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Today's Devotion

Let Heaven and Earth Praise the Lord

  • November 12, 2019 | Psalm 148:13

Reflecting on Psalm 148, Francis of Assisi wrote the “Canticle of the Sun” poem in 1224, that was later paraphrased and set to music. Today, we know it as the hymn “All Creatures of Our God and King.” Like Psalm 148, the poem emphasizes heaven and earth praising the Lord.

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Theology Matters

True Worship

In many churches, the phrase "praise and worship" describes a certain style of music. Although worship certainly includes music, it also involves much more. One definition of worship might be "any act of devotion which is offered to God." In His conversation with the Samaritan woman, recorded in John 4, Jesus outlines some of the most important features of true biblical worship.

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From the Editors

Meet This Month’s Devotional Writer: Dr. Chris Rappazini

Dr. Chris Rappazini serves as associate professor and program head of the BA/MA in Pastoral Studies at Moody Bible Institute and Moody Theological Seminary.

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Today with the President

Today in the Word with Mark Jobe

Thanksgiving at the Jobe home is a festive event. Since my wife, Dee, has a large extended family, we often crowd as many as 30 people around our table. But before we carve the turkey and enjoy the delicious meal, we gather in a circle to pray. Family members and guests share the things for which they are thankful. And it probably doesn't surprise you that this often ends with many of us tearing up. Giving thanks touches everyone!

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