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"Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation" (Psalm 111:1, NRSV).

    References:

  • Deuteronomy 18:15-20
  • Psalm 111 (UMH 832)
  • 1 Corinthians 8:1-13
  • Mark 1:21-28

"When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord" (Luke 2:22, NRSV).

    References:

  • Malachi 3:1-4
  • Psalm 24:7-10 (UMH 755) or
  • Psalm 84
  • Hebrews 2:14-18
  • (more...)

"If I proclaim the gospel, this gives me no ground for boasting, for an obligation is laid on me, and woe to me if I do not proclaim the gospel!  For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward; but if not of my own will, I am entrusted with a commission" (1 Corinthians 9:16-17, NRSV).

    References:

  • Isaiah 40:21-31
  • Psalm 147:1-11, 20c (UMH 859)
  • 1 Corinthians 9:16-23
  • Mark 1:29-39

"Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them" (Mark 9:2-3, NRSV).

    References:

  • 2 Kings 2:1-12
  • Psalm 50:1-6 (UMH 783)
  • 2 Corinthians 4:3-6
  • Mark 9:2-9


"Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me" (Psalm 51:1-3).

    References:

  • Joel 2:1-2, 12-17
  • Psalm 51:1-17 (UMH 785)
  • 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
  • Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

"In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, 'You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased'" (Mark 1:9-11. NRSV).
 

    References:

  • Genesis 9:8-17
  • Psalm 25:1-10 (UMH 756)
  • 1 Peter 3:18-22
  • Mark 1:9-15