Continue Steadfastly in Prayer

It was a long prayer list. One awaiting a transplant, a newborn with serious difficulties, those injured in a fatal car accident in addition to several with chronic health difficulties and the expected seasonal illnesses. It took several minutes just to read the list before the fellow making announcements offered a brief closing prayer which… Continue reading Continue Steadfastly in Prayer

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But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

When early Christians gathered for a weekly memorial of Christ’s death, they came together not on the day of his death, but on the day of his resurrection. The commemoration of His sacrifice which brings forgiveness of sins does not focus only on sin and death, but on new life. We must acknowledge our sins… Continue reading But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise.

Words aren’t always adequate for expressing deep religious emotion. Sometimes a melody is required. Our favorite songs are often those that give voice to feelings we could not otherwise express. Singing along allows us to speak what is deep within. Listening to music can also invite us to feel a certain way. Movies use music… Continue reading Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise.