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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Music in Our Hearts

By Bob Morrison Psalm 98:4-9 Who can really sing? Well, at first thought, I was not the best choice for this scripture or so I thought. That rascally Randy Edwards picked me for this verse knowing it was a challenge for me. But even with my untrained screeching, I know a good...
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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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A New Song

By Christopher Langford Psalm 98 Psalm 98 begins with the verse “O sing unto the Lord a new song”. This simplistic statement is profound. It is so short and easy to read that we may be tempted to quickly move on from it without giving it further consideration. Alternatively, some...
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Worship Together

By Ellen Di Giosia Psalm 84 High above the front door to my house perches a nest made by barn swallows. Every year the birds return for some DIY, rolling pellets of mud in their beaks and shoring up the cup-shaped home. After they line it with feathers and grass, Mama Barn...
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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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In the Silence of Night

By Nikki Blair Psalm 98:4-9 in the silence of night, God whispers a Word, delivering our salvation, and shapes the light, revealing all that is right in the silence of night, God hovers over the waters of creation, the very waters of birth, remembers that it is good that it is...
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