July 16, 2017

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Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.



2 Corinthians 3:17-18

Restore to me the joy of your salvation
      and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
      so that sinners will turn back to you.



Psalm 51:12-13

      He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
      he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
      for his name’s sake.



Psalm 23:2-3

They will rebuild the ancient ruins
      and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities
      that have been devastated for generations.



Isaiah 61:4

“Come, let us return to the Lord.
He has torn us to pieces
      but he will heal us;
he has injured us
      but he will bind up our wounds.
After two days he will revive us;
      on the third day he will restore us,
      that we may live in his presence.
Let us acknowledge the Lord;
      let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises,
      he will appear;
he will come to us like the winter rains,
      like the spring rains that water the earth.”



Hosea 6:1-3

Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.



Galatians 6:1

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.



1 Peter 5:10-11

For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.



Colossians 1:19-20