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Rules; March 24, 2020


1 Timothy 1:5 The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. You can extrapolate from this that the purpose of every rule in the Church should be … Continue reading

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Lawlessness; December 28, 2019


Matthew 24:12-13 “Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.” Where the NIV uses “wickedness,” the Japanese uses “lawlessness.” Read that way, this sounds … Continue reading

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Love; June 17, 2019


1 John 4:7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Reading from here through the end of the chapter, my overwhelming impression is that … Continue reading

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The Love of Jesus; February 22, 2019


John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Jesus said … Continue reading

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Agape Love; December 28, 2018


1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. The more you read 1 John 4, the … Continue reading

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God’s Love; November 22, 2018


2 Thessalonians 1:3 We ought always to thank God for you, brothers, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love every one of you has for each other is increasing. I forget how many … Continue reading

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Love; November 22, 2017


Psalm 118:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures for ever. Most places in Psalms where the English says, “love,” the Japanese renders it as “grace/blessing.” Sometimes that comes across as real insight, because we … Continue reading

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