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A Word For The Week


Forget the former things do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up do not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

Isaiah 43:18-19

Give Thanks Unto the Lord

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!

His faithful love endures forever.

2 Give thanks to the God of Gods.

His faithful love endures forever.

3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords.

His faithful love endures forever.

4 Give thanks to Him who alone does mighty miracles.

His faithful love endures forever.

5 Give thanks to Him who made the heavens so skillfully. His faithful love endures forever.

6 Give thanks to Him who placed the earth on the water.

His faithful love endures forever.

7 Give thanks to Him who made the heavenly lights--

His faithful love endures forever.

8 the sun to rule the day,

His faithful love endures forever.

9 and the moon and stars to rule the night.

His faithful love endures forever.

10 Give thanks to Him who killed the firstborn of Egypt.

His faithful love endures forever.

11 He brought Israel out of Egypt.

His faithful love endures forever.

12 He acted with a strong hand and powerful arm.

His faithful love endures forever.

13 Give thanks to Him who parted the Red Sea.

His faithful love endures forever.

14 He led Israel safely through,

His faithful love endures forever.

15 but He hurled Pharaoah and his army into the sea.

His faithful love endures forever.

16 Give thanks to Him who led his people through the wilderness.

His faithful love endures forever.

17 Give thanks to Him who struck down mighty kings.

His faithful love endures forever.

18 He killed powerful kings--

His faithful love endures forever.

19 Sihon king of the Amorites,

His faithful love endures forever.

20 and Og king of Bashan.

His faithful love endures forever.

21 God gave the land of these kings as an inheritance---

His faithful love endures forever.

22 a special possession to His servant Israel.

His faithful love endures forever.

23 He remembered our utter weakness.

His faithful love endures forever.

24 He saved us from our enemies.

His faithful love endures forever.

25 He gives food to every living thing.

His faithful love endures forever.

26 Give thanks to the God of heaven.

His faithful love endures forever.

Psalm 136

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, because this is right. Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise that it may ago well with you and that you may have a long life.

Ephesians 6:1-3

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone that believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

17 God did not send his Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it.

John 3:16-17

3 John 1:2

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the almighty.

2 I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."

3 Surely He will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence.

4 He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,

6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.

7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand,

but it will not come near you.

8 You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.

9 If you say, "The Lord is my refuge," and you make the Most High your dwelling,

10 no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.

11 For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;

12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14 "Because he loves me," says the Lord, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

15 He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.

16 With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation."

Psalm 91

God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in time of trouble. 2 So we will not fear, even if earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.

3 Let the ocean roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!

4 A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the Most High.

5 God himself lives in that city; it cannot be destroyed. God will protect it at the break of day.

6 The nations are in an uproar, and kingdoms crumble.

7 The Lord Almighty is here among us ; the God of Israel is our fortress.

8 Come, see the glorious works of the Lord: See how He brings destruction upon the world and causes wars to end throughout the earth. He breaks the bow and snaps the spear in two; He burns the shields with fire.

10 Be still, and know that I am God!

I will be honored by ever nation. I will be honored throughout the world.

11 The Lord Almighty is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress.

 Psalm 46

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! His faithful love endures forever.

2 Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has saved

you from your enemies.

3 For he has gathered the exiles from many lands, from east and west, from north and south.

4 Some wandered in the desert, lost and homeless.

5 Hungry and thirsty, they nearly died.

6 "Lord help!" they cried in their trouble , and he rescued them from their


7 He led them straight to safety, to a city where they could live.

8 Let them praise the Lord for his great love and for all his wonderful

deeds to them.

9 For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.

Psalm 107: 1-9

"Lord, If it's you, " Peter replied,

"tell me to come to you on the


29 "Come," he said. Then

Peter got down out of the boat,

walked on the water and came

toward Jesus.

30 But when he saw

the wind, he was afraid and,

beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord,

save me."

31Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?"

32And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.

33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you

are the Son of God."

Matthew 14:28-33

The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him.

2 For he laid the earth's foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths.

3 Who may climb the mountain of the Lord?

Who may stand in his holy place?

4 Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies.

5 They will receive the Lord's blessing and have right standing with God their savior.

6 They alone may enter God's presence and worship the God of Israel.

7 Open up, ancient gates! Open up, ancient doors, and let the King of glory enter.

8 Who is the King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord,

invincible in battle.

9 Open up, ancient gates! Open up, ancient doors, and let the King of glory enter.

10 Who is the King of glory? The Lord Almighty -- He is the King of glory.

Psalm 24

4 Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again---rejoice!

5 Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.

6 Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

7 If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, let me say one more thing as I close

this letter. Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

9 Keep putting into practice all you learned from me and heard from me and

saw me doing, and the God of peace will be with you.

Philippians 4:4-9

I look to the mountains - does my help come from there?

2 My help comes from the Lord, who made the heavens and the earth!

3He will not let you stumble and fall; the one who watches over you will not


4Indeed, he who watches over Israel never tires and never sleeps.

5The Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.

6The sun will not hurt you by day, nor the moon at night.

7The Lord keeps you from all evil and preserves your life.

8The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and


Psalm 121

6 So we are always confident,

knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord.

7 For we walk by faith , not by sight.

8 We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

9 Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.

10 For we must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.

11 Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are well known to God, and I also trust are well know in your consciences.

12 For we do not commend ourselves again to you, but give you opportunity to boast on our behalf, that you may have an answer for those who boast in appearance and not in heart.

13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; or if we are of sound mind, it is for you.

14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One

died for all , then all died;

15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for

themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.

16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even

though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him this no longer.

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have

passed away; behold , all things have become new.

18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through

Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.

19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not

imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of


20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God.

21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

2 Corinthians 5:6-21

In the same way, you wives must accept the authority of your husbands, even those who refuse to accept the Good News. Your godly lives will speak to them better than any words. They will be won over 2by watching your pure, godly behavior.

3 Don't be concerned about the outward beauty that depends on fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes.

4You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.

5That is the way the holy women of old made themselves beautiful. They

trusted God and accepted the authority of their husbands.

6 For instance, Sarah obeyed her husband, Abraham, when she called him

her master. You are daughters when you do what is right without fear of what your husband might do.

7 In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat her

with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are,

but she is your equal partner in God's gift of new life. If you don't treat her

as you should, your prayers will not be heard.

8 Finally, all of you should be of one mind, full of sympathy toward each

other, loving one another with tender hearts and humble minds.

9 Don't repay evil for evil. Don't retaliate when people say unkind things

about you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God wants you to do, and he will bless you for it.

10 For the Scriptures say, "If you want a happy life and good days, keep your tongue from speaking evil, and keep your lips from telling lies.

11 Turn away from evil and do good. Work hard at living in peace with others.

12 The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right, and his ears are open to their prayers. But the Lord turns his face against those who do evil."

13 Now, who will want to harm you if you are eager to do good?

14 But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don't be afraid and don't worry.

15 Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if you are asked about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it.

16 But you must do this in a gentle and respectful way. Keep your conscience clear. Then if people speak evil against you, they will be ashamed when they see what a good life you live because you belong to Christ.

17 Remember, it is better to suffer for doing good, if that is what God wants, than to suffer for doing wrong!

18 Christ also suffered when he died for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners that he might bring us safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit.

19 So he went and preached to the spirits in prison--

20 those who disobeyed God long ago when God waited patiently while Noah was building his boat. Only eight people were saved from drowning in that terrible flood.

21And this is a picture of baptism, which now saves you by the power of Jesus Christ's resurrection. Baptism is not a removal of dirt from your body; it is an appeal to God for a clean conscience.

22 Now Christ has gone to heaven. He is seated in the place of honor next to God, and all the angels and authorities and powers are bowing before him.

1 Peter 3

25 "Therefore I say to you , do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?

26 "Look at the birds of the air, for

they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father

feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

27 "Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

28 "So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lillies of the field ,

how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;

29 "and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed

like one of these.

30 "Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and

tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you

of little faith?

31 "Therefore do not worry, saying what shall we eat? or What shall we drink? or What shall we wear?

32 "For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.

33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

34 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. 

Matthew 6:25-34

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