Tag Archives: abiding in Christ

Consequences; June 4, 2020


Psalms 41:1 Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the Lord delivers him in times of trouble. When I started reading this Psalm I thought that David was patting himself on the back here, but then as I … Continue reading

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Sin; May 3, 2020


1 John 3:6 No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him. For once I have an almost violent reaction against the Japanese translation of this verse, … Continue reading

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Spiritual Growth; March 10, 2020


Philippians 2:5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. Paul told the Corinthians to “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ,” (1 Corinthians 11:1) but here he makes it even more direct: we … Continue reading

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Accepting Christ; January 20, 2020


John 13:20 “I tell you the truth, whoever accepts anyone I send accepts me; and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me.” Jesus said some things in the Upper Room Discourse that we tend to choke on. This … Continue reading

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God as Dirt; November 12, 2019


Isaiah 61:11 For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations. In such a dearly-loved chapter as this I … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Lord; October 19, 2019


Proverbs 16:6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the Lord a man avoids evil. This fallen world is certainly steeped in sin of all sorts. However, God has an answer for that. Of course … Continue reading

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Christ-Centered; April 3, 2019


Romans 14:7-8 For none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone. If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or … Continue reading

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Walking in Trust; March 30, 2019


Romans 10:11-13 As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, … Continue reading

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Assurance; February 27, 2019


John 16:22 “So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.” The disciples who heard Jesus say this went through some incredible … Continue reading

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Bearing Fruit; February 25, 2019


John 15:8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. This whole passage is so incredibly rich that after reading it I had to just sit for a few minutes, asking … Continue reading

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