Monthly Archives: January 2023

Equality in Christ; January 28, 2023


2 Corinthians 1:21-22 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set His seal of ownership on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is … Continue reading

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Parts of the Body; January 26, 2023


1 Corinthians 12:26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. I think the biggest issue for most American Christians, at any rate, is recognizing that they are part … Continue reading

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Time; January 25, 2023


Romans 16:20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. As even physicists are starting to realize, time is relative, even subjective. The word “soon” here perhaps seemed … Continue reading

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Prayer; January 24, 2023


Romans 15:30 I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me. This verse has been used by countless missionaries seeking to … Continue reading

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The Bible; January 23, 2023


Romans 15:4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Some Christians, sadly enough, ignore the Old Testament, when there are … Continue reading

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Kingdom Values; January 22. 2023


Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. We have sung the chorus based on this and verse 19 in this church for … Continue reading

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Overcoming Evil; January 21, 2023


Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. This verse encapsulates the very dense collection of good advice from verse 9 onward. If everyone lived by these principles, this would be a wonderful world indeed! … Continue reading

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The Glory of God; January 20, 2023


Romans 5:2 And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Doing this bilingually can get awkward at times, because Greek has no punctuation, and the sentence structure is often very different between the English and Japanese translations. … Continue reading

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Supernatural Response; January 19, 2023


Acts 16:25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. The picture here is clear. Luke specifies in verse 23 that they had been “severely” flogged, and their … Continue reading

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Death; January 18, 2023


Acts 14:19-20 Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead. But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up and … Continue reading

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