Category Archives: Christian

Death and Life; January 15, 2020


John 11:25-27 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” “Yes, Lord,” … Continue reading

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Commitment; January 14, 2020


John 11:16 Then Thomas (called Didymus) said to the rest of the disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.” I have a warm spot in my heart for Thomas. He is famously known as “Doubting Thomas” … Continue reading

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Life in Christ; January 13, 2020


John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” I quote this verse so frequently that it’s one of the few I am … Continue reading

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Abiding; January 12, 2020


John 8:31-32 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Verse 32 is widely quoted, … Continue reading

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Approval; January 11, 2020


John 5:44 “How can you believe since you accept glory from one another but do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?” Jesus is here talking to the religious leaders, and particularly to the Pharisees, whom today … Continue reading

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Dependence on God; January 10, 2020


John 5:19 Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.” I am … Continue reading

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Hearing and Obeying; January 9, 2020


John 3:36 “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.” Sometimes there are many differences in nuance between the English and Japanese translations of a … Continue reading

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