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You are Running

I gave this message in the Easter Chapel at Crown College this week. I tried to enter into John’s experience as he ran on Sunday morning to the Empty Tomb. What must that have been like? What had he experienced? What had he seen and heard?

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Mortals

So there is water on Mars, eh? It’s cool that we found that out. But, you know, this is no surprise to God, right? It’s ironic how we can be so proud to discover things that God already knows. It’s not truly a discovery, except to us. It’s no different than Columbus “discovering” by accident a […]

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Study Guide – Psalm 104:31-35

  31 May the glory of the Lord continue forever! The Lord takes pleasure in all he has made! 32 The earth trembles at his glance; the mountains smoke at his touch. 33 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live. I will praise my God to my last breath! 34 May all my thoughts be pleasing to him, for I rejoice […]

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Study Guide – Psalm 104:24-30

24 O Lord, what a variety of things you have made! In wisdom you have made them all. The earth is full of your creatures. 25 Here is the ocean, vast and wide, teeming with life of every kind, both large and small. 26 See the ships sailing along, and Leviathan, which you made to play in the sea. 27 They […]

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Study Guide – Psalm 116:15-19

15 The Lord cares deeply     when his loved ones die. 16 O Lord, I am your servant;     yes, I am your servant, born into your household;     you have freed me from my chains. 17 I will offer you a sacrifice of thanksgiving     and call on the name of the Lord. 18 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord     in the presence of all […]

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Study Guide – Psalm 135:13-21

13 Your name, O Lord, endures forever;     your fame, O Lord, is known to every generation. 14 For the Lord will give justice to his people     and have compassion on his servants. 15 The idols of the nations are merely things of silver and gold,     shaped by human hands. 16 They have mouths but cannot speak,     and eyes but cannot see. 17 They have […]

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Study Guide – Psalm 135:1-4

  1 Praise the Lord! Praise the name of the Lord!     Praise him, you who serve the Lord, 2 you who serve in the house of the Lord,     in the courts of the house of our God. 3 Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;     celebrate his lovely name with music. 4 For the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself,     Israel for his own special treasure. NLT […]

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Study Guide – Psalm 136:17-26

  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 […]

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Study Guide – Psalm 92:1-4

  1 It is good to give thanks to the Lord,     to sing praises to the Most High. 2 It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning,     your faithfulness in the evening, 3 accompanied by the ten-stringed harp     and the melody of the lyre. 4 You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me!     I sing […]

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Study Guide – Psalm 81:1-7

1 Sing praises to God, our strength.     Sing to the God of Jacob. 2 Sing! Beat the tambourine.     Play the sweet lyre and the harp. 3 Blow the ram’s horn at new moon,     and again at full moon to call a festival! 4 For this is required by the decrees of Israel;     it is a regulation of the God […]

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Study Guide – Psalm 108:1-5

  1 My heart is confident in you, O God;    no wonder I can sing your praises with all my heart!2 Wake up, lyre and harp!    I will wake the dawn with my song.3 I will thank you, Lord, among all the people.    I will sing your praises among the nations.4 For your unfailing love is higher than the heavens.    Your faithfulness reaches to […]

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Study Guide – Psalm 102:18-22

  18 Let this be recorded for future generations,    so that a people not yet born will praise the Lord.19 Tell them the Lord looked down    from his heavenly sanctuary.He looked down to earth from heaven20     to hear the groans of the prisoners,    to release those condemned to die.21 And so the Lord’s fame will be celebrated in Zion,    his praises in Jerusalem,22 when multitudes gather together    and kingdoms […]

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Study Guide – Psalm 76

1 God is honored in Judah;    his name is great in Israel.2 Jerusalem is where he lives;    Mount Zion is his home.3 There he has broken the fiery arrows of the enemy,    the shields and swords and weapons of war. Interlude 4 You are glorious and more majestic    than the everlasting mountains.5 Our boldest enemies have been plundered.    They lie before us in the sleep of death.    No […]

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Study Guide – Psalm 111:4-10

4 He causes us to remember his wonderful works.    How gracious and merciful is our Lord!5 He gives food to those who fear him;    he always remembers his covenant.6 He has shown his great power to his people    by giving them the lands of other nations.7 All he does is just and good,    and all his commandments are trustworthy.8 They are forever true,    to be obeyed […]

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Study Guide – Psalm 71:22-24

  22 Then I will praise you with music on the harp,    because you are faithful to your promises, O my God.I will sing praises to you with a lyre,    O Holy One of Israel.23 I will shout for joy and sing your praises,    for you have ransomed me.24 I will tell about your righteous deeds    all day long,for everyone who tried […]

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