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Missiology Through Scripture – Psalm 19:1-4

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Psalm 18:49

“For this I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations, and sing to your name.” – Psalm 18:49 This royal psalm of David focuses on how the Davidic rule of Israel is proof of God’s love for his elect. This psalm is nearly identical to the text in 2 Samuel 22. This verse, at […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Psalm 18:32-34

“the God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless. He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights. He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.” – Psalm 18:32-34 Under King David, Israel received military victories […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Psalm 12:5

“‘Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now arise,’ says the Lord; ‘I will place him in the safety for which he longs.’” – Psalm 12:5 In this lament David is focused on how the words of Yahweh are healing while the words of man can be painful. Amidst the difficult […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Psalm 9:11

“Sing praises to the Lord, who sits enthroned in Zion! Tell among the peoples his deeds!” – Psalm 9:11 This middle verse of this short psalm, authored by David, is echoed throughout the OT (Is 12:4; 1 Chro 16:8; Ps 18:49, 96:3, 105:1). It is a call to sing praises of the works of God, […]

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St. Patrick: Reclaiming The Great Missionary

Today most people know St. Patrick for green beer, banishing snakes from Ireland, using shamrocks to teach the Trinity, or his walking stick growing into a living tree. Indeed, none of these legends has anything to do with the real Patrick. However, the factual accounts of Patrick, missionary to Ireland, are even more compelling than […]

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Missiology Through Scripture – Psalm 8:9

“O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” – Psalm 8:9 This psalm of David praises God’s creative works. This final verse is nearly a complete repetition of the first verse of the psalm. Beginning and ending the psalm with the majesty of God’s “name in all the earth” emphasizes […]

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