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ESV: Daily Office Lectionary
November 30: Psalms 5–6; Psalms 10–11; Amos 3:1–11; 2 Peter 1:12–21; Matthew 21:12–22

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 10:16


1 Advent First Psalm: Psalms 5–6 Psalms 5–6 (Listen) Lead Me in Your Righteousness To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David. 5   Give ear to my words, O LORD;    consider my groaning.2   Give attention to the sound of my cry,    my King and my God,    for to you do I pray.3   O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice;    in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you1 and watch. 4   For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;    evil may not dwell with you.5   The boastful shall not stand before your eyes;    you hate all evildoers.6   You destroy those who speak lies;    the LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man. 7   But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,    will enter your house.  I will bow down toward your holy temple    in the fear of you.8   Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness    because of my enemies;    make your way straight before me. 9   For there is no truth in their mouth;    their inmost self is destruction;  their throat is an open grave;    they flatter with their tongue.10   Make them bear their guilt, O God;    let them fall by their own counsels;  because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out,    for they have rebelled against you. 11   But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;    let them ever sing for joy,  and spread your protection over them,    that those who love your name may exult in you.12   For you bless the righteous, O LORD;    you cover him with favor as with a shield. O Lord, Deliver My Life To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments; according to The Sheminith.2 A Psalm of David. 6   O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger,    nor discipline me in your wrath.2   Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am languishing;    heal me, O LORD, for my bones are troubled.3   My soul also is greatly troubled.    But you, O LORD—how long? 4   Turn, O LORD, deliver my life;    save me for the sake of your steadfast love.5   For in death there is no remembrance of you;    in Sheol who will give you praise? 6   I am weary with my moaning;    every night I flood my bed with tears;    I drench my couch with my weeping.7   My eye wastes away because of grief;    it grows weak because of all my foes. 8   Depart from me, all you workers of evil,    for the LORD has heard the sound of my weeping.9   The LORD has heard my plea;    the LORD accepts my prayer.10   All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled;    they shall turn back and be put to shame in a moment. Footnotes [1] 5:3 Or I direct my prayer to you [2] 6:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalms 10–11 Psalms 10–11 (Listen) Why Do You Hide Yourself? 10   Why, O LORD, do you stand far away?    Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? 2   In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor;    let them be caught in the schemes that they have devised.3   For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul,    and the one greedy for gain curses1 and renounces the LORD.4   In the pride of his face2 the wicked does not seek him;3    all his thoughts are, “There is no God.”5   His ways prosper at all times;    your judgments are on high, out of his sight;    as for all his foes, he puffs at them.6   He says in his heart, “I shall not be moved;    throughout all generations I shall not meet adversity.”7   His mouth is filled with cursing and deceit and oppression;    under his tongue are mischief and iniquity.8   He sits in ambush in the villages;    in hiding places he murders the innocent.  His eyes stealthily watch for the helpless;9     he lurks in ambush like a lion in his thicket;  he lurks that he may seize the poor;    he seizes the poor when he draws him into his net.10   The helpless are crushed, sink down,    and fall by his might.11   He says in his heart, “God has forgotten,    he has hidden his face, he will never see it.” 12   Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up your hand;    forget not the afflicted.13   Why does the wicked renounce God    and say in his heart, “You will not call to account”?14   But you do see, for you note mischief and vexation,    that you may take it into your hands;  to you the helpless commits himself;    you have been the helper of the fatherless.15   Break the arm of the wicked and evildoer;    call his wickedness to account till you find none. 16   The LORD is king forever and ever;    the nations perish from his land.17   O LORD, you hear the desire of the afflicted;    you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear18   to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed,    so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more. The Lord Is in His Holy Temple To the choirmaster. Of David. 11   In the LORD I take refuge;  how can you say to my soul,    “Flee like a bird to your mountain,2   for behold, the wicked bend the bow;    they have fitted their arrow to the string    to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart;3   if the foundations are destroyed,    what can the righteous do?”4 4   The LORD is in his holy temple;    the LORD's throne is in heaven;    his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.5   The LORD tests the righteous,    but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.6   Let him rain coals on the wicked;    fire and sulfur and a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.7   For the LORD is righteous;  he loves righteous deeds;    the upright shall behold his face. Footnotes [1] 10:3 Or and he blesses the one greedy for gain [2] 10:4 Or of his anger [3] 10:4 Or the wicked says, “He will not call to account” [4] 11:3 Or for the foundations will be destroyed; what has the righteous done? (ESV) Old Testament: Amos 3:1–11 Amos 3:1–11 (Listen) Israel's Guilt and Punishment 3 Hear this word that the LORD has spoken against you, O people of Israel, against the whole family that I brought up out of the land of Egypt: 2   “You only have I known    of all the families of the earth;  therefore I will punish you    for all your iniquities. 3   “Do two walk together,    unless they have agreed to meet?4   Does a lion roar in the forest,    when he has no prey?  Does a young lion cry out from his den,    if he has taken nothing?5   Does a bird fall in a snare on the earth,    when there is no trap for it?  Does a snare spring up from the ground,    when it has taken nothing?6   Is a trumpet blown in a city,    and the people are not afraid?  Does disaster come to a city,    unless the LORD has done it? 7   “For the Lord GOD does nothing    without revealing his secret    to his servants the prophets.8   The lion has roared;    who will not fear?  The Lord GOD has spoken;    who can but prophesy?” 9   Proclaim to the strongholds in Ashdod    and to the strongholds in the land of Egypt,  and say, “Assemble yourselves on the mountains of Samaria,    and see the great tumults within her,    and the oppressed in her midst.”10   “They do not know how to do right,” declares the LORD,    “those who store up violence and robbery in their strongholds.” 11 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD:   “An adversary shall surround the land    and bring down1 your defenses from you,    and your strongholds shall be plundered.” Footnotes [1] 3:11 Hebrew An adversary, one who surrounds the land—he shall bring down (ESV) New Testament: 2 Peter 1:12–21 2 Peter 1:12–21 (Listen) 12 Therefore I intend always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have. 13 I think it right, as long as I am in this body,1 to stir you up by way of reminder, 14 since I know that the putting off of my body will be soon, as our Lord Jesus Christ made clear to me. 15 And I will make every effort so that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things. Christ's Glory and the Prophetic Word 16 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son,2 with whom I am well pleased,” 18 we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. 19 And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. 21 For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. Footnotes [1] 1:13 Greek tent; also verse 14 [2] 1:17 Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved (ESV) Gospel: Matthew 21:12–22 Matthew 21:12–22 (Listen) Jesus Cleanses the Temple 12 And Jesus entered the temple1 and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. 13 He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,' but you make it a den of robbers.” 14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them. 15 But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant, 16 and they said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read,   “‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies    you have prepared praise'?” 17 And leaving them, he went out of the city to Bethany and lodged there. Jesus Curses the Fig Tree 18 In the morning, as he was returning to the city, he became hungry. 19 And seeing a fig tree by the wayside, he went to it and found nothing on it but only leaves. And he said to it, “May no fruit ever come from you again!” And the fig tree withered at once. 20 When the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree wither at once?” 21 And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,' it will happen. 22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” Footnotes [1] 21:12 Some manuscripts add of God (ESV)

Common Prayer Daily
November 30th - Andrew the Apostle

Common Prayer Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 14:04


Liturgy for the first week of AdventOpening Scripture:In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. - Isaiah 40:3 Confession: *Let us take a moment to confess our sinsMost merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and strengthen us to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, all our days. Amen. The Invitatory:O Lord, open our lips; and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.O God, make speed to save us; O Lord, make haste to help usGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.Praise the Lord: The Lord's Name be praised.Venite (O Come)Our King and Savior now draws near:O come, let us adore him. O come, let us sing unto the Lord; *let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.For the Lord is a great God *and a great King above all gods.In his hand are all the depths of the earth, *and the heights of the hills are his also.The sea is his, for he made it, *and his hands prepared the dry land.O come, let us worship and fall down, *and kneel before the Lord our Maker.For he is our God, *and we are the people of his pasture,and the sheep of his hand. Our King and Savior now draws near:O come, let us adore him. The Psalms and OT and NT LessonsReading plan based off of the Morning Prayer of the 2019 BCP Daily Office LectionaryNovember 28th - Dec 4th, 2021 (Psalms from BCP 2019 / OT and NT Readings from ESV / Apocryphal Books RSV)Sunday - Psalm 74, Sirach 9, Acts 22:23-23:11Monday - Psalm 75-76, Sirach 10:1-24, Acts 23:12-35Tuesday (Andrew the Apostle) - Psalm 78:1-18, Sirach 11:1-9, 18-28, John 1:35-42Wednesday - Psalm 78:41-73, Sirach 14, Acts 24:1-23Thursday - Psalm 81, Sirach 17, Acts 24:24-25:12Friday - Psalm 84, Sirach 18:1-26, 30-33, Acts 25:13-27Saturday - Psalm 86-87, Sirach 21, Acts 26AFTER THE PSALMS: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.AFTER LESSONS: The Word of the Lord. Thanks Be To God.  The Apostles CreedI believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. The PrayersLord, have mercy.Christ, have mercyLord, have mercyOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. Prayer of IntercessionShow us your mercy, O Lord; And grant us your salvation. Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Let your people sing with joy. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; For only in you can we live in safety. Lord, keep this nation under your care; and guide us in the way of justice and truth. Let your way be known upon the earth; Your saving health among all nations. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; Nor the hope of the poor be taken away. Create in us clean hearts, O God; and Sustain us with your Holy Spirit. Amen.Take a moment of silence at this time to reflect and pray for others.The CollectsThe First Week of AdventAlmighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Andrew the Apostle (Tuesday Only)Almighty God, you gave such grace to your apostle Andrew that he readily obeyed the call of your Son Jesus Christ, and brought his brother with him: Give us, who are called by your holy Word, grace to follow him without delay, and to bring those near to us into his gracious presence; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.Collect for PeaceO God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Collect for GraceO Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day: Defend us by your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin nor run into any danger; and that, guided by your Spirit, we may do what is righteous in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  General ThanksgivingAlmighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made.We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.A Prayer of St. John ChrysostomAlmighty God, you have given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.DismissalLet us bless the LordThanks be to God!BenedictionThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary
November 29: Psalms 1–3; Psalm 4; Psalm 7; Amos 2:6–16; 2 Peter 1:1–11; Matthew 21:1–11

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 10:23


1 Advent First Psalm: Psalms 1–3 Psalms 1–3 (Listen) Book One The Way of the Righteous and the Wicked 1   Blessed is the man1    who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,  nor stands in the way of sinners,    nor sits in the seat of scoffers;2   but his delight is in the law2 of the LORD,    and on his law he meditates day and night. 3   He is like a tree    planted by streams of water  that yields its fruit in its season,    and its leaf does not wither.  In all that he does, he prospers.4   The wicked are not so,    but are like chaff that the wind drives away. 5   Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,    nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;6   for the LORD knows the way of the righteous,    but the way of the wicked will perish. The Reign of the Lord's Anointed 2   Why do the nations rage3    and the peoples plot in vain?2   The kings of the earth set themselves,    and the rulers take counsel together,    against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying,3   “Let us burst their bonds apart    and cast away their cords from us.” 4   He who sits in the heavens laughs;    the Lord holds them in derision.5   Then he will speak to them in his wrath,    and terrify them in his fury, saying,6   “As for me, I have set my King    on Zion, my holy hill.” 7   I will tell of the decree:  The LORD said to me, “You are my Son;    today I have begotten you.8   Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,    and the ends of the earth your possession.9   You shall break4 them with a rod of iron    and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.” 10   Now therefore, O kings, be wise;    be warned, O rulers of the earth.11   Serve the LORD with fear,    and rejoice with trembling.12   Kiss the Son,    lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,    for his wrath is quickly kindled.  Blessed are all who take refuge in him. Save Me, O My God A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son. 3   O LORD, how many are my foes!    Many are rising against me;2   many are saying of my soul,    “There is no salvation for him in God.” Selah5 3   But you, O LORD, are a shield about me,    my glory, and the lifter of my head.4   I cried aloud to the LORD,    and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah 5   I lay down and slept;    I woke again, for the LORD sustained me.6   I will not be afraid of many thousands of people    who have set themselves against me all around. 7   Arise, O LORD!    Save me, O my God!  For you strike all my enemies on the cheek;    you break the teeth of the wicked. 8   Salvation belongs to the LORD;    your blessing be on your people! Selah Footnotes [1] 1:1 The singular Hebrew word for man (ish) is used here to portray a representative example of a godly person; see Preface [2] 1:2 Or instruction [3] 2:1 Or nations noisily assemble [4] 2:9 Revocalization yields (compare Septuagint) You shall rule [5] 3:2 The meaning of the Hebrew word Selah, used frequently in the Psalms, is uncertain. It may be a musical or liturgical direction (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalm 4; Psalm 7 Psalm 4 (Listen) Answer Me When I Call To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. 4   Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!    You have given me relief when I was in distress.    Be gracious to me and hear my prayer! 2   O men,1 how long shall my honor be turned into shame?    How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? Selah3   But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself;    the LORD hears when I call to him. 4   Be angry,2 and do not sin;    ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah5   Offer right sacrifices,    and put your trust in the LORD. 6   There are many who say, “Who will show us some good?    Lift up the light of your face upon us, O LORD!”7   You have put more joy in my heart    than they have when their grain and wine abound. 8   In peace I will both lie down and sleep;    for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. Footnotes [1] 4:2 Or O men of rank [2] 4:4 Or Be agitated (ESV) Psalm 7 (Listen) In You Do I Take Refuge A Shiggaion1 of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning the words of Cush, a Benjaminite. 7   O LORD my God, in you do I take refuge;    save me from all my pursuers and deliver me,2   lest like a lion they tear my soul apart,    rending it in pieces, with none to deliver. 3   O LORD my God, if I have done this,    if there is wrong in my hands,4   if I have repaid my friend2 with evil    or plundered my enemy without cause,5   let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it,    and let him trample my life to the ground    and lay my glory in the dust. Selah 6   Arise, O LORD, in your anger;    lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies;    awake for me; you have appointed a judgment.7   Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered about you;    over it return on high. 8   The LORD judges the peoples;    judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness    and according to the integrity that is in me.9   Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end,    and may you establish the righteous—  you who test the minds and hearts,3    O righteous God!10   My shield is with God,    who saves the upright in heart.11   God is a righteous judge,    and a God who feels indignation every day. 12   If a man4 does not repent, God5 will whet his sword;    he has bent and readied his bow;13   he has prepared for him his deadly weapons,    making his arrows fiery shafts.14   Behold, the wicked man conceives evil    and is pregnant with mischief    and gives birth to lies.15   He makes a pit, digging it out,    and falls into the hole that he has made.16   His mischief returns upon his own head,    and on his own skull his violence descends. 17   I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness,    and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High. Footnotes [1] 7:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term [2] 7:4 Hebrew the one at peace with me [3] 7:9 Hebrew the hearts and kidneys [4] 7:12 Hebrew he [5] 7:12 Hebrew he (ESV) Old Testament: Amos 2:6–16 Amos 2:6–16 (Listen) Judgment on Israel 6 Thus says the LORD:   “For three transgressions of Israel,    and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,  because they sell the righteous for silver,    and the needy for a pair of sandals—7   those who trample the head of the poor into the dust of the earth    and turn aside the way of the afflicted;  a man and his father go in to the same girl,    so that my holy name is profaned;8   they lay themselves down beside every altar    on garments taken in pledge,  and in the house of their God they drink    the wine of those who have been fined. 9   “Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorite before them,    whose height was like the height of the cedars    and who was as strong as the oaks;  I destroyed his fruit above    and his roots beneath.10   Also it was I who brought you up out of the land of Egypt    and led you forty years in the wilderness,    to possess the land of the Amorite.11   And I raised up some of your sons for prophets,    and some of your young men for Nazirites.    Is it not indeed so, O people of Israel?”      declares the LORD. 12   “But you made the Nazirites drink wine,    and commanded the prophets,    saying, ‘You shall not prophesy.' 13   “Behold, I will press you down in your place,    as a cart full of sheaves presses down.14   Flight shall perish from the swift,    and the strong shall not retain his strength,    nor shall the mighty save his life;15   he who handles the bow shall not stand,    and he who is swift of foot shall not save himself,    nor shall he who rides the horse save his life;16   and he who is stout of heart among the mighty    shall flee away naked in that day,”      declares the LORD. (ESV) New Testament: 2 Peter 1:1–11 2 Peter 1:1–11 (Listen) Greeting 1 Simeon1 Peter, a servant2 and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: 2 May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. Confirm Your Calling and Election 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to3 his own glory and excellence,4 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue,5 and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities6 are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brothers,7 be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. 11 For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Footnotes [1] 1:1 Some manuscripts Simon [2] 1:1 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface [3] 1:3 Or by [4] 1:3 Or virtue [5] 1:5 Or excellence; twice in this verse [6] 1:8 Greek these things; also verses 9, 10, 12 [7] 1:10 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters (ESV) Gospel: Matthew 21:1–11 Matthew 21:1–11 (Listen) The Triumphal Entry 21 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,' and he will send them at once.” 4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying, 5   “Say to the daughter of Zion,  ‘Behold, your king is coming to you,    humble, and mounted on a donkey,    on a colt,1 the foal of a beast of burden.'” 6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. 8 Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” 10 And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?” 11 And the crowds said, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.” Footnotes [1] 21:5 Or donkey, and on a colt (ESV)

Common Prayer Daily
November 29th - The First Week of Advent

Common Prayer Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 16:36


Liturgy for the first week of AdventOpening Scripture:In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. - Isaiah 40:3 Confession: *Let us take a moment to confess our sinsMost merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and strengthen us to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, all our days. Amen. The Invitatory:O Lord, open our lips; and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.O God, make speed to save us; O Lord, make haste to help usGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.Praise the Lord: The Lord's Name be praised.Venite (O Come)Our King and Savior now draws near:O come, let us adore him. O come, let us sing unto the Lord; *let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.For the Lord is a great God *and a great King above all gods.In his hand are all the depths of the earth, *and the heights of the hills are his also.The sea is his, for he made it, *and his hands prepared the dry land.O come, let us worship and fall down, *and kneel before the Lord our Maker.For he is our God, *and we are the people of his pasture,and the sheep of his hand. Our King and Savior now draws near:O come, let us adore him. The Psalms and OT and NT LessonsReading plan based off of the Morning Prayer of the 2019 BCP Daily Office LectionaryNovember 28th - Dec 4th, 2021 (Psalms from BCP 2019 / OT and NT Readings from ESV / Apocryphal Books RSV)Sunday - Psalm 74, Sirach 9, Acts 22:23-23:11Monday - Psalm 75-76, Sirach 10:1-24, Acts 23:12-35Tuesday (Andrew the Apostle) - Psalm 78:1-18, Sirach 11:1-9, 18-28, John 1:35-42Wednesday - Psalm 78:41-73, Sirach 14, Acts 24:1-23Thursday - Psalm 81, Sirach 17, Acts 24:24-25:12Friday - Psalm 84, Sirach 18:1-26, 30-33, Acts 25:13-27Saturday - Psalm 86-87, Sirach 21, Acts 26AFTER THE PSALMS: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.AFTER LESSONS: The Word of the Lord. Thanks Be To God.  The Apostles CreedI believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. The PrayersLord, have mercy.Christ, have mercyLord, have mercyOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. Prayer of IntercessionShow us your mercy, O Lord; And grant us your salvation. Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Let your people sing with joy. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; For only in you can we live in safety. Lord, keep this nation under your care; and guide us in the way of justice and truth. Let your way be known upon the earth; Your saving health among all nations. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; Nor the hope of the poor be taken away. Create in us clean hearts, O God; and Sustain us with your Holy Spirit. Amen.Take a moment of silence at this time to reflect and pray for others.The CollectsThe First Week of AdventAlmighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Andrew the Apostle (Tuesday Only)Almighty God, you gave such grace to your apostle Andrew that he readily obeyed the call of your Son Jesus Christ, and brought his brother with him: Give us, who are called by your holy Word, grace to follow him without delay, and to bring those near to us into his gracious presence; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.Collect for PeaceO God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Collect for GraceO Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day: Defend us by your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin nor run into any danger; and that, guided by your Spirit, we may do what is righteous in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  General ThanksgivingAlmighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made.We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.A Prayer of St. John ChrysostomAlmighty God, you have given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.DismissalLet us bless the LordThanks be to God!BenedictionThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

Hogares De Pacto
Noviembre 29- Los privilegios que recibimos al entrar a Su Presencia. Salmos 84 y 85

Hogares De Pacto

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 4:54


Rock Harbor Church's The Anchor
The Book Of Exodus Episode 66: Chapter 33 ”Show Me Your Glory O‘ God”

Rock Harbor Church's The Anchor

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 52:39


This is the 66th sermon in a deep diving study of sermons Pastor Brandon Holthaus preached in the book of Exodus.    ----------------------------------- NEW ONLINE MERCHANDISE STORE:  https://rockharborchurch.store/   Rock Harbor Church:  https://rockharborchurch.net/   The Anchor Bible Study Podcast: https://theanchorbiblestudy.podbean.com/ -------------------------------------  

Sermons – Affirmation Presbyterian Church

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Ten Thousand Worlds
The Family Altar Audio Devotional – Day 332

Ten Thousand Worlds

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 5:45


And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8) 31 I don't know. I might've told this, I have told it before, hundreds of little things that's happened. One day I was mowing my yard. I had to get in the back yard, the front yard was growing up 'fore I get the back, account of people come being prayed for and things, from… See, as Joseph said a while ago, it's just… Here, this is just—this is just Chicago. At home, it's all around the world (See?), where people are coming and going from all parts of the world coming in. And when I was mowing this grass, I run in, forgot about it, there was a hornet's nest back there. And I hit that fence with this mowing machine, and I was covered over with hornets, them great big fellows; they'll knock you down when they hit you. At first I was scared, truly. No shirt on… And something or another happened. I—I was sorry I hit those fellows, not because that I was afraid I was going to get stung, but really, it sounds juvenile, but if we could just be more juvenile. If we could be more childlike, it's the simplicity of God that turns college students around. Be simple in those things. Just like a baby, just rely and believe. Don't try to push yourself; just relax and believe it. That's all. Don't try to work yourself up, “O God, hallelujah, rebuke.” That's no—no good. No, just believe it and walk on. That's all. 32 So when that happened, I thought, “Them poor little fellows up there in their nest now, and here I done hit the fence and knocked them out of their nest,” that big old mowing machine I was pushing. And I said, “You're little creatures of God, I'm sorry that I hit this fence. I'm—I'm sorry I disturbed you. Now, I'm God's servant, and I'm praying for His sick children. I got to hurry and mow this yard. So now, you rush right back into your nest; I won't bother you no more, in the Name of the Lord Jesus.” I started my mower off again and stopped it. I'd pull the string and started off like that and them bees just a humming all around my naked shoulders, and they took a beeline and went right back into their nest, without stinging at all. Love. I can't produce it; I can't work it up; God's got to give it. 33 There's where it is tonight. God has to give it. Then love produces a fellowship. Now, when God said back there… The day that sin had separated that Divine love, God told Adam and Eve not to eat these certain fruits, and they did, and sin brought separation. And sin by separation brought hatred, malice, strife, envy. Is that right? What happened? They separated from Divine love. And when you separate from Divine love, then you can't overlook your brother's mistakes no more. You got to bawl him out for it. That's right. You can't overlook sister's mistakes no more. Because you've got away from that Divine part, that love part. But if you really love the Lord Jesus, if sister or brother, does something to you, “Oh, well, that's all right, they didn't mean to do it.” That's the kind of love that Christ had, “Father, forgive them; they don't know what they're doing.” 55-1009 - "The Way To Have Fellowship" Rev. William Marrion Branham ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Order your own copy of the Family Altar at http://store.bibleway.org Appreciate what we do? Consider supporting us: https://anchor.fm/ten-thousand-worlds/support --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ten-thousand-worlds/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ten-thousand-worlds/support

Common Prayer Daily
November 28th - The First Week of Advent

Common Prayer Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 16:10


Liturgy for the first week of AdventOpening Scripture:In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. - Isaiah 40:3 Confession: *Let us take a moment to confess our sinsMost merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and strengthen us to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, all our days. Amen. The Invitatory:O Lord, open our lips; and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.O God, make speed to save us; O Lord, make haste to help usGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.Praise the Lord: The Lord's Name be praised.Venite (O Come)Our King and Savior now draws near:O come, let us adore him. O come, let us sing unto the Lord; *let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.For the Lord is a great God *and a great King above all gods.In his hand are all the depths of the earth, *and the heights of the hills are his also.The sea is his, for he made it, *and his hands prepared the dry land.O come, let us worship and fall down, *and kneel before the Lord our Maker.For he is our God, *and we are the people of his pasture,and the sheep of his hand. Our King and Savior now draws near:O come, let us adore him. The Psalms and OT and NT LessonsReading plan based off of the Morning Prayer of the 2019 BCP Daily Office LectionaryNovember 28th - Dec 4th, 2021 (Psalms from BCP 2019 / OT and NT Readings from ESV / Apocryphal Books RSV)Sunday - Psalm 74, Sirach 9, Acts 22:23-23:11Monday - Psalm 75-76, Sirach 10:1-24, Acts 23:12-35Tuesday (Andrew the Apostle) - Psalm 78:1-18, Sirach 11:1-9, 18-28, John 1:35-42Wednesday - Psalm 78:41-73, Sirach 14, Acts 24:1-23Thursday - Psalm 81, Sirach 17, Acts 24:24-25:12Friday - Psalm 84, Sirach 18:1-26, 30-33, Acts 25:13-27Saturday - Psalm 86-87, Sirach 21, Acts 26AFTER THE PSALMS: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. AFTER LESSONS: The Word of the Lord. Thanks Be To God.  The Apostles CreedI believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. The PrayersLord, have mercy.Christ, have mercyLord, have mercyOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. Prayer of IntercessionShow us your mercy, O Lord; And grant us your salvation. Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Let your people sing with joy. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; For only in you can we live in safety. Lord, keep this nation under your care; and guide us in the way of justice and truth. Let your way be known upon the earth; Your saving health among all nations. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; Nor the hope of the poor be taken away. Create in us clean hearts, O God; and Sustain us with your Holy Spirit. Amen.Take a moment of silence at this time to reflect and pray for others.The CollectsThe First Week of AdventAlmighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Andrew the Apostle (Tuesday Only)Almighty God, you gave such grace to your apostle Andrew that he readily obeyed the call of your Son Jesus Christ, and brought his brother with him: Give us, who are called by your holy Word, grace to follow him without delay, and to bring those near to us into his gracious presence; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.Collect for PeaceO God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Collect for GraceO Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day: Defend us by your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin nor run into any danger; and that, guided by your Spirit, we may do what is righteous in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  General ThanksgivingAlmighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made.We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.A Prayer of St. John ChrysostomAlmighty God, you have given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.DismissalLet us bless the LordThanks be to God!BenedictionThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Hours: Sing the Hours
Advent Compline, Sunday Night Prayer

The Liturgy of the Hours: Sing the Hours

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 10:44


Sunday Night Compline for Advent Season, 2021 (posted November 28th, 2021). Deus in Adjutorium – "O God come to my assistance" Confiteor (Novus Ordo solemn tone) Hymn: "Te Lucis Ante Terminum" (In Avvento) St. Ambrose of Milan, "To You at Daylight's Boundary," tr. by John Rose and Sing the Hours ©2021 Psalm 91 Reading: Revelations 22:4-5 Responsory: Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit. (Advent tone from The Office of Compline, Weber, page 9) Canticle of Simeon: Luke 2:29-32 Concluding Prayer Benediction Alma Redemptoris Mater, Advent antiphon, Bl. Hermann Contractus 11th century English: “Kind one, the Ransomer’s Mother,” tr. by John Rose and Sing the Hours ©2021 The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes), ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.

The Liturgy of the Hours: Sing the Hours
11.28.21 Vespers, Sunday Evening Prayer

The Liturgy of the Hours: Sing the Hours

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 15:06


Vespers II, Sunday Evening Prayer on the 1st Sunday in Advent, November 28th, 2021. Thanks for praying with us, for inquiries, requests, feedback, please email singthehours@gmail.com. To support this work, visit www.patreon.com/singthehours. or for direct support venmo @singthehours Deus in Adjutorium – "O God come to my assistance" Hymn: "Creator of the Stars of Night," 7th century, tr. by Neale Psalm 110v1-5, 7 Psalm 114 Canticle: See Revelation 19v1-7 Reading: Philippians 4:4-5 Responsory: Lord, show us Your mercy and love. Canticle of Mary (Magnificat) Intercessions: Come and stay with us, Lord. The Lord’s Prayer – "Pater Noster" Concluding Prayers The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes), ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C..

Hogares De Pacto
Noviembre 28- Dioses injustos. Salmos 82 y 83

Hogares De Pacto

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 4:58


Notas. Inglés y Español ⬇️November 28: Unjust gods.Psalms 82:1-8:God stands in the congregation of the mighty; He judges among the gods. How long will you judge unjustly, and show partiality to the wicked? SelahDefend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; free them from the hand of the wicked. They do not know, nor do they understand; they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are unstable. I said, “You are gods, and all of you are children of the Most High.But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.” Arise, O God, judge the earth; for You shall inherit all nations. Psalms 83:1-5: Do not keep silent, O God! Do not hold Your peace, and do not be still, O God! For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; and those who hate You have lifted up their head. They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, and consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more.” For they have consulted together with one consent; they form a confederacy against You:We are going to study two psalms. The 82 teaches us about the responsibility that we as human beings have. The Lord makes the claim to a group of beings that God calls "gods". He complains about the injustices that were being committed on earth and they did nothing about it. What's more, they committed or supported others in these evil actions. They were unfair because they favored the friend or the richest, they allowed themselves to be bribed, they did not help the widow or the homeless. The Lord was outraged that he called them to account and claimed this behavior.Some think that these gods are angels, some think that they are rulers of the earth, and some think that they are the priests of Israel. In my opinion, God is calling attention to all those who are His children, those who claim to know God but deny Him by their actions, to those who have the knowledge of who God is but have forgotten to follow His commandments.The Lord Jesus Christ used this psalm to teach the Pharisees, Sadducees and religious leaders that God calls us gods, but if we continue in sin, injustice and wickedness we will suffer tragedies and death like any human being who is not a child of God.That is why the noun "gods" is to differentiate the human being who does not know God from the one who does know God but continues to act as an impious, as someone who does not know the commandments and ordinances of the Lord. This is a warning to all those who have biblical knowledge or have some experience as members of a Christian church. The fact that we have experience in the religious area, Christian or evangelical, that does not give us an advantage to commit injustices and walk in sin. It is true that God is a God of love and of mercy, but that does not mean that we should abuse our privileged position as children of God. In Psalm 1 the Lord says that the wicked will not rise up in the congregation of the righteous. That is why the Jews felt that they had a greater position above all the Gentiles because they were descendants of Abraham, and that is why the Lord tells them that even if they are called gods, or are children of Abraham or are the chosen people of God, if they don't repent and don't believe in Jesus they will also die like anyone who is not knowledgeable of the Lord.Psalm 83 is a psalm that lists all the enemies of the people of Israel. Of all those who rose up to destroy them. The psalmist made a request to the Lord to deliver them from these nations, and he was specific, writing the names of each of them. He also counted other nations and kings who were miraculously removed in the past, and he hoped God would do the same in this case. Two lessons: First, as believers we must understand that we will give an account to God for our actions, words and deeds, just or unjust. Second, we must pray, being specific, to the Lord about the things that afflict and harm us so that God will rise up and fight on our behalf. I am your friend and brother Eduardo Rodríguez. May the Lord hear your prayer. ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈Noviembre 28: Dioses injustos.Salmos 82:1‭-‬8 RVA2015:Dios está de pie en la asamblea divina; en medio de los dioses ejerce el juicio: “¿Hasta cuándo juzgarán injustamente y entre los impíos harán distinción de personas? Selah Rescaten al necesitado y al huérfano; hagan justicia al pobre y al indigente. Libren al necesitado y al menesteroso; líbrenlo de la mano de los impíos. “Ellos no saben ni entienden; andan en tinieblas. ¡Todos los cimientos de la tierra son conmovidos! Yo les dije: ‘Ustedes son dioses; todos ustedes son hijos del Altísimo'. Sin embargo, como un hombre morirán y caerán como cualquiera de los gobernantes”. ¡Levántate, oh Dios; juzga la tierra porque tú poseerás todas las naciones!Salmos 83:1‭-‬5 RVA2015:Oh Dios, no guardes silencio. No calles, oh Dios, ni permanezcas inmóvil. Porque he aquí que rugen tus enemigos, y los que te aborrecen han levantado la cabeza. Contra tu pueblo han consultado astutamente; han entrado en consejo contra tus protegidos. Han dicho: “Vengan y destruyámoslos de modo que dejen de ser una nación y no haya más memoria del nombre de Israel”. Han conspirado juntos, de común acuerdo; han hecho pacto contra ti.Vamos a estudiar dos salmos. El 82 nos enseña sobre la responsabilidad que nosotros como seres humanos tenemos. El Señor le hace el reclamo a un grupo de seres que Dios llama “dioses''. Les reclama acerca de las injusticias que se estaban cometiendo en la tierra y ellos no hacían nada al respecto. Es más, ellos cometían o apoyaban a otros en estas acciones de maldad. Eran injustos porque favorecían al amigo o al más rico, se dejaban sobornar, no ayudaban a la viuda ni al desamparado. El Señor estaba indignado que los llama a cuentas y les reclama este comportamiento.Algunos piensan que estos dioses son ángeles, otros piensan que son gobernantes de la tierra, y otros piensan que son los sacerdotes de Israel. A mi parecer, Dios está llamando la atención a todos aquellos que son sus hijos, aquellos que dicen conocer a Dios pero que con sus hechos lo niegan, a los que tienen el conocimiento de quién es Dios pero han olvidado seguir sus mandamientos.El Señor Jesucristo usó este salmo para enseñarle a los fariseos, saduceos y a los líderes religiosos que Dios nos llama dioses, pero si seguimos en pecado, injusticias y maldad vamos a sufrir tragedias y muerte como cualquier ser humano que no es un hijo de Dios.Por eso el sustantivo “dioses” es para diferenciar al ser humano que no conoce de Dios del que sí conoce a Dios pero sigue obrando como un impío, como alguien que no conoce los mandamientos y las ordenanzas del Señor.Esta es una advertencia para todos aquellos que tienen conocimiento bíblico o tienen alguna experiencia como miembros de una iglesia cristiana. El hecho de que tengamos experiencia en el área religiosa, cristiana o evangélica, eso no nos da ventaja para cometer injusticias y andar en pecado. Es cierto que Dios es un Dios de amor y de misericordia, pero eso no significa que debemos abusar de nuestra posición privilegiada como hijos de Dios. En el salmo 1 el Señor dice que no se levantarán los malos en la congregación de los justos. Por eso los judíos se sentían que tenían una mayor posición encima de todos los gentiles porque eran descendientes de Abraham, y por eso el Señor les dice que aunque sean llamados dioses, o sean hijos de Abraham o sean el pueblo escogido de Dios, si no se arrepienten y no creen en Jesús también van a morir como cualquier persona que no es conocedora del Señor.El salmo 83 es un salmo que hace una lista de todos los enemigos del pueblo de Israel. De todos los que se levantaron para destruirlos. El salmista le pidió al Señor que los librara de estas naciones, y fue específico, escribiendo los nombres de cada uno de ellos. También hizo un recuento de otras naciones y reyes que fueron destituidos de forma milagrosa en el pasado, así mismo él esperaba que Dios hiciera lo mismo en este caso. Dos lecciones: Primero, como creyentes debemos entender que daremos cuentas a Dios por nuestras acciones, palabras y obras, justas o injustas. Segundo, debemos orar, siendo específicos, al Señor acerca de las cosas que nos afligen y nos dañan para que Dios se levante y pelee a favor nuestro. Soy tu amigo y hermano Eduardo Rodríguez. Que el Señor escuche tu oración. #HogaresDePacto #KingdomChurch #IglesiaElReino #IPUH #PastorCarlos #CarlosRodriguez#EduardoRodriguez #PoderCaster #salmos #salmo82 #salmo83

Wonder & Reality
God Hides…Jesus Hides…Jesus is Lord & Savior…and He is God! Amen!

Wonder & Reality

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021


The Hiding God “Truly You are the God Who hides Himself, O God of Israel the Savior” (Isaiah 45:15). God has a hiding nature. He hides to test us, to try us, and much more. He hides and withdraws from us, to see how we respond. He hides so that we might seek Him. In […] The post God Hides…Jesus Hides…Jesus is Lord & Savior…and He is God! Amen! appeared first on Wonder & Reality.

Soul Medicine
(610) Psalm 44:1 - 3

Soul Medicine

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 3:37


When Troubles Mount, Remember Whose You Are And What Jesus Did For You! Psalm 44:1 - 3 1We have heard it with our ears, O God; our ancestors have told us what you did in their days, in days long ago. 2With your hand you drove out the nations and planted our ancestors; you crushed the peoples and made our ancestors flourish. 3It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them.

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary
November 27: Psalm 137; Psalm 144; Psalm 104; Micah 7:11–20; 1 Peter 4:7–19; Matthew 20:29–34

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 10:22


Proper 29 First Psalm: Psalm 137; Psalm 144 Psalm 137 (Listen) How Shall We Sing the Lord's Song? 137   By the waters of Babylon,    there we sat down and wept,    when we remembered Zion.2   On the willows1 there    we hung up our lyres.3   For there our captors    required of us songs,  and our tormentors, mirth, saying,    “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” 4   How shall we sing the LORD's song    in a foreign land?5   If I forget you, O Jerusalem,    let my right hand forget its skill!6   Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth,    if I do not remember you,  if I do not set Jerusalem    above my highest joy! 7   Remember, O LORD, against the Edomites    the day of Jerusalem,  how they said, “Lay it bare, lay it bare,    down to its foundations!”8   O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed,    blessed shall he be who repays you    with what you have done to us!9   Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones    and dashes them against the rock! Footnotes [1] 137:2 Or poplars (ESV) Psalm 144 (Listen) My Rock and My Fortress Of David. 144   Blessed be the LORD, my rock,    who trains my hands for war,    and my fingers for battle;2   he is my steadfast love and my fortress,    my stronghold and my deliverer,  my shield and he in whom I take refuge,    who subdues peoples1 under me. 3   O LORD, what is man that you regard him,    or the son of man that you think of him?4   Man is like a breath;    his days are like a passing shadow. 5   Bow your heavens, O LORD, and come down!    Touch the mountains so that they smoke!6   Flash forth the lightning and scatter them;    send out your arrows and rout them!7   Stretch out your hand from on high;    rescue me and deliver me from the many waters,    from the hand of foreigners,8   whose mouths speak lies    and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood. 9   I will sing a new song to you, O God;    upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you,10   who gives victory to kings,    who rescues David his servant from the cruel sword.11   Rescue me and deliver me    from the hand of foreigners,  whose mouths speak lies    and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood. 12   May our sons in their youth    be like plants full grown,  our daughters like corner pillars    cut for the structure of a palace;13   may our granaries be full,    providing all kinds of produce;  may our sheep bring forth thousands    and ten thousands in our fields;14   may our cattle be heavy with young,    suffering no mishap or failure in bearing;2  may there be no cry of distress in our streets!15   Blessed are the people to whom such blessings fall!    Blessed are the people whose God is the LORD! Footnotes [1] 144:2 Many Hebrew manuscripts, Dead Sea Scroll, Jerome, Syriac, Aquila; most Hebrew manuscripts subdues my people [2] 144:14 Hebrew with no breaking in or going out (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalm 104 Psalm 104 (Listen) O Lord My God, You Are Very Great 104   Bless the LORD, O my soul!    O LORD my God, you are very great!  You are clothed with splendor and majesty,2     covering yourself with light as with a garment,    stretching out the heavens like a tent.3   He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters;  he makes the clouds his chariot;    he rides on the wings of the wind;4   he makes his messengers winds,    his ministers a flaming fire. 5   He set the earth on its foundations,    so that it should never be moved.6   You covered it with the deep as with a garment;    the waters stood above the mountains.7   At your rebuke they fled;    at the sound of your thunder they took to flight.8   The mountains rose, the valleys sank down    to the place that you appointed for them.9   You set a boundary that they may not pass,    so that they might not again cover the earth. 10   You make springs gush forth in the valleys;    they flow between the hills;11   they give drink to every beast of the field;    the wild donkeys quench their thirst.12   Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell;    they sing among the branches.13   From your lofty abode you water the mountains;    the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work. 14   You cause the grass to grow for the livestock    and plants for man to cultivate,  that he may bring forth food from the earth15     and wine to gladden the heart of man,  oil to make his face shine    and bread to strengthen man's heart. 16   The trees of the LORD are watered abundantly,    the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.17   In them the birds build their nests;    the stork has her home in the fir trees.18   The high mountains are for the wild goats;    the rocks are a refuge for the rock badgers. 19   He made the moon to mark the seasons;1    the sun knows its time for setting.20   You make darkness, and it is night,    when all the beasts of the forest creep about.21   The young lions roar for their prey,    seeking their food from God.22   When the sun rises, they steal away    and lie down in their dens.23   Man goes out to his work    and to his labor until the evening. 24   O LORD, how manifold are your works!    In wisdom have you made them all;    the earth is full of your creatures.25   Here is the sea, great and wide,    which teems with creatures innumerable,    living things both small and great.26   There go the ships,    and Leviathan, which you formed to play in it.2 27   These all look to you,    to give them their food in due season.28   When you give it to them, they gather it up;    when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.29   When you hide your face, they are dismayed;    when you take away their breath, they die    and return to their dust.30   When you send forth your Spirit,3 they are created,    and you renew the face of the ground. 31   May the glory of the LORD endure forever;    may the LORD rejoice in his works,32   who looks on the earth and it trembles,    who touches the mountains and they smoke!33   I will sing to the LORD as long as I live;    I will sing praise to my God while I have being.34   May my meditation be pleasing to him,    for I rejoice in the LORD.35   Let sinners be consumed from the earth,    and let the wicked be no more!  Bless the LORD, O my soul!  Praise the LORD! Footnotes [1] 104:19 Or the appointed times (compare Genesis 1:14) [2] 104:26 Or you formed to play with [3] 104:30 Or breath (ESV) Old Testament: Micah 7:11–20 Micah 7:11–20 (Listen) 11   A day for the building of your walls!    In that day the boundary shall be far extended.12   In that day they1 will come to you,    from Assyria and the cities of Egypt,  and from Egypt to the River,2    from sea to sea and from mountain to mountain.13   But the earth will be desolate    because of its inhabitants,    for the fruit of their deeds. 14   Shepherd your people with your staff,    the flock of your inheritance,  who dwell alone in a forest    in the midst of a garden land;3  let them graze in Bashan and Gilead    as in the days of old.15   As in the days when you came out of the land of Egypt,    I will show them4 marvelous things.16   The nations shall see and be ashamed of all their might;  they shall lay their hands on their mouths;    their ears shall be deaf;17   they shall lick the dust like a serpent,    like the crawling things of the earth;  they shall come trembling out of their strongholds;    they shall turn in dread to the LORD our God,    and they shall be in fear of you. God's Steadfast Love and Compassion 18   Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity    and passing over transgression    for the remnant of his inheritance?  He does not retain his anger forever,    because he delights in steadfast love.19   He will again have compassion on us;    he will tread our iniquities underfoot.  You will cast all our5 sins    into the depths of the sea.20   You will show faithfulness to Jacob    and steadfast love to Abraham,  as you have sworn to our fathers    from the days of old. Footnotes [1] 7:12 Hebrew he [2] 7:12 That is, the Euphrates [3] 7:14 Hebrew of Carmel [4] 7:15 Hebrew him [5] 7:19 Hebrew their (ESV) New Testament: 1 Peter 4:7–19 1 Peter 4:7–19 (Listen) 7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Suffering as a Christian 12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory1 and of God rests upon you. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. 17 For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And   “If the righteous is scarcely saved,    what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”2 19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good. Footnotes [1] 4:14 Some manuscripts insert and of power [2] 4:18 Greek where will the ungodly and sinner appear? (ESV) Gospel: Matthew 20:29–34 Matthew 20:29–34 (Listen) Jesus Heals Two Blind Men 29 And as they went out of Jericho, a great crowd followed him. 30 And behold, there were two blind men sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, “Lord,1 have mercy on us, Son of David!” 31 The crowd rebuked them, telling them to be silent, but they cried out all the more, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” 32 And stopping, Jesus called them and said, “What do you want me to do for you?” 33 They said to him, “Lord, let our eyes be opened.” 34 And Jesus in pity touched their eyes, and immediately they recovered their sight and followed him. Footnotes [1] 20:30 Some manuscripts omit Lord (ESV)

Common Prayer Daily
November 27th - Christ the King

Common Prayer Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 17:39


Liturgy for the last week after PentecostOpening Scripture:Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. - PHILIPPIANS 1:2 Confession: *Let us take a moment to confess our sinsMost merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and strengthen us to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, all our days. Amen. The Invitatory:O Lord, open our lips; and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.O God, make speed to save us; O Lord, make haste to help usGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.Praise the Lord: The Lord's Name be praised.Venite (O Come)The earth is the Lord's for he made it: O come, let us adore him.O come, let us sing unto the Lord; *let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.For the Lord is a great God *and a great King above all gods.In his hand are all the depths of the earth, *and the heights of the hills are his also.The sea is his, for he made it, *and his hands prepared the dry land.O come, let us worship and fall down, *and kneel before the Lord our Maker.For he is our God, *and we are the people of his pasture,and the sheep of his hand. The Psalms and OT and NT LessonsReading plan based off of the Morning Prayer of the 2019 BCP Daily Office LectionaryNovember 21st - 27th, 2021 (Psalms from BCP 2019 / OT and NT Readings from ESV / Apocryphal Books RSV)Sunday - Psalm 56, 57, Judith 15, Acts 19:8-20Monday - Psalm 59, Judith 16, Acts 19:21-41Tuesday - Psalm 61, 62, Sirach 1, Acts 20:1-16Wednesday - Psalm 68:1-18, Sirach 2, Acts 20:17-38Thursday - Psalm 69:1-18, Sirach 4, Acts 21:1-16Friday - Psalm 66, Sirach 6, Acts 21:17-36Saturday - Psalm 71, Sirach 7, Acts 21:37-22:22AFTER THE PSALMS: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.AFTER LESSONS: The Word of the Lord. Thanks Be To God.  The Apostles CreedI believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. The PrayersLord, have mercy.Christ, have mercyLord, have mercyOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. Prayer of IntercessionShow us your mercy, O Lord; And grant us your salvation. Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Let your people sing with joy. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; For only in you can we live in safety. Lord, keep this nation under your care; and guide us in the way of justice and truth. Let your way be known upon the earth; Your saving health among all nations. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; Nor the hope of the poor be taken away. Create in us clean hearts, O God; and Sustain us with your Holy Spirit. Amen.Take a moment of silence at this time to reflect and pray for others.The CollectsChrist the KingAlmighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Thanksgiving (Thursday Only)Most merciful Father, we humbly thank you for all your gifts so freely bestowed upon us: for life and health and safety, for strength to work and leisure to rest, for all that is beautiful in creation and in human life; but above all we thank you for our spiritual mercies in Christ Jesus our Lord; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.Collect for PeaceO God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Collect for GraceO Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day: Defend us by your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin nor run into any danger; and that, guided by your Spirit, we may do what is righteous in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  General ThanksgivingAlmighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made.We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.A Prayer of St. John ChrysostomAlmighty God, you have given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.DismissalLet us bless the LordThanks be to God!BenedictionThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Hours: Sing the Hours
Saturday Compline in Advent, Night Prayer

The Liturgy of the Hours: Sing the Hours

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 11:54


Saturday Night Compline for Advent Season, 2021 (posted November 27th, 2021). Deus in Adjutorium – "O God come to my assistance" Confiteor (Solemn Pontifical Tone, p.110 in the Liber Usualis) Hymn: "All praise to Thee, my God, this night," Thomas Ken Psalm 4 Psalm 134 Reading: Deuteronomy 6:4-7 Responsory: Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit. Canticle of Simeon: Luke 2:29-32 Concluding Prayer Benediction Alma Redemptoris Mater, Advent antiphon, Bl. Hermann Contractus 11th century English: “Kind one, the Ransomer’s Mother,” tr. by John Rose and Sing the Hours ©2021 The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes), ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.

The Liturgy of the Hours: Sing the Hours
11.27.21 Vespers, Saturday Evening Prayer

The Liturgy of the Hours: Sing the Hours

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 16:58


Vespers I, Saturday Evening Prayer on the 1st Sunday in Advent, November 27th, 2021. Thanks for praying with us, for inquiries, requests, feedback, please email singthehours@gmail.com. To support this work, visit www.patreon.com/singthehours. or for direct support venmo @singthehours Deus in Adjutorium – "O God come to my assistance" Hymn: "Creator of the Stars of Night," Neale Psalm 141v1-9 Psalm 142 Canticle: Philippians 2v6-11 Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 Responsory: Lord, show us Your mercy and love. Canticle of Mary (Magnificat) Intercessions: Come, Lord, and do not delay! The Lord’s Prayer – "Pater Noster" Concluding Prayers The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes), ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C..

Hogares De Pacto
Noviembre 27- ¡Si me hubieran escuchado los hubiera bendecido! Salmos 80 y 81

Hogares De Pacto

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 5:56


Notas. Inglés y Español ⬇️November 27: If you had listened to me I would have blessed you!Psalms 80:1-7: Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, You who lead Joseph like a flock; You who dwell between the cherubim, shine forth! Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, stir up Your strength, and come and save us! Restore us, O God; cause Your face to shine, and we shall be saved! O Lord God of hosts, how long will You be angry against the prayer of Your people? You have fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in great measure.You have made us a strife to our neighbors, and our enemies laugh among themselves. Restore us, O God of hosts; cause Your face to shine, and we shall be saved!Psalms 81:7-16: You called in trouble, and I delivered you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah“Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you! O Israel, if you will listen to Me! There shall be no foreign god among you; nor shall you worship any foreign god. I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt; open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. “But My people would not heed My voice, and Israel would have none of Me. So I gave them over to their own stubborn heart, to walk in their own counsels. “Oh, that My people would listen to Me, that Israel would walk in My ways! I would soon subdue their enemies, and turn My hand against their adversaries. The haters of the Lord would pretend submission to Him, but their fate would endure forever. He would have fed them also with the finest of wheat; and with honey from the rock I would have satisfied you.”These two psalms are very similar because they reflect the condition of Israel in their walk with God. At that time Israel was in a deplorable, sad, disastrous situation. They should be on a high level of faith and blessing, but because of their bad decisions, for turning away from the Lord, they were complaining, asking the Lord to rescue them.In Psalm 80 we see that cry of an Israelite in pain, desperate for the Lord's help. I hope you can read the whole chapter so you can see the whole context.Psalm 81 begins with praise and worship to the Lord for His blessings, and then this psalm continues with a statement from the Lord. God Himself is speaking here, expressing that His purpose and intention towards Israel is always to bless them and protect them from enemies, but the problem has been that they have decided to follow their own desires, turning away from the Lord. That is why the Lord says here that He gave them up because of the hardness of their hearts and their own advice. This reminds me of a verse in Proverbs where it says that let's not be wise in our own opinion. This was precisely what Israel did. After arriving in the promised land and enjoying God's blessings, they forgot Him. As I said about Psalm 78, they were inclined to idolatry and preferred other gods than the God who led them out of Egypt with a mighty hand, miraculously kept them in the desert and gave them a land ready to receive the crops, to live in the houses and to put their animals because they already had built corrals.That is why I am very moved to hear this psalm because we can directly hear the voice of God expressing His feelings, His frustration and His pain because He had beautiful plans for His people Israel but they decided to forget about God. I am very impressed by this phrase that the Lord said to them: "Open your mouth wide and I will fill it!" In other words: "Ask me for whatever you want and I'm going to grant it to you." Imagine! That means that God was telling them to come in to eat whatever they wanted like at a buffet or banquet for free and without limits. It's like someone comes up to you and says: "Here's this blank check, just put in the amount you need."Instead, they did not love the Lord, they rejected Him.These psalms also illustrate the position of someone, today, who has broken the covenant with God, who has rejected the incredible promises that God gave to Israel but now He is giving them to whoever wants to decide to love, follow and cry out to Him.If you are faithful to the Lord; then confidently open your mouth for the Lord to fill it. Ask Him and He will give you, call Him and He will attend to you, knock on the door of heaven and He will open you.Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. The God of Israel is the same God of the Gentiles; we who were not His people but now we are, He who was not our God but now He is.Let us consider and share this psalm today with the members of our household and teach them the greatness and might of our God and what a good Father He is to those who are His children, who choose to love Him and listen to His voice. Listen to this joyous song that declares the greatness of our God, titled "Más grande es Él" ≈Noviembre 27: ¡Si me hubieran escuchado los hubiera bendecido!Salmos 80:1‭-‬7 RVA2015:"¡Oh Pastor de Israel, escucha, tú que conduces a José como a un rebaño! ¡Tú, que estás entre los querubines, resplandece delante de Efraín, de Benjamín y de Manasés! Despierta tu poderío y ven para salvarnos. Oh Dios, ¡restáuranos! Haz resplandecer tu rostro, y seremos salvos. SEÑOR Dios de los Ejércitos, ¿hasta cuándo has de mostrar tu indignación contra la oración de tu pueblo? Nos has dado a comer pan de lágrimas. Nos has dado a beber lágrimas en abundancia. Nos has puesto por escarnio a nuestros vecinos; nuestros enemigos se mofan de nosotros. Oh Dios de los Ejércitos, ¡restáuranos! Haz resplandecer tu rostro, y seremos salvos."Salmos 81:7‭-‬16 RVA2015:"Clamaste en la calamidad, y yo te libré. Te respondí en lo oculto del trueno. Te probé junto a las aguas de Meriba. Selah “Escucha, oh pueblo mío, y testificaré contra ti. ¡Oh Israel, si me oyeras! No haya dios extraño en medio de ti ni te postres ante dios extranjero. Yo soy el SEÑOR tu Dios, que te hice venir de la tierra de Egipto. Abre bien tu boca, y la llenaré. “Pero mi pueblo no escuchó mi voz; Israel no me quiso a mí. Por eso los entregué a la dureza de su corazón, y caminaron según sus propios consejos. ¡Oh, si mi pueblo me hubiera escuchado; si Israel hubiera andado en mis caminos! En un instante habría yo sometido a sus enemigos y habría vuelto mi mano contra sus adversarios. Los que aborrecen al SEÑOR se le habrían sometido, y su castigo habría sido eterno. Los habría sustentado con la suculencia del trigo; con miel de la roca te habría saciado”.Estos dos salmos son muy parecidos porque hacen una reflexión de la condición de Israel en su caminar con Dios. En ese momento Israel se encontraba en una situación deplorable, triste, desastrosa. Ellos debían estar en un nivel grande de fe y bendición, pero por causa de sus malas decisiones, por apartarse del Señor, estaban quejándose, pidiendo que el Señor los rescatara.En el salmo 80 vemos ese clamor de un israelita adolorido, desesperado por el auxilio del Señor. Espero que puedas leer todo el capítulo completo para que mires todo el contexto.El salmo 81 comienza con una alabanza y adoración al Señor por Sus bendiciones, y después este salmo continúa con una declaración del Señor. Dios mismo está hablando aquí, expresando que Su propósito e intención hacia Israel siempre es de bendecirlo y protegerlo de los enemigos, pero el problema ha sido que ellos han decidido seguir sus propios deseos, alejándose del Señor. Por eso el Señor dice aquí que los entregó por la dureza de sus corazones y sus propios consejos. Esto me recuerda a un verso de Proverbios donde dice que no seamos sabios en nuestra propia opinión. Esto fue precisamente lo que hizo Israel. Después de haber llegado a la tierra prometida y disfrutado de las bendiciones de Dios se olvidaron de Él. Como lo dije acerca del salmo 78, ellos se inclinaron a la idolatría y prefirieron a otros dioses que al Dios que los sacó con mano poderosa de Egipto, los guardó de forma milagrosa en el desierto y les entregó una tierra lista para recibir las cosechas, para habitar en las casas y para poner sus animales porque ya tenían corrales edificados.Por eso me conmueve mucho escuchar este salmo porque podemos escuchar directamente la voz de Dios expresando Sus sentimientos, Su frustración y Su dolor porque Él tenía planes hermosos y lindos para Su pueblo Israel pero ellos decidieron olvidarse de Dios. Me impresiona mucho esta frase que el Señor les dijo: "¡Abre bien tu boca que yo la llenaré!" En otras palabras: “Pidanme lo que quieran que yo se los voy a conceder”. ¡Imagínese! Eso significa que Dios estaba diciéndoles que entraran a comer lo que quisieran como en un buffet o banquete de manera gratuita y sin límites. Es como si alguien se acercara y te dijera: “Aquí está este cheque en blanco, simplemente pon la cantidad que necesites”.En cambio, ellos no amaron al Señor, ellos lo rechazaron.Estos salmos también nos ilustran la posición de alguien, en la actualidad, que ha roto el pacto con Dios, que ha rechazado las promesas increíbles que Dios le dio a Israel pero que ahora Él se las da a quien quiera decidir amarle, seguirle y clamar a Él.Si tú eres fiel al Señor; entonces, con confianza, abre tu boca para que el Señor la llene. Pídele y Él te dará, llámale y Él te atenderá, toca la puerta de los cielos y Él te abrirá.Jesucristo es el mismo de ayer, hoy y por los siglos. El Dios de Israel es el mismo Dios de los gentiles; nosotros que no éramos su pueblo pero ahora lo somos, que no era nuestro Dios pero ahora lo es.Consideremos y compartamos este salmo hoy con los miembros de nuestro hogar y enseñemosles la grandeza y el poderío de nuestro Dios y lo buen Padre que es para aquellos que son Sus hijos, que deciden amarlo y escuchar Su voz. Escucha esta canción alegre que declara la grandeza de nuestro Dios, titulado "Más grande es Él" por los cantantes Kike Pavón y Musiko.Soy tu amigo y hermano Eduardo Rodríguez. Que el Señor Jesús escuche tu oración.

The Liturgy of the Hours: Sing the Hours
11.27.21 Lauds, Saturday Morning Prayer

The Liturgy of the Hours: Sing the Hours

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 16:42


Lauds, Saturday Morning Prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours, on the 34th Saturday in Ordinary Time, November 27th, 2021. Thanks for praying with us, for inquiries, requests, feedback, please email singthehours@gmail.com. Check out our website at singthehours.org! To support this work, please visit: https://www.patreon.com/singthehours. Deus in Adjutorium – "O God Come To My Assistance" Hymn: "Diei Luce Reddita," St. Ambrose of Milan (4th century) Psalm 92 (tone 1) Canticle: Deuteronomy 32v1-12 (tone 2) Psalm 8 (STH tone) Reading: Romans 12v14-16a Responsory: It is my joy, O God, to praise you with song. Benedictus (English, Tone 8, Luke 1v68-79) Intercessions: "Perfect us in love, Lord." The Lord's Prayer Concluding Prayers Immaculate Mary (verse 1, anonymous c.1905) The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes), ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary
November 26: Psalm 140; Psalm 142; Psalm 141; Psalm 143; Isaiah 24:14–23; 1 Peter 3:13–4:6; Matthew 20:17–28

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 10:57


Proper 29 First Psalm: Psalm 140; Psalm 142 Psalm 140 (Listen) Deliver Me, O Lord, from Evil Men To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 140   Deliver me, O LORD, from evil men;    preserve me from violent men,2   who plan evil things in their heart    and stir up wars continually.3   They make their tongue sharp as a serpent's,    and under their lips is the venom of asps. Selah 4   Guard me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked;    preserve me from violent men,    who have planned to trip up my feet.5   The arrogant have hidden a trap for me,    and with cords they have spread a net;1    beside the way they have set snares for me. Selah 6   I say to the LORD, You are my God;    give ear to the voice of my pleas for mercy, O LORD!7   O LORD, my Lord, the strength of my salvation,    you have covered my head in the day of battle.8   Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked;    do not further their2 evil plot, or they will be exalted! Selah 9   As for the head of those who surround me,    let the mischief of their lips overwhelm them!10   Let burning coals fall upon them!    Let them be cast into fire,    into miry pits, no more to rise!11   Let not the slanderer be established in the land;    let evil hunt down the violent man speedily! 12   I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted,    and will execute justice for the needy.13   Surely the righteous shall give thanks to your name;    the upright shall dwell in your presence. Footnotes [1] 140:5 Or they have spread cords as a net [2] 140:8 Hebrew his (ESV) Psalm 142 (Listen) You Are My Refuge A Maskil1 of David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer. 142   With my voice I cry out to the LORD;    with my voice I plead for mercy to the LORD.2   I pour out my complaint before him;    I tell my trouble before him. 3   When my spirit faints within me,    you know my way!  In the path where I walk    they have hidden a trap for me.4   Look to the right and see:    there is none who takes notice of me;  no refuge remains to me;    no one cares for my soul. 5   I cry to you, O LORD;    I say, “You are my refuge,    my portion in the land of the living.”6   Attend to my cry,    for I am brought very low!  Deliver me from my persecutors,    for they are too strong for me!7   Bring me out of prison,    that I may give thanks to your name!  The righteous will surround me,    for you will deal bountifully with me. Footnotes [1] 142:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalm 141; Psalm 143 Psalm 141 (Listen) Give Ear to My Voice A Psalm of David. 141   O LORD, I call upon you; hasten to me!    Give ear to my voice when I call to you!2   Let my prayer be counted as incense before you,    and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice! 3   Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth;    keep watch over the door of my lips!4   Do not let my heart incline to any evil,    to busy myself with wicked deeds  in company with men who work iniquity,    and let me not eat of their delicacies! 5   Let a righteous man strike me—it is a kindness;    let him rebuke me—it is oil for my head;    let my head not refuse it.  Yet my prayer is continually against their evil deeds.6   When their judges are thrown over the cliff,1    then they shall hear my words, for they are pleasant.7   As when one plows and breaks up the earth,    so shall our bones be scattered at the mouth of Sheol.2 8   But my eyes are toward you, O GOD, my Lord;    in you I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless!39   Keep me from the trap that they have laid for me    and from the snares of evildoers!10   Let the wicked fall into their own nets,    while I pass by safely. Footnotes [1] 141:6 Or When their judges fall into the hands of the Rock [2] 141:7 The meaning of the Hebrew in verses 6, 7 is uncertain [3] 141:8 Hebrew refuge; do not pour out my life! (ESV) Psalm 143 (Listen) My Soul Thirsts for You A Psalm of David. 143   Hear my prayer, O LORD;    give ear to my pleas for mercy!    In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!2   Enter not into judgment with your servant,    for no one living is righteous before you. 3   For the enemy has pursued my soul;    he has crushed my life to the ground;    he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.4   Therefore my spirit faints within me;    my heart within me is appalled. 5   I remember the days of old;    I meditate on all that you have done;    I ponder the work of your hands.6   I stretch out my hands to you;    my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah 7   Answer me quickly, O LORD!    My spirit fails!  Hide not your face from me,    lest I be like those who go down to the pit.8   Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,    for in you I trust.  Make me know the way I should go,    for to you I lift up my soul. 9   Deliver me from my enemies, O LORD!    I have fled to you for refuge.110   Teach me to do your will,    for you are my God!  Let your good Spirit lead me    on level ground! 11   For your name's sake, O LORD, preserve my life!    In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble!12   And in your steadfast love you will cut off my enemies,    and you will destroy all the adversaries of my soul,    for I am your servant. Footnotes [1] 143:9 One Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts To you I have covered (ESV) Old Testament: Isaiah 24:14–23 Isaiah 24:14–23 (Listen) 14   They lift up their voices, they sing for joy;    over the majesty of the LORD they shout from the west.115   Therefore in the east2 give glory to the LORD;    in the coastlands of the sea, give glory to the name of the LORD, the God of Israel.16   From the ends of the earth we hear songs of praise,    of glory to the Righteous One.  But I say, “I waste away,    I waste away. Woe is me!  For the traitors have betrayed,    with betrayal the traitors have betrayed.” 17   Terror and the pit and the snare3    are upon you, O inhabitant of the earth!18   He who flees at the sound of the terror    shall fall into the pit,  and he who climbs out of the pit    shall be caught in the snare.  For the windows of heaven are opened,    and the foundations of the earth tremble.19   The earth is utterly broken,    the earth is split apart,    the earth is violently shaken.20   The earth staggers like a drunken man;    it sways like a hut;  its transgression lies heavy upon it,    and it falls, and will not rise again. 21   On that day the LORD will punish    the host of heaven, in heaven,    and the kings of the earth, on the earth.22   They will be gathered together    as prisoners in a pit;  they will be shut up in a prison,    and after many days they will be punished.23   Then the moon will be confounded    and the sun ashamed,  for the LORD of hosts reigns    on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem,  and his glory will be before his elders. Footnotes [1] 24:14 Hebrew from the sea [2] 24:15 Hebrew in the realm of light, or with the fires [3] 24:17 The Hebrew words for terror, pit, and snare sound alike (ESV) New Testament: 1 Peter 3:13–4:6 1 Peter 3:13–4:6 (Listen) 13 Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, 15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, 16 having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. 17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil. 18 For Christ also suffered1 once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, 19 in which2 he went and proclaimed3 to the spirits in prison, 20 because4 they formerly did not obey, when God's patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water. 21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him. Stewards of God's Grace 4 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh,5 arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. 3 For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. 4 With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you; 5 but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 6 For this is why the gospel was preached even to those who are dead, that though judged in the flesh the way people are, they might live in the spirit the way God does. Footnotes [1] 3:18 Some manuscripts died [2] 3:19 Or the Spirit, in whom [3] 3:19 Or preached [4] 3:20 Or when [5] 4:1 Some manuscripts add for us; some for you (ESV) Gospel: Matthew 20:17–28 Matthew 20:17–28 (Listen) Jesus Foretells His Death a Third Time 17 And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside, and on the way he said to them, 18 “See, we are going up to Jerusalem. And the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death 19 and deliver him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified, and he will be raised on the third day.” A Mother's Request 20 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came up to him with her sons, and kneeling before him she asked him for something. 21 And he said to her, “What do you want?” She said to him, “Say that these two sons of mine are to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom.” 22 Jesus answered, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am to drink?” They said to him, “We are able.” 23 He said to them, “You will drink my cup, but to sit at my right hand and at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.” 24 And when the ten heard it, they were indignant at the two brothers. 25 But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 26 It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant,1 27 and whoever would be first among you must be your slave,2 28 even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Footnotes [1] 20:26 Greek diakonos [2] 20:27 Or bondservant, or servant (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface) (ESV)

Common Prayer Daily
November 26th - Christ the King

Common Prayer Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 15:52


Liturgy for the last week after PentecostOpening Scripture:Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. - PHILIPPIANS 1:2 Confession: *Let us take a moment to confess our sinsMost merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and strengthen us to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, all our days. Amen. The Invitatory:O Lord, open our lips; and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.O God, make speed to save us; O Lord, make haste to help usGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.Praise the Lord: The Lord's Name be praised.Venite (O Come)The earth is the Lord's for he made it: O come, let us adore him.O come, let us sing unto the Lord; *let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.For the Lord is a great God *and a great King above all gods.In his hand are all the depths of the earth, *and the heights of the hills are his also.The sea is his, for he made it, *and his hands prepared the dry land.O come, let us worship and fall down, *and kneel before the Lord our Maker.For he is our God, *and we are the people of his pasture,and the sheep of his hand. The Psalms and OT and NT LessonsReading plan based off of the Morning Prayer of the 2019 BCP Daily Office LectionaryNovember 21st - 27th, 2021 (Psalms from BCP 2019 / OT and NT Readings from ESV / Apocryphal Books RSV)Sunday - Psalm 56, 57, Judith 15, Acts 19:8-20Monday - Psalm 59, Judith 16, Acts 19:21-41Tuesday - Psalm 61, 62, Sirach 1, Acts 20:1-16Wednesday - Psalm 68:1-18, Sirach 2, Acts 20:17-38Thursday - Psalm 69:1-18, Sirach 4, Acts 21:1-16Friday - Psalm 66, Sirach 6, Acts 21:17-36Saturday - Psalm 71, Sirach 7, Acts 21:37-22:22AFTER THE PSALMS: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.AFTER LESSONS: The Word of the Lord. Thanks Be To God.  The Apostles CreedI believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. The PrayersLord, have mercy.Christ, have mercyLord, have mercyOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. Prayer of IntercessionShow us your mercy, O Lord; And grant us your salvation. Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Let your people sing with joy. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; For only in you can we live in safety. Lord, keep this nation under your care; and guide us in the way of justice and truth. Let your way be known upon the earth; Your saving health among all nations. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; Nor the hope of the poor be taken away. Create in us clean hearts, O God; and Sustain us with your Holy Spirit. Amen.Take a moment of silence at this time to reflect and pray for others.The CollectsChrist the KingAlmighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Thanksgiving (Thursday Only)Most merciful Father, we humbly thank you for all your gifts so freely bestowed upon us: for life and health and safety, for strength to work and leisure to rest, for all that is beautiful in creation and in human life; but above all we thank you for our spiritual mercies in Christ Jesus our Lord; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.Collect for PeaceO God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Collect for GraceO Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day: Defend us by your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin nor run into any danger; and that, guided by your Spirit, we may do what is righteous in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  General ThanksgivingAlmighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made.We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.A Prayer of St. John ChrysostomAlmighty God, you have given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.DismissalLet us bless the LordThanks be to God!BenedictionThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

Hogares De Pacto
Noviembre 26 ¿Dónde está tu Dios? Salmos 79

Hogares De Pacto

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 5:40


Notas. Inglés y Español ⬇️November 26: Where is your God?Psalms 79:1-13:O God, the nations have come into Your inheritance; Your holy temple they have defiled; they have laid Jerusalem in heaps. The dead bodies of Your servants they have given as food for the birds of the heavens, the flesh of Your saints to the beasts of the earth. Their blood they have shed like water all around Jerusalem, and there was no one to bury them. We have become a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and derision to those who are around us.How long, Lord? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy burn like fire? Pour out Your wrath on the nations that do not know You, and on the kingdoms that do not call on Your name. For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place. Oh, do not remember former iniquities against us! Let Your tender mercies come speedily to meet us, for we have been brought very low. Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name; and deliver us, and provide atonement for our sins, for Your name's sake! Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” Let there be known among the nations in our sight the avenging of the blood of Your servants which has been shed. Let the groaning of the prisoner come before You; according to the greatness of Your power preserve those who are appointed to die; and return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom their reproach with which they have reproached You, O Lord. So we, Your people and sheep of Your pasture, will give You thanks forever; we will show forth Your praise to all generations. The psalms that we have been studying, especially this group of psalms that belong to Asaph or his descendants, have a particular theme and it is the pain of the destruction of Jerusalem. This psalm describes a scene of terror at the invasion of the enemy army, an army that had no respect or compassion for the people of the living God. And it is that God gave them into the hands of the enemy because they had abandoned the Lord for many years. In the November 22 devotional we studied Psalm 74 and titled this devotional "How long?" In this Psalm 79 Asaph asks again the same question “how long?”, and in this case he refers to the wrath of God and the anger of the Lord with his people. The psalmist could not bear to see the suffering of young and old, children, women, and the elderly. And not only was it the people's own suffering, it was also the mockery and contempt of the enemies, showing them in their faces that their God was not strong enough to protect them. It really was a very big humiliation when they said to them: "Where is your God? Where is the glory of the God of Moses, Joshua and the great kings? The God of this temple bathed in gold? Don't miss tomorrow's devotional where we will understand the why of the consequences of the people of Israel and why God did not protect them from their enemies. The people of Israel accepted their guilt too late. They themselves had caused this calamity and had to listen to the mocking voices of their oppressors. This was very painful because they knew what God could do. They were delivered many times from the hand of the Assyrians, Midianites, Philistines and different armies that sought to invade the Jewish territory. In this case, the psalmist asked the Lord not to continue punishing them for their sins and to fill them in abundance with his mercies, his compassion and forgiveness. The psalmist wanted the prisoner to be free and that the condemned to death be forgiven; he wished to see the glory of Israel restored again and hear the praises of God from a forgiven and redeemed people. I hope this lesson teaches us not to forget the Lord our God and not to play with our salvation. That today we can learn from them not to make the same mistake, following our own wishes, ignoring the advice of God's messengers; rather let us passionately follow the Word of God, let us tell the praises, miracles and wonders of God. Let's not wait for the tragedy to come and we suffer because of our bad actions to be able to adore and praise God to tell His wonders to our children. Let's not wait any longer! Let's do it today! Let us honor the Lord!I am your friend and brother Eduardo Rodríguez. May the Lord Jesus hear your prayer.Listen to the song "Abre los cielos" by Jesús Adrián Romero. ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈Noviembre 26: ¿Dónde está tu Dios?Salmos 79:1‭-‬13 RVA2015:"Oh Dios, los gentiles han venido a tu heredad. Han contaminado tu santo templo, y a Jerusalén han reducido a montones de escombros. Han dado los cuerpos de tus siervos como comida a las aves de los cielos; han dado la carne de tus fieles a los animales de la tierra. Derramaron como agua su sangre en los alrededores de Jerusalén; no hubo quien los enterrase. Somos una afrenta para nuestros vecinos, burla y ridículo ante los que están a nuestro alrededor. ¿Hasta cuándo, oh SEÑOR? ¿Has de estar airado para siempre? ¿Arderá como fuego tu celo? Derrama tu ira sobre las naciones que no te conocen y sobre los reinos que no invocan tu nombre. Porque han devorado a Jacob, y han desolado su morada. No recuerdes contra nosotros los pecados de nuestros antepasados. Salgan pronto a encontrarnos tus misericordias porque estamos muy abatidos. Ayúdanos, oh Dios, salvación nuestra, por causa de la gloria de tu nombre. Líbranos y expía nuestros pecados por amor de tu nombre. ¿Por qué han de decir los gentiles: “¿Dónde está su Dios?”. Sea dada a conocer a las naciones y ante nuestros ojos la venganza de la sangre de tus siervos que ha sido derramada. Llegue a tu presencia el gemido de los presos. Conforme a la grandeza de tu brazo preserva a los sentenciados a muerte. Devuelve a nuestros vecinos siete veces en su cara la infamia con que te han deshonrado, oh SEÑOR. Entonces nosotros, pueblo tuyo y ovejas de tu prado, te confesaremos para siempre; por generación y generación contaremos de tus alabanzas."Los salmos que hemos estado estudiando, especialmente este grupo de salmos que pertenecen a Asaf o sus descendientes, tienen en particular un tema y es el dolor de la destrucción de Jerusalén. Este salmo describe una escena de terror por la invasión del ejército enemigo, un ejército que no tenía respeto ni compasión por el pueblo del Dios viviente. Y es que Dios los entregó en las manos del enemigo porque ellos habían abandonado por muchos años al Señor. En el devocional del 22 de noviembre estudiamos el salmo 74 y titulamos este devocional "¿Hasta cuándo?" En este salmo 79 Asaf hace de nuevo la misma pregunta “¿hasta cuándo?”, y en este caso él se refiere a la ira de Dios y al enojo del señor con su pueblo. El salmista no soportaba ver el sufrimiento de grandes y pequeños, de niños, mujeres, y ancianos. Y no solamente era el sufrimiento propio del pueblo, también fue la burla y el menosprecio de los enemigos, sacándoles en cara que el Dios de ellos no era lo suficientemente fuerte para protegerlos. Realmente era una humillación muy grande cuando ellos les decían: "¿Dónde está tu Dios? ¿Dónde está la gloria del Dios de Moisés, de Josué y de los grandes reyes? ¿Del Dios de este templo bañado en oro? No te pierdas el devocional de mañana donde vamos a entender el por qué de las consecuencias del pueblo de Israel y el por qué Dios no los protegió de sus enemigos. El pueblo de Israel aceptó demasiado tarde su culpa. Ellos mismos habían ocasionado esta calamidad y tuvieron que escuchar las voces burlonas de sus opresores. Esto era muy doloroso porque ellos sabían lo que Dios podía hacer. Ellos fueron librados muchísimas veces de la mano de los asirios, madianitas, filisteos y diferentes ejércitos que buscaban invadir el territorio judío. En este caso, el salmista le pidió al Señor que no los siga castigando por sus pecados y que los colmara en abundancia con sus misericordias, su compasión y perdón. El salmista deseó que el preso fuera libre y que al condenado a muerte se le perdone; él deseaba ver la gloria de Israel restaurada nuevamente y escuchar las alabanzas de Dios de un pueblo perdonado y redimido. Espero que esta lección nos enseñe a no olvidar al Señor nuestro Dios y no jugar con nuestra salvación. Que el día de hoy podamos aprender de ellos a no cometer el mismo error, siguiendo nuestros propios deseos, ignorando los consejos de los mensajeros de Dios; más bien sigamos con pasión la Palabra de Dios, contemos las alabanzas, los milagros y prodigios de Dios. No esperemos que venga la tragedia y suframos por culpa de nuestras malas acciones para poder adorar y alabar a Dios para contar sus maravillas a nuestros hijos. ¡No esperemos más! ¡Hagámoslo hoy! ¡Honremos al Señor!Soy tu amigo y hermano Eduardo Rodríguez. Que el Señor Jesús escuche tu oración.Escucha la canción "Abre los cielos" de Jesús Adrián Romero.#HogaresDePacto #KingdomChurch #IglesiaElReino #IPUH #PastorCarlos #CarlosRodriguez#EduardoRodriguez #PoderCaster #salmos #salmo79

Common Prayer Daily
November 25th - Thanksgiving Day

Common Prayer Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 15:15


Liturgy for the last week after PentecostOpening Scripture:Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. - PHILIPPIANS 1:2 Confession: *Let us take a moment to confess our sinsMost merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and strengthen us to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, all our days. Amen. The Invitatory:O Lord, open our lips; and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.O God, make speed to save us; O Lord, make haste to help usGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.Praise the Lord: The Lord's Name be praised.Venite (O Come)The earth is the Lord's for he made it: O come, let us adore him.O come, let us sing unto the Lord; *let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.For the Lord is a great God *and a great King above all gods.In his hand are all the depths of the earth, *and the heights of the hills are his also.The sea is his, for he made it, *and his hands prepared the dry land.O come, let us worship and fall down, *and kneel before the Lord our Maker.For he is our God, *and we are the people of his pasture,and the sheep of his hand. The Psalms and OT and NT LessonsReading plan based off of the Morning Prayer of the 2019 BCP Daily Office LectionaryNovember 21st - 27th, 2021 (Psalms from BCP 2019 / OT and NT Readings from ESV / Apocryphal Books RSV)Sunday - Psalm 56, 57, Judith 15, Acts 19:8-20Monday - Psalm 59, Judith 16, Acts 19:21-41Tuesday - Psalm 61, 62, Sirach 1, Acts 20:1-16Wednesday - Psalm 68:1-18, Sirach 2, Acts 20:17-38Thursday - Psalm 69:1-18, Sirach 4, Acts 21:1-16Friday - Psalm 66, Sirach 6, Acts 21:17-36Saturday - Psalm 71, Sirach 7, Acts 21:37-22:22AFTER THE PSALMS: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.AFTER LESSONS: The Word of the Lord. Thanks Be To God.  The Apostles CreedI believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. The PrayersLord, have mercy.Christ, have mercyLord, have mercyOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. Prayer of IntercessionShow us your mercy, O Lord; And grant us your salvation. Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Let your people sing with joy. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; For only in you can we live in safety. Lord, keep this nation under your care; and guide us in the way of justice and truth. Let your way be known upon the earth; Your saving health among all nations. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; Nor the hope of the poor be taken away. Create in us clean hearts, O God; and Sustain us with your Holy Spirit. Amen.Take a moment of silence at this time to reflect and pray for others.The CollectsChrist the KingAlmighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Thanksgiving (Thursday Only)Most merciful Father, we humbly thank you for all your gifts so freely bestowed upon us: for life and health and safety, for strength to work and leisure to rest, for all that is beautiful in creation and in human life; but above all we thank you for our spiritual mercies in Christ Jesus our Lord; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.Collect for PeaceO God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Collect for GraceO Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day: Defend us by your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin nor run into any danger; and that, guided by your Spirit, we may do what is righteous in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  General ThanksgivingAlmighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made.We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.A Prayer of St. John ChrysostomAlmighty God, you have given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.DismissalLet us bless the LordThanks be to God!BenedictionThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

Common Prayer Daily
November 24th - Christ the King

Common Prayer Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 15:15


Liturgy for the last week after PentecostOpening Scripture:Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. - PHILIPPIANS 1:2 Confession: *Let us take a moment to confess our sinsMost merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and strengthen us to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, all our days. Amen. The Invitatory:O Lord, open our lips; and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.O God, make speed to save us; O Lord, make haste to help usGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.Praise the Lord: The Lord's Name be praised.Venite (O Come)The earth is the Lord's for he made it: O come, let us adore him.O come, let us sing unto the Lord; *let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.For the Lord is a great God *and a great King above all gods.In his hand are all the depths of the earth, *and the heights of the hills are his also.The sea is his, for he made it, *and his hands prepared the dry land.O come, let us worship and fall down, *and kneel before the Lord our Maker.For he is our God, *and we are the people of his pasture,and the sheep of his hand. The Psalms and OT and NT LessonsReading plan based off of the Morning Prayer of the 2019 BCP Daily Office LectionaryNovember 21st - 27th, 2021 (Psalms from BCP 2019 / OT and NT Readings from ESV / Apocryphal Books RSV)Sunday - Psalm 56, 57, Judith 15, Acts 19:8-20Monday - Psalm 59, Judith 16, Acts 19:21-41Tuesday - Psalm 61, 62, Sirach 1, Acts 20:1-16Wednesday - Psalm 68:1-18, Sirach 2, Acts 20:17-38Thursday - Psalm 69:1-18, Sirach 4, Acts 21:1-16Friday - Psalm 66, Sirach 6, Acts 21:17-36Saturday - Psalm 71, Sirach 7, Acts 21:37-22:22AFTER THE PSALMS: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.AFTER LESSONS: The Word of the Lord. Thanks Be To God.  The Apostles CreedI believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. The PrayersLord, have mercy.Christ, have mercyLord, have mercyOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. Prayer of IntercessionShow us your mercy, O Lord; And grant us your salvation. Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Let your people sing with joy. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; For only in you can we live in safety. Lord, keep this nation under your care; and guide us in the way of justice and truth. Let your way be known upon the earth; Your saving health among all nations. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; Nor the hope of the poor be taken away. Create in us clean hearts, O God; and Sustain us with your Holy Spirit. Amen.Take a moment of silence at this time to reflect and pray for others.The CollectsChrist the KingAlmighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Thanksgiving (Thursday Only)Most merciful Father, we humbly thank you for all your gifts so freely bestowed upon us: for life and health and safety, for strength to work and leisure to rest, for all that is beautiful in creation and in human life; but above all we thank you for our spiritual mercies in Christ Jesus our Lord; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.Collect for PeaceO God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Collect for GraceO Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day: Defend us by your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin nor run into any danger; and that, guided by your Spirit, we may do what is righteous in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  General ThanksgivingAlmighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made.We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.A Prayer of St. John ChrysostomAlmighty God, you have given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.DismissalLet us bless the LordThanks be to God!BenedictionThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

Hogares De Pacto
Noviembre 24- Señor, ¿se acabaron tus promesas? Salmos 77

Hogares De Pacto

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 5:58


Notas. Inglés y Español ⬇️November 24: Lord, are your promises finished?Psalms 77:1-20:I cried out to God with my voice— to God with my voice; and He gave ear to me. In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; my hand was stretched out in the night without ceasing; my soul refused to be comforted. I remembered God, and was troubled; I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. SelahYou hold my eyelids open; I am so troubled that I cannot speak. I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times. I call to remembrance my song in the night; I meditate within my heart, and my spirit makes diligent search. Will the Lord cast off forever? And will He be favorable no more? Has His mercy ceased forever? Has His promise failed forevermore? Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has He in anger shut up His tender mercies? SelahAnd I said, “This is my anguish; but I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High.” I will remember the works of the Lord; surely I will remember Your wonders of old. I will also meditate on all Your work, and talk of Your deeds. Your way, O God, is in the sanctuary; who is so great a God as our God? You are the God who does wonders; You have declared Your strength among the peoples. You have with Your arm redeemed Your people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. SelahThe waters saw You, O God; the waters saw You, they were afraid; the depths also trembled. The clouds poured out water; the skies sent out a sound; Your arrows also flashed about. The voice of Your thunder was in the whirlwind; the lightnings lit up the world; the earth trembled and shook. Your way was in the sea, Your path in the great waters, and Your footsteps were not known. You led Your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.This is a psalm that describes the dilemma Asaph had in his heart. In this case, he was disturbed because he was going through a time of affliction and did not see the hand of God work. He was in a very big state of affliction because he was crying out to God day and night, raising his hands to heaven and prostrate, begging for God's help for him and his people, the people of Israel.The psalmist fell into a state of commotion because he thought that the hand of God is no longer the same, that the power of God has disappeared. The psalmist remembered the powerful works that God did in the past and that made him sadder, because he thought that God no longer wants to work on behalf of His people, that His promises have finished and His compassion is exhausted. The panic is such that doubt visited his heart, and he wondered if God really is no longer going to continue protecting, helping and sustaining them. But then a change occurred in this prayer. Asaph stops focusing on his situation and the past but on how God miraculously worked to grant them favors. He did not focus on the result but on how God worked mightily to perform the miracles. That is why Asaph regained his strength when he remembered the way God brought the people out of Egypt, how the Red Sea parted in two, how thunder fell when the Lord manifested Himself. Asaph stopped focusing on the silence of God for which he was suffering, but instead focused on the mighty roar that the Lord produced when He was in that whirlwind taking the people of Israel out and protecting them from Pharaoh's chariots. He remembered that the God he worshiped is a God who brought out his ancestors with a strong hand, who accompanied them at night in a column of fire and by day in a column of cloud.In the end, the reflection ends in that nobody knew how God did that. No one saw His hands and feet print; no one knew the strategy that God had to give victory to His children and punish the wicked, but they did see His power wreaking havoc!Perhaps you are going through a process similar to that of the psalmist who did not hear the voice of God or did not see His power palpable. At that time don't give room to doubt, don't feel alone! Rather, remember the way that God has helped you before and that in the same way He will be able to do it with you. The Lord still looks at you and your family, He supports you and protects you. In those moments, where it seems that God has paused and has stopped working on your behalf is when you most have to unite as a family and prostrate before the Lord, praying without ceasing, constantly until the mighty cloud of God manifests with thunder, black clouds and darkness to ward off the enemies that are chasing you, and on the other side of the whirlwind appears in the form of fire to illuminate your path and you can walk on the dry ground in the middle of the sea of difficulties that you have to cross.I encourage you to do together what Asaph learned to do in those moments. Let's learn verse 1 today: "I cried out to God with my voice— to God with my voice; and He gave ear to me.”Listen to the song "Dame más de Ti" by Miguel Cassina. ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈Noviembre 24: Señor, ¿se acabaron tus promesas?Salmos 77:1‭-‬20 RVA2015:Mi voz elevo a Dios y clamo; mi voz elevo a Dios y él me escucha. Al Señor busco en el día de mi angustia. Sin cesar extiendo a él mis manos en la noche; mi alma rehúsa el consuelo. Me acuerdo de Dios y gimo; medito y mi espíritu desfallece. Selah Tú retienes los párpados de mis ojos; estoy turbado y no puedo hablar. Considero los días de antaño, los años antiguos. Recuerdo mi canto en la noche. Medito en mi corazón y mi espíritu investiga. ¿Acaso nos desechará el Señor para siempre? ¿Ya no volverá a ser propicio? ¿Se ha agotado para siempre su misericordia? ¿Se han acabado sus promesas por generación y generación? ¿Se ha olvidado de ser clemente? ¿En su ira ha cerrado su compasión? SelahY pienso: Mi tristeza es que haya cambio en la diestra del Altísimo. Me acuerdo de las obras del SEÑOR; sí, me acuerdo de tus maravillas del pasado. Medito en todos tus hechos, y reflexiono en tus actos. Oh Dios, santo es tu camino. ¿Qué Dios es grande como nuestro Dios? Tú eres un Dios que hace maravillas; has hecho conocer tu poder entre los pueblos. Con tu brazo has redimido a tu pueblo, a los hijos de Jacob y de José. SelahLas aguas te vieron, oh Dios; las aguas te vieron y temblaron. Se estremecieron los abismos. Los nubarrones vertieron sus aguas, tronaron las nubes, también se desplazaron tus rayos. El tronar de tu voz estaba en el torbellino; los relámpagos alumbraron al mundo; la tierra se estremeció y tembló. Tu camino estaba en el mar, y tu sendero en las caudalosas aguas. Pero tus huellas nadie las pudo conocer. Como a un rebaño has conducido a tu pueblo por medio de Moisés y de Aarón.Este es un salmo que describe el dilema que Asaf tenía en su corazón. En este caso, él estaba perturbado porque estaba pasando por un momento de aflicción y no veía la mano de Dios obrar. Se encontraba en un estado de aflicción muy grande porque él estaba clamando a Dios día y noche, levantando sus manos al cielo y postrado, rogando por el socorro de Dios para él y su pueblo, el pueblo de Israel.El salmista cayó en un estado de conmoción porque pensó que la mano de Dios ya no es la misma, que el poder de Dios ha desaparecido. El salmista recordaba las obras poderosas que Dios hizo en el pasado y eso lo hizo estar más triste, porque pensó que Dios ya no quiere obrar a favor de Su pueblo, que se acabaron Sus promesas y se agotó Su compasión. Es tal el pánico que la duda visitó su corazón, y se preguntó si realmente Dios ya no los va a seguir protegiendo, socorriendo y sustentando. Pero después ocurrió un cambio en esta oración. Asaf dejó de centrarse en su situación y en el pasado sino en cómo Dios obró milagrosamente para concederles los favores. No se concentró en el resultado sino en la forma en que Dios obró poderosamente para realizar los milagros. Por eso Asaf recobró fuerzas cuando recordó la forma en que Dios sacó al pueblo de Egipto, cómo el mar rojo se partió en dos, de cómo los truenos caían cuando el Señor se manifestaba. Asaf dejó de enfocarse en el silencio de Dios por el cual él estaba sufriendo, sino que se enfocó en el estruendo poderoso que producía el Señor cuando estaba en ese torbellino sacando al pueblo de Israel y protegiéndolos de los carros de Faraón. Recordó que el Dios que adoraba es un Dios que sacó a sus antepasados con mano fuerte, que de noche los acompañaba en una columna de fuego y de día en una columna de nube.Al final, la reflexión termina en que nadie supo cómo Dios hizo eso. Nadie vio Sus huellas de manos y pies; nadie conoció la estrategia que Dios tenía para darle la victoria a Sus hijos y castigar a los impíos, pero ¡sí vieron Su poder haciendo estragos!Tal vez estés pasando por un proceso similar a la del salmista que no escuchaba la voz de Dios ni veía palpable Su poder. ¡En ese momento no le des cabida a la duda, no te sientas solo! Más bien, recuerda la forma en que Dios te ha socorrido anteriormente y que de esa misma forma lo va a poder hacer contigo. El Señor todavía te mira a ti y a tu familia, Él te sostiene y te protege. En esos momentos, donde parece que Dios hizo una pausa y ha dejado de obrar a tu favor es cuando más tienen que unirse como familia y postrarse ante el Señor, orando sin cesar, constantes hasta que la nube poderosa de Dios se manifieste con truenos, nubes negras y oscuridad para alejar a los enemigos que te persiguen, y por el otro lado del torbellino aparezca en forma de fuego para iluminar tu camino y puedas caminar sobre el suelo seco en medio del mar de dificultades que tienes que cruzar. Te animo para que juntos hagamos lo que Asaf aprendió a hacer en esos momentos. Aprendamos hoy el verso 1: "Mi voz elevo a Dios y clamo; mi voz elevo a Dios y él me escucha."Escucha la canción "Dame más de Ti'' de Miguel Cassina. #HogaresDePacto #KingdomChurch #IglesiaElReino #IPUH #PastorCarlos #CarlosRodriguez#EduardoRodriguez #PoderCaster #salmos #salmo77

Common Prayer Daily
November 23rd - Christ the King

Common Prayer Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 17:41


Liturgy for the last week after PentecostOpening Scripture:Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. - PHILIPPIANS 1:2 Confession: *Let us take a moment to confess our sinsMost merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and strengthen us to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, all our days. Amen. The Invitatory:O Lord, open our lips; and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.O God, make speed to save us; O Lord, make haste to help usGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.Praise the Lord: The Lord's Name be praised.Venite (O Come)The earth is the Lord's for he made it: O come, let us adore him.O come, let us sing unto the Lord; *let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.For the Lord is a great God *and a great King above all gods.In his hand are all the depths of the earth, *and the heights of the hills are his also.The sea is his, for he made it, *and his hands prepared the dry land.O come, let us worship and fall down, *and kneel before the Lord our Maker.For he is our God, *and we are the people of his pasture,and the sheep of his hand. The Psalms and OT and NT LessonsReading plan based off of the Morning Prayer of the 2019 BCP Daily Office LectionaryNovember 21st - 27th, 2021 (Psalms from BCP 2019 / OT and NT Readings from ESV / Apocryphal Books RSV)Sunday - Psalm 56, 57, Judith 15, Acts 19:8-20Monday - Psalm 59, Judith 16, Acts 19:21-41Tuesday - Psalm 61, 62, Sirach 1, Acts 20:1-16Wednesday - Psalm 68:1-18, Sirach 2, Acts 20:17-38Thursday - Psalm 69:1-18, Sirach 4, Acts 21:1-16Friday - Psalm 66, Sirach 6, Acts 21:17-36Saturday - Psalm 71, Sirach 7, Acts 21:37-22:22AFTER THE PSALMS: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.AFTER LESSONS: The Word of the Lord. Thanks Be To God.  The Apostles CreedI believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. The PrayersLord, have mercy.Christ, have mercyLord, have mercyOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. Prayer of IntercessionShow us your mercy, O Lord; And grant us your salvation. Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Let your people sing with joy. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; For only in you can we live in safety. Lord, keep this nation under your care; and guide us in the way of justice and truth. Let your way be known upon the earth; Your saving health among all nations. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; Nor the hope of the poor be taken away. Create in us clean hearts, O God; and Sustain us with your Holy Spirit. Amen.Take a moment of silence at this time to reflect and pray for others.The CollectsChrist the KingAlmighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Thanksgiving (Thursday Only)Most merciful Father, we humbly thank you for all your gifts so freely bestowed upon us: for life and health and safety, for strength to work and leisure to rest, for all that is beautiful in creation and in human life; but above all we thank you for our spiritual mercies in Christ Jesus our Lord; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.Collect for PeaceO God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Collect for GraceO Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day: Defend us by your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin nor run into any danger; and that, guided by your Spirit, we may do what is righteous in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  General ThanksgivingAlmighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made.We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.A Prayer of St. John ChrysostomAlmighty God, you have given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.DismissalLet us bless the LordThanks be to God!BenedictionThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

BIBLE IN TEN
Acts 2:33

BIBLE IN TEN

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 10:11


Tuesday, 23 November 2021   Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear. Acts 2:33   Peter just said that God had raised up Jesus. With that understood, He next says, “Therefore being exalted.” The word means “to lift up,” or “to raise on high.” Thus, it signifies “to elevate.” This happened to Christ who was dead. He was found worthy, and death could not hold Him.   As such, He was raised up – from the grave to the throne, and from the humiliation of the cross and death to the glory and power of the eternal King. The next words of Peter are debated over, “to the right hand of God.”   They are in the dative case. Simply stated, the Greek dative expresses a thing, or a person, indirectly affected by an action. With this being the case, there are two equally possible translations to these words –   “by the right hand of God” “to the right hand of God”   Either is possible based on the surrounding context. The right hand signifies power, both in action (ability) and in position (authority). The previous verse just said that God raised Jesus. Therefore, it could be “by the right hand (ability) of God.” However, the next verse quotes David and will say, “Sit at my right hand (position of authority).” Nothing is lost in either translation because both possibilities are true. As such, translations such as Young's use “at” which can convey both meanings at the same time –   “at the right hand of God having been exalted.”   As such, it can mean “at [by the power of] the right hand,” or “at [to the location of] the right hand of God.”   This may seem niggling, but the words have importance and should be considered. God's power (His right hand) raised Jesus (Romans 10:9), and Jesus is seated at the right hand (the position of authority) of God (Romans 8:34). With this understood, Peter next says, “and having received from the Father.”   What Peter will refer to is something that had to wait for the full course of these events to occur. Christ was raised from the dead by the power of God, but He remained for a span before ascending to the Father. Only with that action completed would the disciples receive “the promise of the Holy Spirit.”   Jesus stated this explicitly in John 16 –   “But now I go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?' 6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. 8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; 11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.” John 16:5-11   In Christ's return to the Father (the right hand of power and the position of authority), the Helper was promised to come. This is what Peter is now referring to. In the exaltation of Jesus to this position, they received the Spirit from the Father. But because Jesus is at the position of power and authority, it explains why Jesus went to the Father in order for this to occur –   “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” John 14:26   “But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me. 27 And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning.” John 15:26, 27   There is a unity within the Godhead that is clearly presented in Scripture. Thus, Jesus was able to say –   “Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.” John 14:11   In understanding the words of Jesus, and now the words of Peter as influenced by the Spirit, we see that the Spirit issues from the Father, through the Son. It is this event which Peter refers to by saying, “He poured out this which you now see and hear.”   This is a confirmation of what was prophesied by Joel, and which was cited earlier –   ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. 18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy.” Acts 2:17, 18   Peter is clearly and unambiguously stating that the promise of the pouring out of the Spirit prophesied in Joel has come. The church has been established, and this is the firstfruits of that event typologically anticipated in Leviticus 23 –   “You shall bring from your dwellings two wave loaves of two-tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven. They are the firstfruits to the Lord.” Leviticus 23:17   In the words of Leviticus 23, “two loaves” were to be presented. The loaves were to be “baked with leaven.” This is one of only two times that leaven was to be presented to the Lord in the Old Covenant sacrificial system. Leaven pictures sin, and yet – because of the work of Christ – sinful people could be presented to the Lord, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. The Jews now being filled with the Spirit represent one of the loaves.   The Gentiles (coming later in Acts) represent the other loaf. The symbolism is clear. There is one New Covenant, there is one gospel, and there is one way to receive the promised Holy Spirit. That is through accepting the finished, final, and forever work of Jesus Christ.   Life application: The events of Acts 2 are descriptive in nature. They simply record what occurred. They do not prescribe anything. The reception of the Spirit by various believers in Acts will occur in various ways. Each will give insights into the early working of the Spirit in the church to confirm that Jesus is the Messiah.   Once those early events occurred, there was no longer a need for such outward displays to continue. The verifications had been made, the apostles witnessed the events – confirming the acceptance by God on the various people – and the writings of the prescriptive epistles become the standard for how the church works henceforth.   What occurs now is historical but not normative. We are beholding the work of the Spirit in these demonstrable ways with our own spiritual eyes as we read the book of Acts. In this, we are to demonstrate faith that they occurred, and we are to be convinced that God has accepted all people into His church – Jew and Gentile – according to their belief in the gospel of Jesus Christ.   Lord God Almighty! You possess all power in heaven and on earth. Thank You that despite this glory, You would look with favor upon us – sinners in need of a Savior – and send Jesus. Thank You for Your kind care and gentle hand upon us. Praises to You, O God. Amen.  

Hogares De Pacto
Noviembre 23- Encuentra justicia en el Monte de Sión. Salmos 75 y 76

Hogares De Pacto

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 5:58


Notas. Inglés y Español ⬇️November 23: Find justice on Mount Zion.Psalms 75:4-10:“I said to the boastful, ‘Do not deal boastfully,' and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up the horn. Do not lift up your horn on high; do not speak with a stiff neck.' ” For exaltation comes neither from the east nor from the west nor from the south. But God is the Judge: He puts down one, and exalts another. For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is fully mixed, and He pours it out; surely its dregs shall all the wicked of the earth drain and drink down. But I will declare forever, I will sing praises to the God of Jacob. “All the horns of the wicked I will also cut off, but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.”Psalms 76:1-9: In Judah God is known; His name is great in Israel. In Salem also is His tabernacle, and His dwelling place in Zion. There He broke the arrows of the bow, the shield and sword of battle. SelahYou are more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey. The stouthearted were plundered; they have sunk into their sleep; and none of the mighty men have found the use of their hands. At Your rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse were cast into a dead sleep. You, Yourself, are to be feared; and who may stand in Your presence when once You are angry? You caused judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared and was still, when God arose to judgment, to deliver all the oppressed of the earth. SelahThese two psalms confront this issue: the arrogance that exists in the human being; in many who, haughtily, attacks His people, the people of God. Psalm 75 shows a verse that catches my attention because the psalmist declared that the person who is haughty and arrogant does not act this way by chance or due to unforeseen events, but that it is God Himself who allows them to be haughty and then give what is due to the prideful (arrogant) and glorify Himself in the humble. In short, this attitude does not surprise or disturb the Lord but He is prepared to deal with kings, rulers or haughty nations to do justice to the righteous, the humble, the one who cries out to God, and to pour out His wrath against the wicked. That is why here we read about the glass of liquor that is foamy. In this case, the spilled cup is a symbol of God's wrath. This represents when God unleashes calamities and destruction on the world against all those who rise up against God and against His children. Before studying Psalms, we studied the book of Revelation, and in chapter 16 we read about 7 cups that will be poured out on the earth bringing havoc on the inhabitants. That is why the Bible says that the Lord is great in mercy but slow to anger, because He is patient and waits until His cup of anger is filled and later, when it spills, there is no one to stop it because a long time of patience and tolerance on the part of God with the humanity has already passed. Let us remember that God is a God of love but also of consuming fire.The next Psalm also makes reference to the wrath of God, but that it comes from His mount. Salem is another name for Jerusalem, and Zion is another name that represents the mount where the temple of God is built.Salem means king of peace, and Zion is the reference to indicate that the capital city of Israel is the city of David but also the holy city of God. Here we see two functions of authority: Kingship and Priesthood, Government and Sanctification. Mount Zion and its city is not only the physical city that you and I can get to know by taking a plane to the country of Israel, but the Bible also clearly shows that there is a heavenly city called The New Jerusalem or the heavenly Zion, where all those who believed in the Lord, all the righteous, the martyrs who gave their lives for the Lord, those who were not ashamed of Him are going to be inhabitants of this beautiful city, as it says in Philippians 3:20: "For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,”.There we will receive justification if we have experienced any injustice on earth. We are also going to receive consolation, all of us who have suffered for the sake of the Gospel. From there will come the judgment against the inhabitants of the earth, both the living and the dead.That is why I want us to affirm our faith in today's devotional with this verse from Hebrews 12:18-24: “For you have not come to the mountain that may be touched and that burned with fire, and to blackness and darkness and tempest, and the sound of a trumpet and the voice of words, so that those who heard it begged that the word should not be spoken to them anymore. (For they could not endure what was commanded: “And if so much as a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned or shot with an arrow.” And so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I am exceedingly afraid and trembling.”) But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.”Here we are shown that we are now on that mount, Mount Zion, the spiritual mount that we touch every time we enter God's presence in prayer and praise. Don't be afraid, the Judge is on your side. Consider this:Have you ever felt that you are alone and there is no one to defend you?I am your friend and brother Eduardo Rodríguez. May the Lord Jesus hear your prayer on the heavenly Mount Zion.≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈Noviembre 23: Encuentra justicia en el Monte de Sion.SALMOS 75:4‭-‬10 RVA2015:SALMOS 76:1‭-‬9 Estos dos salmos confrontan este tema: la arrogancia que existe en el ser humano; en muchos que, con altivez, ataca a Su pueblo, el pueblo de Dios. El salmo 75 muestra un verso que me llama la atención porque el salmista declaró que la persona que es altiva y arrogante no actúa así de casualidad o por eventos imprevistos, sino que es Dios mismo que le permite ser altivo para luego darle su merecido a los orgullosos (arrogantes) y glorificarse en los humildes. En pocas palabras, esa actitud no sorprende o perturba al Señor sino que Él está preparado para lidiar con reyes, gobernantes o naciones altivas para hacer justicia al justo, al humilde, al que clama a Dios, y derramar su ira contra los malos. Por eso aquí leemos sobre la copa de licor que está espumosa. En este caso, la copa derramada es símbolo de la ira de Dios. Esto representa cuando Dios desate ante el mundo calamidades y destrucción contra todo aquel que se levanta en contra de Dios y en contra de Sus hijos. Antes de estudiar Salmos, estudiamos el libro de Apocalipsis, y en el capítulo 16 leímos acerca de 7 copas que serán derramadas en la tierra trayendo estragos en los habitantes. Por eso la Biblia dice que el Señor es grande en misericordia pero lento para la ira, porque Él es paciente y espera hasta que su copa de ira se va llenando y después, cuando ella se derrama, no hay quien la detenga porque ya ha pasado mucho tiempo de paciencia y tolerancia de parte de Dios con la humanidad. Recordemos que Dios es un Dios de amor pero también de fuego consumidor.El siguiente Salmo también hace referencia sobre la ira de Dios, pero que ésta sale desde Su monte. Salem es otro nombre con que se le conoce a Jerusalén, y Sion es otro nombre que representa el monte donde está construido el templo de Dios.Salem significa rey de paz, y Sion es la referencia para indicar que la ciudad capital de Israel es la ciudad de David pero también de la ciudad sagrada de Dios. Aquí vemos dos funciones de autoridad: Reinado y Sacerdocio, Gobierno y Santificación. El Monte de Sion y su ciudad no solo es la ciudad física que tú y yo podemos a conocer tomando un avión hacia el país de Israel, sino que la Biblia también muestra claramente que existe una ciudad celestial llamada La Nueva Jerusalén o la Sion celestial, donde todos los que creyeron en el Señor, todos los justos, los mártires que dieron la vida por el Señor los que no se avergonzaron de Él van a ser habitantes de esta hermosa ciudad, como lo dice en Filipenses 3:20: "Porque nuestra ciudadanía está en los cielos, de donde también esperamos ardientemente al Salvador, el Señor Jesucristo."Allí vamos a recibir justificación si hemos vivido alguna injusticia en la tierra. También vamos a recibir consolación, todos los que hemos sufrido por causa del Evangelio. De ahí va a salir el juicio contra los moradores de la tierra, tanto los vivos como los muertos.Por eso quiero que afirmemos nuestra fe en el devocional de este día con este verso de Hebreos 12:18-24Nueva Versión Internacional: "Ustedes no se han acercado a una montaña que se pueda tocar o que esté ardiendo en fuego; ni a oscuridad, tinieblas y tormenta; ni a sonido de trompeta, ni a tal clamor de palabras que quienes lo oyeron suplicaron que no se les hablara más, porque no podían soportar esta orden: «¡Será apedreado todo el que toque la montaña, aunque sea un animal!» Tan terrible era este espectáculo que Moisés dijo: «Estoy temblando de miedo». Por el contrario, ustedes se han acercado al monte Sión, a la Jerusalén celestial, la ciudad del Dios viviente. Se han acercado a millares y millares de ángeles, a una asamblea gozosa, a la iglesia de los primogénitos inscritos en el cielo. Se han acercado a Dios, el juez de todos; a los espíritus de los justos que han llegado a la perfección; a Jesús, el mediador de un nuevo pacto; y a la sangre rociada, que habla con más fuerza que la de Abel."Aquí se nos muestra que estamos ahora en ese monte, el Monte de Sion, el monte espiritual que tocamos cada vez que entramos a la presencia de Dios en oración y alabanza. No temas, el Juez está de tu lado. Tu amigo Eduardo Rodríguez.

New Work Fellowship Podcast
Take the Trust Test (11/21/2021)

New Work Fellowship Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 43:10


Take the Trust Test Matthew 6:24, “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.” Psalms 26:2, “Put me on trial, Lord, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and my heart.” Galatians 6:4 (NIV), “Each one should test his own actions.”   TAKE a Personal Inventory Psalm 139:23-24, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; TEST me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life”.   REMOVE the growth-stunting barriers Jeremiah 17:6, “They are like stunted shrubs in the desert, with no hope for the future.”   UNDERSTAND God's growth principles Proverbs 3:9-10, “Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with good wine.”   SURRENDER your whole heart to God Jeremiah 17:9-10, “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is? But I, the Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.”    TEST God's Promises  Malachi 3:10, “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven's Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won't have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!”

The Liturgy of the Hours: Sing the Hours
11.23.21 Lauds, Tuesday Morning Prayer

The Liturgy of the Hours: Sing the Hours

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 16:02


Lauds, Morning Prayer for the 34th Tuesday in Ordinary Time, November 23rd, 2021. Thanks for praying with us, for inquiries, requests, feedback, please email singthehours@gmail.com. Or visit our website at www.singthehours.org. To support this work, please visit: https://www.patreon.com/singthehours. Deus in Adjutorium – "O God come to my assistance" Hymn: "O Salutaris Hostia," St. Thomas Aquinas Psalm 43 Canticle: Isaiah 38v10-14, 17b-20 Psalm 65 Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5v4-5 Responsory: Lord, listen to my cry; all my trust is in your promise. Benedictus (English, Tone 8, Luke 1v68-79) Intercessions: "Keep us Lord, on Your path." The Lord's Prayer Concluding Prayers Ave Maria (Gregorian) The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes), ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
November 22: 1 Chronicles 17; James 4; Jonah 1; Luke 6

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 15:41


With family: 1 Chronicles 17; James 4 1 Chronicles 17 (Listen) The Lord's Covenant with David 17 Now when David lived in his house, David said to Nathan the prophet, “Behold, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of the covenant of the LORD is under a tent.” 2 And Nathan said to David, “Do all that is in your heart, for God is with you.” 3 But that same night the word of the LORD came to Nathan, 4 “Go and tell my servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD: It is not you who will build me a house to dwell in. 5 For I have not lived in a house since the day I brought up Israel to this day, but I have gone from tent to tent and from dwelling to dwelling. 6 In all places where I have moved with all Israel, did I speak a word with any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd my people, saying, “Why have you not built me a house of cedar?”' 7 Now, therefore, thus shall you say to my servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, to be prince over my people Israel, 8 and I have been with you wherever you have gone and have cut off all your enemies from before you. And I will make for you a name, like the name of the great ones of the earth. 9 And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, that they may dwell in their own place and be disturbed no more. And violent men shall waste them no more, as formerly, 10 from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel. And I will subdue all your enemies. Moreover, I declare to you that the LORD will build you a house. 11 When your days are fulfilled to walk with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, one of your own sons, and I will establish his kingdom. 12 He shall build a house for me, and I will establish his throne forever. 13 I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. I will not take my steadfast love from him, as I took it from him who was before you, 14 but I will confirm him in my house and in my kingdom forever, and his throne shall be established forever.'” 15 In accordance with all these words, and in accordance with all this vision, Nathan spoke to David. David's Prayer 16 Then King David went in and sat before the LORD and said, “Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far? 17 And this was a small thing in your eyes, O God. You have also spoken of your servant's house for a great while to come, and have shown me future generations,1 O LORD God! 18 And what more can David say to you for honoring your servant? For you know your servant. 19 For your servant's sake, O LORD, and according to your own heart, you have done all this greatness, in making known all these great things. 20 There is none like you, O LORD, and there is no God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears. 21 And who is like your people Israel, the one2 nation on earth whom God went to redeem to be his people, making for yourself a name for great and awesome things, in driving out nations before your people whom you redeemed from Egypt? 22 And you made your people Israel to be your people forever, and you, O LORD, became their God. 23 And now, O LORD, let the word that you have spoken concerning your servant and concerning his house be established forever, and do as you have spoken, 24 and your name will be established and magnified forever, saying, ‘The LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, is Israel's God,' and the house of your servant David will be established before you. 25 For you, my God, have revealed to your servant that you will build a house for him. Therefore your servant has found courage to pray before you. 26 And now, O LORD, you are God, and you have promised this good thing to your servant. 27 Now you have been pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever before you, for it is you, O LORD, who have blessed, and it is blessed forever.” Footnotes [1] 17:17 Or and you look upon me as a man of high rank [2] 17:21 Septuagint, Vulgate other (ESV) James 4 (Listen) Warning Against Worldliness 4 What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions1 are at war within you?2 2 You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. 3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. 4 You adulterous people!3 Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 5 Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? 6 But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. 11 Do not speak evil against one another, brothers.4 The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. 12 There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor? Boasting About Tomorrow 13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”—14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. 17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. Footnotes [1] 4:1 Greek pleasures; also verse 3 [2] 4:1 Greek in your members [3] 4:4 Or You adulteresses! [4] 4:11 Or brothers and sisters (ESV) In private: Jonah 1; Luke 6 Jonah 1 (Listen) Jonah Flees the Presence of the Lord 1 Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil1 has come up before me.” 3 But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the LORD. 4 But the LORD hurled a great wind upon the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship threatened to break up. 5 Then the mariners were afraid, and each cried out to his god. And they hurled the cargo that was in the ship into the sea to lighten it for them. But Jonah had gone down into the inner part of the ship and had lain down and was fast asleep. 6 So the captain came and said to him, “What do you mean, you sleeper? Arise, call out to your god! Perhaps the god will give a thought to us, that we may not perish.” Jonah Is Thrown into the Sea 7 And they said to one another, “Come, let us cast lots, that we may know on whose account this evil has come upon us.” So they cast lots, and the lot fell on Jonah. 8 Then they said to him, “Tell us on whose account this evil has come upon us. What is your occupation? And where do you come from? What is your country? And of what people are you?” 9 And he said to them, “I am a Hebrew, and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land.” 10 Then the men were exceedingly afraid and said to him, “What is this that you have done!” For the men knew that he was fleeing from the presence of the LORD, because he had told them. 11 Then they said to him, “What shall we do to you, that the sea may quiet down for us?” For the sea grew more and more tempestuous. 12 He said to them, “Pick me up and hurl me into the sea; then the sea will quiet down for you, for I know it is because of me that this great tempest has come upon you.” 13 Nevertheless, the men rowed hard2 to get back to dry land, but they could not, for the sea grew more and more tempestuous against them. 14 Therefore they called out to the LORD, “O LORD, let us not perish for this man's life, and lay not on us innocent blood, for you, O LORD, have done as it pleased you.” 15 So they picked up Jonah and hurled him into the sea, and the sea ceased from its raging. 16 Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, and they offered a sacrifice to the LORD and made vows. A Great Fish Swallows Jonah 17 3 And the LORD appointed4 a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. Footnotes [1] 1:2 The same Hebrew word can mean evil or disaster, depending on the context; so throughout Jonah [2] 1:13 Hebrew the men dug in [their oars] [3] 1:17 Ch 2:1 in Hebrew [4] 1:17 Or had appointed (ESV) Luke 6 (Listen) Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath 6 On a Sabbath,1 while he was going through the grainfields, his disciples plucked and ate some heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands. 2 But some of the Pharisees said, “Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?” 3 And Jesus answered them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him: 4 how he entered the house of God and took and ate the bread of the Presence, which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those with him?” 5 And he said to them, “The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.” A Man with a Withered Hand 6 On another Sabbath, he entered the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was withered. 7 And the scribes and the Pharisees watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, so that they might find a reason to accuse him. 8 But he knew their thoughts, and he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come and stand here.” And he rose and stood there. 9 And Jesus said to them, “I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to destroy it?” 10 And after looking around at them all he said to him, “Stretch out your hand.” And he did so, and his hand was restored. 11 But they were filled with fury and discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus. The Twelve Apostles 12 In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God. 13 And when day came, he called his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles: 14 Simon, whom he named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew, 15 and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot, 16 and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor. Jesus Ministers to a Great Multitude 17 And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, 18 who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. And those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. 19 And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all. The Beatitudes 20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 “Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. “Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. 22 “Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! 23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets. Jesus Pronounces Woes 24 “But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. 25 “Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry. “Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep. 26 “Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets. Love Your Enemies 27 “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 29 To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic2 either. 30 Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. 31 And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. 32 “If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. 35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. 36 Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. Judging Others 37 “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38 give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” 39 He also told them a parable: “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40 A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher. 41 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 42 How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,' when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother's eye. A Tree and Its Fruit 43 “For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, 44 for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. 45 The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. Build Your House on the Rock 46 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,' and not do what I tell you? 47 Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: 48 he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.3 49 But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.” Footnotes [1] 6:1 Some manuscripts On the second first Sabbath (that is, on the second Sabbath after the first) [2] 6:29 Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin [3] 6:48 Some manuscripts founded upon the rock (ESV)

Common Prayer Daily
November 22nd - Christ the King

Common Prayer Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 17:29


Liturgy for the last week after PentecostOpening Scripture:Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. - PHILIPPIANS 1:2 Confession: *Let us take a moment to confess our sinsMost merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and strengthen us to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, all our days. Amen. The Invitatory:O Lord, open our lips; and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.O God, make speed to save us; O Lord, make haste to help usGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.Praise the Lord: The Lord's Name be praised.Venite (O Come)The earth is the Lord's for he made it: O come, let us adore him.O come, let us sing unto the Lord; *let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.For the Lord is a great God *and a great King above all gods.In his hand are all the depths of the earth, *and the heights of the hills are his also.The sea is his, for he made it, *and his hands prepared the dry land.O come, let us worship and fall down, *and kneel before the Lord our Maker.For he is our God, *and we are the people of his pasture,and the sheep of his hand. The Psalms and OT and NT LessonsReading plan based off of the Morning Prayer of the 2019 BCP Daily Office LectionaryNovember 21st - 27th, 2021 (Psalms from BCP 2019 / OT and NT Readings from ESV / Apocryphal Books RSV)Sunday - Psalm 56, 57, Judith 15, Acts 19:8-20Monday - Psalm 59, Judith 16, Acts 19:21-41Tuesday - Psalm 61, 62, Sirach 1, Acts 20:1-16Wednesday - Psalm 68:1-18, Sirach 2, Acts 20:17-38Thursday - Psalm 69:1-18, Sirach 4, Acts 21:1-16Friday - Psalm 66, Sirach 6, Acts 21:17-36Saturday - Psalm 71, Sirach 7, Acts 21:37-22:22AFTER THE PSALMS: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.AFTER LESSONS: The Word of the Lord. Thanks Be To God.  The Apostles CreedI believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. The PrayersLord, have mercy.Christ, have mercyLord, have mercyOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. Prayer of IntercessionShow us your mercy, O Lord; And grant us your salvation. Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Let your people sing with joy. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; For only in you can we live in safety. Lord, keep this nation under your care; and guide us in the way of justice and truth. Let your way be known upon the earth; Your saving health among all nations. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; Nor the hope of the poor be taken away. Create in us clean hearts, O God; and Sustain us with your Holy Spirit. Amen.Take a moment of silence at this time to reflect and pray for others.The CollectsChrist the KingAlmighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Thanksgiving (Thursday Only)Most merciful Father, we humbly thank you for all your gifts so freely bestowed upon us: for life and health and safety, for strength to work and leisure to rest, for all that is beautiful in creation and in human life; but above all we thank you for our spiritual mercies in Christ Jesus our Lord; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.Collect for PeaceO God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Collect for GraceO Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day: Defend us by your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin nor run into any danger; and that, guided by your Spirit, we may do what is righteous in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  General ThanksgivingAlmighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made.We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.A Prayer of St. John ChrysostomAlmighty God, you have given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.DismissalLet us bless the LordThanks be to God!BenedictionThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

BIBLE IN TEN
Acts 2:32

BIBLE IN TEN

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 7:53


Monday, 22 November 2021   This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. Acts 2:32   The previous verse noted that David “spoke concerning the resurrection of Christ.” Peter now directly states this prophecy is fulfilled, saying, “This Jesus.” It is who he openly proclaimed in verse 2:22, after which he explained the events leading to his citing of the psalm –   “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know— 23 Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death; 24 whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it.” Acts 2:22-24   With his subject clearly understood to be “This Jesus,” he now repeats the fact stated in verse 2:24, saying, “God has raised up.” The repetition is to demonstrate that what he had claimed is perfectly in line with the prophecy of David. And more, for emphasis, he used the verb form of the noun used in the previous verse –   Concerning the resurrection (anastasis) of the Christ God has raised (anistémi) up   The mental idea conveyed to the ears of the people would be, “David spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, and God resurrected Christ, who is JESUS.” It is of this amazing event that Peter next says, “of which we are all witnesses.”   These words certainly extend beyond the thought of that stated concerning the selection of a replacement for Judas –    “Therefore, of these men who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22 beginning from the baptism of John to that day when He was taken up from us, one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection.” Acts 1:21, 22   The apostles' office was specifically to proclaim what they had seen, bearing witness to the events as a united group. This is noted, for example, in Acts 8:1 –   “At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.”   Because of the office, the apostles remained together while all the others were scattered. Understanding this, Peter's words now that “we are all witnesses” is most likely speaking of whatever size of group of disciples were gathered and upon whom had been poured out the Holy Spirit. As there were more than twelve languages identified by Luke, it is probable that it was a gathering of all of the disciples, and Peter is referring to all of them.   Be it twelve, one hundred and twenty, or more, the matter is legally established before the people with his words. Deuteronomy 19:15 set the standard for witnesses in any testimony concerning iniquity or sin as “two or three witnesses.” That became the standard for any testimony in Israel. Jesus noted that to the Pharisees in John 8:17 because it was a clearly accepted provision among the people.   Therefore, the matter of the resurrection is clearly established through the multiple witnesses standing before the people.   Life application: The Bible is the written record of what has occurred in redemptive history. It details God's workings in and through Christ in order to reconcile us to Himself. Is it reliable? If you are unsure, it is incumbent upon you to verify it in your own mind. Or, if you are challenged by someone as to why you believe it, can you defend your faith? Even if you cannot, if someone challenges you, the onus is on that person to make his claims for or against the word.   This was the case with Simon Greenleaf. He was a non-believer, but he was one of the greatest legal minds in history. He was a principal founder of Harvard law school. At one point, he was challenged by a student to look at the gospels from a legal standpoint.   As an intellectually honest person, he took the challenge, setting aside any presuppositions or biases. In doing so, he came to the conclusion that the gospels hold the topmost weight of legal accuracy. His basis for this was that “Every document, apparently ancient, coming from the proper repository or custody, and bearing on its face no evident marks of forgery, the law presumes to be genuine, and devolves on the opposing party the burden of proving it to be otherwise.”   His conclusion was that the gospels bore this stamp of authenticity and were, in fact, what they claimed to be. As such, he states –   “The foundation of our belief is a basis of fact - the fact of the birth, ministry, miracles, death, resurrection by the Evangelists as having actually occurred, within their own personal knowledge it was therefore impossible that they could have persisted in affirming the truths they have narrated, had not Jesus actually rose from the dead, and had they not known this fact as certainly as they knew any other fact.”   Simon Greenleaf surrendered his life to Christ, knowing that no legal case could suitably challenge the Bible's genuineness.   Be sure of your faith by being sure of what the basis for your faith is. Read this word, study this word, and cherish this word. Be ready to defend it, and also be ready to challenge those who dismiss it. Implore them to be as intellectually honest as Simon Greenleaf and to do their own evaluation of it – to the glory of God.   Thank You Lord God that our faith, the faith we possess in Jesus Christ, is ground in a word that is reliable, verifiable, and accurate in all that it contains and proclaims. Thank You that we have the surety of the truth of Jesus Christ and His gospel. He died for our sins, He was buried, and He rose again – according to Scripture. Thank You, O God, for the surety we possess. Amen.

Hogares De Pacto
Noviembre 22: ¿Hasta cuándo? Salmos 74

Hogares De Pacto

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 5:52


Notas. Inglés y Español ⬇️November 22: How long?Psalms 74:1-19:O God, why have You cast us off forever? Why does Your anger smoke against the sheep of Your pasture? Remember Your congregation, which You have purchased of old, the tribe of Your inheritance, which You have redeemed— this Mount Zion where You have dwelt. Lift up Your feet to the perpetual desolations. The enemy has damaged everything in the sanctuary. Your enemies roar in the midst of Your meeting place; they set up their banners for signs. They seem like men who lift up axes among the thick trees. And now they break down its carved work, all at once, with axes and hammers. They have set fire to Your sanctuary; they have defiled the dwelling place of Your name to the ground. They said in their hearts, “Let us destroy them altogether.” They have burned up all the meeting places of God in the land. We do not see our signs; there is no longer any prophet; nor is there any among us who knows how long. O God, how long will the adversary reproach? Will the enemy blaspheme Your name forever? Why do You withdraw Your hand, even Your right hand? Take it out of Your bosom and destroy them. For God is my King from of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth. You divided the sea by Your strength; You broke the heads of the sea serpents in the waters. You broke the heads of Leviathan in pieces, and gave him as food to the people inhabiting the wilderness. You broke open the fountain and the flood; You dried up mighty rivers. The day is Yours, the night also is Yours; You have prepared the light and the sun. You have set all the borders of the earth; You have made summer and winter. Remember this, that the enemy has reproached, O Lord, and that a foolish people has blasphemed Your name. Oh, do not deliver the life of Your turtledove to the wild beast! Do not forget the life of Your poor forever.These verses are a very intimate prayer at a very difficult time for the people of Israel. This psalm seems to describe the time when Israel was invaded by their enemies that burned and destroyed the temple of the Lord, looted the people, and took many captive. Possibly it was the Assyrians or the Babylonians. What we do know is that the psalmist, in his prayer, tried to call God's attention to have mercy on them, remembering how God chose them from ancient times, calling them His chosen ones, His people.The psalmist claims the Lord by supplicating Him with this phrase: "How long". I think this is a phrase that many of us do before God: How long? How long will I be in this situation? My child that I don't see in Your presence? How long is my husband's behavior? The relationship with my wife? And the endless questions of "how long".But in that cry of despair, the psalmist also made a declaration of faith and trust in the Lord, affirming that God is still his King, his Savior. He still recognized Him as the Almighty and Sovereign. He recognized Him as the Creator of all this majestic world, of everything that exists on earth and sea, and who dominates ferocious animals and beasts. All of this to indicate that the psalmist still fully trusted God and knew that God was in control of all these circumstances. God allows us to go through different stages of life, different seasons, as well as rain and drought, such as winter and summer. Days of light and darkness. He is behind all this. Israel was suffering the consequences of their actions. God warned them many times that they don't stop following His statutes but they abandoned and neglected the Word of God. On some occasions they were tested to see if they trusted the Lord even though they were behaving well. Many times God brought to light many injustices that were covered up through trials; in others, He corrected His children because He loved them and made their ways straight. Many times God allowed the enemy to surround them so that they would not forget that it was not with their own strength but with the Spirit of God. I hope that today we can hold on to the hand of God. We continue crying out to the Lord so that soon He helps us and hears our prayer, but despite this, remain faithful followers of His love and kindness, that our hope is firmly placed in Him; we have no choice but to follow His answer. Although we still don't see the solution, He will always be our God, our King and Savior.Consider this:Have you been through different spiritual stages?Are you now enjoying a victory or are you waiting patiently for the answer? I am your friend Eduardo Rodríguez. May the Lord hear your prayer soon.≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈Noviembre 22: ¿Hasta cuándo?Salmos 74:1‭-‬19 RVA2015:¿Por qué, oh Dios, nos has desechado para siempre? ¿Por qué humea tu furor contra las ovejas de tu prado? Acuérdate de tu congregación que adquiriste en tiempos antiguos y redimiste para que sea la tribu de tu heredad: este monte Sión en el cual has habitado. Dirige tus pasos hacia las ruinas perpetuas; todo lo ha destruido el enemigo en el santuario. Tus adversarios han rugido en medio de tu santuario y han puesto sus estandartes por señal. Fueron semejantes a los que levantan el hacha contra el tupido bosque. Ahora, con hachas y barras han destruido todas tus entalladuras. Han prendido fuego a tu santuario; han profanado el tabernáculo de tu nombre, echándolo a tierra. Dijeron en su corazón: “¡Destruyámoslos de una vez!”. Han quemado todos los lugares de culto a Dios en el país. Ya no distinguimos nuestras señales; ya no hay profeta, ni con nosotros hay quien sepa hasta cuándo. ¿Hasta cuándo, oh Dios, nos ha de afrentar el adversario? ¿Ha de ultrajar el enemigo tu nombre perpetuamente? ¿Por qué retraes tu mano y retienes tu diestra en tu seno? Sin embargo, Dios es mi Rey desde los tiempos antiguos. Él es quien obra salvación en medio de la tierra. Tú con tu poder dividiste el mar; rompiste sobre las aguas la cabeza de los monstruos acuáticos. Tú machacaste las cabezas del Leviatán, y lo diste por comida a los moradores del desierto. Tú abriste el manantial y el arroyo; tú secaste los ríos inagotables. Tuyo es el día, tuya es también la noche; tú estableciste la luna y el sol. Tú fijaste todas las fronteras de la tierra. El verano y el invierno, tú los formaste. Acuérdate de que el enemigo ha injuriado al SEÑOR; un pueblo vil ha blasfemado tu nombre. No entregues a las fieras la vida de tu tórtola; no olvides para siempre la congregación de tus pobres.Estos versos son una oración muy íntima en un momento muy difícil para el pueblo de Israel. Al parecer este salmo describe el momento cuando Israel fue invadido por sus enemigos que quemaron y destruyeron el templo del Señor, saquearon al pueblo y llevaron cautivos a muchos. Posiblemente fueron los asirios o los babilonios. Lo que sí sabemos es que el salmista, en su oración, trató de llamar la atención de Dios para que tenga misericordia de ellos, recordando cómo Dios los escogió desde la antigüedad, llamándolos Sus elegidos, Su pueblo.El salmista reclama al Señor suplicándole con esta frase: "Hasta cuándo". Creo que esta es una frase que muchos hacemos delante de Dios: ¿Hasta cuándo? ¿Hasta cuándo estaré en esta situación? ¿Mi hijo que no veo en tu presencia? ¿Hasta cuándo el comportamiento de mi esposo? ¿La relación con mi esposa? Y los sin fin de interrogaciones de "hasta cuándo".Pero en ese clamor de desesperación, el salmista también hizo una declaración de fe y confianza en el Señor, afirmando que Dios es todavía su Rey, su Salvador. Todavía lo reconocía como el Todopoderoso y Soberano. Lo reconocía como el Creador de todo este mundo majestuoso, de todo lo que existe en la tierra y el mar, y que domina los animales y bestias feroces. Todo esto para indicar que el salmista todavía confiaba plenamente en Dios y sabía que Dios tenía el control de todas estas circunstancias. Dios permite que pasemos por diferentes etapas de la vida, diferentes temporadas, así como la lluvia y la sequía, como el invierno y el verano. Días de luz y de oscuridad. Él está detrás de todo esto. Israel estaba sufriendo las consecuencias de sus actos. Dios les advirtió muchas veces que no dejarán de seguir Sus estatutos pero ellos abandonaron y descuidaron la Palabra de Dios. En unas ocasiones ellos eran probados para ver si confiaban en el Señor a pesar de que se estaban portando bien. Muchas veces Dios sacó a la luz muchas injusticias que estaban tapadas por medio de las pruebas; en otras, corregía a Sus hijos porque los amaba y enderezaba sus caminos. Muchas veces Dios permitía que el enemigo los rodeara para que no se olvidaran que no era con sus propias fuerzas sino con el Espíritu de Dios. Espero que podamos hoy sostenernos, aferrarnos de la mano de Dios. Que sigamos clamando al Señor para que pronto nos socorra y que escuche nuestra oración, pero que a pesar de esto, seguir siendo fieles seguidores de Su amor y bondad, que nuestra esperanza este puesta firmemente en Él; no tenemos otra alternativa sino seguir Su respuesta. Aunque todavía no veamos la solución, Él será siempre nuestro Dios, nuestro Rey y Salvador.Considera:¿Has pasado por diferentes etapas espirituales?¿Estás disfrutando ahora de una victoria o estás esperando pacientemente la respuesta? Soy tu amigo Eduardo Rodríguez. Que el Señor escuche tu oración pronto. #HogaresDePacto #KingdomChurch #IglesiaElReino #IPUH #PastorCarlos #CarlosRodriguez #hastacuando#EduardoRodriguez #PoderCaster #salmos #salmo74

Pine Grove Baptist Church (Sermons)
Psalm 77:16-20 | Our Sovereign Shepherd

Pine Grove Baptist Church (Sermons)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 34:00


16 When the waters saw you, O God, when the waters saw you, they were afraid; indeed, the deep trembled. 17 The clouds poured out water; the skies gave forth thunder; your arrows flashed on every side. 18 The crash of your thunder was in the whirlwind; your lightnings lighted up the world; the earth trembled and shook. 19 Your way was through the sea, your path through the great waters; yet your footprints were unseen.[a] 20 You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

The Inner Room- Emotions in the Bible
Episode 506 - Where is our hope, where is our crown?

The Inner Room- Emotions in the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 12:31


2 Mc 7:1, 20-31 It happened that seven brothers with their mother were arrested and tortured with whips and scourges by the king, to force them to eat pork in violation of God's law. Most admirable and worthy of everlasting remembrance was the mother, who saw her seven sons perish in a single day, yet bore it courageously because of her hope in the Lord. Filled with a noble spirit that stirred her womanly heart with manly courage, she exhorted each of them in the language of their ancestors with these words: “I do not know how you came into existence in my womb; it was not I who gave you the breath of life, nor was it I who set in order the elements of which each of you is composed. Therefore, since it is the Creator of the universe who shapes each man's beginning, as he brings about the origin of everything, he, in his mercy, will give you back both breath and life, because you now disregard yourselves for the sake of his law.” Antiochus, suspecting insult in her words, thought he was being ridiculed. As the youngest brother was still alive, the king appealed to him, not with mere words, but with promises on oath, to make him rich and happy if he would abandon his ancestral customs: he would make him his Friend and entrust him with high office. When the youth paid no attention to him at all, the king appealed to the mother, urging her to advise her boy to save his life. After he had urged her for a long time, she went through the motions of persuading her son. In derision of the cruel tyrant, she leaned over close to her son and said in their native language: “Son, have pity on me, who carried you in my womb for nine months, nursed you for three years, brought you up, educated and supported you to your present age. I beg you, child, to look at the heavens and the earth and see all that is in them; then you will know that God did not make them out of existing things; and in the same way the human race came into existence. Do not be afraid of this executioner, but be worthy of your brothers and accept death, so that in the time of mercy I may receive you again with them.” She had scarcely finished speaking when the youth said: “What are you waiting for? I will not obey the king's command. I obey the command of the law given to our fathers through Moses. But you, who have contrived every kind of affliction for the Hebrews, will not escape the hands of God.” Ps 17 Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full. Hear, O LORD, a just suit; attend to my outcry; hearken to my prayer from lips without deceit. My steps have been steadfast in your paths, my feet have not faltered. I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me; hear my word. Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings. But I in justice shall behold your face; on waking, I shall be content in your presence. Lk 19:11-28 While people were listening to Jesus speak, he proceeded to tell a parable because he was near Jerusalem and they thought that the Kingdom of God would appear there immediately. So he said, “A nobleman went off to a distant country to obtain the kingship for himself and then to return. He called ten of his servants and gave them ten gold coins and told them, ‘Engage in trade with these until I return.' I tell you, to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sofia-fonseca7/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sofia-fonseca7/support

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
November 21: 1 Chronicles 16; James 3; Obadiah; Luke 5

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 16:04


With family: 1 Chronicles 16; James 3 1 Chronicles 16 (Listen) The Ark Placed in a Tent 16 And they brought in the ark of God and set it inside the tent that David had pitched for it, and they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before God. 2 And when David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD 3 and distributed to all Israel, both men and women, to each a loaf of bread, a portion of meat,1 and a cake of raisins. 4 Then he appointed some of the Levites as ministers before the ark of the LORD, to invoke, to thank, and to praise the LORD, the God of Israel. 5 Asaph was the chief, and second to him were Zechariah, Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom, and Jeiel, who were to play harps and lyres; Asaph was to sound the cymbals, 6 and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests were to blow trumpets regularly before the ark of the covenant of God. 7 Then on that day David first appointed that thanksgiving be sung to the LORD by Asaph and his brothers. David's Song of Thanks 8   Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name;    make known his deeds among the peoples!9   Sing to him, sing praises to him;    tell of all his wondrous works!10   Glory in his holy name;    let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice!11   Seek the LORD and his strength;    seek his presence continually!12   Remember the wondrous works that he has done,    his miracles and the judgments he uttered,13   O offspring of Israel his servant,    children of Jacob, his chosen ones! 14   He is the LORD our God;    his judgments are in all the earth.15   Remember his covenant forever,    the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations,16   the covenant that he made with Abraham,    his sworn promise to Isaac,17   which he confirmed to Jacob as a statute,    to Israel as an everlasting covenant,18   saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan,    as your portion for an inheritance.” 19   When you were few in number,    of little account, and sojourners in it,20   wandering from nation to nation,    from one kingdom to another people,21   he allowed no one to oppress them;    he rebuked kings on their account,22   saying, “Touch not my anointed ones,    do my prophets no harm!” 23   Sing to the LORD, all the earth!    Tell of his salvation from day to day.24   Declare his glory among the nations,    his marvelous works among all the peoples!25   For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised,    and he is to be feared above all gods.26   For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,    but the LORD made the heavens.27   Splendor and majesty are before him;    strength and joy are in his place. 28   Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples,    ascribe to the LORD glory and strength!29   Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;    bring an offering and come before him!  Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness;230     tremble before him, all the earth;    yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.31   Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice,    and let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns!”32   Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;    let the field exult, and everything in it!33   Then shall the trees of the forest sing for joy    before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth.34   Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;    for his steadfast love endures forever! 35 Say also:   “Save us, O God of our salvation,    and gather and deliver us from among the nations,  that we may give thanks to your holy name    and glory in your praise.36   Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel,    from everlasting to everlasting!” Then all the people said, “Amen!” and praised the LORD. Worship Before the Ark 37 So David left Asaph and his brothers there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD to minister regularly before the ark as each day required, 38 and also Obed-edom and his3 sixty-eight brothers, while Obed-edom, the son of Jeduthun, and Hosah were to be gatekeepers. 39 And he left Zadok the priest and his brothers the priests before the tabernacle of the LORD in the high place that was at Gibeon 40 to offer burnt offerings to the LORD on the altar of burnt offering regularly morning and evening, to do all that is written in the Law of the LORD that he commanded Israel. 41 With them were Heman and Jeduthun and the rest of those chosen and expressly named to give thanks to the LORD, for his steadfast love endures forever. 42 Heman and Jeduthun had trumpets and cymbals for the music and instruments for sacred song. The sons of Jeduthun were appointed to the gate. 43 Then all the people departed each to his house, and David went home to bless his household. Footnotes [1] 16:3 Compare Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate; the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain [2] 16:29 Or in holy attire [3] 16:38 Hebrew their (ESV) James 3 (Listen) Taming the Tongue 3 Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. 2 For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. 3 If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. 4 Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. 5 So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life,1 and set on fire by hell.2 7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. 10 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers,3 these things ought not to be so. 11 Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? 12 Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water. Wisdom from Above 13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. Footnotes [1] 3:6 Or wheel of birth [2] 3:6 Greek Gehenna [3] 3:10 Or brothers and sisters; also verse 12 (ESV) In private: Obadiah; Luke 5 Obadiah (Listen) 1 The vision of Obadiah. Edom Will Be Humbled   Thus says the Lord GOD concerning Edom:  We have heard a report from the LORD,    and a messenger has been sent among the nations:  “Rise up! Let us rise against her for battle!”2   Behold, I will make you small among the nations;    you shall be utterly despised.13   The pride of your heart has deceived you,    you who live in the clefts of the rock,2    in your lofty dwelling,  who say in your heart,    “Who will bring me down to the ground?”4   Though you soar aloft like the eagle,    though your nest is set among the stars,    from there I will bring you down,      declares the LORD. 5   If thieves came to you,    if plunderers came by night—    how you have been destroyed!—    would they not steal only enough for themselves?  If grape gatherers came to you,    would they not leave gleanings?6   How Esau has been pillaged,    his treasures sought out!7   All your allies have driven you to your border;    those at peace with you have deceived you;  they have prevailed against you;    those who eat your bread3 have set a trap beneath you—    you have4 no understanding. 8   Will I not on that day, declares the LORD,    destroy the wise men out of Edom,    and understanding out of Mount Esau?9   And your mighty men shall be dismayed, O Teman,    so that every man from Mount Esau will be cut off by slaughter. Edom's Violence Against Jacob 10   Because of the violence done to your brother Jacob,    shame shall cover you,    and you shall be cut off forever.11   On the day that you stood aloof,    on the day that strangers carried off his wealth  and foreigners entered his gates    and cast lots for Jerusalem,    you were like one of them.12   But do not gloat over the day of your brother    in the day of his misfortune;  do not rejoice over the people of Judah    in the day of their ruin;  do not boast5    in the day of distress.13   Do not enter the gate of my people    in the day of their calamity;  do not gloat over his disaster    in the day of his calamity;  do not loot his wealth    in the day of his calamity.14   Do not stand at the crossroads    to cut off his fugitives;  do not hand over his survivors    in the day of distress. The Day of the Lord Is Near 15   For the day of the LORD is near upon all the nations.  As you have done, it shall be done to you;    your deeds shall return on your own head.16   For as you have drunk on my holy mountain,    so all the nations shall drink continually;  they shall drink and swallow,    and shall be as though they had never been.17   But in Mount Zion there shall be those who escape,    and it shall be holy,  and the house of Jacob shall possess their own possessions.18   The house of Jacob shall be a fire,    and the house of Joseph a flame,    and the house of Esau stubble;  they shall burn them and consume them,    and there shall be no survivor for the house of Esau,      for the LORD has spoken. The Kingdom of the Lord 19   Those of the Negeb shall possess Mount Esau,    and those of the Shephelah shall possess the land of the Philistines;  they shall possess the land of Ephraim and the land of Samaria,    and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.20   The exiles of this host of the people of Israel    shall possess the land of the Canaanites as far as Zarephath,  and the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad    shall possess the cities of the Negeb.21   Saviors shall go up to Mount Zion    to rule Mount Esau,    and the kingdom shall be the LORD's. Footnotes [1] 1:2 Or Behold, I have made you small among the nations; you are utterly despised [2] 1:3 Or of Sela [3] 1:7 Hebrew lacks those who eat [4] 1:7 Hebrew he has [5] 1:12 Hebrew do not enlarge your mouth (ESV) Luke 5 (Listen) Jesus Calls the First Disciples 5 On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, 2 and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. 3 Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon's, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. 4 And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” 5 And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” 6 And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. 7 They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. 8 But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” 9 For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, 10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.”1 11 And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him. Jesus Cleanses a Leper 12 While he was in one of the cities, there came a man full of leprosy.2 And when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged him, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” 13 And Jesus3 stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately the leprosy left him. 14 And he charged him to tell no one, but “go and show yourself to the priest, and make an offering for your cleansing, as Moses commanded, for a proof to them.” 15 But now even more the report about him went abroad, and great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities. 16 But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray. Jesus Heals a Paralytic 17 On one of those days, as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with him to heal.4 18 And behold, some men were bringing on a bed a man who was paralyzed, and they were seeking to bring him in and lay him before Jesus, 19 but finding no way to bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down with his bed through the tiles into the midst before Jesus. 20 And when he saw their faith, he said, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.” 21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to question, saying, “Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?” 22 When Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answered them, “Why do you question in your hearts? 23 Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, ‘Rise and walk'? 24 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he said to the man who was paralyzed—“I say to you, rise, pick up your bed and go home.” 25 And immediately he rose up before them and picked up what he had been lying on and went home, glorifying God. 26 And amazement seized them all, and they glorified God and were filled with awe, saying, “We have seen extraordinary things today.” Jesus Calls Levi 27 After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth. And he said to him, “Follow me.” 28 And leaving everything, he rose and followed him. 29 And Levi made him a great feast in his house, and there was a large company of tax collectors and others reclining at table with them. 30 And the Pharisees and their scribes grumbled at his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” 31 And Jesus answered them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” A Question About Fasting 33 And they said to him, “The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink.” 34 And Jesus said to them, “Can you make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? 35 The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in those days.” 36 He also told them a parable: “No one tears a piece from a new garment and puts it on an old garment. If he does, he will tear the new, and the piece from the new

Be With Me: 7 Minutes of Biblical Wonder
Where Do Blotted-Out Sins Go? S5e25 Acts3:19

Be With Me: 7 Minutes of Biblical Wonder

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 7:23


Peter gets to the dramatic action-point of his sermon and charges his audience, "Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be BLOTTED OUT.  You may ask along with me today, where exactly do these sins go?  Where might I find them?First, know that we are not the first to sin or to be blotted.  David, one of the best sinners of all time, had his sins blotted.  Peter reminds his audience of this by using David's words from Psalm 51: "Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy BLOT OUT MY TRANSGRESSIONS." We are in good company with David.  We are in good company with a HESED-steadfast love God.Second, the word is a pretty strong one.  Blotted is wiped away, erased, permanently eliminated.  You know the reference here to "God wiping away every tear" when we get to heaven?  Will there be tears in heaven? YES.  but only once.  Then they will be ELIMINATED.Finally, so where do these CANCELLED (same Greek word BLOTTED) sin records go?  Where does your list of sins as long as your arm end up? Col 2:14, Forgiven, cancelled debts that stood against us. Set aside. NAILING IT TO THE CROSS.  This would be a good painting.  The Cross on Calvary with about a billion pieces of long paper nailed to it.  Every sin, of every REPENTED person, from every year and from every land.  Be one of them today. Write and tell me about it bewithme.us@gmail.com

Common Prayer Daily
November 21st - Christ the King

Common Prayer Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 15:35


Liturgy for the last week after PentecostOpening Scripture:Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. - PHILIPPIANS 1:2 Confession: *Let us take a moment to confess our sinsMost merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and strengthen us to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, all our days. Amen. The Invitatory:O Lord, open our lips; and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.O God, make speed to save us; O Lord, make haste to help usGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.Praise the Lord: The Lord's Name be praised.Venite (O Come)The earth is the Lord's for he made it: O come, let us adore him.O come, let us sing unto the Lord; *let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.For the Lord is a great God *and a great King above all gods.In his hand are all the depths of the earth, *and the heights of the hills are his also.The sea is his, for he made it, *and his hands prepared the dry land.O come, let us worship and fall down, *and kneel before the Lord our Maker.For he is our God, *and we are the people of his pasture,and the sheep of his hand. The Psalms and OT and NT LessonsReading plan based off of the Morning Prayer of the 2019 BCP Daily Office LectionaryNovember 21st - 27th, 2021 (Psalms from BCP 2019 / OT and NT Readings from ESV / Apocryphal Books RSV)Sunday - Psalm 56, 57, Judith 15, Acts 19:8-20Monday - Psalm 59, Judith 16, Acts 19:21-41Tuesday - Psalm 61, 62, Sirach 1, Acts 20:1-16Wednesday - Psalm 68:1-18, Sirach 2, Acts 20:17-38Thursday - Psalm 69:1-18, Sirach 4, Acts 21:1-16Friday - Psalm 66, Sirach 6, Acts 21:17-36Saturday - Psalm 71, Sirach 7, Acts 21:37-22:22AFTER THE PSALMS: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. AFTER LESSONS: The Word of the Lord. Thanks Be To God.  The Apostles CreedI believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. The PrayersLord, have mercy.Christ, have mercyLord, have mercyOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. Prayer of IntercessionShow us your mercy, O Lord; And grant us your salvation. Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Let your people sing with joy. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; For only in you can we live in safety. Lord, keep this nation under your care; and guide us in the way of justice and truth. Let your way be known upon the earth; Your saving health among all nations. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; Nor the hope of the poor be taken away. Create in us clean hearts, O God; and Sustain us with your Holy Spirit. Amen.Take a moment of silence at this time to reflect and pray for others.The CollectsChrist the KingAlmighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Thanksgiving (Thursday Only)Most merciful Father, we humbly thank you for all your gifts so freely bestowed upon us: for life and health and safety, for strength to work and leisure to rest, for all that is beautiful in creation and in human life; but above all we thank you for our spiritual mercies in Christ Jesus our Lord; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.Collect for PeaceO God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Collect for GraceO Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day: Defend us by your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin nor run into any danger; and that, guided by your Spirit, we may do what is righteous in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  General ThanksgivingAlmighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made.We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.A Prayer of St. John ChrysostomAlmighty God, you have given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.DismissalLet us bless the LordThanks be to God!BenedictionThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Hours: Sing the Hours
11.21.21 Lauds, Sunday Morning Prayer

The Liturgy of the Hours: Sing the Hours

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 16:45


Lauds (Morning Prayer) for the 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 21st, 2021. Thanks for praying with us, for inquiries, requests, feedback, please email singthehours@gmail.com. Visit our website at www.singthehours.org To support this work, please visit www.patreon.com/singthehours or for direct support venmo @singthehours Deus in Adjutorium Hymn: “Holy Holy Holy," Heber (1826) Psalm 118 (Gregorian tone 4) Canticle: Daniel 3v52-57 (Gregorian tone 5) Psalm 150 (Gregorian tone 6) Reading: Ezekiel 36v25-27 Responsory: We give thanks to you, O God, as we call upon your name. Canticle of Zechariah (Luke 1v68-79) (Gregorian tone 8) Intercessions: We praise you, Lord, and trust in you. The Lord’s Prayer Concluding Prayers Ave Maria (English, Folk) The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes), ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary
November 20: Psalms 107:33–108:13; Psalm 33; Isaiah 65:17–25; Revelation 22:14–21; Matthew 18:21–35

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 9:08


Proper 28 First Psalm: Psalms 107:33–108:13 Psalms 107:33–108:13 (Listen) 33   He turns rivers into a desert,    springs of water into thirsty ground,34   a fruitful land into a salty waste,    because of the evil of its inhabitants.35   He turns a desert into pools of water,    a parched land into springs of water.36   And there he lets the hungry dwell,    and they establish a city to live in;37   they sow fields and plant vineyards    and get a fruitful yield.38   By his blessing they multiply greatly,    and he does not let their livestock diminish. 39   When they are diminished and brought low    through oppression, evil, and sorrow,40   he pours contempt on princes    and makes them wander in trackless wastes;41   but he raises up the needy out of affliction    and makes their families like flocks.42   The upright see it and are glad,    and all wickedness shuts its mouth. 43   Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things;    let them consider the steadfast love of the LORD. With God We Shall Do Valiantly A Song. A Psalm of David. 108   My heart is steadfast, O God!    I will sing and make melody with all my being!12   Awake, O harp and lyre!    I will awake the dawn!3   I will give thanks to you, O LORD, among the peoples;    I will sing praises to you among the nations.4   For your steadfast love is great above the heavens;    your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. 5   Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!    Let your glory be over all the earth!6   That your beloved ones may be delivered,    give salvation by your right hand and answer me! 7   God has promised in his holiness:2    “With exultation I will divide up Shechem    and portion out the Valley of Succoth.8   Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine;    Ephraim is my helmet,    Judah my scepter.9   Moab is my washbasin;    upon Edom I cast my shoe;    over Philistia I shout in triumph.” 10   Who will bring me to the fortified city?    Who will lead me to Edom?11   Have you not rejected us, O God?    You do not go out, O God, with our armies.12   Oh grant us help against the foe,    for vain is the salvation of man!13   With God we shall do valiantly;    it is he who will tread down our foes. Footnotes [1] 108:1 Hebrew with my glory [2] 108:7 Or sanctuary (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalm 33 Psalm 33 (Listen) The Steadfast Love of the Lord 33   Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous!    Praise befits the upright.2   Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre;    make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!3   Sing to him a new song;    play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts. 4   For the word of the LORD is upright,    and all his work is done in faithfulness.5   He loves righteousness and justice;    the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD. 6   By the word of the LORD the heavens were made,    and by the breath of his mouth all their host.7   He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap;    he puts the deeps in storehouses. 8   Let all the earth fear the LORD;    let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!9   For he spoke, and it came to be;    he commanded, and it stood firm. 10   The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;    he frustrates the plans of the peoples.11   The counsel of the LORD stands forever,    the plans of his heart to all generations.12   Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,    the people whom he has chosen as his heritage! 13   The LORD looks down from heaven;    he sees all the children of man;14   from where he sits enthroned he looks out    on all the inhabitants of the earth,15   he who fashions the hearts of them all    and observes all their deeds.16   The king is not saved by his great army;    a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.17   The war horse is a false hope for salvation,    and by its great might it cannot rescue. 18   Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him,    on those who hope in his steadfast love,19   that he may deliver their soul from death    and keep them alive in famine. 20   Our soul waits for the LORD;    he is our help and our shield.21   For our heart is glad in him,    because we trust in his holy name.22   Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us,    even as we hope in you. (ESV) Old Testament: Isaiah 65:17–25 Isaiah 65:17–25 (Listen) New Heavens and a New Earth 17   “For behold, I create new heavens    and a new earth,  and the former things shall not be remembered    or come into mind.18   But be glad and rejoice forever    in that which I create;  for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy,    and her people to be a gladness.19   I will rejoice in Jerusalem    and be glad in my people;  no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping    and the cry of distress.20   No more shall there be in it    an infant who lives but a few days,    or an old man who does not fill out his days,  for the young man shall die a hundred years old,    and the sinner a hundred years old shall be accursed.21   They shall build houses and inhabit them;    they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.22   They shall not build and another inhabit;    they shall not plant and another eat;  for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be,    and my chosen shall long enjoy1 the work of their hands.23   They shall not labor in vain    or bear children for calamity,2  for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the LORD,    and their descendants with them.24   Before they call I will answer;    while they are yet speaking I will hear.25   The wolf and the lamb shall graze together;    the lion shall eat straw like the ox,    and dust shall be the serpent's food.  They shall not hurt or destroy    in all my holy mountain,”      says the LORD. Footnotes [1] 65:22 Hebrew shall wear out [2] 65:23 Or for sudden terror (ESV) New Testament: Revelation 22:14–21 Revelation 22:14–21 (Listen) 14 Blessed are those who wash their robes,1 so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. 15 Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. 16 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.” 17 The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price. 18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. 20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! 21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all.2 Amen. Footnotes [1] 22:14 Some manuscripts do his commandments [2] 22:21 Some manuscripts all the saints (ESV) Gospel: Matthew 18:21–35 Matthew 18:21–35 (Listen) The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant 21 Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times. 23 “Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants.1 24 When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.2 25 And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26 So the servant3 fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.' 27 And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. 28 But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii,4 and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe.' 29 So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.' 30 He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. 31 When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place. 32 Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. 33 And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?' 34 And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers,5 until he should pay all his debt. 35 So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.” Footnotes [1] 18:23 Or bondservants; also verses 28, 31 [2] 18:24 A talent was a monetary unit worth about twenty years' wages for a laborer [3] 18:26 Or bondservant; also verses 27, 28, 29, 32, 33 [4] 18:28 A denarius was a day's wage for a laborer [5] 18:34 Greek torturers (ESV)

Common Prayer Daily
November 20th - Proper 28

Common Prayer Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 15:46


Liturgy for the week of Proper 28Opening Scripture:Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. - PHILIPPIANS 1:2 Confession: *Let us take a moment to confess our sinsMost merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and strengthen us to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, all our days. Amen. The Invitatory:O Lord, open our lips; and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.O God, make speed to save us; O Lord, make haste to help usGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.Praise the Lord: The Lord's Name be praised.Venite (O Come)The earth is the Lord's for he made it: O come, let us adore him.O come, let us sing unto the Lord; *let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.For the Lord is a great God *and a great King above all gods.In his hand are all the depths of the earth, *and the heights of the hills are his also.The sea is his, for he made it, *and his hands prepared the dry land.O come, let us worship and fall down, *and kneel before the Lord our Maker.For he is our God, *and we are the people of his pasture,and the sheep of his hand. The Psalms and OT and NT LessonsReading plan based off of the Morning Prayer of the 2019 BCP Daily Office LectionaryNovember 14th - 20th, 2021 (Psalms from BCP 2019 / OT and NT Readings from ESV / Apocryphal Books RSV)Sunday 11.14 - Psalm 37:1-17, Judith 8, Acts 15:22-35Monday 11.15 - Psalm 40, Judith 9, Acts 15:36-16:5Tuesday 11.16 - Psalm 42, 43, Judith 10, Acts 16:6-40Wednesday 11.17 - Psalm 45, Judith 11, Acts 17:1-15Thursday 11.18 - Psalm 47, 48, Judith 12, Acts 17:16-34Friday 11.19 - Psalm 50, Judith 13, Acts 18:1-23Saturday 11.20 - Psalm 52, 53, 54, Judith 14, Acts 18:24-19:7AFTER THE PSALMS: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.AFTER LESSONS: The Word of the Lord. Thanks Be To God.  The Apostles CreedI believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. The PrayersLord, have mercy.Christ, have mercyLord, have mercyOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. Prayer of IntercessionShow us your mercy, O Lord; And grant us your salvation. Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Let your people sing with joy. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; For only in you can we live in safety. Lord, keep this nation under your care; and guide us in the way of justice and truth. Let your way be known upon the earth; Your saving health among all nations. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; Nor the hope of the poor be taken away. Create in us clean hearts, O God; and Sustain us with your Holy Spirit. Amen.Take a moment of silence at this time to reflect and pray for others.The CollectsProper 28Stir up, O Lord, the wills of your faithful people, that bringing forth in abundance the fruit of good works, they may be abundantly rewarded when our Savior Jesus Christ comes to restore all things; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.Collect for PeaceO God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Collect for GraceO Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day: Defend us by your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin nor run into any danger; and that, guided by your Spirit, we may do what is righteous in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  General ThanksgivingAlmighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made.We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.A Prayer of St. John ChrysostomAlmighty God, you have given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.DismissalLet us bless the LordThanks be to God!BenedictionThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

BIBLE IN TEN
Acts 2:30

BIBLE IN TEN

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 14:50


Saturday, 20 November 2021   Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, He would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne, Acts 2:30   Peter began his explanation of why he cited the 16th Psalm in the previous verse. He now continues with that, saying, “Therefore.”   Peter cited the psalm. The psalm said that the Holy One of the Lord would not see corruption. But Peter explained that David's tomb was right there in Jerusalem for all to see. He had corrupted back into the dust he was made from. As such, more words necessarily follow (Therefore) to explain what David was writing about while the Holy Spirit directed him. This is evident from the next words, “being a prophet.”   It is clear that David was guided by the Spirit of God when he did certain things in his life. A good example of it was receiving the instructions for the building of the temple –   “Then David gave his son Solomon the plans for the vestibule, its houses, its treasuries, its upper chambers, its inner chambers, and the place of the mercy seat; 12 and the plans for all that he had by the Spirit, of the courts of the house of the Lord, of all the chambers all around, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the treasuries for the dedicated things; 13 also for the division of the priests and the Levites, for all the work of the service of the house of the Lord, and for all the articles of service in the house of the Lord. ... “All this,” said David, “the Lord made me understand in writing, by His hand upon me, all the works of these plans.” 1 Chronicles 28:11-13 & 1 Chronicles 28:19   It is also understood that David's Psalms were inspired by the Lord. As such, they were included in Scripture to testify to that fact. As David was a prophet, it means his words were to be considered from that light. Thus, in referring to One who would come who would not see corruption, Peter continues, “and knowing that God had sworn with an oath.”   David clearly understood that when God (the Lord) spoke to him, it was as an oath in and of itself. This is because God cannot lie. What He speaks forth will come to pass. At times, the Lord will confirm His words by vowing an oath, but even without this, what the Lord speaks is considered as if He has sworn. It is as if He has raised His right hand and committed Himself to the words He speaks forth. Understanding this, that which God had sworn was that “to him that of the fruit of his body.”   The “fruit of his body” can mean the direct issue of a child, such as Solomon being born to him. And indeed, such an occurrence fulfills an immediate aspect of the promise that is made, but it does not fulfill the entire promise. The fruit of the body can also refer to anyone who later issues from him as a descendant. David would be considered the fruit of Abraham's body, even many centuries later. All humans can be considered the fruit of Adam's body. As this is a truth conveyed in Scripture, the “fruit of his body” can be referring to anyone that issues from David henceforth. And this fruit is next noted as “according to the flesh.”   This clearly defines this One who is coming to be a literal, physical human being. Further, he will be one that directly descends from David, inheriting a direct human connection to him with all that this entails from a human aspect, such as DNA. This truth dispels several heresies that have arisen within the church over the years. This seed of David (see Romans 1:3 and 2 Timothy 2:8), meaning the fruit of his body, will be a literal, physical descendant of his. Of this Person, it next says, “He would raise up the Christ.”   This is a promise that began in Genesis 3, and which was the hope and anticipation of God's people ever since –   “And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.”   The line of the promised Messiah is carefully noted all the way throughout Scripture so that those who are in this line, and who can typologically be used to reveal redemptive truths, are carefully noted in stories which often otherwise seem to have no relevance at all.   For example, the story of Lot and his two daughters is introduced and seems like a curiosity, but it doesn't seem to have any purpose other than to show that he and his two daughters did something immoral. That has nothing to do with why the account is recorded. Rather, all three of them are ancestors of Jesus Christ. The account is to demonstrate the faith of the daughters and how it is rewarded by bringing them into His genealogy. Such is true with many other similar stories, like the account of Judah and Tamar in Genesis 38.   The lengthy historical record of David is no different. God would raise up the Christ from the line of David, thus fulfilling His promises to David –   “When your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 14 I will be his Father, and he shall be My son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men and with the blows of the sons of men. 15 But My mercy shall not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I removed from before you. 16 And your house and your kingdom shall be established forever before you. Your throne shall be established forever.” 2 Samuel 7:12-16   &   “I have made a covenant with My chosen, I have sworn to My servant David: 4 ‘Your seed I will establish forever, And build up your throne to all generations.'” Selah Psalm 89:3, 4   These and other such references are given in Scripture as a confirmation that David would continue the line through which the Messiah would come. His throne would be the throne of the glory that lay ahead, as Peter explicitly states when he finishes the verse with, “to sit on his throne.” This promise was stated and confirmed to a young virgin of Israel many generations later –   “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.” Luke 1:31-33   Of these words concerning the throne, Ruckman incorrectly evaluates what is going on in Scripture, saying, “Here is another place in Acts 2 where the Protestants, Catholics, and Orthodox stumble. They teach that this expression, “his throne,” is God's throne. This was done by tying this verse to verses 33-34. But in verse 33-34, Jesus Christ doesn't sit on any throne. He is seated at the “right hand” of God's throne (Heb. 1:3). “His throne” in this verse is a reference to the throne of “the patriarch David” in verse 29...”   The utterly ridiculous nature of this comment is almost beyond belief. It shows a complete lack of understanding concerning the nature of God. To him, it is as if God is sitting on a literal throne somewhere ruling the universe. God does not have parts. God is Spirit. If God had physical parts, He wouldn't be God. The “right hand” of God signifies the position of authority. Jesus Christ, sitting at the “right hand” of God does not mean that He is sitting next to God on another throne. It means that He is seated on the throne of God with all of the authority of God, symbolized by the right hand.   Hebrews 1:3, that is cited by Ruckman, (“the right hand of the Majesty on high”) is explained in Hebrews 1:8, 9 –    “But to the Son He says: ‘Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. 9 You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.'”    David was promised that one of His descendants would reign on His throne forever. It is this throne that is referred to in Isaiah 9:7 –   “Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”   The words of Peter do not negate that Christ will literally rule from Jerusalem during the millennium. But the throne of Christ is the throne of David. The throne does not simply speak of a physical throne where someone sits down. Instead, it is emblematic of the authority of the throne. That is why it can be said that Christ reigns from David's throne even though the physical throne of David was destroyed eons before. It is a position of rule.   Unfortunately, in order to divide the church and put forth heretical doctrine, hyperdispensationalists destroy any meaning of the symbolism provided in Scripture, such as “right hand,” “throne,” “fruit,” “seed,” and so on.   Life application: The verse set before us is one that will dispel several heresies when properly considered. One of them is a heresy known as Valentinianism. A modern proponent of this is Jacob Prasch. He teaches, “Adam and Yeshua were both created by Ha'Shem, by God, directly and personally.”   Jesus is not a created being. That is the error of many cults, such as the Jehovah's Witnesses. However, Jesus, in His humanity, is a part of the creation. There is a world of difference between the two, and it is what defines the distinction between orthodoxy and heresy.   To state that God created Jesus directly and personally as He did with Adam, is to then deny the entire body of Scripture which points to the begetting of human beings, one to another, from Adam to Christ.    God created all things, it is true, but the body of Christ, is an incidental part of creation, not a direct act of creation. Rather, God prepared a body out of that creation for the incarnation. This is evidenced by Hebrews 10:5 –   “Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: ‘Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, But a body You have prepared for Me.'” Hebrews 10:5   Scripture, given by God, carefully – even meticulously – details the preparation of the body of Christ, through seventy-five direct generations of fallen human beings as is recorded in Luke 3, and with the introduction of even more fallen souls who are found in the pages of Scripture, and who likewise enter into His genealogy.    To say that Jesus was created by God, directly and personally, and to have that mean what is being conveyed by Prasch, would be exactly the same thing as saying that Charlie Garrett was created by God, directly and personally.   It is at best a category mistake, but such a category mistake results in the formulation of a heretical doctrine. The body of Christ, despite having come through these innumerable fallen souls was prepared perfectly by God, not suddenly created. Jesus is the seventy-seventh name noted in Luke's genealogy, and God is the first.   The record is given, and the details are provided, to ensure that the error of assuming that Jesus was a being created directly and personally by God, would not be made. The statement that Jesus was created is incorrect. Despite being human, however, He was born without sin because He was born of Mary, but with no human father.   As such, the line of sin that is transmitted from father to child since Adam was cut. Christ is fully human, of the seed of David, and He is fully God – having been begotten of God. Let us carefully consider the word and never make the mistake that Jesus is a being created directly and personally by God. Be it the Jehovah's Witnesses or some other heretical denomination or teacher, let us take the time to understand the nature of the God/Man who came to dwell among us and to die for our sins, redeeming us as the people of God.   Lord God, thank You for the many blessings that are found in Christ our Lord. Thank You for what You did through Him, coming to unite with humanity in order to do what we could never do by fulfilling the law that stood against us. And in fulfilling it, Christ took all of the sin of the world upon Himself. Thank You for what You have done through Christ our Lord! Amen.  

Hogares De Pacto
Noviembre 20- El Rey Perfecto. Salmos 72

Hogares De Pacto

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 5:56


November 20: The Perfect King.Psalm 72:1-20:Give the king Your judgments, O God, and Your righteousness to the king's Son. He will judge Your people with righteousness, and Your poor with justice. The mountains will bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. He will bring justice to the poor of the people; He will save the children of the needy,and will break in pieces the oppressor. They shall fear You as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations. He shall come down like rain upon the grass before mowing, like showers that water the earth. In His days the righteous shall flourish, and abundance of peace, until the moon is no more. He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth. Those who dwell in the wilderness will bow before Him, and His enemies will lick the dust. The kings of Tarshish and of the isles will bring presents; the kings of Sheba and Seba will offer gifts. Yes, all kings shall fall down before Him; all nations shall serve Him. For He will deliver the needy when he cries, the poor also, and him who has no helper. He will spare the poor and needy, and will save the souls of the needy. He will redeem their life from oppression and violence; and precious shall be their blood in His sight. And He shall live; and the gold of Sheba will be given to Him; prayer also will be made for Him continually, and daily He shall be praised. There will be an abundance of grain in the earth, on the top of the mountains; its fruit shall wave like Lebanon; and those of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth. His name shall endure forever; His name shall continue as long as the sun. And men shall be blessed in Him; all nations shall call Him blessed. Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only does wondrous things! And blessed be His glorious name forever! And let the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen. The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.This is a special psalm. Some say it was written by Solomon. Others say that it is a psalm of David dedicated to Solomon, wishing him blessings and good things so that he may be a good king who rules according to the will of God. Remember that the book of psalms is divided into 5 parts. The first part is composed from Psalm 1 to 41; the second part from 42 to 72. So this is the last of a selected group of psalms, and the last is dedicated to King Solomon, and is a poetry of what a perfect king would be like. Most of the descriptions in this psalm show various factors in the life of king Solomon, how his majesty reached the ends of the earth, being visited by kings and queens from distant kingdoms, receiving exotic and valuable gifts such as gold and silver. For most of his reign, Solomon ruled under the grace and support of God. After that, he made mistakes and was not the perfect king among the people because he had turned away from God. But this psalm has a very beautiful prophecy because it is also a description of the true perfect king: Jesus! These verses from 7 to 9 describe a King who rules all the earth: “In His days the righteous shall flourish, and abundance of peace, until the moon is no more. He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth. Those who dwell in the wilderness will bow before Him, and His enemies will lick the dust.”This will be fulfilled when the Lord Jesus Christ comes in the clouds and with an army, on a white horse, where every eye will see Him as we read in Revelation chapter 1, verse 7. Furthermore, every knee will bow and confess that Jesus is Lord! This is found in Isaiah chapter 45, verse 23; and the apostle Paul recites it in the letter to the Romans in chapter 14, verse 11.So, let's not put our trust in any political leader who promises heaven and earth to be elected and then, when in power, does not do what they promised or abuse their position in power.All these injustices and disparities that we see between social classes, no one is going to solve them. Only when the time comes and the King of kings appears. I conclude this devotional today with the description of the divine appearance that John describes in Revelation 19:11-16: “Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”Thank God for having chosen us and revealed His powerful identity. I am your friend and brother Eduardo Rodríguez. ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈Salmos 72:1‭-‬20 RVA2015Oh Dios, da tus juicios al rey, y tu justicia al hijo del rey. Él juzgará a tu pueblo con justicia y a tus pobres con rectitud. Los montes producirán paz para el pueblo; y las colinas, justicia. Juzgará a los pobres del pueblo; salvará a los hijos del necesitado y quebrantará al opresor. Durará con el sol y la luna, generación tras generación. Descenderá como lluvia sobre la hierba cortada, como los aguaceros que humedecen la tierra. En sus días florecerá el justo; habrá abundancia de paz hasta que no haya más luna. Dominará de mar a mar y desde el Río hasta los confines de la tierra. Delante de él se postrarán los habitantes del desierto, y sus enemigos lamerán el polvo. Los reyes de Tarsis y de las costas del mar le traerán presentes; los reyes de Saba y de Seba le presentarán tributo. Ante él se arrodillarán todos los reyes y le servirán todas las naciones. Librará al necesitado que suplica y al pobre que no tiene quien le socorra. Tendrá piedad del pobre y del necesitado, y salvará la vida de los necesitados. De la opresión y de la violencia les redimirá la vida; la sangre de ellos será preciosa a sus ojos. Vivirá, y se le dará el oro de Saba. Se orará por él continuamente; todo el día se le bendecirá. Haya abundancia de grano en la tierra; sea copioso en las cumbres de los montes. Su fruto brotará como el Líbano, y surgirá como la hierba de la tierra. Para siempre será su nombre; será perpetuado mientras dure el sol. En él serán benditas todas las naciones y lo llamarán bienaventurado. ¡Bendito sea el SEÑOR Dios, Dios de Israel! Solo él hace maravillas. ¡Bendito sea para siempre su nombre glorioso! Toda la tierra sea llena de su gloria. Amén y amén. Aquí terminan las oraciones de David hijo de Isaí.Este es un salmo especial. Algunos dicen que fue escrito por Salomón. Otros dicen que es un salmo de David dedicado a Salomón, deseándole bendiciones y lo bueno para que sea un buen rey que gobierne conforme a la voluntad de Dios. Recordemos que el libro de los salmos está dividido en 5 partes. La primera parte se compone desde el salmo 1 al 41; la segunda parte del 42 al 72. Así que este es el último de un grupo seleccionado de salmos, y el último está dedicado al rey Salomón, y es una poesía de cómo sería un rey perfecto. La mayoría de las descripciones de este salmo muestra varios factores de la vida del rey Salomón, de cómo su majestad llegó hasta los confines de la tierra, siendo visitado por reyes y reinas de reinos lejanos, recibiendo regalos exóticos y valiosos como el oro y la plata. Durante la mayor parte de su reinado, Salomón gobernó bajo la gracia y el respaldo de Dios. Después de eso, cometió errores y no fue el rey perfecto entre el pueblo porque se había alejado de Dios. Pero este salmo tiene una profecía muy linda porque también es una descripción del verdadero rey perfecto: ¡Jesús! Estos versos del 7 al 9 describen a un Rey que domina toda la tierra: "En sus días florecerá el justo; habrá abundancia de paz hasta que no haya más luna. Dominará de mar a mar y desde el Río hasta los confines de la tierra. Delante de él se postrarán los habitantes del desierto, y sus enemigos lamerán el polvo.”Esto se cumplirá cuando venga el Señor Jesucristo en las nubes y con un ejército, sobre un caballo blanco, donde todo ojo le verá como leemos en Apocalipsis capítulo 1, verso 7. Además, ¡toda rodilla se doblará y confesará que Jesús es el Señor! Esto se encuentra en Isaías capítulo 45, verso 23; y el apóstol Pablo lo recita en la carta a los Romanos en el capítulo 14, verso 11.Así que, no pongamos la confianza en ningún líder político que promete el cielo y la tierra para ser elegido y que luego, cuando está en el poder, no hace lo que prometió o abusa de su posición en el poder.Todas estas injusticias y disparidades que vemos entre clases sociales, nadie las va a solucionar. Solo cuando llegue el tiempo y aparezca el Rey de reyes. Concluyo este devocional de hoy con la descripción de la aparición divina que describe Juan en Apocalipsis 19:11-16: “Entonces vi el cielo abierto; y he aquí un caballo blanco, y el que lo montaba se llamaba Fiel y Verdadero, y con justicia juzga y pelea. Sus ojos eran como llama de fuego, y había en su cabeza muchas diademas; y tenía un nombre escrito que ninguno conocía sino él mismo. Estaba vestido de una ropa teñida en sangre; y su nombre es: EL VERBO DE DIOS. Y los ejércitos celestiales, vestidos de lino finísimo, blanco y limpio, le seguían en caballos blancos. De su boca sale una espada aguda, para herir con ella a las naciones, y él las regirá con vara de hierro; y él pisa el lagar del vino del furor y de la ira del Dios Todopoderoso. Y en su vestidura y en su muslo tiene escrito este nombre: REY DE REYES Y SEÑOR DE SEÑORES.”Soy tu amigo Eduardo Rodríguez.

The Liturgy of the Hours: Sing the Hours
11.19.21 Vespers, Friday Evening Prayer

The Liturgy of the Hours: Sing the Hours

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 17:56


Vespers, Evening Prayer for the 33rd Friday of Ordinary Time, November 19th, 2021. Thanks for praying with us, for inquiries, requests, feedback, please email singthehours@gmail.com. To support this work, visit www.patreon.com/singthehours. or for direct support venmo @singthehours Deus in Adjutorium – "O God come to my assistance" Hymn: "Plasmator Hominis Deus," (English) St. Gregory the Great (pg. 205 in the Liber Hymnarius), Translation by John David Chambers (1803-1893), Tune from Hymnal for the Hours by Fr. Samuel Weber Psalm 41 Psalm 46 Canticle: Revelation 15v3-4 Reading: Romans 15v1-3 Responsory: Christ loved us and washed away our sins, in his own blood. Canticle of Mary: Luke 1v46-55 Intercessions: Lord, show us your mercy. The Lord's Prayer (Latin) Concluding Prayers Salve Regina The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes), ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.

Morning and Evening with Charles Spurgeon

“Thou art from everlasting.” — Psalm 93:2 Christ is EVERLASTING. Of Him we may sing with David, “Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever.” Rejoice, believer, in Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever. Jesus always was. The Babe born in Bethlehem was united to the Word, which was in the […]

The Liturgy of the Hours: Sing the Hours
11.18.21 Vespers, Thursday Evening Prayer

The Liturgy of the Hours: Sing the Hours

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 15:24


Vespers, Evening Prayer for the 33rd Thursday of Ordinary Time, November 18th, 2021. Thanks for praying with us, for inquiries, requests, feedback, please email singthehours@gmail.com. To support this work, visit www.patreon.com/singthehours. or for direct support, venmo @singthehours Deus in Adjutorium – "O God come to my assistance" Hymn: "O Gladsome Light," Phos Hilaron (3rd century), translation and arrangement copyright John Rose Psalm 30 Psalm 32 Canticle: Revelation 11v17-18; 12v10b-12a Reading: 1 Peter 1v6-9 Responsory: The Lord has given us food, bread of the finest wheat. Canticle of Mary: Luke 1v46-55 Intercessions: Look kindly on your children, Lord. The Lord's Prayer Concluding Prayers Immaculate Mary (verse 1, anonymous, c.1905) The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes), ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.

Christian Meditation Podcast
387 Free Form Christian Meditation on Psalms 27:9-14

Christian Meditation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 15:04


KJV Psalms 27 9 Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. 10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up. 11 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. 12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. 13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. 14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.   FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

Morning and Evening with Charles Spurgeon

“Strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us.” — Psalm 68:28 It is our wisdom, as well as our necessity, to beseech God continually to strengthen that which He has wrought in us. It is because of their neglect in this, that many Christians may blame themselves for those trials and afflictions of […]