Bible Reading Plan 2021

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Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts.  Jeremiah 15:16


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Joy to the World

Psalm 98:4-9
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises! Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody! With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord! Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who dwell in it! Let the rivers clap their hands; let the hills sing for joy together before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.


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Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus

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Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Charles Wesley lived in England during the 18th century.  His brother, John Wesley, is considered the founder of Methodism.  Many consider Charles the greatest hymn writer of all time.  He in fact wrote nearly 9,000 different hymns including Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing, and Jesus, Lover of My Soul.  In each hymn, Charles was determined to express the truth of Scripture through rhyme and rhythm.


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O Come, O Come Emmanuel

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The Christmas season is here.  Many have the tradition of counting down the days until Christmas Day as part of their advent celebration.  Much of this season has become commercialized and shallow materialism, but I will never forget the wonder and beauty of the incarnation.  The first coming of Jesus was unlike anything anyone expected.  He came in the humblest means, born as a baby in a manger of all places.  Yet His second coming will be glorious, when Jesus returns to put an end to all suffering and shame.  I encourage you this season to reflect on the truths of Jesus’ birth, God with us, and marvel.

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Complete Joy

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“Joy is the settled assurance that God is in control of all the details of my life, the quiet confidence that ultimately everything is going to be all right, and the determined choice to praise God in all things.” ~ Kay Warren
 

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.  John 15:9-11


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