Psalm 97: 1; 99: 1: “The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the many islands be glad. The Lord reigns, let the peoples tremble, He is enthroned above the cherubim, let the earth shake!” The Lord reigns – how do you respond to that? The earth rejoices, for it knows that full restoration from the fall is possible only when the Creator is worshipped as such by His children (Romans 8: 19-21). The peoples, the nations, tremble, as He shakes them and fills His house with Hi
1 Corinthians 7: 29a, 31: “The time has been shortened, so that those who use the world should be as those who do not make full use of it, for the form of this world is passing away.” The word ‘form’ that St. Paul uses here is, in his Greek, ‘schema’, from which we get the word ‘scheme.’ Indeed, the world’s schemes are not here forever, for they are contrary to the Kingdom of God. But if it is true of us, as it was of the shrewd steward (Luke 16: 8), that we are more shre
Amos 6;1-7 Psalm 146 1 Timothy 6:17-19 Luke 16:19-31 We are glad to be here because Jesus is here with us! Every Sunday, He stands here with His arms open. Whether we come or we don’t come, He is waiting. We can pray at home; we can sing songs at home. We can go to the mall and praise the Lord, but something unique happens when God’s people gather. Psalm 149 says, “Let the two-edged sword be in their mouth and in their lips.” We are not only worshipping God, but we are
Our God is a God of love, and out of His love comes generosity. Since the beginning, His generosity has been manifested through His creation. Jesus revealed in John 3:16 the generous nature of God, and this passage is considered as the key to man's salvation. Man, being created according to God's likeness and image, also has that nature of loving generosity. In Psalm 146:3, it mentions princes and man as sources of riches, but they cannot help man enter the Kingdom of God.
2 Kings 11: 20: “So all the people of the land rejoiced and the city was quiet. For they had put Athaliah to death with the sword at the king’s house.” Athaliah’s name meant “Yahweh is exalted,” but she was a wicked woman who killed her grandsons and seized the throne. As long as her treachery was allowed the city was in turmoil, but when, after six years, the priests finally confronted her, Jerusalem was at peace once more. Dealing with spiritual chicanery leads to peace