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Psalm 13

by: FCC Staff

01/27/2022

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To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 

     How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? 

     How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? 

     Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death, 

     lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,” lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken. 

     But I have

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Psalm 12

by: FCC Staff

01/26/2022

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“1  Save, O Lord, for the godly one is gone; for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man. 

     Everyone utters lies to his neighbor; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak. 

     May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts, 

     those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail, our lips are with us; who is master over us?” 

     “Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now arise,” s

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Psalm 11

by: FCC Staff

01/25/2022

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“To the choirmaster. Of David. 

     In the Lord I take refuge;  how can you say to my soul, “Flee like a bird to your mountain, 

     for behold, the wicked bend the bow; they have fitted their arrow to the string to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart; 

     if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” 

     The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord’s throne is in heaven; his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man. 

     The Lord tests

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Psalm 10:12-18

by: FCC Staff

01/24/2022

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“12   Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up your hand; forget not the afflicted. 

 13    Why does the wicked renounce God and say in his heart, “You will not call to account”? 

 14    But you do see, for you note mischief and vexation, that you may take it into your hands; to you the helpless commits himself; you have been the helper of the fatherless. 

 15    Break the arm of the wicked and evildoer; call his wickedness to account till you find none. 

 16    The Lord is king forever

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Psalm 10: 1-5a

by: FCC Staff

01/21/2022

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1 Why, O Lord, do you stand far away? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?  In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor; let them be caught in the schemes that they have devised. For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul, and the one greedy forgain curses and renounces the Lord. In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, “There is no God.” His ways prosper at all times; your judgments are on high, out of his sight

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Psalm 9:13, 14

by: FCC Staff

01/20/2022

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13 Be gracious to me, O Lord!  See my affliction from those who hate me, O you who lift me up from the gates of death, 14 that I may recount all your praises, that in the gates of the daughter of Zion I may rejoice in your salvation.

All of us want God to help us when we are in trouble, but often for different reasons. Some want God's help so that they will be successful and other people will like them. Some want God's help so that they will be comfortable and feel good abo

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Psalm 9:1, 2

by: FCC Staff

01/19/2022

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1 I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. 2 I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

You might have heard someone refer to their “good name.”  When we hear this, we know they are referring to their reputation. The name equals the person since it expresses his nature and qualities. When we read about the name of God, it is a manifestation of His character.  Earlier this week we talk

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Psalm 8:5-9

by: FCC Staff

01/18/2022

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5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. 6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, 7 all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, 8 the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas. 9 O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Here again, the Psalmist is awed by the marvelous order an

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Psalm 8:1-4

by: FCC Staff

01/17/2022

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1 O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. 2 Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger. 3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 4 what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?

How many times have we sung the first and last

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Psalm 7:10-17

by: FCC Staff

01/14/2022

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“My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart. God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day.”     

God loves every human being, and He wants every one of them to be saved. That’s who He is, a loving, kind, and patient God. From the very beginning, He has loved His creation and wants them to be in heaven with Him, forever. But we human beings wanted to be in charge and go by our own rules. Consequently, mankind lived at the risk of being lost

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Psalm 7:1-9

by: FCC Staff

01/13/2022

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“O Lord my God, in You do I take refuge; save me from all my pursuers and deliver me, lest like a lion they tear my soul apart, rending it in pieces, with none to deliver me…”  

David knew He was safe in God’s care, but he still asked for God’s intervention as his pursuers continued to come after him. He even thought that maybe it was something he had done in the past, and this was God’s way of chastising him for it. Maybe he had treated somebody wrongly, or betrayed a frie

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Psalm 6

by: FCC Staff

01/12/2022

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“O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath. Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing; heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled.’’    

Most of us, at one time or another, may have wanted to ask God how much longer He was going to wait to help us. We may have even felt like we were about to die. David was going through a very miserable time in his life. He was going through a lot of persecution from his enemies. He thought that God had give

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Psalm 5:7

by: FCC Staff

01/11/2022

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“But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house. I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you.”   

We can count it a great blessing to be able to come to the Lord’s house each week, bowing down to Him in worship, singing praise to Him, learning more about His great love that He has for us. We can feel comfortable around other Christians knowing we are all there for the same purpose. And that makes us feel like close family, wanting

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Psalm 5:1-6

by: FCC Staff

01/10/2022

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“Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my groaning. Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God…”    

Do we feel confident that the Lord is listening to our prayers in the morning? Do we wonder if the Lord is actually paying any attention to what we’re saying? Do we ever ask Him to listen closely, or do we feel He may be listening, and then, again, maybe He’s not? We need confidence in knowing He is paying attention and will answer our prayer as He sees fit f

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Psalm 4:1

by: FCC Staff

01/07/2022

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Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!   You have given me relief when I was in distress.  Be gracious to me and hear my prayer! 

We have all felt like we were in a “tight spot” in life. No matter what causes our distress, it can feel like things are tightening in all around us, which is what the Hebrew word for “distress” in verse 1 literally means. Yet, just like he had in Psalm 3, David again turns to God and finds his comfort in Him.

About 150 years later, El

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