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Bible Study: Ecclesiastes part 9

Welcome as we turn to part 9 of our study. As we go through this, the same themes of wisdom Solomon whirls around, anchoring it back into that common theme that the best we can do in the stance of wisdom and faith that we find joy in the moment with gratitude to the gifts
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Bible Study – Ecclesiastes part 8

In chapter 8 Solomon and Luther go into a discussion how it is proper to obey the authorities that are set over us, and for the sake of wisdom, this doesn’t disagree with the Old Testament teaching that it is better to obey God over men recognizing that you can have a bad ruler or
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Easter Wednesday

Almighty God, by the glorious resurrection of Your Son Jesus Christ, You destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light. Grant that we who have been raised with Him may abide in His presence and rejoice in the hope of eternal glory; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with
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Bible Study: Ecclesiastes Part 7

In this chapter there is a decisive shift within the way Solomon or the author of Ecclesiastes writes. Their theme of vanity doesn’t disappear but it does shift towards grappling with wisdom and how to find wisdom.

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Easter Tuesday

Almighty God, through the resurrection of Your Son You have secured peace for our troubled consciences. Grant us this peace evermore that trusting in the merits of Your Son we may come at last to that perfect peace of heaven; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You
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Easter Monday

O God, in the paschal feast You restore all creation. Continue to send Your heavenly gifts upon Your people that they may walk in perfect freedom and receive eternal life; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Holy Saturday

O God, creator of heaven and earth, grant that as the crucified body of Your dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath, so may we await with Him the coming of the third day, and rise with Him to newness of life, who lives and reigns with You and
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Good Friday

Almighty God, graciously behold this Your family for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed and delivered into the hands of sinful men to suffer death upon the cross; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and
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Maundy Thursday

O Lord, in this wondrous Sacrament You have left us a remembrance of Your passion. Grant that we may so receive the sacred mystery of Your body and blood that the fruits of Your redemption may continually be manifest in us; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God,
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Wednesday in Holy Week

Merciful and everlasting God, You did not spare Your only Son but delivered Him up for us all to bear our sins on the cross. Grant that our hearts may be so fixed with steadfast faith in Him that we fear not the power of sin, death, and the devil; through the same Jesus Christ,
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