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Blessings for those who fear the Lord

January 31, 2012

Blessings for those who fear the Lord Psalms 120 through 134 are each entitled, “A Song of Ascents.” Scholars don’t exactly know what this phrase means, but most have speculated that these were either songs sung by the people returning to Jerusalem for the three pilgrim festivals or songs sung by the priests actually ascending the fifteen...

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Devotion for November 20, 2008

November 20, 2008

Devotion for November 20, 2008 In 1529, as Martin Luther experienced extreme opposition to his efforts to bring reform into the church, he drew particular encouragement from Psalm 46. Because Luther understood the power of music and song, he used the words and images from this psalm to write his most famous hymn, “Ein feste burg ist unser...

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Devotion for August 03, 2008

August 3, 2008

Devotion for August 03, 2008 Song of Solomon (or Song of Songs) is unique in the canon of Scripture. The language paints a poetic picture of longing and love leading to a faithful marriage relationship, but for centuries readers have probed the book for an additional meaning. Though this love poem primarily celebrates human love, it also...

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The Fourth Week of Advent: Peace

December 20, 2020

In today's online daily devotional from Moody Bible Institute...The dedication of a baby is a special event.

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  • Peace December 20, 2020

Amazing Grace

June 27, 2021

Daily devotional from Moody Bible Institute: In 1835, a music publisher named Charles Bradlee created a tune to help children learn the alphabet.

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  • Justice June 27, 2021

A Gracious Love: His Love Delivers Us

September 9, 2015

A Gracious Love: His Love Delivers Us Mike Mahoney never forgot the brave smile of the little girl he rescued by helicopter from Hurricane Katrina’s rising floodwaters. “I’ve seen a lot of destruction in my time, and New Orleans was intense, but to be happy, smiling and resilient despite the devastation was such a powerful moment,” Mahoney...

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Gates of Thanksgiving

March 10, 2020

Gates of Thanksgiving At one time in church history, ordinary Christians didn’t sing. Instead, they listened while sacred music was performed by professionals. But thanks to the Reformation and the invention of the printing press, congregational singing made a comeback. The first hymnal was printed in 1532. Simple, singable tunes and sturdy...

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To Wait Is to Desire God’s Glory

November 2, 2017

To Wait Is to Desire God’s Glory Scripture’s use of rock metaphors, points out the Dictionary of Biblical Imagery, “has the desert as its backdrop. The sight of a rock in a barren, sun-parched wilderness lifted the spirits of the hot and weary traveler or soldier. . . . The rock might contain a spring of water as well as providing welcome...

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  • Patience November 2, 2017

Under the Influence

November 24, 2012

Under the Influence In June lawmakers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, approved six bills designed to curtail drunken driving. The problem of public intoxication is a national epidemic. Over one million people are arrested yearly for driving under the influence. The abuse of alcohol can also be a problem for the church. As Paul concludes his series...

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What Kind of Music Does God Prefer?

July 27, 2017

What Kind of Music Does God Prefer? The term worship wars described the conflict many churches experienced with worship style. It might be more accurate to describe these disagreements as music wars, since they mainly had to do with musical style. The worship wars may have died down, but our differences remain. Some people prefer a contemporary...

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