Category Archives: encouragement

Peter; September 10, 2020


1 Peter 2:24-25 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but … Continue reading

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Prayer for Healing; September 9, 2020


James 5:14-15 Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the … Continue reading

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Spiritual Therapy; September 8, 2020


Hebrews 12:12-13 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. I have taught Medical English at Nagasaki Rehabilitation College for over 38 years … Continue reading

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The Body of Christ; September 7, 2020


1 Corinthians 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. This section of 1 Corinthians is a supremely anointed metaphor, one that anyone can grasp, and it deals with a … Continue reading

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Ignorance; September 6, 2020


1 Corinthians 12:1 Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant. For once, I really prefer the NIV to the Japanese! Where the NIV (like most English translations that come to mind) says, “I don’t … Continue reading

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Going With the Flow; September 5, 2020


Acts 28:6 The people expected him to swell up or suddenly fall dead, but after waiting a long time and seeing nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said he was a god. Reading the whole story … Continue reading

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Getting the Word Out; September 4, 2020


Acts 19:10 This went on for two years, so that all the Jews and Greeks who lived in the province of Asia heard the word of the Lord. Reading this, we first need to realize that what was called Asia … Continue reading

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Suffering; September 3, 2020


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

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Racial Discrimination; September 2, 2020


Acts 10:34-35 Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.” This was indeed a momentous revelation … Continue reading

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Actions; September 1, 2020


Acts 9:34 “Aeneas,” Peter said to him, “Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and take care of your mat.” Immediately Aeneas got up. There are many records of healing in the Bible, and a common element is the afflicted person … Continue reading

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