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21 hours ago

Psalm 84
How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!
My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.
Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.
Happy are those who live in your house, ever singing your praise. Selah
Happy are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
As they go through the valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools.
They go from strength to strength; the God of gods will be seen in Zion.
O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah
Behold our shield, O God; look on the face of your anointed.
For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than live in the tents of wickedness.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; he bestows favor and honor. No good thing does the Lord withhold from those who walk uprightly.
O Lord of hosts, happy is everyone who trusts in you.

22 hours ago

Psalm 15
O Lord, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill?
Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right, and speak the truth from their heart;
who do not slander with their tongue, and do no evil to their friends, nor take up a reproach against their neighbors;
in whose eyes the wicked are despised, but who honor those who fear the Lord; who stand by their oath even to their hurt;
who do not lend money at interest, and do not take a bribe against the innocent. Those who do these things shall never be moved.

Monday Jan 23, 2023

Psalm 40
I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.
He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.
Happy are those who make the Lord their trust, who do not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after false gods.
You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you. Were I to proclaim and tell of them, they would be more than can be counted.
Sacrifice and offering you do not desire, but you have given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.
Then I said, “Here I am; in the scroll of the book it is written of me.
I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”
I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; see, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O Lord.
I have not hidden your saving help within my heart, I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation.
Do not, O Lord, withhold your mercy from me; let your steadfast love and your faithfulness keep me safe forever.
For evils have encompassed me without number; my iniquities have overtaken me, until I cannot see; they are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails me.
Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me; O Lord, make haste to help me.
Let all those be put to shame and confusion who seek to snatch away my life; let those be turned back and brought to dishonor who desire my hurt.
Let those be appalled because of their shame who say to me, “Aha, Aha!”
But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the Lord!”
As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God.

Tuesday Jan 17, 2023

"The Psalms: With All My Heart" Worship Series
Rev. Molly Shoulta Tucker, Pastor 
 
Psalm 27, Triumphant Song of Confidence of David
1 The Lord is my light and my salvation;    whom shall I fear?The Lord is the stronghold[a] of my life;    of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When evildoers assail me    to devour my flesh—my adversaries and foes—    they shall stumble and fall.
3 Though an army encamp against me,    my heart shall not fear;though war rise up against me,    yet I will be confident.
4 One thing I asked of the Lord;    this I seek:to live in the house of the Lord    all the days of my life,to behold the beauty of the Lord,    and to inquire in his temple.
5 For he will hide me in his shelter    in the day of trouble;he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;    he will set me high on a rock.
6 Now my head is lifted up    above my enemies all around me,and I will offer in his tent    sacrifices with shouts of joy;I will sing and make melody to the Lord.
7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud;    be gracious to me and answer me!8 “Come,” my heart says, “seek his face!”    Your face, Lord, do I seek.9     Do not hide your face from me.
Do not turn your servant away in anger,    you who have been my help.Do not cast me off; do not forsake me,    O God of my salvation!10 If my father and mother forsake me,    the Lord will take me up.
11 Teach me your way, O Lord,    and lead me on a level path    because of my enemies.12 Do not give me up to the will of my adversaries,    for false witnesses have risen against me,    and they are breathing out violence.
13 I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord    in the land of the living.14 Wait for the Lord;    be strong, and let your heart take courage;    wait for the Lord!
 

Monday Oct 10, 2022

Rev. Molly Shoulta Tucker, Preaching

Monday Sep 19, 2022

Rev. Molly Shoulta Tucker, Preaching
Please reference Rob Bell's "What is the Bible?" for exact quotation within the sermon.

Monday Sep 12, 2022

Rev. Molly Shoulta Tucker, Preaching
Main Resources:
John's gospel: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/john/0
The Anatomy of the New Testament, Spivey
Rob Bell, "What Is the Bible?"

Monday Sep 12, 2022

Monday Sep 12, 2022

Rev. Molly A. Shoulta Tucker, Preaching
For further reference and reading, look at "The Social World of the Hebrew Prophets" by Victor Matthews and "The Prophetic Imagination" by Walter Brueggemann. 
Also citing Richard Hays' "10 Ways the Gospels teach us how to read Scripture." Referenced here. 

Tuesday Aug 23, 2022

Rev. Molly Shoulta Tucker, Preaching
 
For further resources and reading, check out the book "Making Wise the Simple" by Johanna W. H. Van Wijk-Bos, the History Channel's description of early Mesopotamia (linked here), or this compilation of descriptions about early Mesopotamian art (linked here).

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