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Psalm 119:6 Not Be Put to Shame

September 30th, 2008 at 6:45 pm » Comments (0)

Today we look at the sixth verse of the “Aleph” section of Psalm 119. As we look more and more closely we start to see a flow of thought. I ...more »

Psalm 119:5 – A Cry for Help

September 27th, 2008 at 1:21 pm » Comments (0)

It has often been said that every commandment of God is an implicit promise, for He does not command that which He is not willing to strengthen us to obey. I ...more »

Psalm 119:4: Diligently Keeping His Precepts

September 25th, 2008 at 1:24 pm » Comments (0)

Today we move from the general statements about “those who” (see Psalm 119 Intro, Psalm 119:1, Psalm 119:2, and Psalm 119:3), to direct conversation between the Psalmist and God. Here are ...more »

Psalm 119:3 – Walking in His Ways

September 24th, 2008 at 1:45 pm » Comments (11)

Today we finish the instruction to Psalm 119, the first three verses, verses which speak in the third person, describing the blessedness that attends to “those” who walk according to ...more »

Psalm 119:2 – Seeking God with An Undivided Heart

September 23rd, 2008 at 11:10 am » Comments (3)

Today we look at the second verse of the "Aleph” stanza of Psalm 119, which is also the second verse of the whole Psalm. In order to grasp the flow ...more »

Third Homily: Blessed Are You Who Weep Now

September 22nd, 2008 at 7:37 pm » Comments (0)

We are familiar with the Psalm that says “Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.”  We often forget the part that comes just before: “Sing ...more »

Second Homily: Blessed Are You Who Hunger

September 22nd, 2008 at 7:36 pm » Comments (0)

I wonder – have you ever been really hungry? Starving? I have felt that way. But I have always been able to look forward to a nice meal. I can ...more »

First Homily: Blessed Are You Poor

September 22nd, 2008 at 7:32 pm » Comments (0)

We were reminded last week that when Jesus spoke to the synagogue in Nazareth he quoted from a very important passage in Isaiah. Jesus said: “The Spirit of the Lord ...more »

Psalm 119:1 – Blessed Are Those Who

September 22nd, 2008 at 12:27 pm » Comments (0)

Dear Friends, Today we jump into the text of Psalm 119. You may wish to read the introduction to be reminded of general aspects of this Psalm that are important. Verse one ...more »

Third Homily: John the Apostle of Hope

September 20th, 2008 at 6:57 pm » Comments (1)

(The third of three homilies on the Apostle John - 09/07/08. In a few minutes we are going to celebrate together the meal that Jesus gave us. We often speak of ...more »
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