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December 8, 2022

Exodus 13:11-22(GNT)

God’s Renewing Word of Joy Introduction Exodus 13:11-22: Today’s reading begins with an explanation of the meaning of the dedication of the first-born as mentioned in yesterday’s reading in verses 1 and 2 of chapter 13. Upon leaving Egypt, God leads the people through the desert in the form of a pillar of cloud during […]

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December 7, 2022

Exodus 13:1-10(GNT)

God’s Renewing Word of Joy Introduction Exodus 13:1-10: All first-born males are to be dedicated to the LORD, and Moses tells the people that they are to observe the Festival of Unleavened Bread every year. Scripture Reading Dedication of the First-Born 13 The Lord said to Moses, 2 “Dedicate all the first-born males to me, for every first-born male Israelite […]

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December 6, 2022

Exodus 12:37-51(GNT)

God’s Renewing Word of Joy Introduction Exodus 12:37-51: As the Israelites left Egypt, the LORD kept watch. The LORD gives Moses and Aaron regulations about the Passover. Scripture Reading The Israelites Leave Egypt 37 The Israelites set out on foot from Rameses for Sukkoth. There were about 600,000 men, not counting women and children. 38 A large number […]

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December 5, 2022

Exodus 12:15-36(GNT)

God’s Renewing Word of Joy Introduction Exodus 12:15-36: Instructions are given for celebrating the Festival of Unleavened Bread, and the Israelites celebrate the first Passover. The first-born sons in all Egyptian households are killed, including the son of the Egyptian king. The king tells Moses and Aaron that they and the Israelites are to leave […]

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December 4, 2022

Exodus 12:1-14(GNT)

God’s Renewing Word of Joy Introduction Exodus 12:1-14:  Today we will begin reading excerpts from the book of Exodus, a name that means departure and refers to the most important event in Israel’s history—the departure of the people of Israel from Egypt, where they had been slaves. In today’s reading, as the Israelites get ready […]

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December 3, 2022

Psalm 138(GNT)

God’s Renewing Word of Joy Introduction Psalm 138: This psalm is a prayer of thanksgiving for God’s love and care, and the writer expresses trust in God’s promises. Scripture Reading A Prayer of Thanksgiving 138 I thank you, Lord, with all my heart;    I sing praise to you before the gods.2 I face your holy Temple,    bow down, and praise […]

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December 2, 2022

Psalm 136(GNT)

God’s Renewing Word of Joy Introduction Psalm 136: Today’s reading is a hymn of thanksgiving for God’s eternal goodness and love. Written as a litany that was probably sung by the priests during worship, the words “his love is eternal” are a congregational response at the end of each verse. Scripture Reading A Hymn of […]

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December 1, 2022

Psalm 30(GNT)

God’s Renewing Word of Joy Introduction Psalm 30: Today’s reading is a psalm in which the writer praises God for healing and being restored to life. The psalm focuses on the turning of sadness and sorrow to joy and concludes with a promise to thank God forever. Scripture Reading A Prayer of Thanksgiving 30 I praise […]

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November 30, 2022

Jeremiah 10:1-16(GNT)

God’s Renewing Word of Thankfulness and Praise Introduction Jeremiah 10:1-16: In today’s reading, the prophet warns the people to avoid idolatry and points out the foolishness in worshiping other gods. The reading concludes with a hymn of praise to God. Scripture Reading Idolatry and True Worship 10 People of Israel, listen to the message that the Lord has […]

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November 29, 2022

Isaiah 12:1-6(GNT)

God’s Renewing Word of Thankfulness and Praise Introduction Isaiah 12:1-6: Today’s reading is in the form of a psalm of thanksgiving, praising God our savior and source of strength. Scripture Reading Hymn of Thanksgiving 12 A day is coming when people will sing,     “I praise you, Lord! You were angry with me,    but now you comfort me and […]

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