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Page 39 - And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father...
Page 102 - There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. They laid it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.
Page 103 - And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them as their God; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.
Page 38 - Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my rock, and my redeemer.
Page 50 - For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Page 20 - Love divine, all loves excelling, Joy of heaven, to earth come down, Fix in us thy humble dwelling, All thy faithful mercies crown!
Page 39 - Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a babe wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.
Page x - And hence the bishops are to be regarded as "servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God
Page 100 - Thomas G. Long, Beyond the Worship Wars: Building Vital and Faithful Worship (Bethesda MD: Alban Institute, 2001); and Earle Fike, "The Shape of Our Worship," Brethren Life and Thought 49 (2004): 59-64.