Category Archives: Joel

Return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning

“Why have we fasted,” they say, “and you have not seen it? Why have we humbled ourselves, and you have not noticed?”

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I humbled myself with fasting

When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not … Continue reading

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My people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth

I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter hidden things, things from of old—things we have heard and known, things our ancestors have told us. We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the … Continue reading

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You cannot fast as you do today and expect your voice to be heard on high

Is this the kind of fast I have chosen, only a day for people to humble themselves? … Is it only for bowing one’s head like a reed and for lying in sackcloth and ashes? Is that what you call … Continue reading

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Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things

The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him. … Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near. … Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; … Continue reading

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I will pour out my Spirit in those days

Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say.

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Easter Week – 19: Saturday Before Easter – Darkness 1

I looked at the earth, and it was formless and empty; and at the heavens, and their light was gone.

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Be glad and rejoice; surely the LORD has done great things!

An angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.” … The angel … Continue reading

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I delight greatly in the Lord

My soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteous-ness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with … Continue reading

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The truth will set you free

(Jesus) went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him.Unrolling … Continue reading

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