Sing a New Song

By John Tompson Psalm 98:1-3 Psalm 98:1 begins with the admonition to “Sing to the Lord a new song.”  I believe this new song is a song of praise, of adoration, of awe, of love. Too often when I pray, it is not a new song. I find myself using the same old tired phrases. Even more...
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Song of Praise

By Lori Tyler Luke 1:46b-55 I don’t know about you, but I love Christmas carols. They are what make the Christmas season so special and memorable. They remind me of growing up, singing these very same songs at the candlelight service with my family. Can you imagine...
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Thanks, Praise and Good News

By Lance Mayes Psalm 105 The first two verses in Psalm 105 encourage us to give thanks and sing praises to God and let the whole world know the wonderful things God does. Thanks, praise and Good News. We can do that! It is easy for us to give thanks and praise to God when things...
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Put Your Trust in God

By Nate Newell Psalm 27 King David writes in Psalm 27 “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life, oh whom shall I be afraid?” When people remember King David they often remember his great feats, and his courageous faith, but...
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Magnificat

By Daniel Zamora Luke 1:46b‐55 Today’s passage is known as the Song of Mary, the “Magnificat,” a spontaneous hymn identified through the centuries as the first canticle recorded in the New Testament. It contains the praises that Mary expressed while being with her relative...
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Sing Praises to God

By Ed Twedt Psalm 105:1-11,37-45 This beautiful psalm is the story of Israel’s history, beginning with Abraham, and God’s promises to him, and God’s covenant with him. In this poignant psalm, the author asks the offspring of Abraham to remember God’s promises and God’s covenant....
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Remember the Wonders

By Barbara Higdon Psalm 105:1-11, 37-45 In the Christian calendar, Lent is generally a time for solemn reflection on God’s sacrifice on the cross to save us from ourselves.  Beginning with the marking of ashes from the burned palms similar to those that once waved at the Messiah...
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A Legacy of Praise

By Lori Tyler Psalm 22:23-31 I love to sing hymns and songs of praise on Sunday morning. Sitting in a beautiful sanctuary with my family and friends, I am drawn into worship. However, how fervent and majestic is my worship on Monday morning when the alarm rings at 6:00 am? Do I...
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Praise and Honor the Lord

By Mike Neely Psalm 22:23-31 This portion of Psalm 22 instructs those that “fear the Lord (to) praise him”.   It also reminds us that “dominion belongs to the Lord and he rules over the nations.” As we prepare during this Lenten season to celebrate Easter– the death, burial...
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