Scripture for October 20, 2014

Psalm 100 (NRSV) All Lands Summoned to Praise God A Psalm of thanksgiving. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing. Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with … [Read more...]

Scripture for October 19, 2014

Psalm 99 (NRSV) Praise to God for His Holiness The Lord is king; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake! The Lord is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples. Let them praise your great and awesome name. Holy is he! Mighty King, lover of justice, you have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in … [Read more...]

Scripture for October 18, 2014

Psalm 98 (NRSV) Praise the Judge of the World A Psalm. O sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things. His right hand and his holy arm have gotten him victory. The Lord has made known his victory; he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations. He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have … [Read more...]

Scripture for October 17, 2014

Psalm 97 (NRSV) The Glory of God’s Reign The Lord is king! Let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad! Clouds and thick darkness are all around him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. Fire goes before him, and consumes his adversaries on every side. His lightnings light up the world; the earth sees and trembles. The mountains melt like wax … [Read more...]

Scripture for October 16, 2014

Psalm 96 (NRSV) Praise to God Who Comes in Judgment O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; he is to be revered above all gods. For all the gods of the … [Read more...]

Scripture for October 15, 2014

Psalm 95 (NRSV) A Call to Worship and Obedience O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his … [Read more...]

Scripture for October 14, 2014

Psalm 94 (NRSV) God the Avenger of the Righteous O Lord, you God of vengeance, you God of vengeance, shine forth! Rise up, O judge of the earth; give to the proud what they deserve! O Lord, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked exult? They pour out their arrogant words; all the evildoers boast. They crush your people, O Lord, and afflict your heritage. They … [Read more...]

Scripture for October 13, 2014

Psalm 93 (NRSV) The Majesty of God’s Rule The Lord is king, he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed, he is girded with strength. He has established the world; it shall never be moved; your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting. The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring. More majestic … [Read more...]

Scripture for October 12, 2014

Psalm 92 (NRSV) Thanksgiving for Vindication A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath Day. It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands … [Read more...]

Scripture for October 11, 2014

Psalm 91 (NRSV) Assurance of God’s Protection You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence; he will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his … [Read more...]