much. 26 On the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Beracah,6 for there they blessed the LORD. Therefore the name of that place has been called the Valley of Beracah to this day. 27 Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat at their head, returning to Jerusalem with joy, for the LORD had made them rejoice over their enemies. 28 They came to Jerusalem with harps and lyres and trumpets, to the house of the LORD. 29 And the fear of God came on all the kingdoms of the countries when they heard that the LORD had fought against the enemies of Israel. 30 So the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet, for his God gave him rest all around. 31 Thus Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah. He was thirty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty-five years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi. 32 He walked in the way of Asa his father and did not turn aside from it, doing what was right in the sight of the LORD. 33 The high places, however, were not taken away; the people had not yet set their hearts upon the God of their fathers. 34 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, from first to last, are written in the chronicles of Jehu the son of Hanani, which are recorded in the Book of the Kings of Israel. The End of Jehoshaphat's Reign 35 After this Jehoshaphat king of Judah joined with Ahaziah king of Israel, who acted wickedly. 36 He joined him in building ships to go to Tarshish, and they built the ships in Ezion-geber. 37 Then Eliezer the son of Dodavahu of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, “Because you have joined with Ahaziah, the LORD will destroy what you have made.” And the ships were wrecked and were not able to go to Tarshish. Footnotes  20:1 Compare 26:7; Hebrew Ammonites  20:2 One Hebrew manuscript; most Hebrew manuscripts Aram (Syria)  20:9 Or the sword of judgment  20:14 Or was  20:24 Hebrew they  20:26 Beracah means blessing (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: Acts 13–14 Acts 13–14 (Listen) Barnabas and Saul Sent Off 13 Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger,1 Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a lifelong friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” 3 Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off. Barnabas and Saul on Cyprus 4 So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus. 5 When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had John to assist them. 6 When they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they came upon a certain magician, a Jewish false prophet named Bar-Jesus. 7 He was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence, who summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God. 8 But Elymas the magician (for that is the meaning of his name) opposed them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith. 9 But Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him 10 and said, “You son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full of all deceit and villainy, will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord? 11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind and unable to see the sun for a time.” Immediately mist and darkness fell upon him, and he went about seeking people to lead him by the hand. 12 Then the proconsul believed, when he saw what had occurred, for he was astonished at the teaching of the Lord. Paul and Barnabas at Antioch in Pisidia 13 Now Paul and his companions set sail from Paphos and came to Perga in Pamphylia. And John left them and returned to Jerusalem, 14 but they went on from Perga and came to Antioch in Pisidia. And on the Sabbath day they went into the synagogue and sat down. 15 After the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent a message to them, saying, “Brothers, if you have any word of encouragement for the people, say it.” 16 So Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand said: “Men of Israel and you who fear God, listen. 17 The God of this people Israel chose our fathers and made the people great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with uplifted arm he led them out of it. 18 And for about forty years he put up with2 them in the wilderness. 19 And after destroying seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land as an inheritance. 20 All this took about 450 years. And after that he gave them judges until Samuel the prophet. 21 Then they asked for a king, and God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years. 22 And when he had removed him, he raised up David to be their king, of whom he testified and said, ‘I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will.' 23 Of this man's offspring God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus, as he promised. 24 Before his coming, John had proclaimed a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. 25 And as John was finishing his course, he said, ‘What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. No, but behold, after me one is coming, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.' 26 “Brothers, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, to us has been sent the message of this salvation. 27 For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, because they did not recognize him nor understand the utterances of the prophets, which are read every Sabbath, fulfilled them by condemning him. 28 And though they found in him no guilt worthy of death, they asked Pilate to have him executed. 29 And when they had carried out all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree and laid him in a tomb. 30 But God raised him from the dead, 31 and for many days he appeared to those who had come up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to the people. 32 And we bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers, 33 this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus, as also it is written in the second Psalm, “‘You are my Son, today I have begotten you.' 34 And as for the fact that he raised him from the dead, no more to return to corruption, he has spoken in this way, “‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings of David.' 35 Therefore he says also in another psalm, “‘You will not let your Holy One see corruption.' 36 For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was laid with his fathers and saw corruption, 37 but he whom God raised up did not see corruption. 38 Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, 39 and by him everyone who believes is freed3 from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses. 40 Beware, therefore, lest what is said in the Prophets should come about: 41 “‘Look, you scoffers, be astounded and perish; for I am doing a work in your days, a work that you will not believe, even if one tells it to you.'” 42 As they went out, the people begged that these things might be told them the next Sabbath. 43 And after the meeting of the synagogue broke up, many Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who, as they spoke with them, urged them to continue in the grace of God. 44 The next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord. 45 But when the Jews4 saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began to contradict what was spoken by Paul, reviling him. 46 And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, “It was necessary that the word of God be spoken first to you. Since you thrust it aside and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles. 47 For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, “‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'” 48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord, and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed. 49 And the word of the Lord was spreading throughout the whole region. 50 But the Jews incited the devout women of high standing and the leading men of the city, stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their district. 51 But they shook off the dust from their feet against them and went to Iconium. 52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit. Paul and Barnabas at Iconium 14 Now at Iconium they entered together into the Jewish synagogue and spoke in such a way that a great number of both Jews and Greeks believed. 2 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers.5 3 So they remained for a long time, speaking boldly for the Lord, who bore witness to the word of his grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands. 4 But the people of the city were divided; some sided with the Jews and some with the apostles. 5 When an attempt was made by both Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers, to mistreat them and to stone them, 6 they learned of it and fled to Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and to the surrounding country, 7 and there they continued to preach the gospel. Paul and Barnabas at Lystra 8 Now at Lystra there was a man sitting who could not use his feet. He was crippled from birth and had never walked. 9 He listened to Paul speaking. And Paul, looking intently at him and seeing that he had faith to be made well,6 10 said in a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet.” And he sprang up and began walking. 11 And when the crowds saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in Lycaonian, “The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men!” 12 Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker. 13 And the priest of Zeus, whose temple was at the entrance to the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates and wanted to offer sacrifice with the crowds. 14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of it, they tore their garments and rushed out into the crowd, crying out, 15 “Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men, of like nature with you, and we bring you good news, that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them. 16 In past generations he allowed all the nations to walk in their own ways. 17 Yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.” 18 Even with these words they scarcely restrained the people from offering sacrifice to them. Paul Stoned at Lystra 19 But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and having persuaded the crowds, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead. 20 But when the disciples gathered about him, he rose up and entered the city, and on the next day he went on with Barnabas to Derbe. 21 When they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch, 22 strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. 23 And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed. Paul and Barnabas Return to Antioch in Syria 24 Then they passed through Pisidia and came to Pamphylia. 25 And when they had spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia, 26 and from there they sailed to Antioch, where they had been commended to the grace of God for the work that they had fulfilled. 27 And when they arrived and gathered the church together, they declared all that God had done with them, and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles. 28 And they remained no little time with the disciples. Footnotes  13:1 Niger is a Latin word meaning black, or dark  13:18 Some manuscripts he carried (compare Deuteronomy 1:31)  13:39 Greek justified; twice in this verse  13:45 Greek Ioudaioi probably refers here to Jewish religious leaders, and others under their influence, in that time; also verse 50  14:2 Or brothers and sisters  14:9 Or be saved (ESV)
On this episode we bring you the latest movie news. First we'll give you the latest upcoming release dates for Cocaine Bear, 65, A Good Person, Super Mario Bros, Renfield, Fast X, The Flash and more... And later we'll take you the premiere of the newly restored 1988 documentary, One Hand Don't Clap at the Museum of Modern Art featuring interviews with the film's director, Kavery Kaul and Susan Lazarus of the Women's Film Preservation Fund/New York Women in Film and Television. Created & Hosted by Jason Godbey Sponsor: www.jmrny.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/no-rest-for-the-weekend/support
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If you haven't noticed, kid podcasts are one of my most used parenting tools and I want to share their amazing-ness with you! Clap for Classics is another kid podcast you will definitely need to try out with your littles. Elizabeth Nixon is the host of Clap for Classics and she helps your kids get their wiggles out while also helping them to appreciate classical and folk music. She describes the show like this: Clap for Classics! is a music education podcast for kids ages 2-8. Join Ms. Elizabeth and Forte the Lion while we sing, move our bodies, learn about great classical music and more! Links from the Episode: - Clap for Classics All Access Membership Information - The Four Seasons: Music and More, Preschool Curriculum Find the rest of the links from the episode on the Friendly Podcast Guide website.
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This episode is dedicated to Rodney J Berry. Thoughts and prayers go out to the Berry family. On this episode! The Fellas are back after a couple week hiatus. Drew shares his thoughts on New Orleans and being on a cruise ship for 5 days as well as his time in Mexico. We discuss the NFL Playoffs and early predictions for the Super Bowl. There has not been a lot of music released in 2023, but it has provided us with a lot content to watch. Also, stick around after for thoughts on the NFL Pro Bowl. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @2HipHopSenseis.a.casual and be sure to subscribe to our new YouTube page! We Love any and all feedback! If you REALLY loyal, be sure to tell a friend to tell a friend to listen to the Podcast!
Clap for Classics! is hosting a free sneak peek event soon! Sign up today and get a peek into our Spring “Four Seasons: Music and More Curriculum.” Event is February 13-15, but sign up now to make sure you don't miss it! Details are at: www.clapforclassics.com/springpreview Today on the podcast we share some information about the waltz, and practicing hearing and feeling the triple meter! We listen to clips of two different waltz pieces. The Skater's Waltz, by Waldteufel Roses from the South, by Strauss Listen to the them both on our Valentine spotify play list that can be found here We end the episode with one of our favorite Clap for Classics! Originals, a love songs, a cheesy little love song that is. To watch a video of the Mac ‘n Cheese song click here. Song is written by Kathryn Lieppman. Can't get enough waltzing? Here, Elizabeth and Charlotte are teaching and dancing to the sleeping beauty waltz. If you'd like some more Valentine content don't miss Episode 5 of the podcast: “Love Songs for Little Ones" We include the Sleeping Beauty Waltz, the Hug Song, and folk song! And here is one more video of some other fun Valentine songs for you and your little one to enjoy! Don't forget that your little one can be featured on the podcast by calling in and leaving us a joke! Click here to leave us a joke.
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The Ninjas are back for another episode. In this episode we review episode two of HBO's The Last of Us. We discuss what is the best childhood toy, Justin Roiland being out of Rick and Morty, Doom Patrol being canceled plus much more enjoy.We've recently partnered with GameFlyyour first month free and this link lets them know that we brought you there!Support your local sensei!https://www.kqzyfj.com/click-1-105340883 Ninjas Podcast Twitch: www.twitch.tv/3ninjaspodcastBobby's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/emprodabobDomino's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/hkdominoHesh's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/heshjones86Check out 3NinjasPodcast.com for merch, links, Patreon, and more!Join the Discord: https://discord.gg/RKpjgVBUQXPatreon: www.patreon.com/3ninjaspodcastiTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/3ninjaspodcastTwitter: twitter.com/3ninjaspodcastInstagram: www.instagram.com/3ninjaspodcastFacebook: www.facebook.com/3NinjasPodcastSpreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3-ninjas-podcast3 Ninjas Podcast Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/3NinjasPodcast/videosCheck out Domino's Youtube Channel "Round 12 Gaming" www.youtube.com/channel/UC3b6...You Got questions, Ninjas got answers. Tweet, DM or email us questions for our "Ask a Ninja" segment at firstname.lastname@example.org|Follow the team| @3NinjasPodcast on Twitter @3NinjasPodcast on IG @HK_Domino @HeshbJones @EmproDaBoB #3NinjasPodcast #Comedy #blacknerds #CT #PodcastTopics0:00 - Intro22:15 - Best Childhood Toys47:10 - The Last of Us Episode 21:05:30 - Avatar: The Way of Water1:08:20 - Carole Baskin1:09:30 - Netflix1:13:00 - Cowboy Bebop1:15:20 - Velma1:17:30 - Justin Roiland1:23:00 - Five Nights at Freddy's1:25:20 - Halo1:26:30 - 40% of people are gamers1:27:30 - The Last of us sales1:32:30 - Naughty Dog1:36:30 - Doom Patrol and Titans1:39:30 - Toby Maguire
Just as parts of the Psalms, such as 22 v.1 and 16 v,10,11 foreshadowed events and sayings in the mortal life of our Lord, so Psalms 46 and 47 we read today can be seen as portraying the awesome events at and after the time of his second coming. The overview of those events which these Psalms provide, show how vital it will be for us to possess and “to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end … imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” [Heb.6 v.11,12] The opening of Psalm 46 should be memorized and become part of our daily thoughts; “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way … though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble …” [v.1-3] “The nations rage, the kingdoms totter …” [v.6] But in the midst of this awesome upheaval , “… the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High (is seen) … God will help her when morning dawns.” [v.4,5] Until that dawning, the darkness of human depravity and folly will dominate life on earth. But with the dawning to a new day which the return of Christ will bring will come a sober reflection on God's judgments: “Come behold the works of the LORD, how he has brought desolations on the earth, He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth …” [v.8,9] How wonderful! How awesome! But as it becomes more and more evident that God's judgments are starting today how vital it will be that “God is our refuge and strength” and for us to “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations …” [v.10] At that time, may we, by God's grace, be part of the action described in Psalm 47 “ Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy! For the LORD, the Most High is to be feared, a great king over the earth. He subdued peoples under us, and nations …” [v.1-3] If God is truly our refuge now – then, by his grace, that will be our experience. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/christadelphians-talk/message
3 Epiphany First Psalm: Psalm 45 Psalm 45 (Listen) Your Throne, O God, Is Forever To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Maskil1 of the Sons of Korah; a love song. 45 My heart overflows with a pleasing theme; I address my verses to the king; my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe. 2 You are the most handsome of the sons of men; grace is poured upon your lips; therefore God has blessed you forever.3 Gird your sword on your thigh, O mighty one, in your splendor and majesty! 4 In your majesty ride out victoriously for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; let your right hand teach you awesome deeds!5 Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; the peoples fall under you. 6 Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness;7 you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;8 your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia. From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad;9 daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor; at your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir. 10 Hear, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear: forget your people and your father's house,11 and the king will desire your beauty. Since he is your lord, bow to him.12 The people2 of Tyre will seek your favor with gifts, the richest of the people.3 13 All glorious is the princess in her chamber, with robes interwoven with gold.14 In many-colored robes she is led to the king, with her virgin companions following behind her.15 With joy and gladness they are led along as they enter the palace of the king. 16 In place of your fathers shall be your sons; you will make them princes in all the earth.17 I will cause your name to be remembered in all generations; therefore nations will praise you forever and ever. Footnotes  45:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term  45:12 Hebrew daughter  45:12 Or The daughter of Tyre is here with gifts, the richest of people seek your favor (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalms 47–48 Psalms 47–48 (Listen) God Is King over All the Earth To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 47 Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!2 For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared, a great king over all the earth.3 He subdued peoples under us, and nations under our feet.4 He chose our heritage for us, the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah 5 God has gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.6 Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises!7 For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm!1 8 God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne.9 The princes of the peoples gather as the people of the God of Abraham. For the shields of the earth belong to God; he is highly exalted! Zion, the City of Our God A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 48 Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised in the city of our God! His holy mountain, 2 beautiful in elevation, is the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion, in the far north, the city of the great King.3 Within her citadels God has made himself known as a fortress. 4 For behold, the kings assembled; they came on together.5 As soon as they saw it, they were astounded; they were in panic; they took to flight.6 Trembling took hold of them there, anguish as of a woman in labor.7 By the east wind you shattered the ships of Tarshish.8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God, which God will establish forever. Selah 9 We have thought on your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of your temple.10 As your name, O God, so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth. Your right hand is filled with righteousness.11 Let Mount Zion be glad! Let the daughters of Judah rejoice because of your judgments! 12 Walk about Zion, go around her, number her towers,13 consider well her ramparts, go through her citadels, that you may tell the next generation14 that this is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever.2 Footnotes  47:7 Hebrew maskil  48:14 Septuagint; another reading is (compare Jerome, Syriac) He will guide us beyond death (ESV) Old Testament: Isaiah 48:12–21 Isaiah 48:12–21 (Listen) The Lord's Call to Israel 12 “Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel, whom I called! I am he; I am the first, and I am the last.13 My hand laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I call to them, they stand forth together. 14 “Assemble, all of you, and listen! Who among them has declared these things? The LORD loves him; he shall perform his purpose on Babylon, and his arm shall be against the Chaldeans.15 I, even I, have spoken and called him; I have brought him, and he will prosper in his way.16 Draw near to me, hear this: from the beginning I have not spoken in secret, from the time it came to be I have been there.” And now the Lord GOD has sent me, and his Spirit. 17 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go.18 Oh that you had paid attention to my commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea;19 your offspring would have been like the sand, and your descendants like its grains; their name would never be cut off or destroyed from before me.” 20 Go out from Babylon, flee from Chaldea, declare this with a shout of joy, proclaim it, send it out to the end of the earth; say, “The LORD has redeemed his servant Jacob!”21 They did not thirst when he led them through the deserts; he made water flow for them from the rock; he split the rock and the water gushed out. (ESV) New Testament: Galatians 1:18–2:10 Galatians 1:18–2:10 (Listen) 18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days. 19 But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord's brother. 20 (In what I am writing to you, before God, I do not lie!) 21 Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22 And I was still unknown in person to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. 23 They only were hearing it said, “He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” 24 And they glorified God because of me. Paul Accepted by the Apostles 2 Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me. 2 I went up because of a revelation and set before them (though privately before those who seemed influential) the gospel that I proclaim among the Gentiles, in order to make sure I was not running or had not run in vain. 3 But even Titus, who was with me, was not forced to be circumcised, though he was a Greek. 4 Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in—who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery—5 to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for you. 6 And from those who seemed to be influential (what they were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality)—those, I say, who seemed influential added nothing to me. 7 On the contrary, when they saw that I had been entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been entrusted with the gospel to the circumcised 8 (for he who worked through Peter for his apostolic ministry to the circumcised worked also through me for mine to the Gentiles), 9 and when James and Cephas and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given to me, they gave the right hand of fellowship to Barnabas and me, that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised. 10 Only, they asked us to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do. (ESV) Gospel: Mark 6:1–13 Mark 6:1–13 (Listen) Jesus Rejected at Nazareth 6 He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2 And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands? 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 4 And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.” 5 And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. 6 And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went about among the villages teaching. Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Apostles 7 And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. 8 He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in their belts—9 but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics.1 10 And he said to them, “Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you depart from there. 11 And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” 12 So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent. 13 And they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them. Footnotes  6:9 Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin (ESV)
This week we're thrilled to be joined by Meredith Coloma, one of our personal favorite luthiers who's presently based out of Vancouver B.C. We talk about her original guitar designs, cats, TikTok and the dumb comments we love to clap back to, boygenius and more. Check out Meredith's guitars: https://colomaguitars.com/ Like the podcast? Support us on Patreon for some sweet perks! We have merch, including additions to our For Fuzz Sake lineup! Get some, get SOME. Support Get Offset by... Subscribing on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getoffset Shopping on Sweetwater: https://imp.i114863.net/GetOffset Shopping at Perfect Circuit: https://link.perfectcircuit.com/t/v1/8-12626-262719-9759 Shopping on Reverb.com: https://reverb.grsm.io/getoffset7407 Shopping our Merch: https://getoffsetpodcast.com/shop/ Saving 7% on Your DistroKid Account for the First Year: http://distrokid.com/vip/getoffset --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/getoffset/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/getoffset/support
Welcome to episode 311 where we're having a very Drew Barrymore moment and we're basking in it! We hope you enjoy our cool and crazed energy today as Em brings us tales of the Tower of London, a spooky call-back to 10 year-old Christine. Then current Christine covers the second part in her two part series on the case that originated Stockholm Syndrome. And are you telling us Lady Grey and Early Grey are married?? ...and that's why we drink!We're hitting the road again next month! Check out our full list of cities for our On the Rocks tour at andthatswhywedrink.com/live
Grab a blanket and a couple paper plates for each listener if you can! As always, props are optional, but will enhance the engagement and fun! Today we share 2 activities that come straight from our “Winter Expedition with Vivaldi and Friends” music course. If you enjoyed the activities and want to experience the rest of the fun, you can join us at www.clapforclassics.com/fourseasons. Our Four Seasons curriculum is more than just music, it also includes art, poetry, and STEM units. To hear the 1st movement of Vivaldi's Winter concerto, check out last week's episode here. 1. Our first activity is a Clap for Classics! Original written by Kathryn Lieppman. You'll need your blanket to take your little one on a ride at the end of the song! Have fun waddling and sliding on your tummy with us. Waddle waddle here and there Waddle waddle everywhere And when I need to take a break From waddling to and fro I get down on my tummy and say Ready - Set - Go! 2. You'll need your paper plate ice skates for this activity. We listen to the wintry music of Vivaldi's 3rd movement of the “Winter” concerto. We imagine skating, the ice cracking, a hot chocolate break, and then see what you can imagine happening at the end of the piece. Help more families find out about this podcast by leaving us a review wherever you listen. To leave Forte and I a message or a joke please record it here: http://www.speakpipe.com/clapforclassics. We love to feature our listeners on the podcast! Special thanks to Classical.com for licensing the classical music that we used in this episode and that we use in all of our music courses!
Yeah...But Are You Listening?!?
It can be hard to clap for someone who's seemingly living the life you wanted and reaping the harvest you prayed for. It's like, why them and not me!? Know that your season is on the way and clapping for others doesn't delay your time. Clap anyway.
Hey everyone, faithful listeners and friends. You've probably suspected this based on our lack of uploads, but we've decided to end the show. We just don't have the time or energy to dedicate to it right now. We were I guess just going to let it fade away without saying anything, but then I remembered I had this very dumb project I was working on while editing. Now I'm just posting it without telling anyone. This is our Community-style clip show and I hope you enjoy it. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/voyenturetime/message
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Chaque samedi pendant une heure, le spécialiste cinéma d'Europe 1 Laurie Cholewa et ses chroniqueurs font le tour de l'actualité du septième art.
Chaque samedi, dans CLAP !, Laurie Cholewa donne la parole aux critiques, qui commentent les sorties de la semaine. Aujourd'hui, Franck Vallière, et Sophie Rosemont débattent des films : Tirailleurs, Cet été là, Radio Metronom et 16 ans.
Chaque samedi, dans CLAP !, Laurie Cholewa s'intéresse aux goûts cinématographiques d'une personnalité, en l'interrogeant sur le principe du questionnaire de Proust. Aujourd'hui, c'est au tour de Louis Garrel et Juliette Jouan.
It’s 2020 And We’re Reading Twilight
Emi and Serra have lost all their hinges in the final episode of Marked by PC and Kristin Cast. Next time we'll be reading chapters 1-10 of book 2 in the House of Night series, Betrayed! Follow us on twitter @litmasterspod, Emi is @EmOfManyNames and Serra is @sarahswilton!
Happy New Year! We're excited to be back for another season of Clap for Classics! episodes. This year new episodes will come out on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, so be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss anything. Today we share 2 activities that come straight from our “Winter Expedition with Vivaldi and Friends” music course. If you enjoyed these musical play activities and want to experience the rest of the fun, you can join us at www.clapforclassics.com/fourseasons. Our Four Seasons curriculum is more than just music, it also includes art, poetry, and STEM units. A perfect hands-on, play based curriculum for your toddler, preschooler, or kindergartner. Grab some mittens or use your imagination and see if you can come up with some actions while we sing this song! The Mitten Song Thumbs in the thumb place, fingers all together! This is the song we sing in mitten weather Thumbs in the thumb place, fingers all together! This is the song we sing in mitten weather When it is cold it doesn't matter whether Mittens are made of wool or finest leather This is the song we sing in mitten weather Thumbs in the thumb place, fingers all together! (credit goes to Marlys Swinger from the book “Songs of the Seasons, Ninety-Nine Songs for children”) For the second activity grab rhythm sticks and a scarf. We guide you through the 1st movement of Vivaldi's “Winter” concerto from the Four Seasons. You'll have fun shivering, stomping, keeping a steady beat and chattering your teeth. Help more families find out about this podcast by leaving us a review, telling your friends, or sharing our social media content! To leave Forte and I a message or a joke please record it here: http://www.speakpipe.com/clapforclassics. We love to feature our listeners on the podcast! Special thanks to Classical.com for licensing the classical music that we used in this episode and that we use in all of our music courses!