Tuesday of Holy Week from Everton Church
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11 See what large letters I make when I am writing in my own hand! 12It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that try to compel you to be circumcised—only that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.13Even the circumcised do not themselves obey the law, but they want you to be circumcised so that they may boast about your flesh. 14May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15Forneither circumcision nor uncircumcision is anything; but a new creation is everything! 16As for those who will follow this rule—peace be upon them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
17 From now on, let no one make trouble for me; for I carry the marks of Jesus branded on my body. 18 May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen.
Psalm 55 v 13 - 24
13For it was not an open enemy that reviled me, •
for then I could have borne it;
14 Nor was it my adversary that puffed himself up against me, •
for then I would have hid myself from him. 15 But it was even you, one like myself, •
my companion and my own familiar friend. 16 We took sweet counsel together •
and walked with the multitude in the house of God.
17 Let death come suddenly upon them; let them go down alive to the Pit; •
for wickedness inhabits their dwellings, their very hearts. 18 Asforme,IwillcalluponGod•
and the Lord will deliver me.
19 In the evening and morning and at noonday I will pray and make my supplication, •
and he shall hear my voice.
20 He shall redeem my soul in peace from the battle waged against me, •
for many have come upon me.
21 God, who is enthroned of old, will hear and bring them down; •
they will not repent, for they have no fear of God.
22 My companion stretched out his hands against his friend •
and has broken his covenant;
23 His speech was softer than butter, though war was in his heart; •
his words were smoother than oil, yet are they naked swords. 24 Cast your burden upon the Lord and he will sustain you, •
and will not let the righteous fall for ever.